by Dennis Huebshman
May 7, 2018

A movement that started a few years ago, seems to be gaining momentum even among some so-called “evangelical” circles. It’s being said there really is no hell, and if anyone is to be punished at all, it will be for a specified time and afterward the person will be taken to Heaven.

by Billy Graham

One of the pet words of this age is "tolerance." It is a good word, but we have tried to stretch it over too great an area of life. We have applied it too often where it does not belong.

by DrJohn Whitcomb
December 2017

According to the Bible, God will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness if we confess our sins. But how does this divine provision relate to Christ's confrontation with His Church, His Body and Bride, at the Judgment Throne? 

by Dr. David R. Reagan

Most people, both Christian and non-Christian, tend to view God as being a sort of Cosmic Teddy Bear. They see Him as big and warm and soft, full of infinite love and forgiveness. He couldn’t hurt a fly, and He certainly wouldn’t be so cruel as to condemn or harm any beings created in His own image.

by Leonard Ravenhill

There's nothing that gives us away as much as our speech. Our words reflect what's in our hearts. We are responsible for the words that we speak. The good man out of his good treasure brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth what is evil. (Matt. 12:34-35)

by Simon Turpin
August 8, 2017

Today, just as in Jesus’ day, when Christians ask people the question “who do you say Jesus is?” there are various answers given concerning his identity. But what does the New Testament tell us about who Jesus is?

by Shelly Esser

So often we take ourselves too seriously. Certainly there are those times in life that are not occasions for laughter, but most of life is ordinary living and we can choose whether to find laughter and joy or not. It can begin by learning to laugh at yourself and look for the funny around you.

by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum

The most redeeming 24 hours in human history transpired in the year A.D.30. They began on Thursday, the 14th of Nisan, at sundown, and ended at sundown the next day. This article summarizes what happened in those 24 hours and attempts to place the events in chronological order. The basis of this order are the Gospel accounts and what is known about first-century Jewish culture through historical and rabbinic records.

by Dr. John Walvoord

The Bible does not debate the question of whether or not God exists. The first and primary evidence for the existence of God is the existence of the creation.

by followingjesuschrist3
January 22, 2016

One of the most profound and destructive lies spouted by both Christians and non-Christians alike, is that believers in Jesus Christ are not to ever judge anyone or anything. We are simply told to live and let live, as our culture and even our Christian friends disintegrate before our eyes - falling into apostasy, and away from all that is true and right before our great God.

by Living for Jesus alone Ministries
January 24, 2015

Holy living is something that must play an extremely important role in the life of every believer in Christ. Holiness is the tenet that creates a clear distinction between those who are in Christ and those who are not.

by Clarifying Christianity

The Old Testament books in the Bible (all of them written between 1450 BC and 430 BC) contained hundreds of prophecies about an “anointed one” who would arrive in their future.

by Charles Henry, Jr.

How should we look at the larger issue of trying to obey God? Believe it or not, the idea of trying to obey God is becoming almost heretical in some Christian circles today. There are even seminars and conferences being offered today that deliberately minimize the importance of obeying God’s law.

by Living For Jesus Alone Ministries

Sanctification is the separation from anything contrary to the Word of God, or anything that can hold us back from God’s purpose for our lives. To put it clearly, separation from anything sinful that we had been indulging in prior to being saved.

by John McArthur

Are you a Christian? Many people who claim to be point to some event in the past to substantiate their claim. But inviting Jesus to come into your life in the past is not proof that you are genuinely saved.

by Dr. Steven C. Riser

Christian joy is not so much a feeling as it is a choice. But some will immediately respond, “How can I possibly be always joyful with the hurts, the pains and the difficulties that God has allowed to enter my life?” That’s a fair question but God has a good answer.

by Lee Strobel

Let’s focus on the big, overarching issue of why God generally allows suffering in our lives – your life and mine. Friends, this is important: even though we can’t understand everything about it, we can understand some things.

by Andreas Kostenberger

Today, marriage and the family are regularly viewed as social conventions that can be entered into and severed by the marital partners at will. As long as a given marriage relationship meets the needs of both individuals involved and is considered advantageous by both sides, the marriage is worth sustaining.

