Archive | May, 2013
The truth about God

How to Identify the real truth about God

MOST religions claim that what they say comes from God. Therefore, we do well to heed the words of Jesus’ apostle John, who wrote: Dear friends, don’t believe every spirit. Test the spirits to see if they are from God because many false prophets have gone into the world. (1 John 4:1) How can we […]


Did Adam and Eve really exist?

TO MANY people, the Genesis account of Adam and Eve is merely a colorful story. “Mainstream Christians have long considered Genesis stories such as Adam and Eve to be allegories,” states a letter to the editor of Time. Many Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish scholars agree. They claim that much of Genesis simply does not agree […]

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A Meaningful Life

DID Jesus really have a meaningful life? He evidently was brought up in humble surroundings, and throughout his life he had few of this world’s goods. He actually had “nowhere to lay down his head.” (Luke 9:57, 58) In addition, he was hated, slandered, and finally put to death by his enemies.               You […]

The truth about Miracles

The truth about Miracles

MIRACLES are often misunderstood and sometimes attributed to natural occurrences.   Many scientists over the past and today unsuccessfully attempt to rationalize and or otherwise explain miracles, but always end up with theories, not facts.  For example, many scientists believe that the explanation for human life is through evolution, yet the theory of evolution relies on […]

Remain alert to the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy

  JESUS is leaving the temple in Jerusalem for the last time when one of his disciples exclaims: Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings! The temple is the pride and glory of the Jewish nation. However, Jesus replies: Do you see all these great buildings? Not one stone here will be left on […]

When is Jesus coming back?

NEARLY two thousand years ago, a question was raised by four of Jesus’ apostles in a private conversation with their friend Jesus on the Mount of Olives. They asked: While He was seated on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately and said, Tell us, when will this take place, and what will be […]

When you are not romantically interested

WHAT DO you do as a Christian when you are approached with unwanted romantic interests?  Recently I received a letter from a Christian woman asking advice on dating and marriage.  The letter included the following: This summer an attractive man at my church fell in love with me. I have never really liked him and […]

Are faith and reason incompatible?

“FAITH is a negation of reason,” writes British philosopher A. C. Grayling. His words sum up the feelings of countless writers, clergy and philosophers who over the centuries have claimed that faith and reason are incompatible. Some religious beliefs do fly in the face of all reason. But consider this: Many strongly held scientific beliefs have proved […]

Jesus wants his followers to be humble

IT IS the final night of Jesus’ life on earth, and he spends it with his apostles in the upper room of a house in Jerusalem. During the course of the evening meal, Jesus gets up and puts aside his outer garments. He girds himself with a towel. Then he puts water into a basin […]

What is love?

Love is one of the most misused and abused words in the English language.  What does the world love really mean to a Christian?  You?  Pastor William Lucas provides insight in to the word love and its biblical meanings in the following article: Love is a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as […]

Respect for God’s Word

THE BIBLE  does much more than answer our questions about life, death, and the future. The Bible is the most practical book in the world. Its counsel is timeless, and those who carefully follow it will lead successful and happy lives. (Psalm 1:1-3.) Genuine Christians have always accepted the Bible, “not as the word of […]

Building a Spiritually Strong Family

“BE FRUITFUL and become many and fill the earth.” (Genesis 1:28) With those words to Adam and Eve, God  instituted the family arrangement. (Ephesians 3:14, 15) Looking ahead, that first couple could envision an earth filled with their progeny—an extended family of perfect individuals living joyfully on earth and worshiping God. But Adam and Eve fell […]