Truth and Law

by Terry W. Benton Today there is lawlessness going on at elevated proportions. Even churches that have claimed to be “of Christ” have been divided by a spirit of lawlessness. Some misuse “we are not under law but under grace” (Romans 6:15) to give the undiscerning a scripture on which to justify their rebellion against…

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My Own Worst Enemy

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Esther 7   I.         There is a phrase popular in our culture, “I have become my own worst enemy.”             A.        It is the realization that in our struggles against what we perceive as evil or wrong, we end up realizing that we are the source of our greatest problems.             B.        I have a…

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What law was Paul referring to in Romans 3:19-20?

Question: I have a few questions about the Law in the Bible that I hope you can help answer, please. I am looking for specific information or verses and not general information, please. I may have some follow up questions after you reply if I need to clarify my understanding regarding any of your responses…

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The Source of Morality

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Romans 2:12-16   I.         Where does the concept of right and wrong come from?             A.        Why are some things “right” and other things “wrong?”             B.        Paul points out that the Gentiles were able by nature to know right from wrong – Romans 2:14-15 II.        Where morality doesn’t come from             A.        Some people want to deny…

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What are we to be obedient to?

Question: What are we being obedient to? Is it the Old Law? Is it God’s commands? What commands does God have? The old testament commands? I know about the plan of salvation and the steps to become a Christian, but where do we find out how to know we are doing the work of God…

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Works of the Flesh: “Things Like These”

by Ethan R. Longhenry Having warned them regarding the danger of apostasy in committing themselves to the Law of Moses (cf. Galatians 1:1-5:16), the Apostle Paul reminded the Galatian Christians regarding the conflict between the desires of the flesh and the ways of God in the Spirit and exhorted the Galatian Christians to manifest the…

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Which law is the law?

Question: I have a friend who has fallen into the World Mission Society Church of God which is an anti-Christian cult. I have been trying to witness to her and she had presented me with different beliefs that I’m having trouble answering in regards to the law. I was hoping you could help with a…

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Shouldn’t we live by faith and not law?

Question: You said in one of your articles, “He offers forgiveness of sins if a person submits to God’s laws.” What about faith? Shouldn’t we live by faith and not law (Galatians 3:12)? Also, what about Romans 7:1-6? Answer: The requirement for faith is a part of God’s law. “And without faith it is impossible to…

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The Mission of Christ

Text: Matthew 5:17-20   I.         There is hardly a denomination in existence that does not appeal to the Old Testament for portions of their practices.             A.        Many of the rituals in the Catholic church find their roots in the Old Testament, such as the burning of incense.             B.        Protestants are not beyond dipping into the Old Testament. The…

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If the Law was abolished, what is written in our hearts?

Question: Good sir, Please, just for clarification, I want to ask: If the law has been abolished, what laws did God promised beforehand that He will write in our hearts? Paul gave us the reason why the law (the Ten Commandments) was weak. He said, “the law was weak in that it was through the flesh.”…

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