The Trinitarian controversy surrounding I John 5:7-8 overshadows the record of what Jesus Christ did. It also hides key characteristics of God's children.
The presence of the Holy Spirit in a person testifies of God, not necessarily by any spoken word, but by the evidence of a changed life.
Controversy aside, what is the true meaning of I John 5:7-8? Ironically, these verses reveal something quite opposed to 'one God existing in three Persons.'
We are sojourners, pilgrims, aliens, and ambassadors, living among, yet separate from, the peoples of this present world. We must be loyal to our spiritual family.
What is a witness? Here is how the term is used in both Old and New Testaments, including the everyday witness of a Christian and the end-time Two Witnesses.
Martin Collins, asking why Christians must endure such horrendous persecution and struggle, asserts that Paul warned in Acts 5 that the church would always be in danger of deception from within and opposition from without. "Opposition from without" in Peter's time came from the evil oppression incited by the Pharisees …
Pentecost is known for its stupendous signs, particularly in Acts 2. Yet it teaches us of another witness: our own display of Christ's way of life in us.
Christ's trial and crucifixion were not historical accidents; rather, God prophesied both events in minute detail in Old Testament scriptures.
Jesus Christ, beginning with Pentecost 31 A.D., purposely called His saints into an assembly or church in order to 1) share the gospel, teaching His commandments and truths to a people who would respond to them, 2) aid those whom the Father called, His first fruits, during their time of sanctification, and 3) teach them to …
The first major concern of the Two Witnesses will be directed to the church rather than to the world at large, expunging worldliness out of the church.
We seriously err if we rely on the secular media to give us spiritual understanding. God sends strong delusion to those who do not love the truth.
Who fulfills the roles of the Two Witnesses? Revelation 11 and Zechariah 4 shed light on the early work and fundamental character of these end-time prophets.
The Two Witnesses have authority from God to annihilate those who interfere with their work as well as power over weather patterns and natural elements.
God wants us to recognize prophecies as they occur or shortly afterward. To cling to an interpretation before the events happen leads to missing vital details.
Christ provides a model of how to live a godly life in the flesh, living life the way God lives it. Using His light, we can navigate our way in this world.
John Ritenbaugh explores the possibility that the book of Acts, in addition to its role in continuing and advancing the Gospel or Good News, could well have been assembled as an exculpatory trial document designed to vindicate the apostle Paul and the early church, demonstrating that Christianity was not a threat to the Roman …
Martin Collins, focusing on Paul's third trial before a secular ruler, following the inconclusive decisions before Felix and Festus, points out that King Agrippa was of a more decisive character. He sought to implement Paul's appeal to Caesar without delay. Speaking to the King, the Apostle stated his pre-conversion experience …
Martyrdom is not a penalty because a person has failed to qualify for the Place of Safety; rather, it is a badge of honor for those who have overcome.
God's Holy Spirit typically refers to the mind of God and Christ, which is added to our human spirit to create a sound mind by which we witness of God.
Do we prefer to take matters into our own hands, make our own plans, and look to God for a blessing only after we have decided what needs to be done?
God provides the gift before it is actually needed so that when it is needed, everything is prepared for the person to do as he has been commissioned to do.
Even theologians admit that the Holy Spirit is a mystery to them. Yet the confusion comes from pagan thought patterns that have affected how Scripture is read.
The five parakletos sayings of Christ prove that the Holy Spirit is the essence, mind, and power of God and Christ in us, providing us assistance and counsel.
Adherents to the Pentecostal movement try to mimic some of the superficial surface manifestations of Acts 2 rather than follow the teaching given on that day.