The following articles are related to the topic of PREDESTINATION

Separated from My Mother’s Womb

In his epistle to the churches of Galatia, quite obviously Paul was combating a Judaistic element in these congregations (most likely those he and Barnabas had established on that first missionary campaign - Acts 13:4-14:26). In the opening segment of the letter, Paul makes a defense of his apostolic authority (1:11-2:21). Within this section, the apostle contended that "God...separated me, ... read more »

False Ideas about God

When Paul was in Athens, he declared to certain philosophers (who had gathered together to hear new ideas) that they were ignorant of the true God (Acts 17:23). In our current society, many feel that modern man has intellectually advanced beyond the primitive Greeks. The truth is, a significant segment of our own populous is about as crude in its ... read more »

THE GOLDEN TEXT: A Study of John 3:16

The Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16, is one of the all-time beloved and well-known verses in the entire Bible. It is frequently called the "golden text" of Scripture. One might be shocked to learn, therefore, that this great passage is one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented texts of the Word of God. Many sincere people, who dearly ... read more »

Some Final Words from Paul

Second Timothy was the final epistle Paul penned before his "appointment" with death was realized (cf. Hebrews 9:27). As he set to parchment his concluding instructions to Timothy, his faithful friend, he could almost hear the executioner sharpening his sword. He wrote: "For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come" (4:6). The Bible student, ... read more »

The Drawing Power of God

Jesus had fed a great multitude (likely significantly more than ten thousand souls - cf. John 6:10b) with only five small barley cakes and two fish, on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee. The crowd was awed tremendously by this "sign," perceiving the Lord to be "the prophet" they had long anticipated (cf. Deuteronomy 18:15-17). They wanted to ... read more »