Category christianity

POEM: #IAMCHRISTIAN

In His name death has been declared Men that crept in as wolves in despair Terrorizing His name, they shamed the mission Now we pay the price for all the false missions I am Christian, not religious Am I perfect? How dare that thought ring in my heart! I am but an unknown soul But […]

The Birth of Jesus

Many Christmas stories have been told, but there are none so interesting and thrilling as the one told about the birth of Jesus and the circumstances that led up to it. To read the Bible story concerning this wonderful child and the place of His birth is interesting to anyone merely as a story, but […]

Giving and Getting

Commercialism has long been an important part of the Christmas scene, and billions of dollars are made by people unacquainted with the Christ who came to earth to inaugurate the plan of salvation. Others will reap the benefits of gift-giving in the name of the holy child, Jesus, while ignoring the benefits of the gospel […]

Sanctification

“Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate” (Heb. 13:12). Just what is the meaning of “sanctification”? What does it mean that Jesus “suffered without the gate” that He might sanctify the people with His own blood? The Greek word for sanctification— hagiadzoo—means to “take the […]

Giving gifts to Christ

Nicodemus was shocked at the necessity for being born again, Jesus pointed out that things born of the flesh were carnal, while those born of the Spirit have a divine nature. When Nicodemus still could not understand, Jesus prophesied His own crucifixion, giving the purpose and the outcome for such an act. Spiritual re-birth of […]

Does the Bible mean what it says?

CHILDREN OF GOD should fear their Maker; not with a dreadful fear, but with an awesome and reverent fear. Such a fear can come about only through a love and respect for His Word, both the written Word and the Word made flesh (Christ). Surely the Christian will fear the Word more than would an infidel; […]

The Simplicity of Christmas

As I was reading some Christmas articles by Hal Borland, author of Sundial of the Seasons, I was struck by the following statement: “Not the least of the wonders we commemorate this week was the simplicity surrounding the Birth itself.” How very true! And if we hold strictly to the commemoration of those events, our […]