by Herb Vander Lugt

Who chooses where we will spend eternity? For generations, readers of the Bible have struggled with this question. Countless arguments over the
role of God’s sovereignty and human freedom have divided individuals, churches, and denominations.

by Vaneetha Rendall Risner
July 24, 2014

I found myself growing fearful. Not a heart-stopping all-encompassing fear, but the kind of constant gnawing that creeps into your bones when you hear bad news or see something going awry. When you extrapolate the discouraging trends of the present into the future and assume things will never change.

by Michael Houdmann

The fact that God commanded the killing of entire nations in the Old Testament has been the subject of harsh criticism from opponents of Christianity for some time. That there was violence in the Old Testament is indisputable. The question is whether Old Testament violence is justifiable and condoned by God.

by Rational Christianity

The Old Testament often speaks of God's love. Though the Israelites repeatedly rejected God and did wrong, God continued to love them (and all other people).

by GodTube

David Wilkerson's soul-stirring sermon on the necessity of anguish - to bear God's heart, passion, and burden within our lives.

by Ahava Jerusalem
Published on Jun 4, 2014

by Howard Green
September 26, 2016

There is a day coming in which every Christian will stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ. On that day we will see our Lord face to face and He will give us our rewards based on what we do for His kingdom now in this life. With that sobering thought in mind, we need to examine our heart and our motives to be intentional about Bema Seat living.

by Juan Valdes
July 26, 2013

One way to stem the tide of racism is to educate people in God’s truth.  God  says we are all one race.  Adults must know this and believe it.  Then they can educate their children to be a generation in which racism is unacceptable.  Children are not born racist, they are taught racism.

by FollowingJesusChrist3
March 12, 2015

There is neither a greater, nor more difficult calling by Jesus Christ, then the call to forgive even our worst and most spiteful enemies. Jesus himself exhibited this most difficult act, while hanging cold, naked and in agony on a cross. His ability to forgive those who destroyed his body and humiliated him in front of his enemies was truly the product of a life of love, trust and obedience to his Father in heaven.

by J I Packer

In a word, the evangelistic message is the gospel of Christ and Him crucified, the message of man’s sin and God’s grace, of human guilt and divine forgiveness, of new birth and new life through the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is a message made up of four essential ingredients.

by Michael Houmann

The reasons for false conversions are varied. Not everyone who claims to have been converted has, in fact, been converted.

by Josh Buice
March 8, 2016

One of the greatest dangers plaguing the church in our present day is the grandiose number of false conversions.  
As I read the Bible, I believe the most frightening passage in the Scriptures is found in Matthew 7:21-23
where Jesus warned about false salvation.

by John MacArthur
December 12, 2014

You may be wondering why the virgin birth—of all the miracles in Scripture—is so frequently attacked. After all, if one can believe, say, that Moses parted the Red Sea, what’s the big deal about a virgin birth? It certainly isn’t as spectacular a miracle. And Scripture devotes relatively little space to describing it. Can it really be that important?

by John MacArthur
December 8, 2014

We cannot expect the world to accept the fact of Christ’s virgin birth. As with all essential doctrines of the Christian faith, sinful humanity resists embracing the truth of His unique birth.

by Vaneetha Rendall Risner
March 25, 2016

In the midst of broken dreams and riveting pain, how should we pray? Should we pray for healing and deliverance, believing that we just need to ask, because God can do anything? Or should we relinquish our desires to God, trusting that even in our anguish he has the perfect plan for us?

by Michael Houdmann

God gave man and woman the joy and pleasure of sexual relations within the bounds of marriage, and the Bible is clear about the importance of maintaining sexual purity within the boundaries of that union between man and wife . Humans are well aware of the pleasing effect of this gift from God but have expanded it well beyond marriage and into virtually any circumstance. The secular world’s philosophy of “if it feels good, do it” pervades cultures, especially in the West, to the point where sexual purity is seen as archaic and unnecessary.

by   Brian Hedges
April 28, 2015  

Many factors contribute to the dearth of friendship. The increasing mobility of our culture has made lifelong friends a rare commodity. Even when we stay in one place for a long time, the rapid pace of life makes it difficult to carve out time for building and sustaining friendship. If we have ever needed wisdom regarding friendship, it is now.

