“Deceiving and Being Deceived”

Truth, evil, deception, the Church, and the Bible  The principal sign that the coming of Christ is near will be religious deception by those claiming to be Christian leaders. Jesus warned that in the days right before His return, we should expect an epidemic of deception [lit. “sweet urgings”], when “…evil men and seducers shall wax…

“Arise and Go”

When we were children, how often did our parents tell us to do something, and we didn’t obey—because we didn’t consider it necessary or important? A teacher might have asked us to accomplish a particular task, but we reluctantly dragged our feet instead, and, ultimately, never completed it. Later on in our life, an employer…

The Storm Before the Calm

The setting evening sun created a soft, orange glow along the silhouette of a cloud formation on the horizon. In the far distance, stormy darkened skies began to appear in the port anchorage area of the lengthy, shallow shoreline. A well-secured fleet of weather-beaten fishing vessels rested on their mooring lines. But one anchorage spot…

Our Past, Present, and Future With God

Satan is a fallen angel who led a revolt to take over the throne of God long ago in eternity past. Yet Satan failed in his attempt back then, and he’ll also fail when he tries again in the future. Every one of us must decide which plan and purpose we’ll follow—Satan’s or God’s, no…

Enjoying True Riches Forever

Money itself is not evil, nor is it good. It all depends on what our attitude is toward it. How people spend or use money is the problem with the world. Evil concerning money all comes back to the love of money, which is greed. And greed is the reason the world is such a mess…

The Steps to Take on Our Way to God

All roads lead to the same God, the world tells us. But the truth is that there’s only one road, only one right path leading to the one, true God. How can we know what path to take to get there? “Ask for the old paths,” the Bible says. The “old path” is the blood…

Who Designs Our Destiny?

Gethsemane is where we see the agony that Jesus, the Son of God, went through as He fulfilled His destiny to be the Savior of the world. God pulled the veil aside so that we could see what a great price had to be paid to make it possible for us become His sons and…

Remembrance of the Gift of Life

Why is it important to bring back to our remembrance the gift of life today? The answer has always been available, but the reality is that humanity has somehow misplaced it. We have hidden it behind our own desires that accompany our everyday lifestyle, which only hinders our spiritual walk with God. What happened to…

The Power of the Wicked One and the Power of God

There are two parties or ruling powers in this world. One belongs to God, and the other belongs to “the wicked one,” or Satan. Those of God are His true believers, who are of, from and for Him. It makes no difference what the business, status, or position is of those of the second, larger…

Kept by God’s Power Through Faith

Throughout the Old Testament, images like a refuge, a shield, and a fortress are used to represent God. They describe how perfectly secure all the ones who live in Him are. The word “kept” is sometimes used as a military word in the Bible to indicate protection, as in a fortress. God is able to…