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QA: What About "Reparations" For Afro-Americans?

QUESTION: What do you think about “reparations” for Afro-Americans because of slavery in the past?

ANSWER: Here’s a lesson on Settling Old Scores: On January 24, 1972, a Japanese soldier, Shoichi Yokoi, was discovered in Guam, hiding in the jungle for 28 years, thinking World War II had not ended! ... 1. If this sounds surreal, today’s world events are simply people “settling old score…

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Evidences from the Bible: Now Available

My article, Evidences from the Bible, is now available in Publications On Christian Evidences.

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Commentary on Mark 3 Available Now

My Commentary on Mark 3: Restoring a Withered Hand is now available in Commentaries: Assorted Chapters.

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Is There Not a Cause? - July 27, 2020

With these words, the shepherd lad, David, showed courage. The Philistine giant, Goliath, had challenged Israel’s army for a “duel” to decide the war’s victory. “Then David said to Saul, ‘Let no man's heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine’" (1 Samuel 17:32). To Goliath, David said, “I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of th…

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Why is there no more “Peace on Earth”?

Angels announced at Jesus’ birth: "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" (Luke 2:14). Why, then and now, is there not “peace on earth?” It is because there are not more men of goodwill! Preachers should “preach Christ” motivated by “goodwill” toward men (Philippians 1:15). “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our …

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The Day Jesus Christ Died: The Darkest Day in History

Sellers Crain shares his thoughts on the darkest day in history in The Day Jesus Christ Died, which is available in Publications from Sellers Crain.

 

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Commentary on Ephesians 5:19 Available

Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs; singing and making melody with your heart to the LORD. (Ephesians 5:19)

 

Burton Coffman’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:19 is available in Commentaries Assorted Chapters.

 

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Stop Thief!

Stealing is, and always has been, a sin! Jesus Christ told us what a thief does: “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” (John 10:10). For a Christian, God demands: “Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need” (Ephesians 4:28).  When things are stolen i…

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Commentary on Psalm 119:153-160 Available

My commentary for Psalm 119:153-160, which relates to the Hebrew letter ReshYour Salvation Is Far From the Wicked, is available in Devotions from Psalm 119, in Commentaries.

 

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Have Confidence and Patience in the LORD

To be sure, there is a great deal that is changing about our immediate world. A Christian will come out better than before, though. I'm immediately thinking of the biblical words

"confidence" and "patience."

 

"Confidence" is based upon trust and reliance, and a Christian's "confidence" in God is dependent upon Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 3:4; Ephesians 3:11-13). The Bible rightly says, …

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Commentary on Psalm 119:25-32 Available

My commentary for Psalm 119:25-32, which relates to the Hebrew letter DalethI Am Laid Low in the Dust, is available in Devotions from Psalm 119, in Commentaries.

 

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Outline of the Book of Haggai Now Available

My outline of The Book of Haggai is now available in Bible Outlines.

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Is It Your Time to Die?

Some think “when it’s your time to die, there’s nothing you can do about it.” David wrote: "LORD, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Selah Surely every man walks about like a shadow” (Psalm 39:4-5)…

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Commentary for Proverbs 28:4, Beware of the Law of the Land, is available

My commentary for Proverbs 28:4, Beware of the Law of the Land, is available as section #190 in Studies in the Book of Proverbs, in Commentaries. I have a complete commentary for Proverbs here.

 

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Abilities, Motivation, Attitude.

Abilities, Motivation, Attitude.

These three words play a vital role in the development of leadership, especially with regards to spiritual leadership.

Lou Holtz expressed it this way: "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

The thought raises several questions: (1) What are we capable of doing? (2) What are we …

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Why Is Nothing Secure? Article Available

Please find my answer to the question, “What can the Gospel do with so much turmoil and trouble unraveling lives?” in PublicationsBible Articles for the Gospel Gleaner, Why Is Nothing Secure?

Spoiler Alert: There is no security without GOD. 

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Should we believe in a God different from everyone else’s god?

QUESTION: “Should we believe in a God different from everyone else’s god?” 

 

ANSWER: The Bible is the gradual unfolding of the revelation of God, and therefore, it is His verbally inspired “Christian Evidence Textbook.”

1) The beginning of all rational thought is “God.” “Fear of the LORD” is the beginning of: Knowledge, Proverbs 1:7; Morality, Proverbs 3:7-“depart fro…

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The Christian "Passover": Tract Available

My tract The Christian 'Passover' is now available in Tracts on the Publications section.

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What About Profanity? Bible Article

My article What About Profanity? is now available in Bible Articles. It first appeared in the Gospel Gleaner in Q3, 2002.

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Proverbs 16:27-29 - Neighborhood Watch: Commentary #115

My commentary #115 on Proverbs 16:27-29Neighborhood Watch, is available in Studies in the book of Proverbs in Commentaries.

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