Shocking youth message stuns hearers

by Paul Washer


This is a powerful and Biblical message preached to about 5,000 youth in a day when youth are appealed to through shallow and worldly means.

by Bible.org

Modern society, so seemingly secular and hopelessly materialistic, desperately searches for some spiritual and supernatural meaning. If angels can provide it, then angels it will be. The bookstores abound with books on this subject. These books not only claim encounters with angels, but instruct people on how to contact them.

by BringingTRUTH

The Bible clearly teaches that God hates sin. God is also going to punish that sin, wherever He finds it. This presents a problem for us because we have sinned, are sinning, and will sin in the future. God's justice is so thorough that every sin that has, or will be committed is punished by God. It is either paid for by Christ on the cross, or we pay for that sin ourselves.

by Christian Medical Fellowship

Our acceptance by God does not depend on our goodness, but rather on his mercy. In answering the question 'Won't a good moral life get me to heaven?' we need to assert the following...

by Rich Deem

The claim is often made that the Bible approves of slavery, implicating God as its supporter, since rules governing slavery can be found in the both the Old and New Testament. Since virtually everyone agrees that forced, involuntary servitude is morally wrong, how can Christians justify the Bible's apparent support of slavery?

by Douglas Groothuis

Is the doctrine of hell a hindrance or a help in witnessing? Many evangelicals are ashamed of this biblical doctrine, viewing it as a blemish to be covered up by the cosmetic of divine love. But this dishonors God’s Word. Jesus warned His hearers of the eternal punishment awaiting those who reject Him. If we clearly and compassionately expound the truth about hell, we may be surprised to find people responding to it in faith.

by Michael Houdmann

Answer: God gave man and woman the joy and pleasure of sexual relations within the bounds of marriage, and the Bible is clear about the importance of maintaining sexual purity within the boundaries of that union between man and wife (Ephesians 5:31). Humans are well aware of the pleasing effect of this gift from God but have expanded it well beyond marriage and into virtually any circumstance. The secular world’s philosophy of “if it feels good, do it” pervades cultures, especially in the West, to the point where sexual purity is seen as archaic and unnecessary.

by Mike Mobley

This is a pretty popular question that comes up with believers and non-believers. Let’s look and see what Scripture says about this. Let’s see how God defines marriage and why it would be wrong to live together before getting married.

by Michael Houdmann

Answer: There is no Hebrew or Greek word used in the Bible that precisely refers to sex before marriage. The Bible undeniably condemns adultery and sexual immorality, but is sex before marriage considered sexually immoral?

by Dr. Steven C. Riser
2011

What is the opposite of a positive, optimistic, enthusiastic, accepting and loving attitude? How about a negative, pessimistic, critical, judgmental and unloving spirit or attitude? A critical spirit within a Christian or a congregation is a curse containing considerable consequences. Let’s consider the Curse, the Cause, the Consequences, and the Cure of a Critical Spirit.

by Bert Thompson, Ph.D.and Brad Harrub, Ph.D.

The perception of the death of Jesus Christ in the twenty-first century frequently takes place through human eyes that have been tainted with a sanitized, sterilized, and often stylized “art-deco” depiction of Christ on the cross. Today, it is exceedingly uncommon to hear a description of the medical details attending Christ’s crucifixion, yet a complete and thorough investigation into such evidence can lead to a firmer knowledge and a deeper-rooted faith about what actually transpired on that old rugged cross nearly 2,000 years ago.

by BringingTRUTH     

People joke about it. Cartoons depict it inaccurately. We use the word flippantly. When we're angry with someone, we tell them to go there. People say that they are going there, and they will be partying with their friends - sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Many people don't even believe such a place exists. This is all false. Why do we have such misconceptions about hell? It is because we are not informed by what Scripture teaches.

