Timeless truths about faith. Maybe you struggle with reconciling how someone who professes faith in Christ does not flesh out that faith. James settles that matter. Faith is not an announcement but an action. Faith is more than a profession; it is a practice. Faith is far more than words, it is works. Again let … Continue reading Living faith?
Timeless truths on judgment. Believers will be judged. Jesus told many parables teaching that those who are a part of the Kingdom of God will be judged. The parable of the “talents” (meaning money) teaches that when the owner returns all the servants will give an account. Paul writes of the fire that will test … Continue reading The Law of Liberty
Timeless truths about the law. The Bible is often misquoted. Nowhere does the Bible say that all sins are the same. It does say that if you stumble in “one point” you “become guilty of all.” That means that it takes only one violation of the law for you to become disqualified from heaven. Clearly … Continue reading Are all sins the same?
Timeless truths on favoritism. When we give a special welcome and hearty handshake to someone who is “important” and then ignore those we consider “unimportant,” we ignore the work of grace! God loves all people. When we exhibit “personal favoritism” we are set ourselves up as judges with evil motives. We are to embrace all … Continue reading Favoritism
Timeless truths about religion. Today is Sunday. Of those who go to church, probably most would consider themselves religious based on the fact that they are attending church. The Bible defines what it means to be “religious.” According to the Biblical definition, there may be people who attend church whose religion is worthless. So, how … Continue reading Religion that has value
Timeless truths on the Law of Liberty. It really is an oxymoron to say “the Law of Liberty.” Because when we think of the law, we don’t think of liberty. We think just the opposite. We think of confinement, restriction. But the Truth of God’s word sets people free from the enslavement to sin. The … Continue reading The Law of Liberty
Timeless truths about self-deception. During my high school years, there was a man who roamed around town quite animated. He would have conversations with himself or people who were not there. I learned that drugs had something to do with his state. It was very sad. James talks about an even sadder state of affairs. … Continue reading Self-deception