God's mysteries have been in plain sight from the beginning of time, but carnality has obscured them from mankind.
John Ritenbaugh reviews the many New Testament scriptures where God unambiguously promises His people an inheritance (Acts 20:31-32; 26:16-18, Ephesians 1:3-14; 5:3-5; Colossians 1:12; 3: 11-15). The immense motivating value of that promise lies in its power to consistently hold in the face of His people the facts that 1.) He …
Many say that God's laws have been abolished, even though Jesus taught that until heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or tittle of the Law will disappear.
Why should we think that God disdains requirements for entrance into His Kingdom? Spiritual growth is an intrinsic part of equipping the saints for service.
Coveting begins as a desire. Human nature cannot be satisfied, nothing physical can satisfy covetousness, and joy does not derive from materialism.
Kim Myers, drawing some analogies from how the world keeps New Year's resolutions, cautions God's called-out ones not to approach God's Holy Days with the same level of non-commitment. Though we know that righteousness exalts a nation, we also know that America is no longer exceptional because of she has come to embrace …
The sanctification process requires us to cooperate with God in order to produce Christian works and character, preparing us for the Kingdom of God.
Simply watching out for the so-called "big sins" suggests that we are not genuinely interested in conforming to God—just in not crossing a major red line.
Because virtually every sin begins as a desire in the mind, the command against coveting (lustful cravings) could be the key to keeping the other commandments.
Homosexuality is not a lifestyle, but a sin directly against God, flouting God's creation of male and female, and perverting the natural use of the human body.
Kim Myers avers that there are three ways of life God's people may choose. The first way of life is walking in the light—the only way acceptable to God. The second way is to walk in a mixture of darkness and light. The third way is to walk in total darkness, the way most of mankind under the sway of Satan has chosen. …
Hollywood moguls, executives, producers, directors, writers and actors have committed themselves not only to approving sexual perversion, but to promoting it.
The spiritual journey of God's people is more difficult than the physical one of the ancient Israelites, requiring as it does more resources to navigate.
God never accepts worship that comes from human reasoning and the traditions of man. The starting point for worship must always be God and His revelation.
Kim Myers, marveling at the abundant physical blessings received by Jacob's offspring, even though, for the most part, they have been spiritually bankrupt, recounts the glory days of David and Solomon. Today, Jacob's offspring still produce the bulk of the world's automobiles, ships, and aircraft. The modern Israelitish nations …
Because of our 'time-bound' state, unless we sync with God's timetable, we are squandering our God-given time to become members of His family.
The early church was invaded by Gnosticism that denigrated the 'enslavement to Yahweh, His Law, and the Sabbath,' replacing it with Greek philosophy.