The following articles are related to the topic of OBEDIENCE

The Heart of the Matter

Buried securely within the cavity of the human chest is an amazing muscle about the size of one's fist. Charged by a tiny electrical impulse, approximately every 8/10ths of a second it "beats" - about 100,000 times a day, pumping some 1,800 gallons of blood, rich with food and oxygen, to all parts of your body. Its name is "the ... read more »

LDS Baptism Annulled Due to Protest from Jews

Many people are aware of the unusual ritual of the Mormon Church in the practice of "proxy baptism." This is the notion that someone now living can be baptized on behalf of someone else who has long been dead. This idea, with due respect to our sincere "Latter-day Saint" friends, is wholly adverse to the teaching of the Scriptures. The ... read more »

Every Spiritual Blessing Is in Christ

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . " (Eph. 1:3). The word "blessed" is eulogetos - like our word "eulogy." It means, "to speak well of."There are related words for "blessing" men, but this word is only used of God in the New Testament. Men may be "praised" for their benevolent deeds occasionally, ... read more »

The Last Supper

One of the most universally recognized paintings is Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. Amazingly, this masterpiece is more than 500 years old. Though artistic styles change, this artistic wonder still intrigues the mind's eye. Da Vinci's talent is undisputed, but his brilliance certainly was enhanced by the depiction of a great moment in human history - when Jesus instituted ... read more »

Will Only “Your Bunch” Be Saved?

The question that constitutes the title of this article was submitted recently to this writer. It is an inquiry that is not infrequently posed by those who deny the exclusive nature of the Christian system.Perhaps any person who ponders this question could discern the answer for himself - with just a friendly nudge. Questions for Personal Reflection Do you believe ... read more »

The Word-tenses of Salvation

When many people hear the term "salvation," they immediately think of something that occurred in their past. Many Protestants believe that salvation was received the instant they expressed a genuine faith in Christ as their personal Savior, and that it never can be forfeited. As we shall notice, these ideas are not accurate. Let us consider several passages that speak ... read more »

The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

The expression, "The just [righteous] shall live by faith," is a wonderful affirmation from the Holy Spirit of sacred revelation, brimming with truth and comfort. It occurs four times in Scripture-once in the book of Habakkuk, twice in Paul's epistles, and finally in the epistle to the Hebrews. Habakkuk The book of Habakkuk was probably composed near the end of ... read more »

Christian Priorities

One of the most demanding and frequently ignored admonitions from Jesus Christ is found in his renowned Sermon on the Mount: "You are to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all of these things [basic needs] will be added to you" (Matthew 6:33). This is one of the most challenging, and yet neglected, mandates of Christ-even ... read more »

Logic and the Plan of Salvation

In his classic work, Biblical Hermeneutics, Milton S. Terry, one-time Professor at the Garrett Biblical Institute, declared there is a "general harmony" which pervades the entire Scriptures. Consequently, "no single statement or obscure passage of one book can be allowed to set aside a doctrine which is clearly established by many passages" (1890, 449). This procedure is called "the analogy ... read more »

The Great Mystery of Godliness

In his first letter to Timothy, Paul declared that one of his reasons for writing the epistle was that men might know how to behave themselves in the house (family) of God, which is the church of the living God (3:15). Further, he affirms that it is the responsibility of those in the church to be the pillar and support ... read more »