Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All?

Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All?

In II Corinthians, in answering the false charges of his critics, Paul mentions a number of things concerning his life.  In 11:23-27 he enumerates a long list of his sufferings for the cause of Christ that he might preach the Gospel.  These men, whom Paul had labeled...
Let’s Do This In 2024

Let’s Do This In 2024

If we determined to live by a particular Scripture in the New Year (assuming, of course, that God grants a year to us), we could choose none more noble, comprehensive, or God-glorifying than Colossians 3:17. “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the...
Why Can’t Everyday be Like Christmas?

Why Can’t Everyday be Like Christmas?

The song recorded by Red West [c 1965] has become a staple of Christmas carols “O why can’t every day be like Christmas?” It’s an interesting thought in many ways, but specifically in a spiritual sense. A characteristic of many is to arise early to go to a church...
Binary or Non-Binary Bibles

Binary or Non-Binary Bibles

For centuries Bible readers understood that the English word man is both a generic and specific term. It can mean a male in contrast to a female; but it can also mean mankind, or, human beings in general—both male and female. The women’s liberation movement and...
Finding Fault with the Bible

Finding Fault with the Bible

God has no use for dead churches and dead church members.  He condemned the church at Sardis which had a name that they were alive but in reality they were dead (Rev. 3:1).  A little later in Revelation 3 God condemned the church at Laodicea because they were in the...