Salvation—Great News!

Being a Christian means having a relationship—a relationship with the Creator of the heavens and the earth, a relationship with the One who loves us so much that He died for us though we did not deserve it nor even desire it. The most important decision any individual will ever make is the decision to receive God’s grace gift of eternal life through faith alone in the person and work of Jesus Christ or to reject this precious gift. Those who accept this gift will become new people. Those who reject it will continue to be “dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1).

The Uncertain Sounds of Evangelicalism

Evangelical leaders today are so uncertain and tentative in their words and actions that it is difficult to know just where they stand on some of the most important issues of our day. Many of these leaders vary their messages to appeal to different audiences, often expressing positions and principles that are contradictory.

Paying the Price

“And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Rev. 2:8-10).

"Occupy Till I Come"

Jesus exhorted His disciples in Luke 19:13 to “occupy” or “do business”—His business—until He returns (Jn. 14:1-3). The reality of that “Blessed Hope” is ever before us, and, therefore, we must not take this admonition lightly. Throughout the Scriptures, the believer is exhorted to ceaseless effort, energized by the Holy Spirit, in doing his Father’s will. Inactivity is dangerous, for our idle days are inevitably Satan’s busy days.

"This Know Also, That In the Last Days…"

The Bible is full of truths that God wants us to “know.” For example, He wants us to know that we have a relationship with Him, that we are secure in Him, that He will never leave nor forsake us, that He will come again, and that we will rule and reign with Him in the coming millennial kingdom. Such wonderful truths are promises that the believer holds near and dear to his heart. Yet not all truth is good news from man’s perspective.

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