Matthew 25:31-46 tells about when Jesus will come again in glory, there will be a great final day of judgment and separation. All nations since the creation of the world will be present before Him. All people will be separated like a shepherd separates sheep from goats… sheep on right and goats on left. To


All Christians are promised the Holy Spirit to dwell in them as a gift from God. Miraculous gifts like speaking in tongues (languages not learned) and healing the sick were only given by “laying on of the apostles’ hands.” These powers obviously were not available after the twelve apostles died about 2,000 years ago (Acts


“It is wrong, but is it a salvation issue!” What about failure to pray regularly (I Thes 5:17), or to contribute to the church each Sunday (I Cor 16:1-2), or to attend the Christian assembly on the Lord’s day (Heb 10:25), or to add mechanical music or rhythmic clapping to singing praises (Eph 5:19)? Is


This sin, often overlooked, is in the long list of sins in Romans 1:28-32. Those who practice such things or who approve such “deserve death” (v. 32, NIV). “Adultery” often refers to sexual acts (Jn 8:4), but is also translated “breaking of a covenant,” having nothing to do with sexual sin. When Israel turned away


Satan uses wicked schemes to outwit, deceive and destroy us. He is “the god of this world,” our arch-enemy, ever “prowling like a lion” to gain advantage over us, to destroy us and bring us to punishment in hell (I Pet 5:8). Paul said: “We are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Cor 2:11) We


When a man is tempted, has he sinned? Progression leads to sin: “… each one is tempted when by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is full grown, gives birth to death.” (James 1:13-15) When a man


We sin when we fail to go to church. “Not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another and so much the more as you see the day drawing nigh” (Hebrews 10:25). It is a sin, as much as the “nots” found in Romans 13:49 (not kill, commit


Sin is committed by doing wrong, by failing to do right, and by attitudes against God’s will. It is like shooting an arrow. We may miss by over or under shooting, or by going to one side or the other. The Greek word for sin (αμαρτία) means to “miss the mark” Sins of Commission. David


Some teach that in order to serve God in a most holy way, it is necessary to refrain from marriage. They take vows to be priests and nuns who wear robes and titles like “Reverend” or “Father.” The Bible teaches against this (Mt 23:9). Peter and the other apostles were married (1 Cor 9:5). Paul,


“Be watchful: Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (I Pet 5:8). He may attack you and: 1. Make you a slave to sin (Jn 8:34; Rom 6:16-17; Col 1:13). If we are not with Christ, we are against Him (Mk 9:40). 2. Separate you from God,