by John MacArthur

Our culture has declared war on guilt. The very concept is considered medieval, obsolete, unproductive. People who trouble themselves with feelings of personal guilt are usually referred to therapists, whose task it is to boost their self-image. No one, after all, is supposed to feel guilty. Guilt is not conducive to dignity and self-esteem. Society encourages sin, but it will not tolerate the guilt sin produces.

by Michael Houdmann

At the river, pool or baptismal font, we let ourselves be completely immersed in the water. This symbolizes burial with our Lord; we are baptized into His death on the cross and are no longer slaves to self or sin (Romans 6:3-7). When we are raised out of the water, we are symbolically resurrected—raised to our new life in Christ and to be with Him forever, born into the family of our loving God (Romans 8:16).

by Michael Houdmann

Christian baptism is one of two ordinances that Jesus instituted for the church. Just before His ascension, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”

by Michael Houdmann

There is much confusion about baptism in the various Christian denominations. However, this is not a result of the Bible presenting a confusing message on baptism. The Bible is abundantly clear of what baptism is, who it is for, and what it accomplishes.

by Michael Houdmann

Believer’s baptism is the act by which a believer in Jesus Christ chooses to be baptized in order to give testimony of his faith. Believer’s baptism is also called “credobaptism,” a term that comes from the Latin word for “creed,” indicating that baptism is a symbol of a person’s adopting a certain doctrine or creed.

by Michael Houdmann

Answer: The belief that baptism is necessary for salvation is also known as "baptismal regeneration." It is our contention that baptism is an important step of obedience for a Christian, but we adamantly reject baptism as being required for salvation.

by David W. Cloud

This book documents the growing popularity of cremation in western society and examining what the Bible says about this practice.

by Matt Slick

Yes it is intolerant.  In fact, it is very intolerant to say that Jesus is the way the truth and the life and that no one can get to God except through Him as Jesus Himself said in John 14:6.  It is also intolerant to state that there is no other name under heaven other than Jesus by which a person can be forgiven of his sins.  Jesus was even more intolerant of religious hypocrisy when He condemned the religious know-it-alls and called them hypocrites and deceivers.

by Michael Houdmann

Answer: One side says, “Salvation is by grace and grace alone.” The other side counters, “That idea leads to lawlessness. God’s righteous standard in the Law must be upheld.” And someone else chimes in with, “Salvation is by grace, but grace only comes to those who obey God’s Law.” At the root of the debate are differing views on the basis of salvation. The importance of the issue helps fuel the intensity of the discussion.

by Grace to You

Churches today are filled with people who hold to a faith that does not save. James referred to this as a "dead faith"-meaning a mere empty profession. Paul wrote to the people in the church at Corinth to test or examine themselves to see if they were truly in the faith. Here is a list of seven conditions that do not prove or disprove the genuineness of saving faith. One can be a Christian and possess these things or one may not be a Christian at all and still possess them. While they don't prove or disprove one's faith, they're important to know and understand so you will not be deceived.

by Ron and Nathele Graham

Those who live according to worldly standards seem to think a Christian should accept everything without "judging", but is that what Jesus meant when He said "judge not"?

by Pastor Vincent Nicotra

The basic meaning of the verb “to sanctify” is to separate, or to set apart. Sanctification in the Scriptures is the sovereign act of God whereby He sets apart a person, a place, or an object for Himself in order that He might accomplish His purpose in the world through those means.

by Gotquestions.org

On one hand, we are commanded by the Lord Jesus, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged” (Matthew 7:1). On the other hand, the Bible also exhorts us to beware of evildoers and false prophets and to avoid those who practice all kinds of evil. How are we to discern who these people are if we do not make some kind of judgment about them?

by Ray Pritchard
September 11, 2015

We live in a time when there is great fascination about life after death. Why this fascination with the world beyond the grave? Is it not because death is so final?

by Paul Kusiak 

After the Rapture God will send two people to act as His special representatives to the world. Their identities are a mystery, but it isn't who they are that's important, it's what they say.

