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What Did Jesus Mean When He Said, “Receive Ye the Spirit”?

"What does the following passage mean? 'And when he [Jesus] had said this, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit'" (John 20:22). The surrounding context in John's Gospel record reads as follows: "Jesus therefore said to them again, Peace be unto you: as the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you. ... read more »

Pope Issues Apostolic Letter on 24th Anniversary of His “Petrine Ministry”

October 16th, 2002 was the 24th anniversary of Pope John Paul II. I don't track papal news from day to day. I was curious, however, when a broadcast noted that only four other "popes" had a longer tenure than John Paul II: Pius IX, Leo XIII, Pius VI - and Peter himself! (Note: the use of the word "pope" is ... read more »

Know and Love the Truth

Have you ever had trouble buying a gift for someone - just the right thing, something he would really love? A radio announcement pitched, "Why don't you consider giving a gift that outshines them all. Name a star after the man in your life." Unbelievably, there are enterprises that will name a star after your loved one for just the ... read more »

Seven Steps to Greater Bible Understanding

Some claim that the Bible is too old, too long, too boring, or too difficult. Yet amazingly, the United Bible Society distributed 23,200,000 Bibles in 2001 alone - an average of 44 Bibles per minute throughout the year. It is necessary to do more than just own a copy of the Bible, or engage in some superficial reading. We must ... read more »

Is Evidence Needed For Faith?

Some folks believe that in order to have faith in Christ, you must examine certain evidence and draw a conclusion. Others object, suggesting that if you have to have "evidence" to believe, faith really would not be faith at all? For instance, some will argue that Christ's resurrection is something that must be accepted by faith alone ... that there ... read more »

Faith-Based Bathing — A Friendly Review

Christianity Today is probably the most popular journal in the protestant religious community. The magazine was founded by Billy Graham in 1956, and more than 100,000 copies of the journal are distributed each month. At times the magazine has some very good articles; on other occasions, it seriously is at variance with the Scriptures. The periodical has a regular feature ... read more »

Is “Re-Baptism” Scriptural?

Is there ever a justification for being "re-baptized"? I have questioned my baptism. I was very young and really did not comprehend the seriousness of what I was doing. I have considered being baptized again, but some say that it would not be right to be baptized a second time. Your question is a very legitimate one. There are some ... read more »

How Will God Judge Those Who Never Hear the Gospel?

On the judgment day, what will God's response be to those who never had chance to hear the gospel? No one out of his own reservoir of knowledge and wisdom can emphatically state how God is going to judge any specific case. For example, did Judas die lost? The New Testament is clear that he perished (Jn. 17:12; Acts 1:25). ... read more »

The Ascension of Christ: A Most Significant Event

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the foundation truth of the gospel (1 Cor. 15:13-19). For that reason, occasionally the resurrection narrative has overshadowed the ascension record. But the ascension event is of equal significance, and careful attention should be given to it. Prophetically Announced A thousand years before the Savior's birth, David prophesied the ascension of Jesus ... read more »

All Good People Go to Heaven — No Matter What?

My interest was piqued when one of the Pennsylvania coal miners related a conversation between himself and another trapped miner during an emotional interview that aired last Tuesday night with Stone Phillips of Dateline NBC. This young miner said that he asked an older veteran during the ordeal, "Will I go to heaven. . . cause I know the Bible ... read more »