The Bible teaches that God created the universe in six days (Gen. 1). God created the universe out of nothing. He did not use any pre-existing material or energy. God did not create the universe because He was
lonely or because He had to. He did it as a free act of His will for His own
good pleasure and glory (Rev. 4:11).
The term “born again” is known to most Americans. There has even been a president who claimed to be born again. Most evangelicals and fundamentalists like to refer to themselves as “born again” Christians. Yet these words have little or no meaning to many people.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a fundamental truth of the gospel and a cardinal doctrine of biblical Christianity. All of the gospels end their historical narratives with the climactic resurrection and exaltation of Jesus (Mt. 28; Mk. 16; Lk. 24; Jn 20; 21). In the preaching of the apostolic church the resurrection and exaltation of Christ is emphasized (Ac. 2:24-36; 3:14, 26; 4:10-11; 5:30-32; 7:55-56; 10: 39-43; 13:30-38; 17: 3, 31).
The Good News of the Salvation of Jesus Christ
We live in a time when many people are seeking meaning and happiness through personal fulfillment. In our modern pleasure-seeking culture we find an obsession with material things, entertainment (Hollywood, Las Vegas, sports, etc), leisure, personal peace and affluence. This modern self-centered spirit has even come to dominate many professing Christian churches in our land.
In some of the conservative Presbyterian denominations within the last generation there has been a renewed interest in a more liturgical form of public worship. This type of worship involves not only a revival of the church calendar and man-made holy days but also the repeated use of prayer books or prescribed written prayers
Are Pictures of Christ Unbiblical?
In our day it is very common to see pictures of Christ in churches and in homes. Images of the Savior are commonly found on stained glass windows, church entry rooms, Christian school classrooms, living rooms, book covers, Charismatic television programs, church billboards, family Bibles and on the wall behind the pulpit. The vast majority of “Christian” bookstores sell a wide variety of pictures of Jesus.
Christ in the Psalms by E. S. McKitrick
Martin Luther used to call the Book of Psalms "a little Bible." Bishop Horne describes it as "an epitome of the Bible." These terms are fully justified in the fact that in the Psalter we find concentrated all the truths which are elsewhere elaborated and enforced in all the divine Word. It thus possesses an internal completeness not found in any other single book in the inspired volume.
XMAS by A.W. Pink
Christmas is coming! Quite so: but what is "Christmas?" Does not the very term itself denote its source - "Christ - mass." Thus it is of Roman origin, brought over from paganism. But, says someone, Christmas is the time when we commemorate the Savior's birth. It is? And WHO authorized such commemoration? Certainly God did not.
The Teaching of Jesus on Worship
No study of worship would be complete without a consideration of the teaching of our Lord on this most important topic. Christ’s profound comments come in the midst of His interaction with a Samaritan woman at a well outside of Sychar.
Sabbath and Civilization: Critique of "The Economics of Sabbath Keeping"
In our post-Christian apostate culture any biblical reformation of business must involve a scriptural concept of the sabbath as well as a consistent implementation of God’s fourth commandment. The Puritans rightly recognized that the duties to our fellow men enumerated in the second table of the law are logically and foundationally dependent on the first table of the law.
Messiah, Governor of the Nations by Alexander M'Leod
TheChurch of Christ is, comparatively, a small society. Those who were given to the Son, in order to be redeemed by his blood, and sanctified by his spirit, are really a great multitude, which no man can number; but the sincere followers of the Lamb, at any period since the publication of the gospel, when compared with the wicked of the world, are a very little flock.
Rulers Sins: The Causes of National Judgments by Patrick Gillespie
This is the close of the history of the great reformation, wrought by Josiah, whereof we may read from the beginning of the Chapter hitherto, and it is a strange close of such a story; for it was a great reformation that he wrought in Judah; and the 25th verse says of him, "That like unto him was no King before him, that turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses, neither after him arose there any like him."
American society is in decay. Violent crime has grown so much in the last thirty years that many people are afraid to go into our cities after dark. Sexual immorality has exploded in our culture since the 1960s. There was a time only a generation ago when premarital sex was the exception not the rule.
A sociedade americana está em declínio. Os crimes violentos têm sido tão freqüentes nos últimos trinta anos que muitas pessoas têm medo de sair às ruas das nossas cidades com a chegada da noite. A imoralidade sexual explodiu na nossa cultura desde os idos de 1960.
Säkularer Humanismus (German)
Man gründet besser die eigene Existenz auf die Existenz Gottes als auf dessen Nicht-Existenz. Pascal sagt: „Elend des Menschen ohne Gott! - Glückseligkeit des Menschen mit Gott!“
The doctrine of eternal punishment is probably the most unpopular, hated and feared teaching in the entire Bible. The thought of people burning in hell for eternity is most repugnant to the human mind.
The Premillennial Deception: Chiliasm in Light of Scripture
The predominant eschatological view among Bible-believing Christians in the twentieth century is premillennialism. Premillennialism is the view that after His second coming, Jesus Christ will rule the earth for 1000 years.
