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QA: Are We Saved Like the Thief on the Cross

QUESTION: Are we saved like the thief on the cross?  - 3/1/2020

ANSWER: Read Galatians 6:14-15. The Holy Spirit-inspired Apostle Paul wrote this summary of why the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is a most important, pivotal moment in human history.

1. No person has any reason to “boast” (brag), for nothing we do has earned our salvation. (Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 3:21) ... Read More of thi…

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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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Snowmen In the Bible?!

Appropriately for the season, my sermon Snowmen in the Bible is available in Sermon Powerpoints.

Sermon slides are provided as PDF files which are easily accessed by smartphones and ereaders, such as the Nook, Kindle or iPad. For further details please click here.

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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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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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