Why Were Some Books Excluded From The Bible?

Why were some books left out of the Bible? What books were they? God-Breathed The Bible declares of itself that Scripture is God’s Word, uttered as it were, from the very breath of God. The Apostle Paul says “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2nd Tim 3:16), so “that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2nd Tim 3:17). The Apostle Peter tells us “that no prophecy of Scripture … [Read more...]

Why Christians Can’t Be Silent About The Gospel

Since Christians have received eternal life, should they feel compelled to share that good news with others?Words are Necessary Does it seem to you that churches are not as evangelistic as they were just a few years ago? Some believe it is not necessary to use words but just be an example and draw them to Christ by the way you live. Of course, it’s great to be salt and light, but salt needs to get of the shaker and the light out into the world, however, aren’t words necessary? The Apostle Pa … [Read more...]

What Is The Remnant Mentioned In The Bible?

What does the Bible mean when mentioning a “remnant?” Does this have to do with the church, Israel, or both?What is a Remnant? If you asked someone on the street what a remnant is, they might think of carpet remnants or whatever’s left after everything else is gone. We arrived at a garage sale late on a Saturday and all we found were “remnants” or leftovers, because everything else was gone after having been sold. That’s what we might think about when defining what a remnant is, but the Bibl … [Read more...]

What Does Being A Disciple of Jesus Mean?

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? Why are we to make disciples of others?What is a Disciple? Jesus warned those who were not willing to pay the price of following Him by saying, “any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33), so what is a disciple so that we may be sure that we are one of His disciples? The word disciple comes from the Old English discipul which comes from the Latin discipulus, meaning, “pupil, student, follower,” … [Read more...]

How To Honor Parents That Are Less Than Honorable

The Bible commands us to honor our father and mother, but what if they are anything but honorable?The Fifth Commandment When God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, the first four deal with our relationship with God, while the final six deal with our relationships with our fellow man and woman, but it seems interesting that God would place the command to honor our father and mother as the first order of importance. Why not put murder or adultery as the fifth? Why is honoring your parents … [Read more...]

Was Jesus The God Of The Old Testament?

Since Jesus is God and has always existed, was He around during the Old Testament? Was He the God of the Old Testament?Before the Beginning If you want to go back to the beginning, don’t start at Genesis 1:1 but start with the Apostle John’s account that begins before creation. He writes, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1), and clearly, Jesus was the Word of God Who became flesh (John1:14), and was with God (the Father and the Holy Spi … [Read more...]