Category Archives: The Bible

Why Don’t All Christians Believe the Same Way?

People wonder how sincere Christians can come to such different opinions in regards to what the Bible teaches. Why are there so many denominations? Why are there so many Christian groups? Why are there so many offshoots? Why are there … Continue reading

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The Bible & the Coronavirus

Like everybody else, my little corner of the world has been affected by the coronavirus even though no cases have been reported yet here in Mitchell county, NC. Our governor, Roy Cooper, has cancelled all public schools for at least … Continue reading

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An Example of Why Bible Study is Hard Work

A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men. (Proverbs 18:16, N.K.J.V.) This verse provides us with a case in point of how the Bible can sometimes be difficult to correctly interpret and apply. The Hebrew … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Psalm 119:105

The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew (with just a handful of passages written in Aramaic), and the New Testament was written in Greek. So, unless you can read those languages, you need an English translation of the Bible. … Continue reading

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Where Did Cain Get His Wife?

Twice in the past few weeks I’ve been asked, “Where did Cain get his wife?” The reason for the question is obvious to anyone who has read Genesis chapter 4. Genesis 4:1-15 speaks of a time when Adam and Eve … Continue reading

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The Snowstorm That Helped Charles Spurgeon Get Saved

This past Saturday night we got a little skiff of snow that created some slick roads and icy parking lots early Sunday morning. Consequently, like some other churches in our area, we cancelled Sunday School and 11:00 p.m. worship service … Continue reading

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Pet Verses

Why are there so many different denominations, groups, cliques, and movements, with each one claiming the title “Christian”? It is because they all have “pet verses” to which they give favored preference over other verses from scripture. Allow me to … Continue reading

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The Source of Right Doctrine

“Right Doctrine for Right Living” series: (post #2) When you are looking for a church, what should be at the top of your list of criteria? The size of the church? Nope. The location of the church? Nope. The church’s … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Childhood (post #2 of 3)

When last we left Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus, they were in Jerusalem in the Jewish temple performing a couple of important services per the Mosaic law. At this point, Jesus is 40 days old and has been circumcised … Continue reading

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The Importance of Obeying Christ’s Commands

Alexander the Great is one of those historical figures about which enough stories are told to make you wonder if they are all true. My guess is that some of them really happened and some of them didn’t. With that … Continue reading

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