Difficult Scriptures Concerning Christian Walk

Listen to audio:  ● John 11:26. “And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” How can a believer now hope to never die? The Rotherham translation gives the sense of what Jesus intended. “No one who liveth again and believeth on me shall in anywise die.” The word “again” is not directly represented in the Greek, but that is the sense intended. It is similar to an expression about Jesus in Revelation 2:8, which says, literally, “who became dead, and lived.” The meaning is that Jesus died and lived []

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Religious Listen to audio:  A group of Episcopalians and Methodists has released its proposal for full communion between the two denominations. The Episcopal Church General Convention and the United Methodist Church General Conference must approve the agreement, which culminates 15 years of exploration and more than 50 years of formal dialogue between the two churches. The 10-page proposal, titled “A Gift to the World, Co-Laborers for the Healing of Brokenness,” says it “is an effort to bring our churches into closer partnership in the mission and witness to the love of God []

Today In Prophecy – The Reshaping of Society

“But the day of the Lord will have come as a thief; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be exposed (or discovered)” (2 Peter 3:10, RVIC). Listen to audio:  Ten years ago in June, 2007, everything in the world changed. The late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, introduced the iPhone. But the new device was not just a phone. It put the []

Difficult Scriptures Concerning Christ’s Second Advent

Listen to audio:  ● 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10. “At the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the angels of his power in flaming fire, rendering vengeance to them that know not God, and to them that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus: who shall suffer punishment, even eternal destruction from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his might” (ASV). Is this eternal destruction at the beginning of the millennium? The destruction of the disobedient begins as they are exposed to light and truth beginning with []

Difficult Scriptures Concerning Resurrection

Listen to audio:  ● John 8:56. “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.” What is Jesus’ day? How could Abraham have seen it? Jesus’ day is outlined in Luke 4:18-19, which details the parts of Isaiah’s prophecy (Isaiah 61:1-3) that would characterize all of the wonderful things he would accomplish over his upcoming three-and-a-half-year ministry, as well as in Christ’s Kingdom. Abraham was only able to see Jesus’ day through his spiritual eye of faith. In Hebrews 11:17-19, the Apostle Paul, when marveling []