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Is There an Unpardonable Sin? - Sellers Crain Article

Sellers Crain, Jr's article, Is There an Unpardonable Sin?, is now available in Publications from Sellers Crain.

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QA: Does Grace Cancel Out All Sin?

QUESTION: Grace cancels out all sin, including wilful sin, right? - October, 2020

ANSWER: WRONG! God's grace does NOT cancel a person's sin NOR will it save on the Day of Judgment. Here's why: 1. Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. ... Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did. (Genesis 6:8, 22) ... 2. ... Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:1…

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Don't Cross Flooding Water! - Proverbs Commentary Segment #183

In light of the 2020 chaos, my commentary segment #183: Don't Cross Flooding Water! centres on Proverbs 27:4 and its admonition regarding anger. The complete commentary, as well as the series of segments, are available on Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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The Heart of the Gospel: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

In light of the focus on the Gospels during the holiday season, my sermon slides for The Heart of the Gospel, taken from 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, are now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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Black Friday?! A Fool And His Money (Proverbs Commentary #28)

My Commentary Studies in the Book of Proverbs continues with segment #28 on Proverbs 10:19-22, A Fool and His Money.

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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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"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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QA: How can a Christian’s vote count the most?

QUESTION: How can a Christian's Vote count the most? - October, 2020  

ANSWER: Keep Bible principles in mind when casting the vote. 1. Don’t Support Abortion. (Romans 9:11Exodus 1:16-172 Kings 21:16). God condemned Egypt and Judah, because He hates “Hands that shed innocent blood” (Proverbs 6:17). God-fearing people will not vote for a leader determined to kill babies!  2. U…

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Dying to Lie - Mini Article on Politics Now Available

“An evildoer gives heed to false lips; A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue.” (Proverbs 17:4) Surely in a poitical campaign year, this is easily understood. “Evildoer” describes someone whose heart is full of wickedness and sins. ’False lips’ describes the mouths through which the heart of evil speaks falsely. Only a wicked person wants to feed his, or her, vile heart with lies coming t…

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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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The Devil Is... - MEME Now Available

The Devil Is the:

  • "God of this age" influencing us to sin (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
  • "Power of Death" questioning our faith (Hebrews 2:14-15)
  • "Roaring Lion" devouring the faithless (1 Peter 5:8-9)

A Christian may be battered, tattered, scattered, or splattered, but whose faith has mattered! (1 John 5:4)

This mini article is available as a MEME on the Bible Basics page.

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Sellers Crain's What Sin Will Do For You - Available Now

Sellers Crain, Jr's article What Sin Will Do For You from June, 2018, is now available on the page dedicated to Publications From Sellers Crain.

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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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Beware of What You Start - Mini Article Available

People devise things that eventually come back to, as we often say, haunt them, bite them, or backfire on them. “Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him” (Proverbs 26:27). David said the wicked, “made a pit and dug it out, And has fallen into the ditch which he made. His trouble shall return upon his own head, And his violent dealing shall c…

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Country Music Theology Mini Article

Many people, it seems, follow a “Country Music” Theology, rather than the Bible. “The Red Dirt Road,” for example, said, “I learned the path to Heaven is full of sinners and believers.”  Really? Psalm 1:5 says “sinners” are not “in the congregation of the righteous.” Jesus said He “did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance” (Matthew 9:13). And the comm…

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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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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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Psalm 6: David's Repentance and God's Forgiveness

My commentary for Psalm 6, David's Repentance and God's Forgiveness, is available in Devotions from Psalms, 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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