The Good, The True, & The Beautiful
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“Every good gift cometh down from above, from the Father of lights; with whom there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17 How do you judge what is good and what is evil? How do you determine what is … Read More

Life Under The Sun
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“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity” Ecclesiastes 1:2 It has been said that we are living in a post-Christian society. Whether America was ever a “Christian” country at all (an arguable hypothesis), I think most readers … Read More

Kingdoms in Conflict
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Daniel’s prophecy begins with a description of his exile to Babylon. He was part of the first deportation, being taken to Babylon in 605 B.C., “in the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah” (1:1). According to … Read More

Developing a Christian Mind
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“…Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3,5 Jesus is Lord! That exclamation is the most original of all Christian … Read More

This is Your God!
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The fact of God’s existence, that “He is there” as Francis Schaeffer said, is the foundation of sound thinking.   But how does He exist?  Does He exist like you and I exist?  Is He subject to the same limitations of time, space, and … Read More

Taking God Seriously
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by Michael L. Gowens The sense of reverential awe toward God that Scripture calls “the fear of the Lord” manifests itself in an attitude that takes Him seriously. God is real in the perceptions of the man who fears Him. … Read More

Why I Am a Primitive Baptist
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Today after more than three decades of trying to preach the gospel, I want everyone to know that I feel highly blessed and privileged to be a Primitive Baptist. I am sad to admit that I haven’t always been of … Read More

Baptism – A Confession of Faith
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“When they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.” Acts 8:12  Christian baptism is an act of worship, taking the form of a ceremonial washing, … Read More

The Bible Speaks Today
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“Today, if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts…” Hebrews 3:7  I. The Battle for the Bible In a very real sense, Christianity is the religion of a book – a book, however, of no mere human origin, but … Read More

New Testament Summaries
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by Michael L. Gowens Matthew:  The first of the four gospel narratives regarding the life and ministry of Jesus.  Matthew writes for a Jewish audience, quoting extensively from Old Testament prophecy to show that Jesus is the anticipated Messiah.  The concept of the … Read More

How To Interpret The Bible
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“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15  Recently I sat in a hospital waiting room visiting with a family whose daughter was ill. This, … Read More