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QA: Why Is Our Government Called "Godless"?

QUESTION: Why is our government called "godless"? - 3/7/2021

ANSWER: Maybe this incident will illustrate: In a Congressional debate on gender, Representative Greg Steube stated, "... We are seeing the consequences of rejecting God here in our country today." Democrat Representative Gerald Nadler replied, "What any religious tradition describes as 'God's will' is no concern of this Congress."…

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Right Judgments: Mini Article Now Available

“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 to, “Give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" (1 Kings 3:9). Making “judgments”…

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No Total Depravity: Audio and Transcript Available

My audio file on No Total Depravity is now featured on my Bible Content On Jesus Christ. The transcript for the August 25, 2015 radio minute is also available in Words of Wisdom Transcripts.

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Pay Back OR Forward? - Mini Article Now Available

“Do not say, ‘I will do to him just as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work’" (Proverbs 24:29). Returning evil for evil means the victim has become evil, or dropped to the level of the evil-doer. The wiser way says, “Do not say, ‘I will recompense evil;’ Wait for the LORD, and He will save you” (Proverbs 20:22). The best way to treat an evil-doer is: “If …

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Isaac’s Wells: Sermon Slides Now Available

My sermon slides for Isaac’s Wells, taken from Genesis 26:12-25, is now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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To Have Or Have Not - Mini Article Available

Jesus said: "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses" (Luke 12:15). Envy and covetousness exist when those who “have not” train their eyes on what others “have,” desiring to obtain it by evil means, then we have an example of what God calls “covetousness,” which is idolatry (Colossians 3:5). Satisfaction with wha…

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QA: Should Christians protest in the street?

QUESTION: Should Christians protest in the street? - 2018 

ANSWER: Note four points from the incident in Acts 17:1-9

1. Opposition to the success of Bible teaching is always motivated by jealousy (1 Thessalonians 2:3-10). ... 

2. Evil men from the marketplace literally describes people who have nothing else to do but hang around amid the public. They have no scruples, purposes, or re…

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Proverbs Commentary Segment #130: Why Governments Fail

My Proverbs Commentary Segment #130, Why Governments Fail, which focuses on Proverbs 17:26, is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs. I have a FREE complete commentary for Psalms and Proverbs available in Commentaries. These can be used for class or individual Bible study.

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Can You Forgive Your Brother? - Proverbs 18 Commentary

My commentary segment for Proverbs 18:19, Can You Forgive Your Brother?, is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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Sin's Sly Beginning: Mini Article Now Available

The Devil, as a serpent (Genesis 3:1Revelation 12:9), tempted Eve in three steps: 

1) Doubt - “Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" (Genesis 3:1); 

2) Denial - "You will not surely die” (Genesis 3:4); 

3) Distrust -"For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil" (Genesi…

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QA: Why Does It Seem the Wicked Are in Charge?

QUESTION: Why does it seem the wicked are in charge?  - July, 2020

ANSWER: This is a problem discussed  already iPsalm 58. Verses 1-5 show how thoroughly wicked some may become; verses 6-9 ask God to dismantle the strengths of the wicked; and Verses 10-11 mention how satisfied the righteous are when that is done. ... Read More of this and other QAs on the Questions Answered page.

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Sellers Crain: Real Truth is Always Truth

In light of the recent election, Sellers S Crain, Jr's article, Real Truth is Always Truth from June 2018, is now available in Publications from Sellers Crain.

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Proverbs 15:27 - Bribery Will Get You Nowhere - Good! Commentary #101

In light of the recent election results, my Commentary segment #101 on Proverbs 15:27, Bribery Will Get You Nowhere - Good!, is available in my Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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"False Witness" Only Comes Through Evil

In light of recent US election results, my article "False Witness" Only Comes Through Evil, which centres on Deuteronomy 19:15-21, is now available in Publications for Internet Articles. It is also available in my page On End Times and On Roman Catholicism

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The Wells of Isaac - Sermon Slides Now Available

My Sermon The Wells of Isaac - Genesis 26:12-25 is now available for free download from Sermon Powerpoints.

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QA: How can Christians Discuss Religion When It Is Forbidden?

QUESTION: How can Christians argue religion when they are forbidden to do that?    February, 2019   

Answer: Some will condemn any attempt to expose the organization and practice of evil, while harboring those who refuse to change from their evil ways. They make the church of Christ composed of a “mixed multitude” rather than people desiring to be pure from their sins. Ephesians 5:25…

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QA: Why Do Christians Give in to Evil?

QUESTION: Why do Christians always give in to evil-doers? - August 9, 2020

ANSWER: Have Christians not read what David said: "Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it." (Psalm 34:14)? Paul rephrased this in   Romans 12:9. ... The church of Christ must accept the fact that there is a moral war that is being waged constantly... The capitulators may partially quote and misuse 2…

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Might Doesn't Make Right - Mini Article Now Available

Because the Media focuses on street mobs and their violence, people may ask, “Are they right?’’ God once warned: “You shall not follow a crowd to do evil.” (Exodus 23:2) Solomon’s wisdom said, “Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, but the blameless in their ways are His delight. Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; but the posterity of …

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QA: Why Is Society Out of Control?

QA: Why is society out of control, and what can be done to change it? 2/2019

Answer: There is little being done to hold everyone responsible for their own actions (Titus 1:15). Add to this the interminable delay in executing justice, and Solomon rightly said: “Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do…

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NEW PAGE: What Is Sin?

I have put together a The Catalog of Sin, which can be used as Bible Class material or as a personal study into what actually are the behaviours and attitudes that God is against. This is available as a PDF version here: What Is Sin?. Alternately, This PDF and an "eBook" that can be read online from my NEW What Is Sin? page.

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