Text: II Peter 1:10-21   I.         When you want to read a book which was written in French, but you don’t know French, what do you do?             A.        You find an interpretation of the French book into a language you know.             B.        An interpreter copies the meaning of something from one language into another language.             C.        But can you…

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by Matthew W. Bassford The law of Christ is not as I would have written it. There are actions that don’t bother me very much that God labels as sins, and there are things that chap my hide but are not condemned by Him. I think pineapple on pizza ought to be classed as an…

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by Doy Moyer (By “moral relativism,” I mean in this context the idea that morals are merely human conventions and are relative, non-absolute, and changing according to our own personal or societal situation and desires. Morals are subjective, with no ultimate line or standard by which moral behavior is to be judged other than what…

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Question: Hello, I am a minister and teacher of Christ Jesus. A Christian brother brought to my attention your teaching about attending church and Bible study, so I could comment on it. It is on your page titled “Are you telling me I won’t make it to heaven because I have to work?” I also reviewed…

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Question: I belong to my church women’s group. I want to add an Advent candle lighting prayer processional to begin the program. Is this Advent proper? Answer: Advent is a man-made event referring to the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, which is also a man-made holiday. You will find nothing about Advent, Christmas, or…

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Question: Hello, During the first century, the Bible was not yet compiled. So what was the basis of Christianity during that time? Thanks. Answer: “For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but…

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by Ken Green When I first began preaching, I was enamored by religious debates. They were declining in popularity, but there were still a few taking place. They are now extremely rare. Some debates were transcribed and published and I read all of them that I could find. I eventually participated in a number of…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Acts 7:20-39   I.         David had asked for some provisions for his men after having protected Nabal’s herds – I Samuel 25:5-8             A.        But Nabal’s response was “Who is David?” – I Samuel 25:10-11             B.        Nabal shows he did know who David was, but he thought he wasn’t worth recognizing.             C.        But it was…

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Question: I hear many folks, seemingly of the denominational world, speak of having a “personal relationship” with Jesus or God. They tend to pit this against religion as if they take offense to the notion of religion. Can you speak to the “personal relationship” idea as I can’t seem to fully understand what the attempt…

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