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Who's Guilty? - Mini Article Now Available

"The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself” (Ezekiel 18:18-20). Clearly, the sins of the fathers shall not be imputed to their sons.

(1) If a son “shall not bear the guilt of the father,” then no one can “…

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Who Starts It? Mini Article Now Available

Solomon said: “The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked. Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins” (Proverbs 10:11-12). Who turns street demonstrations or parades into destructive, flaming violence? Who keeps people divided along racial, ethnic, or economic lines? Who keeps feeding children “critical race theory” to create bitterness and…

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The Greatest Conversion in the Bible

My slides for The Greatest Conversion of the Bible, taken from Saul's conversion to Paul in Acts 22, is now available in Sermon Powerpoints. It is also available in Commentaries> Assorted Chapters.

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Intimidation: Mini Article Now Available

 “Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God” (John 12:42-43). Though the miracles proved Jesus was the Christ, they were intimidated into silence. Open confession of faith is required, for Jesus said, “Therefore whoeve…

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Motherhood: With Strings Attached - Now Available

In light of Mother's Day, my slides Motherhood: With Strings Attached! is available in Sermon PowerPoints.

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Guy Orbison, Jr.'s Mothers: Now Available

Guy Orbison Jr.'s articles on Mothers, referencing Proverbs 31:28, is now available in Publications from Guest Authors.

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QA: Where Did Mother's Day Come From?

My QA: Where did Mother's Day come from? dealt with in May, 2019, is available in Questions Answered.

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Commentary #125: Evil? Many Happy Returns

My commentary segment #125 for Proverbs 17:13: Many Happy Returns, is available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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How Can We Avoid Paranoia When They Really Are Out to Get Us?

I Don't Care About "Politically Correct"

QA: Why Does It Seem Society Is Out of Control?

QUESTION: Why does it seem that society is out of control? - 6/30/2019   

ANSWER: Because the media focuses almost entirely on the lawless, or those who are out of control!

1. The "lawless" are in charge because the "lawful" have not insisted otherwise! (1 Timothy 1:5-11The people who want to live in violation of any restriction from God's control are allowed to direct: government lea…

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QA: If God Loves Everyone, Why Bother Me?

My QA for If God Loves Everyone, Why Bother Me? is now available in Bible Basics. It is also available in Questions Answered, from July 7, 2019.

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Mass Murder Motive - Mini Article

After sin entered the world through the free choice of Adam and Eve, their son, “Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him” (Genesis 4:8). Toward the end of the New Testament, the explanation is given: “we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous” (1…

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TBT: What About "Hate Crimes"?

For "throw back Thursday", my article What About "Hate Crimes"? is available in Bible Articles. It first appeared in the Gospel Gleaner in Q1, 2003.

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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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QA: Is it wrong to be afraid? - 3/14/2021

QUESTION: Is it wrong to be afraid? - 3/14/2021  

ANSWER: The wisdom of Proverbs cannot be surpassed: Proverbs 10:24-25; Proverbs 28:1; Proverbs 29:25. Wicked people have more reason to live in fear because they do not honor God's wisdom in their lives; they naturally assume others also live as they do. Therefore they cannot assume anyone else lives honourably. A guilty conscience makes one…

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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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What Price "Unity"? - Mini Article Now Available

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness”          (Romans 1:18). Many are calling for national unity. “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3) Opposites cannot be brought together unless one side repents and relents. “Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrif…

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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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Truth Suppressed: Mini Article Available Now

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness”          (Romans 1:18). Even Jesus had difficulty getting Jews to accept the truth about Himself: "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth,…

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