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June 2010

What Does The Bible Mean Today?

   Recently I've been reading Bible studies posted on the websites of several large US church bodies. The national leader of one writes: "We factor in the element of experience as we look at Scripture." The official document of another (on how to read the Bible) says that "tradition and reason join the Bible" in forming our teachings. They say that Biblical truth changes from age to age, and from person to person. No wonder these churches teach things that are...

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FB, iPhone, Texting, Podcasts

   Do you talk to friends or access media while driving, waiting in line, eating, or even while walking for exercise? What happened to quiet time? Today's technology can take up every free minute. We no longer have time to think.    We regularly need time to think about God and what He says in His Word. In the Bible, the Psalmist says, "My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, so that I may meditate on your promises" (Psalm 119:148).    We...

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Ghost Stories

  Paranormal movies have been enormously popular for years. Ghost stories and supernatural powers seem to be everywhere in entertainment.   These shows present a make-believe world with so much that is contrary to Scripture. One thing these movies get right is that we live in a spiritual world. The Bible is clear that there really are good and evil angels (Hebrews 1:14; Matthew 25:41) and that we have both a material body and also a non-material soul (Matthew 10:28; James 2:26; Job...

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What is the Purpose of Life?

   To be all that you can be? Have a good time? Raise a family? Gain knowledge? Help others? God says he created us for his glory (Isaiah 43:7). We exist to have a personal relationship with the loving God who made us.    Our sinful human nature denies this truth, since that nature is in rebellion against God. We often look in all the wrong places to satisfy our desires. We strive for knowledge, for power, to have fun times, and to even sacrifice for others, but eventually...

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Did God Really Say?

   Our society constantly questions God. Some unfaithful Christian pastors tell us that the historical accounts in Scripture are really parables, or were later untrue additions to Scripture. They say God really did not mean to tell us that he created the universe in 6 days, or that Jesus gave the blind sight and raised people from the dead, or that Jesus is the only way to be right with God. This is nothing new. Over 6,000 years ago, Satan, the father of lies, asked Eve, "Did God...

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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. ~ JOHN 3:16