by Jerry Bridges

Godliness consists of two distinct but complementary traits, and the person who wants to train himself to be godly must pursue both with equal vigor. The first trait is God-centeredness, which we call devotion to God; the second is God likeness, which we call Christian character. Godly character flows out of devotion to God and practically confirms the reality of that devotion.

by Henk Bolhuis

The Bible assures us that there is such a thing as conclusive and veritable truth and that it is found in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

by Mike Riccardi
June 30, 2014

Our Lord taught us, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. If your treasure is stored up here on an earth that is fast passing away, and someone attacks your treasure, of course you’re going to get anxious  and agitated. If your entire life is hidden with Christ in God - then nothing can shake you, because your treasure is hidden in the safest storehouse there is: God Himself. The Lord is near! Let your gentleness be made manifest to all people.

by Joseph M. Stowell

Finding satisfaction, sustenance, and security in our relationship with God  is a process. Too many of us have become discouraged in the pursuit of God by expecting that the product will be ours quickly and that the experience will be in line with our expectations of what it ought to be. What can we realistically expect? The first task in the pursuit of intimacy with God is to deal with the disconnectedness that keeps us far from Him.

by voice of Judah

The Millennial Reign of Messiah begins in the month of Tishrei with the events of the Fall Feasts. Jesus, as Messiah, will reign on earth with the saints and Israel for a literal 1,000 years.

by S. Michael Houdmann 

The New Jerusalem, which is also called the Tabernacle of God, the Holy City, the City of God, the Celestial City, the City Foursquare, and Heavenly Jerusalem, is literally heaven on earth.  

By Roger Carswell

Those who die in the Lord are in heaven - a place where there is no pain, hospitals, and grief. There are no broken hearts, homes, lives or dreams. It is everlasting and eternal

by shieldoffaith

Heaven is a place we all want to see and live for eternity! Our eyes, minds and imaginations could never quite comprehend it's encompassing beauty and glory.  One day, those of us who are born again Christians, will know this beauty, where all pain, suffering and tears will be absent!

By Geoffrey Grider
September 5, 2011 

"Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: " Matthew 25:41   Oh, I know death doesnt "scare you" now. Not now while you're healthy, life is good and death seems so far off and remote.

by Ron Rhodes

I am sometimes asked what the Bible says about the issue of suicide. Because suicide is a problem in our society, I want to briefly address what the Scriptures say about it.

by Roy E. Knuteson, Pd.D.
4 Oct-Dec. 1997

Many apparently think so since it has gathered such wide acceptance in recent years even among professing Christians. Historically, cremation was considered a pagan method of disposing of the human body.

by Paul Washer

Salvation is by faith and faith alone in Jesus Christ. Faith alone in Jesus Christ is preceded and followed by repentance . . . a turning away from sin, a hatred for the things that God hates and a love for the things that God loves, a growing in holiness -  to be like Jesus Christ!

by J. Hampton Keathley, III

Theologians have often viewed angels as a very difficult subject. 1

by Jim Solberg, Bridges for Peace

In a small Jewish villiage in the Ukraine, a young man became angry with the rabbi. In his anger, he shared a lie with one friend, speaking evil of the rabbi. As is typical, particularly in a small town, the one man told another, who told his wife, who told her sister, and eventually the rabbi himself heard the story. The rabbi was deeply hurt by the lies being told;  but could do nothing to counter the now widespread story.

by Don Esposito

When you talk about the great falling away, there is no greater deception perpetrated by Satan than law and grace. It is the most foundational, yet misunderstood, teaching in the body of Messiah today.

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our Church. We are fighting today for costly grace. Cheap grace means grace sold on the market like cheapjacks’ wares. The sacraments, the forgiveness of sin, and the consolations of religion are thrown away at cut prices.

by Grant R. Jeffrey

Will we live again? Or, does our life end forever at the grave? If we live again, what is the nature of our existence when this life on earth is through? Will we retain our memories and will we remember our personal identity from this life?

by John Hendryx

Between the fall of Adam and the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, how were people's sins atoned for?