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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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The Danger of a Potluck - Sermon Slides Available

My sermon slides for The Danger of a Potluck, based on 2 Kings 4:38-41, are now available in Sermon PowerPoints.

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QA: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

QUESTION: Why do bad things happen to good people? - 1/19/20

ANSWER: Without the Bible, there is no adequate explanation. Reread Genesis 1 - 3 and realise: 1. God's world for humans was perfect, but human sin ruined that setup (Romans 5:12). 2. The curses of Difficulties and Death were placed on Adam & Eve (and subsequently every human)  (Job 14:1Bad things happen as a consequence of …

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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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QA: Can Christians be "Politically Correct"?

QUESTION: What can Christians do when they are accused of violating "Political Correctness"? - February 2, 2020

ANSWER: "Political correctness" is an expression of false teaching. The Devil is "the accuser of our brethren" (Revelation 12:10). He accuses only, but without proof. It means that everyone who accuses without proving their case is doing the Devil's work. "PC" is simply accusing by l…

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The Cross Of Christ - Article Now Available

My article The Cross of Christ, based on Galatians 6:14-15, is now available in Bible Basics. It is also available in Bible Articles and in Bible Content On Jesus Christ.

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Faith or Cowardice: Mini Article Available Now

“And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. ‘And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled’.” (1 Peter 3:13 14) Christians stand for the truth of God’s Word, having no dread from ’threats, nor be[ing] troubled.” Our confidence comes from obeying God’s Word. “For God has not given …

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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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Confining the Righteous

“When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory; But when the wicked arise, men hide themselves” (Proverbs 28:12). “The righteous” today are those who obey Christ: “If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him” (1 John 2:29). “The wicked” disregard God’s Word: “A good man obtains favor from the LORD, But a man of wicked intenti…

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It’s so depressing to think Evil is winning. What can we do to keep from being discouraged?

Question: It’s so depressing to think Evil is winning. What can we do to keep from being discouraged?

Answer: “We do not lose heart” means “we do not give in to evil.” The Bible gives us reasons why we do not: 1. We can pray to God.

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Proverbs 12:25 - Why Put In a "Good Word"?: Commentary #63

My commentary #63 on Proverbs 12:25Why Put In a Good Word?, is available in Studies in the book of Proverbs in Commentaries.

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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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Benevolence for Saints Only? Debate Materials

My charts from the Polk/ Thrasher debate on Benevolence for Saints Only are now available in Debate Charts.

The debate in Meridian, Mississippi, with Thomas N Thrasher took place in January, 2010.

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God IS Great, Because... Sermon Chart Available

My chart for the sermon God IS Great Because is now available in Sermon Charts.

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Proverbs 20:20 - The Damnable Generation: Commentary #147

My commentary #147 on Proverbs 20:20The Damnable Generation, is available in Studies in the book of Proverbs in Commentaries.

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Sins That Stop a Church: Sermon Outline

My sermon outline Sins That Stop a Church, based on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, is now available in Sermon Outlines.

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Psalm 35: Which God Should We Worship?

My commentary for Psalm 135Which God Should We Worship?, is available in Devotions from Psalms, in Commentaries.

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Psalm 73: Why Do the Wicked Prosper?

My commentary for Psalm 73Why Do the Wicked Prosper?, is available in Devotions from Psalms, in Commentaries.

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Psalm 20: Best Wishes and Resolutions

My commentary for Psalm 20Best Wishes and Resolutions, is available in Devotions from Psalms, in Commentaries.

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