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QA: Why is there so much hatred today?

QUESTION: Why is there so much hatred today?  August 2, 2020

ANSWER: Whatever the rationale or reason for hatred and violence, there can be no question that in the world, hatred is preached and practiced! As a reminder of the ways of the world from which a Christian is delivered, Paul wrote Titus 3:3...  hatred is one of a progression of seven attitudes that separate and divide people with …

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QA: Was Jesus a Socialist?

QUESTION: Did Jesus teach or practice Socialism? - February 23, 2020

ANSWER: False claims about Jesus' teaching have always been circulated by the Devil: (John 2:18-22Mark 15:29-30Luke 23:4-15Matthew 28:11-15). Jesus Christ was nowhere near being a Marxist Communist, for: 1. He never forced "rich" people to give up their wealth to "equalize" with the "poor." He lived under Moses' Law…

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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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Proverbs 15:4 - You Listen to What?: Commentary #92

My commentary on Proverbs is available in more than 200 segments or individual Bible study guides. #92 - You Listen to What? highlights Proverbs 15:4.

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Four Rules for a Happy Life - Now Available

My Sermon outline Four Rules for a Happy Life, based on Ecclesiastes 9:4-10, is now available in Sermon Outlines. It is also featured in Publications On Family.

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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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QA: Why is there so much to fear?

​QUESTION: Why is there so much to fear? - January 12, 2020

ANSWER: Because the wicked are in charge of the media which promotes it. (Proverbs 10:24-25Wicked people have more reason to live in fear because they do not honour God's wisdom in their lives; they naturally assume others also live as they do. Therefore they cannot assume anyone else lives honourably. ... Read More in Questions…

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Outline of the Book of 2 Timothy: Revised

My newly revised Outline of the book of 2 Timothy, along with Study Notes for 2 Timothy, are now available in Bible Content> Bible Books Outlined.

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Choices of Difference: Sermon Now Available

My sermon from July 12, 2020, Galatians 6Choices of Differenceis now available in Sermon PowerPoints.

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Motherhood - With Strings Attached: Slides Now Available

My sermon slides "Motherhood - With Strings Attached!" are now available on Publications On Family. They are also available in Sermon Powerpoints

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QA: What Can Christians Do When Storm Destruction Occurs?

QUESTION: What can Christians do when storm destruction occurs? - March 8, 2020

ANSWER: The church of Christ began on the Pentecost after Jesus was raised from the dead (Acts 2:22-47). In a short time, ... (Acts 6 - 8:1) ... Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church (Acts 12:1) ... 1. In the midst of that turbulence of persecution and death, the church gathered toge…

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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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Proverbs 14:35 - Who Is Responsible for Good Government: Commentary #90

My commentary on Proverbs is available in more than 200 segments or individual Bible study guides. #90 - Who Is Responsible for Good Government? highlights Proverbs 14:35.

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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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When Tornadoes [or Hurricanes!] Happen

On God’s earth, things happen to all alike, both good and  evil. There are blessings, as Jesus said: "that you may be sons of your Father in heaven: for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). There will be death: “it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). There is destruction:…

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Sellers Crain’s Real Truth Is Always Truth - Now Available

Sellers Crain’s article Real Truth Is Always Truth from June, 2018, is now available in my dedicated page, Publications from Sellers Crain.

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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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