In the realm of “religious studies”, there are many who have taken the position that Jesus failed when He came in the first century A.D. Their reasoning is that Jesus wanted to establish His earthly kingdom, but because of the wide rejection amongst the Jews, He could not.
To some, the idea of praying to God is useless, fruitless, and nonsensical. Many do not believe that God exists, and therefore think that prayer has no real value. Instead, some might look at prayer as a “crutch” on which weak people lean. Their idea
James then wrote, “Cleanse your hands, ye sinners”. There are various references in both the Old and New Testaments that deal with the issues of cleanliness. Under the Old Law, the nation of Israel could be “unclean” for various reasons. Each time, they were expected to do what was required so
Throughout the history of man, there have been certain ones who have denied that certain events recorded in the Bible ever took place. Take for instance the great flood that happened during the life of Noah. There are so very many people that refuse to accept that a worldwide flood ever took place. Then, how
The Bible is full of many great examples and encouragements from by gone years. One of those accounts details the tremendous courage and resolve of three young Jewish men named Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (Dan. 1:6-7). It is possible that you know them better by their Babylonian names of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These Jewish
One of the duties of a prophet was to be a sort of “spokesperson for God”. To further clarify, prophets would receive revelation from God, and then the prophets would tell such to people. This is important to understand for the remainder of this article. The reason is that we will be introduced to a
When Paul penned what we today call the book of Colossians, he was struggling inside over the fact that he had not seen those brethren in person. He wrote, “For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen
If a person can be convinced to look into “the perfect law of liberty”, then there comes the importance of continuing “therein”. It is very simple. It is one thing to gain knowledge, but it is another thing entirely to put that knowledge to work. I might know what is the right thing to do,
You might be wondering about the title of this article. After all, there seems to be something missing. How often do I look at what? The answer lies in the first chapter of the book of James. In the context of teaching that a man must not only be a hearer of the Word, but
I imagine that most of us have had company come to visit us at some time. That occasion probably brought about the desire to clean and “spruce up” our homes. There is nothing wrong with having a clean home, but we should not let the trivial matters override the main focus. We are going to
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