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Does John 17:3 Negate the Deity of Christ?

"If Jesus Christ was 'God,' while he was upon the earth, why did he refer to the Father as 'the only true God' in John 17:3?" This question was submitted by a gentleman who identified himself as a "Jehovah's Witness."It is important to understand that the Watchtower folks repudiate the deity of Christ, alleging that Jesus, as he lived upon ... read more »

Is the Holy Spirit Worthy of Worship?

Is the Holy Spirit God in nature? If so, is it appropriate to worship him? There is a controversy that appears to be swirling about the Christian community these days, and it is this: "Is the Holy Spirit a proper object of Christian worship?" Some adamantly claim he is not. They challenge for a passage that specifically commands: "Worship the ... read more »

What’s Wrong with the Promise Keepers Movement?

Stockton, California has been one of the roughest cities on the West Coast. It's had a significant crime rate-one of the highest in the nation. And it's been a major "drug hub" for the West. One can imagine, therefore, that a great sigh of relief went up from Stockton's religious community last weekend when thirty-five thousand weeping, praying, hand-holding men ... read more »

Is God There?

When the hardships of life take their toll, sufferers may be tempted to question whether God is at all concerned. Yet the following truths reveal that the faithful child of God is ever in the mind and care of our loving Creator. Emma was a sweet, four-and-one-half year old girl, the utter delight of her parents. Now, she is with ... read more »

Did You Vote?

The nation's eyes and ears have been tuned in to the state of Florida in recent days. The direction of our nation's leadership is in question, and Americans are deeply divided. There are difficult problems to be faced by our nation: abortion, taxation, family values, homosexual legitimacy, care for seniors, free markets, moral and cultural decay, etc. These problems, and ... read more »

The Intercession of the Spirit

Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmity: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he who searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God ... read more »

The Divine Pattern of Acceptable Worship—Part 2

As mentioned in our previous article on acceptable worship , it is alleged by some that worship is a matter that God has left unregulated. Given O. Blakely, of the Independent Christian Church, adamantly argued this position in his debate with Alan E. Highers in Neosho, Missouri in April, 1988. Blakely contended that "in no case did they [the apostles] ... read more »

The Value of Morning

Early morning has always been my favorite time of day. From my youngest years I was an early riser. As a boy it was my job to get up at dawn to feed the livestock on our little country place in Tennessee. When I grew a little older, in the early hours I would ride my bike into the small ... read more »

Do the Dead Observe Earth’s Activities?

"Is there any Bible evidence that would indicate that members of our family, who have passed on into the realm of the dead, are aware of our activities on earth today?" There is no detailed discussion of this topic in the Bible. Our conclusions, therefore, can be drawn only from isolated and rather vague portions of Scripture. Note the following. ... read more »

Psalm 69 – A Plea for God’s Deliverance

According to the superscription, this psalm is "For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim." The latter term denotes "lilies" and likely suggests a particular tune to which the psalm would be sung. It is classified as a "Psalm of David." Though these superscriptions are not a part of the original text, they are nonetheless very ancient - antedating even the ... read more »