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Legalism and Grace

Because the book Warning! Revelation is about to be fulfilled supports the concept of God's Sabbath rest on the seventh day of the week, people often use the argument that the book promotes legalism and they choose to dismiss the entire book. Unfortunately, most Christians do not observe Saturday as a holy day and further,…

Church

Do I Need to be Rebaptized?

"Mr. Wilson: I was baptized when I was a baby. Do I need to be rebaptized? Sincerely, Brian" "I was baptized when I was 12 and now I am 36. I drifted in and out of various churches until I was 30. My spiritual life today is much improved than when I was baptized. Should…

Suffering

Fear Monsters

1 John 4:18 According to a Greek legend, there was a courtier named Damocles (dam-o-clees) who served a tyrant. King Dionysius II (di-o-nee-see-us) was lavishly self-indulgent, incompetent and immoral. Dionysius had obtained the throne through subterfuge and mutiny, and his subjects despised him for it. The king employed Damocles primarily because he was witty and…

Church

How Should Christians Respond to Paul

Christians have diverse opinions regarding what Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 11:1-15. For example, Paul could have been writing that it is a sin for men to wear long hair like women and women to wear short hair like men. Paul’s counsel to the church at Corinth was based on Old Testament principles that superficial…

Faith

Man's Beliefs Have No Impact on Reality

Shortly before His death, Jesus had a private talk with His disciples. They wanted to know about the end of the world and the establishment of the kingdom of God. This discussion is recorded in Matthew 24 and 25 (portions are also found in Mark 13 and Luke 21). Please examine four statements given by…

Law

Laws Can Have Unintended Consequences

The Bible predicts a day is coming when God will send a sequence of judgments on the world. The Bible also predicts that mankind will respond to God’s wrath with a series of "well-intentioned laws" and unintended consequences will follow. The beast mentioned in the text above is called Babylon in the book of Revelation….