Longsuffering

Longsuffering

Longsuffering is defined as: “having or showing patience in spite of troubles, esp. those caused by other people” (New Oxford American Dictionary). In his explanation of the words that are translated “longsuffering” in the Scriptures, W. E. Vine lists as synonyms...
More on Contending for the Faith (a devotional study in Jude)

Contending Earnestly for the Faith

As we begin to focus on the purpose of this epistle, we see that Jude’s original desire was to write about our common salvation shared in Christ (v.3). The need to change his purpose is seen in the next verse (v. 4). That men “crept in “unawares” (“unnoticed”...
The False Doctrine of Premillennialism

The False Doctrine of Premillennialism

Interest in events that will occur at the end of time have always held the attention of religious people.  This interest has spawned a variety of fanciful theories about what will happen at the end of time.  One such theory on this subject is the false doctrine of...
The Church Needs to be Militant

The Church Needs to be Militant

Militant: “1: engaged in warfare; 2: aggressively active esp. in a cause” (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary). These are trying times for the Lord’s church.  We are constantly being encouraged and taught that we should love everybody, never offend anyone or be...