If you want the Holy Spirit….
Jesus tells us what to do if we want the Holy Spirit – ask the One who sends the Holy Spirit: “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Luke 11:13). When Jesus wanted His disciples to haveRead the rest of this page »
Private interpretations of Scripture
The Bible warns against private interpretations of Scripture in the following words: “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” (2 Pet. 1:20). This warning is of particular importance today as the word of God has become Satan’s prime target in no less a way than in the days of our first parents, AdamRead the rest of this page »
What is so Important About a Day?
It is sometimes queried of Sabbath-keepers: “Is the day you worship so important? Isn’t it a clean and holy life that really matters? Don’t you believe that it is those who have clean hands and a pure heart who will see God, whether they worship on Sunday or Saturday?” These are questions which many people ask, and which deserve answers.Read the rest of this page »
Satan Targets the Bible
From before sin even entered this world, Satan has sought to target God’s word. Quoting scripture as a means of deceiving people is not a new strategy of Satan. He did it with Jesus Christ, while tempting Him in the wilderness, and even before that, sought to quote God’s word in order to tempt Eve – “Yea, hath God said,Read the rest of this page »
Rebuilding the Temple – Prophets, Priests and Rulers
The rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem by those who returned from exile in Babylon was accomplished through the cooperation of prophets, priests and rulers. The temple was started and finished under the leadership of Zerubbabel, who led the first group of exiles who returned from Babylon to Jerusalem based on the decree of Cyrus, supported by Joshua the HighRead the rest of this page »
Creeds and Rituals – Does Truth Matter?
An experience recently has led me to ask, “Does truth matter?”. The question seems almost redundant since there is hardly anyone who would deny that truth matters; but claiming to believe something and believing it are two different things. One of the greatest evidences that truth matters to someone is that person’s willingness to act on it. My recent experienceRead the rest of this page »
Unity upon a false premise
In unity, there is strength. However, the only unity that will last is that which is built on the truth. From the moment Lucifer rebelled against God in heaven, there has been a constant conflict between truth and error. The conflict was spread to this earth when Lucifer who, by then, had become Satan – the Devil – led EveRead the rest of this page »
The Law of God and the Law of Moses
There has been much confusion regarding references to the law in the Bible, especially in Paul’s writings. One of the reasons for the confusion is that, oftentimes, no distinction is recognized between references to the Law of God and the Law of Moses. In seeking to better understand especially Paul’s writings, the following points should be noted: The Law ofRead the rest of this page »
Bahamians were not sinners above others
As we mourn the loss of life in the Bahamas, one cannot avoid the usual question, “Where was God?” Some have asserted that it was God’s judgement on the Bahamians and that they were warned. Insurance companies and others classify such disasters as “Acts of God”. But Jesus’s response to a report that was made to Him about a disasterRead the rest of this page »
Keeping Your Straying Spouse at Home
Many of the ills of society are linked to a breakdown in the family structure. Crime, social maladjustment, lack of self-confidence, giving in to peer pressure and children emulating the wrong icons are some of the results. Single parents who struggle against the odds and raise children who become good and successful citizens are to be commended. But having theRead the rest of this page »
When God withholds forgiveness
One of the most foundational bases for Christian faith is the fact that God forgives. If there was no forgiveness, all hope would be lost because we are all sinners – “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). We have been given the assurance that God will forgive the vilest sinner and willRead the rest of this page »
Latter-rain angel sheds light on Holy Spirit mystery
The latter-rain angel lightens the entire earth with his glory – “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.” (Rev. 18:1). When one recognizes that this is a description of an event like what happened on the Day of Pentecost to Jesus’s disciples, except moreRead the rest of this page »
What does it mean to blaspheme against the Holy Spirit?
One of the most troubling issues that has perplexed professing Christians is the question of whether one could blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and not know it. The reason for this concern is the fact that Jesus warned against it, stating emphatically that there is no forgiveness for that egregious act. Jesus said: “Wherefore I say unto you, All mannerRead the rest of this page »
Who killed Jesus Christ and what does it mean to be saved by His blood?
Someone gave an experience that went like this: “I have a friend who is a dedicated, principled Christian. The person is generally thorough and logical. I asked the individual the question: “When Christians and the Bible say that Jesus Christ died for us to save us from sin, explain exactly how that works?” The individual humbly confessed that she didRead the rest of this page »
Unity upon the Three Angels’ Messages – Pt 6
Appeal and Conclusion A conviction is felt that this series should be concluded with a personal appeal for unity under the banner of the Three Angels’ Messages. The appeal is for all the different groups that subscribe to the Three Angels’ Messages (be they of the main organization, from among the “independent (or self-supporting) ministries” or the “reformed groups”) toRead the rest of this page »