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“Not to Know About God, to Know God” – Why God Withholds

Lately I have been pondering another aspect of the goodness of God, in an effort to better understand His perfect character. I cannot help but to think that God’s goodness is largely displayed by what He withholds from us. I realize that this may seem a difficult concept to accept, because we tend to consider […]

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“Not to Know About God, to Know God” – God is Good, Always

Recently, a particular phrase caught my attention as a friend and I discussed our college-aged children and their acceptance into the first universities of their choice. Not surprisingly, I had just heard the same phrase used in church on a recent Sunday – following the announcement of an entirely different kind of blessing. The phrase […]

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How Does The Bible Explain Grace?

Let us attempt to understand what grace is by first considering what it is not. We will look at what scripture has to say about the nature of grace, which is commonly defined as God’s undeserved favor towards mankind. Grace is not dependent on or related to anything that people do This means that the […]

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What the Bible Says About Redemption

Let’s talk Redemption Let us consider a special transaction involving three elements – a business man, a customer, and a mutually beneficial deal between them. The business man has an item that the customer wants. He is eager to provide this item in satisfaction of his customer’s desire. The customer wants to obtain the item […]

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The Bible And The Transcendence Of God

The meaning of the word “transcend” in the English dictionary describes rising above, going further, triumphing over, being more, or extending beyond conventionallimits. When we use this term in connection with God, we are acknowledging and recognizing that He is completely beyond what we can imagine, understand or comprehend. Let’s explore what scripture has to […]

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Satan (The Devil)

Satan (The Devil) – The Enemy of God Satan is a Real Person Satan was once holy and enjoyed heavenly honors but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air, and the […]

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Baptist Church Beliefs

What is the origin of the Baptist church? In answer to this question, one should examine the words of our Savior concerning His church: And I say unto thee, thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18). In this […]

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Sin

What is Sin? The word “sin” appears in the Bible in both the singular and the plural. When we read “sins” we are reading about personal sins. When the word “sin” appears in the singular, it is usually speaking of the sin nature of man. Every, person is born with a sin nature. John wrote, […]

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The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit Much confusion exists in the minds of God’s people concerning the Holy Trinity of Heaven — the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. Some believe that they are three aspects of just one person. This they illustrate by speaking of the sun as having light, heat, […]

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What is Baptism? Should All Christians Be Baptized?

Baptism – A Symbol of Faith in Christ How is Baptism Performed? The scriptural mode of baptism is to immerse (put under) in water. The word baptism is a transliteration of the Greek word baptizo, from the root bapto (to dip). The early church knew nothing of sprinkling and pouring. The words rhantizo (sprinkling), and […]