BE OF ONE MIND: A CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSIBILITY

We live during a time of great controversy, when dividing lines have been drawn in the sand, and the public outcry is one of anger. It is at times like these that it becomes especially necessary for the Christian to remember that all of life stands in the shadow of the cross. Therefore, it becomes necessary to take … Continue reading BE OF ONE MIND: A CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSIBILITY

CHRIST IS TRUE CHRISTIANITY II

In my previous blog we looked at Philippians 2:6-11, and in it I stated that Christianity as a teaching can be corrupted into a works based righteousness from its intended purpose to lead sinners to salvation through the person of Jesus Christ. The end result of true Christianity creates good works in those who believe … Continue reading CHRIST IS TRUE CHRISTIANITY II

CHRIST IS TRUE CHRISTIANITY

The true religion of ancient Judaism was handed down by God through His servant Moses, but was corrupted by evil men who sought to justify themselves in their own sight, and who taught others to do the same.  In the same way evil men have corrupted Christianity, which is the  true fulfillment of Judaism, and … Continue reading CHRIST IS TRUE CHRISTIANITY

How to Stand Your Ground

The Apostle Paul told the Philippians "...in this way stand firm in the Lord..."  Philippians 4:1. The word "therefore" in verse one refers us back to what he means by “in this way,”  which are eternally minded people. People who live as though their citizenship is in heaven do not get overtaken by the cares … Continue reading How to Stand Your Ground

The Great Commandment

What does it mean to be a Christian?  What kind of behavior comes to mind when we think about Jesus Christ?  The preceding questions are inseparable because to be Christian is to seek to be like Christ.  What then was Christ like? Jesus Christ is the only person in human history that fulfilled perfectly the … Continue reading The Great Commandment

JUDGE NOT?

Today the most quoted verse in the bible is “judge not that you be not judged,” however; there is question as to how our Lord’s command is being interpreted. It would appear from our text that Paul had no fear of judging or leading others to judge, when it was done correctly.  “Beware of the … Continue reading JUDGE NOT?

Today’s Church

“…work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12-13 The admonition from Paul is to work with fear and trembling, but why face life with fear when God sent His Son out of love, … Continue reading Today’s Church

PARADISE LOST CHRIST GAINED

  The Bible is the only book that clearly explains man’s greatest dilemma, which is sin. Sin is described primarily as alienation from God, it began in the Garden where Adam and Eve our first parents made fig leaves and hid from Him. Sin became so great on earth during the first Millennium and a … Continue reading PARADISE LOST CHRIST GAINED

GOOD CONDUCT

“Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.” Philippians 1:27 In Paul's letter to his Philippian … Continue reading GOOD CONDUCT

TRUE LOVE

For many today, love is best expressed by tolerance towards the beliefs of others, as if faith and conviction did not determine heaven or hell. However, there is no want for demanding preachers in the Old and New Testaments, it might be said the Bible was written by bigots, who presented a narrow way of … Continue reading TRUE LOVE

BIBLICAL UNITY

“We can agree to disagree” is the world’s idea of unity; however, nothing could be further from the truth.  Whenever the Bible talks of unity it uses such terms as, “complete my joy, and be of the same mind…” “…and having one purpose” Philippians 2:2. Paul experienced joy in his faith because of the unity … Continue reading BIBLICAL UNITY