How Do We Know The Bible Is From God?

How do we know the Bible is truly from God?  It claims to be from God (2 Timothy 3:16-17), but what evidence is there to back up this claim?  This is a great question, and one worthy of thoughtful answer. Consider this.  The Bible is made up of 66 books, written by approximately 40 different…

How Does God Talk To Us?

A question was submitted to me online.  “How does God talk to us?  Is it only through the Bible?”  It’s a very good question.  The Bible reveals many people who came to know God without reading Scripture.  In fact, we have no inspired record of any written communication from God to man until He gave…

Do Consequences Determine Truth?

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. (Colossians 2:8) There’s a reason the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to give us this warning (cf. 2 Peter 1:19-21).  It’s the same reason Jesus…

Do We Really Love God?

Let’s say a survey taker decided to make it his goal to stand outside of every church building in America each Sunday and ask everyone who left the building if they loved God.  Would any say no?  I doubt it.  I think most if not every churchgoer would gladly and sincerely profess their love for…

Can We Understand The Bible Alike?

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. (Philippians 2:2) A question I’m asked from time to time is if it is possible for people to understand the Bible in the same way.  That’s an understandable question, especially when one considers the…

Did The Events of Genesis Really Happen?

For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. (Matthew 24:37) Some churchgoers believe that the events of the book of Genesis are fictional.  There are reasons for this.  To cite one, some look at the genealogical timelines (Genesis 4:17-5:32) which, when considered alongside the biblical genealogical…

How To Talk About Religion With Others

Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.  And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness.  God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come their…

Serve The Cause! (2 Timothy 1:8-9)

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us…

Becoming Like Children (Matthew 18:3-4)

Truly I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3-4 The disciples were arguing again about who would be the greatest in heaven’s kingdom.  It wasn’t the first time…

Bible Heroes of Faith

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  For by it the people of old received their commendation. Hebrews 11:1-2  The Vacation Bible School at the Calhoun Church of Christ at 1301 Dews Pond Road starts on Sunday and goes through Wednesday, June 23-26, from 6:00 to 8:00…