Verse of the Day

1 John 4:20-21If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.

Are you Sincere?



The word sincere is often times misused. Some say that one is sincere if he or she is teaching or practicing something sinful with a clear conscience. Said individuals truly believe that the erroneous teaching they do is truthful and so are determined to be sincere by others upon the basis of individual conscience. An example of this thinking was p...
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The Word of God is Here to Stay

The word of God is the standard for man's eternal existence. Divine revelation is identified as the truth or the gospel (Eph. 1:17). The prophet Amos viewed it as a plumb-line that establishes acceptable and unacceptable behavior (Amos 7:78). The prophet Hosea compared the word of God to a immovable landmark that establishes right from wrong (Hosea 5:10-11). Jesus said that God's word was the divinely established truth that makes a division between the identity of the righteous and wicked (Matthew 7:22ff). Divine revelation may be viewed as black and white with no shades of gray (l 1 Corinthians 14:33). The design of divine revelation is eternal, non-yielding to man's opinions, and set in stone (Il 1 Corinthians 1:12; 2:17; etc). Jesus said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away" (Matthew 24:35). The prophet Zechariah said that men's fathers and the prophets of the land would...
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The Godhead

Text of Interest: "For in him (Christ) dwelleth all the fullness of the godhead bodily/' (Colossians 2:9). What is the "Godhead?" The word "godhead" is from the Greek theios which means "divinity, deity" (Moulton 193). The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word as "The essential and divine nature of God" (565). The divine nature of God is revealed as eternal (John 1:1ff), omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent (Jeremiah 23:23-24; 32:17). God is revealed to be Holy (Leviticus 11:44), perfect (Matthew 5:48), patient ( I l Pet. 3:9), merciful and comforting (Il 1 Corinthians 1:3). God is the essence of love ( l John 4:8) and peace (l 1 Corinthians 14:33). Identity of the Godhead The Bible tells us that we can identify with deity through the visible creation (Romans 1:19ff) and divine revelation (Galatians 1:11ff). God is identified, early in the pages of revelation, as a plurality of persons. Genesis 1:26 states, "And...
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