WORRYING AND PRECIOUS TIME

Posted by Mark Lindley on 26 July 2017

Time is a precious blessing not to be wasted. With each tick of the clock, the brief span of time we have in this world is passing. This is why Paul exhorts us to use our time wisely: “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). We should “number our days,” making the most of each moment, living life to the fullest (Psalm 90:12).

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When God Is Silent

Posted by Mark Lindley on 12 July 2017

Those reading this article will likely agree that we should do what God says in his word. When God has given a commandment, those who love God will obey (I John 5:3). But how should we interpret God’s silence? In cases in which God has given no instruction, do we have the authority to engage in those practices?

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Cheating on God

Posted by Mark Lindley on 28 June 2017

Marriage is a wonderful blessing given by God. God wants those who are married to treasure this blessing and stay together, keeping the commitment they have made. On their wedding day, a couple promises to be faithful to each other. However, “cheating” within marriage is fairly common, but, always wrong. Infidelity ruins relationships and devastates the person that one has vowed to love and cherish.

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Rocky Soil and Falling From Grace

Posted by Mark Lindley on 14 June 2017

The New Testament abounds with warnings about falling from grace. Although many believe that it is impossible for a child of God to fall from grace, the Scriptures teach otherwise.

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RELIGIOUS UNITY

Posted by Mark Lindley on 17 May 2017

It is apparent that there is widespread religious division in our day. Driving through large cities or small towns, one will see numerous houses of worship. Each place of worship has been established by a church (denomination) that has its own denominational name, doctrines, and practices. The doctrines and practices of one church often contradict the doctrines and practices of other churches. With such rampant religious division, is it possible for there to be unity among all who profess to follow Christ?

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IS ONE CHURCH AS GOOD AS ANOTHER?

Posted by Mark Lindley on 3 May 2017

It is not uncommon in our day to hear someone affirm that one church is as good as another. In fact, this is, allegedly, the commonly held belief of all the various protestant denominations. According to denominationalism, what matters is being sincere in one’s religious convictions, and since sincerity is what matters, the church one chooses is irrelevant. It is believed that all churches are denominations, and that all the various denominations comprise the true church of Christ. Therefore, we are told that “one church is as good as another.”

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Can One Be Saved Before Having Faith in Christ?

Posted by Mark Lindley on 19 April 2017

John Calvin was a French Theologian and reformer during the days of the Protestant Reformation. Although John Calvin, who lived in the sixteenth century, did not originate the system of doctrine known as “Calvinism,” he popularized it. One component of this doctrine suggests that babies are born totally depraved because they inherit a sinful nature from their parents. This sinful nature can be traced all the way back to Adam, the first man.

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“THAT’S JUST YOUR INTERPRETATION”

Posted by Mark Lindley on 5 April 2017

A popular idea of our day is that the Bible is subject to many, different interpretations. These interpretations, we are told, are all equally valid. Even when one interpretation clearly contradicts another, many are willing to affirm that “both are right.”

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Baptism Saves Us

Posted by Mark Lindley on 22 March 2017

The title of this article may seem startling to some. It may cause some to shake their heads in unbelief. The question is, does the bible teach that “baptism saves us?”

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"Not Saved By Works"

Posted by Mark Lindley on 8 March 2017

The Bible teaches that the foundation of salvation is the grace of God. Grace is often defined as “the unmerited favor of God.” There is nothing one can do to earn grace or merit salvation from sin. The Scriptures teach that sinners are saved by “grace through faith” (Ephesians 2:8), and that eternal life is a “gift” from God (Romans 6:23).

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