Len Griehs

Justification by Faith

Church Five, Sardis “Remember herefore how thou hast received and didst hear, and keep it, and repent” (Revelation 3:3. Scriptures from Revised Version Improved and Corrected). By Len Griehs Sardis1 was the capital of the powerful kingdom of Lydia (western provinces of Turkey), conquered by Cyrus in 547 BC. Paganism flourished in Sardis. John the Revelator lamented over many Christians who had returned to former beliefs. Thus verse three, “remember therefore how thou hast received and didst hear: and keep it, and []

Paul’s New Faith

Acts 13-15 “Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers, Barnabas, and Symeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen the fosterbrother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul” (Acts 13:1 RVIC). by Leonard Griehs Saul had been at Antioch for almost a year (Acts 11:26). He was ready. His new faith, received through divine revelation, combined with the holy Spirit, gave him an urgency to proclaim Jesus to the Gentile world. His fellowship []

Tendons and Flesh

Covering the Bones “And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above; but there was no breath in them” (Ezekiel 37:8). by Leonard Griehs In this second stage of Ezekiel’s vision, he sees lifeless skeletons growing and changing into bodies. Sinews — tough fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone, commonly called tendons or ligaments — appearfrom nowhere and tie those bones together. Yet the skeletons still do []

Deceptions of the Late Harvest

Timely Concerns “And pray ye that your flight come not to be in the winter, neither on a sabbath” (Matthew 24:20. All scriptures from RVIC unless otherwise noted). by Len Griehs Listen to Audio:  Jeremy Rifkin, author and American economic and social theorist, observed the following: “We no longer feel ourselves to be guests in someone else’s home, and therefore obliged to make our behavior conform with a set of pre-existing cosmic rules. It is our creation now, we make the rules, we []

Concluding Counsel

Not Adding or Removing “The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen” Revelation 22:21, all texts are from RVIC). by Leonard Griehs Listen to audio  The final words of Revelation contain an admonition and a blessing. John’s stern warning shows the importance attached to this final book of scripture. “I witness unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto them, God shall add unto him the plagues []