One of the most popular activities among young adults is getting drunk. If you visit a college campus on Friday or Saturday night, you will find an assortment of drunks. The weekend is party time, a time of drunkenness, illicit sex, drug use, excessive, unbridled lust, lasciviousness, carousing and riotous living.
Uma das atividades mais comuns entre os jovens é se embriagar. Se você visitar um campus universitário na sexta-feira ou sábado à noite, você vai encontrar um monte de bêbados. Fim de semana é um período de festa; período de embriaguez, de sexo ilícito, de uso de drogas, de lascívia excessiva e desenfreada, de se divertir e se revoltar. Festas com bebidas são vistas como um agradável deleite por muitos jovens.
Since the 1960s, there has been a dramatic increase in illicit drug use in our society. The drug revolution of the 1960s had its spiritual and philosophical beginnings in the “beat” culture of the 1950s.
America has partaken of the sexual revolution and now America is engulfed in what could be the worst plague ever–the AIDS epidemic. This epidemic is truly unique in our modern history. There is no cure for AIDS. It brings a virtually certain, agonizing death.
Como Deter a Epidemia de AIDS (Portuguese)
Os Estados Unidos participaram da revolução sexual e agora a América está engolfada no que provavelmente é a pior doença de todos os tempos – a epidemia de AIDS. Essa epidemia é realmente única em nossa história moderna. Não há cura para a AIDS.
What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?
This is an age of increasing acceptance and approval of homosexuality. Homosexuality is portrayed by many in government, in public education and in our colleges and universities as just one of many normal, legitimate lifestyle choices.
Siamo oggi sottoposti, in ogni ambiente, ad un intenso battage teso a far si che la nostra società e chiese accettino ed approvino l’omosessualità come uno stile di vita legittimo e rispettabile, una “preferenza” sessuale al pari di ogni altra.
Biblical Principles for Problem Solving in the Home
We live in a time of great marital discord and family disintegration. At the beginning of the twentieth century the divorce rate in America was under ten percent. By 1983 the divorce rate was just under fifty percent (the divorce rate has stood near fifty percent ever since the early 1980s).
The Charismatic movement is one of the most popular and growing forces within Christendom today. The major doctrinal distinctives of the Charismatic movement—the baptism in the Holy Spirit, tongues-speaking, prophecy, the gift of healing and the emphasis on having a personal experience—are primary reasons for the movement’s growth and popularity.
Il Movimento Carismatico Una Critica Biblica (Italian)
Il movimento carismatico è una delle forze più popolari e in maggiore crescita nella Cristianità contemporanea. I maggiori tratti distintivi della dottrina del movimento Carismatico–il battesimo nello Spirito Santo, parlare in lingue, la profezia, il dono delle guarigioni e l’enfasi sull’esperienza personale–sono le ragioni principali della crescita e della popolarità di questo movimento.
There are two types of religion in the world today: religions of the imagination (what men and demons have made up) and the religion of revelation (what God by His grace has given to man in the Bible). The purpose of this booklet is to examine some important Roman Catholic doctrines in the light of the Bible and determine if these doctrines are in harmony with, or contrary to, the clear teaching of God’s Word.
Det finns två sorts religion i världen idag. Den ena är ett fantasifoster (skapad av människor och demoner) och det andra är en uppenbarelsens religion (som Gud givit människan i Bibeln). Syftet med denna skrift är att analysera en del romersk-katolska läror i Bibelns ljus och se om de är i harmoni med, eller strider emot Guds Ord.
Catolicismo Romano: Uma Analise Biblical (Portuguese)
A Igreja Católica Romana ensina que a Bíblia e a tradição, como interpretada pela Igreja, são o fundamento final da autoridade em religião.3 Jesus condenou a tradição como regra de autoridade religiosa e exaltou a Palavra de Deus: “Os fariseus e os escribas o perguntaram, ‘Por que os teus discípulos não andam de acordo com a tradição dos anciãos...?’ Mas ele lhes respondeu dizendo, ‘...em vão me adoram, ensinando como doutrina preceitos de homens. .
Is Jesus Christ God?
The most important question facing individuals, families and nations is not “How do we stop the AIDS epidemic?” “How do we arrest global warming?” “How do we stimulate economic growth?” or even “How do we eliminate poverty?” The most important question is: “What do you think of Jesus Christ?” (cf. Mt. 22:42).
Atheism, New Age Mysticism vs. Biblical Christianity
Every system of thought, every worldview has a concept of God. Three predominant views of God in America are: monism (everything is God), atheism (God does not exist) and Christian theism (there is a personal, infinite God who is totally separate from the created universe).
Since the mid-1960s, there has been an immense increase in the popularity of divination, or fortune telling, among young people all over the globe. Divination is an occult practice where a person foretells future events or gains secret knowledge regarding someone's personality and life. Popular methods of divination are: astrology, tarot cards, palm reading psychic consultations, mediums and ouija boards.
Adivinhação e Astrologia (Portuguese)
Desde a segunda metade da década de 1960, houve um intenso aumento na popularidade da adivinhação, ou predição, entre os jovens por toda parte do globo. A adivinhação é uma prática oculta na qual uma pessoa prediz eventos futuros ou obtêm conhecimento secreto a respeito da personalidade e vida de alguém.