Living and Serving in the Presence of the Lord

THE BIBLE TELLS US that God is omnipresent. Although God is everywhere, this does not mean He is everything. Such belief is called pantheism— a doctrine which identifies God and the universe as one entity. God has providence over His creation. He is actively related to and involved in creation at each moment. Jesus, the …

The Bible, The Reader, and Knowledge

THE BIBLE IS A comprehensive collection of books written by men of God, recording the relationship between God and His people for over 4,000 years, and outlining His plan for the redemption of mankind. It contains prophesies, poetry, history, genealogy, revelation, prose, parables, metaphor, simile, and hyperbole. It is alive and active (see Heb. 4:12). …

Do Justly, Now

Do not be dauntedby the enormityof the world’s grief.Do justly, now.Love mercy, now.Walk humbly, now.You are not obligatedto complete the work,but neither are you freeto abandon it. Commonly attributed to The Talmud. Attributed here to Annesley William Streane (1844-1915), a Cambridge scholar and Old Testament translator and commentator. This source attributes the quote to Rabbi …

Why Didn’t Jesus Know When He Would Return?

THERE ARE A NUMBER of seeming contradictions contained in the Bible that tend to confuse Christians and nonbelievers. Not surprisingly, skeptics and atheists (especially today's "militant" or "new" anti-theists) grasp at these "straws" of inconsistencies in their endless probing for excuses to attack or deny the Christian faith. Doubters also insist that these variations counter …

“You Need to Get Sorted!”

BRITS REALLY HAVE SOME neat ways of saying things. Although British slang and their euphemisms take getting used to, they have a great way of getting right to the point. Debbie's sorted for Tuesday night because she's found a babysitter. Any guesses on what this means? It means everything is set for going out because …

Is It Too Soon to Start Talking about a Cure for Addiction?

From the Blog of Nora D. Volkow, MDDirector, National Institute on Drug Abuse Published April 12, 2023 Our country remains in the grips of an opioid crisis claiming more than 100,000 lives every year. Rising mortality associated with drug addiction and excessive drinking is among the major factors contributing to declining life expectancy. And sadly, …

Jesus’ Last Day: Sunday, April 5, A.D. 33

YESTERDAY WAS A DAY of reconciliation. Intimacy with the Father was restored. The curse was reversed. Life was restored. Prior to their disobedience, Adam and Eve were in constant fellowship with God in the Garden of Eden. They basked daily in His manifest presence, created in the image of God. But because of their sin, …

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