Can a war be won without the will to win? Without the determination to persevere, even in the face of setbacks and reverses? Without a zeal for victory? Understand why the answer to this question should matter to every Christian! Continue reading
As we’ve seen in previous installments of this series, the overall reason for the giving of the Old Covenant was because of transgressions – sin – lawlessness (Galatians 3:19). “Why then was the law [the Old Covenant] made? God gave it… because so many people were doing what was wrong” (Galatians 3:19; Bible in Worldwide English version).
But within that overall framework, there are at least five major reasons for the institution of the Old Covenant that we find in Scripture. Let’s examine these five reasons now one at a time: Continue reading
Question: God commanded that no carved images were to be made (Exodus 20:4). Yet God told Moses to make a “serpent of brass” –or brazen serpent– (Numbers 21:9, KJV). Why? Continue reading
You’ve probably heard of “the gospel.” But what is the gospel? Do you really know what the gospel is?
Does it matter? Yes, it really does matter, in the most profound way!
Why? Because Jesus Christ commanded us to believe the gospel (Mark 1:15). Jesus Christ said those who believe the gospel, which also implies obedience, would be saved, but those who reject it are subject to punishment (Mark 16:15-16; cf. Romans 1:16; 10:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; 2:13-14; 1 Peter 4:17-18).
But to believe the gospel you must know what it is. And there is a great deal of confusion about what the gospel actually is. Continue reading
Why do you exist? Do you know? Would you like to know? Is there a real God? Is there hope beyond this life? Should you be baptized? Continue reading