To respect the rich and despise the poor is inconsistent for the Christian. Partiality shows a lack of God's love for others in our hearts. In His sight each person is of equal value, no matter what their income is or what family they come from.
Barnabas deserves a spot with other noted New Testament saints—a disciple of Jesus on the level with Paul, John, Peter, and James. Each generation in the ongoing march of the church needs more saints like Barnabas—people who give generously, and encourage others to persevere in the faith.
Every human experiences the struggle of existence in a world that is marred by sin. The pain some people encounter makes them stronger Christians, others become bitter. How can we avoid this root of bitterness?
We have only one hope of salvation. That is to crucify our carnal mind, receive the “mind of Christ" and be born of the Spirit. The Bible teaches us that sin is overcome, not by determination, but by giving up—by surrendering our all in faith to Christ, and being born of the Spirit.
Even the most sincere "walk down the aisle" or the most passionate "sinner's prayer" is no substitute for Jesus' words, "take up your cross daily and follow me." Christianity is a life—not a one-time decision.
The Bible begins with the simple and yet profound statement that God is the Creator of all things. Those who oppose this view say that evolution formed the world. Which world view do the facts agree with?
Are you depressed? Elijah, possibly the greatest prophet of God the world has ever known, was suffering from fear and depression. In this article we will examine his secret, and how God helped him overcome his depression.
Some truths, kindly pointed out and explained, to the person comfortable in the thought that sincerity is what counts. Salvation is NOT dependent upon sincerity, and it is a world of difference--in fact, an eternity of difference!--what a person believes about the Lord Jesus Christ.
We don't like to think about growing old. But man’s mortality rate is 100%. And after death comes judgment. That’s reality, whether or not we try to duck it. Do you want to know what God says about it?