Theology Category

Did Jesus Ever Fail in His Ministry?

What did this look like? Did Jesus actually pray for people in Nazareth and nothing happen? Did he make an attempt to do a mighty work and fail, because of the peoples’ unbelief? Or does it mean he knew their hearts and did not even attempt a great miracles except for healing a few sick […]

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Eleazar’s Hand Clave to the Sword

January 4th, on my 76th birthday, I am meditating on David’s mighty men, his army of rebels. 2 Samuel 23:9-10: “Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away: […]

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Lion Hearted Men of God

In my unqualified support of President Trump many unbelievers and even many Christians have claimed I am hypocritical and inconsistent in holding him up as a brother in the Lord, while I daily condemn sin on campus. They just don’t see how Trump can possibly be regarded as a Christian. I fear that if they […]

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Building the Church

Our host this week is a retired prison administrator, who now teaches a Bible study in prison. His favorite question to his students is, “How many of you were regularly going to church, when you were arrested?” The answer is always the same, without fail, none of them were attending church, when they got into […]

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Mark Of The Beast

Have you ever heard this? “I don’t interpret the Bible; I just take it for what it says.” If there is any book in the Bible that needs to be interpreted, it is the Revelation. The Revelation is a vision. The difference between a dream and a vision is that with a vision one is […]

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Revelation chapters 16 & 17, “It Is Done!”

In Chapter 16 of Revelation, the great voice out of the temple pronounces, “It is done.” What is done? For the answer join us for our weekly study on Revelation at 7 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 31, in the Smock living room either in person or via FaceBook live stream. To enjoy Sister […]

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The War Between Good and Evil

Notes on Revelation 12&13: The essential theme of Revelation is the war of the ages between good and evil. We learn through John’s vision that events of heaven correspond to actions on earth. In Chapters 12 & 13 we receive through terrible images a distinct conception of the powerful foes with whom the Christian has […]

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The Throne Room of God

Popular images reveal Heaven to be a final destination of tranquility and peace, almost a boring place, to where we go when we die, a glorious retirement home far, far away. John the Revelator had a much different vision of Heaven; he “looked, and, behold, a door was open in Heaven.”—Rev 4:1 John walks us […]

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Abraham the Strong Father

“For I know him (Abraham), that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him.”—Genesis 18:19 Abraham set the standard for all fathers to put God […]

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The Slavery Issue In The Bible

Atheists do not make a distinction between Jews who could become indentured servants for six years then freed the seventh year, and pagans who could be enslaved for a life time. This skeptic claimed that a man could sell his daughter as a sex slave according to the Book of Exodus. Exodus 21:7-8 does speak […]

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