Category Archives: Salvation

What About the Thief on the Cross?

by Keith Sharp When faced with a Bible passage that plainly teaches the necessity of water baptism for salvation, many of our friends protest, “But what about the thief on the cross? He was saved forty feet above the high … Continue reading

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Is Your House In Order?

by William J. Stewart I’m not asking if your dishes are done, if the floor is swept, the carpets are vacuumed, the light fixtures are dusted, etc.. Our title refers to 2 Kings 20, where the prophet Isaiah was sent … Continue reading

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Keeping the Christ in Christianity

by William J. Stewart A common maxim postulated by some this time of year is the need to keep the Christ in Christmas. Such vehemently affirm Jesus was born on December 25; and He is the reason for the season. … Continue reading

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Here I Raise My Ebenezer

by Sean P. Cavender We often sing the hymn, “O Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” as a tribute to the goodness of God. We recognize the help Jehovah provides in times of great difficulty. We easily see the grace of … Continue reading

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Baptism For The Dead

by Frank Jamerson Whether you have talked with a Mormon or not, the statement in 1 Corinthians 15:29 is difficult. After discussing the importance of the resurrection of the body, Paul said, “Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized … Continue reading

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A Different Gospel

William J. Stewart In the opening chapter of his letter to the churches of Galatia, Paul wrote: I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is … Continue reading

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Watch And Be Sober

William J. Stewart A few weeks ago, we noted how focused Paul was on the Lord’s return, and in particular, in his writing to the Thessalonian church. He didn’t and wouldn’t declare when Jesus was coming, but he encouraged God’s … Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Not Sin?

by William J. Stewart In 2 Corinthians 5:21, the apostle Paul refers to Jesus as “Him who knew no sin.” The apostle John concurs, saying “in Him there is no sin” (1 John 3:5). Jesus lived thirty-some years on this … Continue reading

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Temptation (2 of 2)

William J. Stewart It is a fairly common thing for professional sports teams to carefully watch video of their opponents. They watch to learn patterns, to decipher the other team’s playbook or game plan. If you know what your opponent is … Continue reading

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Temptation (1 of 2)

William J. Stewart At the end of Genesis 25, Esau sold his birthright to his brother Jacob. He had come from the field weary and hungry, and set a greater value on a bowl of stew than on the privilege that … Continue reading

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