Posts from July 2015

Posts from July 2015

A SURE WORD

The French philosopher Voltaire once said:  “Even if a miracle were wrought in the open marketplace before a thousand sober witnesses, I would rather mistrust my senses than admit a miracle.” The late British agnostic Bertrand Russell, was asked what he would say if, after he died, he found out there really was a God.  He replied:  “I would say, ‘Why did you not give me…

WHERE IS THIS WRITTEN?

From time to time, it is helpful to list some of the main teachings of the Bible along with some of the main passages where these teachings are found: The one, true God is the Triune God – one God in three Persons Deuteronomy 6:4;  Matthew 3:16-17;  Matthew 28:19;  2 Corinthians 13:15 The Scriptures are the verbally inspired and inerrant Word of God John 10:35;  2 Timothy…

PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

1500 years ago the church father, Augustine, wrote his classic work – The City of God.   He compared the worldly “city” founded by Cain’s descendants with “the City of God” to which the descendants of Abel belonged. 300 years ago an imprisoned British preacher named John Bunyan wrote a book called Pilgrim’s Progress.  It’s the story of a man named Christian who sets out…

THE HONOR OF GIVING

Christian giving is done “in order to honor the Lord,” says Paul in 2 Cor. 8:19.    It is not some cold business of raising money or funding a budget. Our Christian giving is an act of worship, no less than saying a prayer, singing a hymn, lending our hearts and ears in faith to the creed, the Scripture lessons and the sermon.  It is our sacred honor to God. Solomon says…