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QA: What Can Save the USA?

QUESTION: What can save the USA?

ANSWER: "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness is the state or condition of being "right" as defined by God by His commandments and by His example (1 John 3:7; Psalm 119:172; 1 John 2:1). Governments should exist to protect the righteous within their citizenry (Romans 13:3-5). ... Read More of this an…

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Sellers Crain's What Sin Will Do For You - Available Now

Sellers Crain, Jr's article What Sin Will Do For You from June, 2018, is now available on the page dedicated to Publications From Sellers Crain.

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Psalm 25: God Helps Change - Commentary Available

My Commentary on Psalm 25 is now available in Devotions from Psalms.

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Lend Me Your Ears: Mini Article Available

In William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” Act 3, Scene 2, Mark Antony says: “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.” Why pay attention to this fictional invitation, but neglect to hear God’s appeal: “Give ear, O my people, to my law; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth” (Psalm 78:1); OR to the appeal of Solomon: “My son, pay attention to my wisdom; Lend your ear to …

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QA: Will our economy recover?

From On Covid Quarantine 2020: May 24, 2020: 

QUESTION: Do you think our economy will ever recover?

ANSWER: For every calamity, God promises a recovery. 1. Calamity (or "mischief") can be caused by the wicked. God warns, however, that whatever calamity someone starts will turn on him or her (Proverbs 26:27; Proverbs 24:17-18). God rewards good deeds, but He also rewards evil deeds as well.…

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QA: Why Is Everyone Branded a "Racist"?

From Questions Answered: February 16, 2020: 

QUESTION: Why does it seem everyone is branded a "racist"?

ANSWER: "Racial discrimination" is racist, nothing else. “Discrimination” is the quality or power of finely distinguishing,” or making, judgments. Making moral judgments based upon what God says, is exactly what God wants us to do. Solomon asked God, “For who is able to judge thi…

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Only Follow Your Heart: Mini Article

Children are raised with the encouragement to: “Follow your heart.”  But this advice ignores the warning: “O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps” (Jeremiah 10:23).  God rejected people who “walked in the imagination of his evil heart " (Jeremiah 11:8).  After punishing them, God said: "they shall walk no more after t…

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Bragging Rights - Or Wrongs? Article Now Available

My article "Bragging Rights - Or Wrongs?" is available now in Publications Bible Articles. It was first published in the Gospel Gleaner, 2019.

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QA: Who Can Be Trusted for Truth?

QUESTION: With political campaign promises, Internet articles, and "fake news", who can be trusted for the truth?- 8/16/2020

ANSWER: Surrounded by the sinful (Psalm 12:8), King David points out a most disheartening belief in v4: "Our lips are our own; Who is lord over us?" When even sinners abandon speaking truth, there is no confidence in anyone, anything, anywhere. ... Today, Christians shoul…

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The Valley of Opinion

“For I hear the slander of many; Fear is on every side; While they take counsel together against me, They scheme to take away my life” (Psalm 31:13). Media values “news” which is more “opinion” than real facts and truth. In point of fact, “opinion polls” consume a great deal of time and space these days. The New Testament commands: “Do not be wise in your own opinion” (Roman…

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Psalm 105: Keep Your Focus on God

My commentary on Psalm 105: Keep Your Focus on God, is available in Devotions from Psalms.

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Why Does It Seem the Wicked Are In Charge?

Question: Why does it seem the wicked are in charge?

Answer: This is a problem already discussed in Psalm 58. In verses 1-5, Scripture shows how thoroughly wicked some may become; verses 6-9 ask God to dismantle the strengths of the wicked; verses 10-11 mention how satisfied the righteous are when that is done. Let's look at this in more detail. in Verses 1-2, David shows disgust at corruption …

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Nations that Forget God: Mini Article

Before Israelites entered the Promised Land, Moses warned they "will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands" (Deuteronomy 31:29).  How bad would they get?  “The LORD will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish” (…

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“How Long Were the Days of Creation?” Available Now

My article, How Long Were the Days of Creation?, is now available in Bible Basics on The Bible and Evolution.

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Book of Colossians: Sermon Charts Available

My Sermon charts/ slides for The Book of Colossians are now available in Sermon Charts.

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Proverbs 11:9-11 - Hypocrites Don't Help Cities: Commentary #37

My commentary on Proverbs, section #37 on Proverbs 11:9-11 - Hypocrites Don't Help Cities, is relevant to revisit in the current climate.

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Beware of What You Start - Mini Article Available

People devise things that eventually come back to, as we often say, haunt them, bite them, or backfire on them. “Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him” (Proverbs 26:27). David said the wicked, “made a pit and dug it out, And has fallen into the ditch which he made. His trouble shall return upon his own head, And his violent dealing shall c…

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Commentary for Psalm 126 Now Available

My commentary for Psalm 126, When Yahweh Brought Back, is available in Devotions from Psalms, in Commentaries.

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Country Music Theology Mini Article

Many people, it seems, follow a “Country Music” Theology, rather than the Bible. “The Red Dirt Road,” for example, said, “I learned the path to Heaven is full of sinners and believers.”  Really? Psalm 1:5 says “sinners” are not “in the congregation of the righteous.” Jesus said He “did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance” (Matthew 9:13). And the comm…

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Street Crime Mini Article Available

David prayed, “Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men” (Psalm 140:1).  Solomon gave a reason for that, “A violent man entices his neighbor, And leads him in a way that is not good” (Proverbs 16:29).  Destructive violence in a land of laws is not the way of “Justice.”  “The violence of the wicked will destroy them, Because they refuse to do justice” (…

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