Simplicity in a Relationship with Christ

There is only one truly simple thing, and that is a soul’s relationship to Christ. A person is made simple by being restored once he gives his life to Jesus Christ. And this will always show in how he acts. That’s why the Apostle Paul said, “I fear, lest by any means…your minds should be corrupted…

“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…

The Truth Must Hold Us

Whenever God’s Word has been put to the test, it has been found every time to be as true as the purest gold and worthy of our trust. It is God’s truth alone that protects us from evil and sets us free. But when experience alone dominates our life instead, the truth of God is…

Be Not Deceived

We live in a world today that is full of deceivers. The only way we can avoid being misled by them is by paying attention to the advice of Christ. He stated in advance what signs will arrive before His coming. The first would be an increase in false prophets and false Christs. “…He said,…

Do You Have the Wrong Gold?

Pyrite is a mineral of iron sulfide with a metallic appearance of pale yellow and brass. It is often found among other rocks and sulfides, such as slate, quartz, coal or limestone. Because of its resemblance to gold, it is occasionally mistaken for such and has therefore acquired the name “fool’s gold.” While pyrite has…

Death in the Stew

Our bodies may be tough and able to fend off many kinds of impurities and diseases, yet sometimes, the simplest thing can make us seriously ill. As an example, look in the Old Testament at an incident that occurred about a thousand years before Jesus was born. “And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there…

Finding Out What God Means

When someone becomes a believer in Christ, it means that he or she has committed to learning to look at everything Christ’s way. But we are not to just accept what some people say that He taught. A lot of difficulty and trouble has been caused by doing just that! We have the true source…

The Masquerade

“Hey, Mitch, what are you wearing for the masquerade?” a voice yelled out from one cubicle. “Mitch, is the bell going to toll this year?” said another voice bursting out of one of the offices, followed by uproarious laughter. Mitchell began to hurry as he walked to the city planner’s office. He had often regretted…

Spiritual Property Theft

(Image credit: Montage by author, unmodified graphic by Mohamed Hasen/Pixabay) Josef enjoyed his work as senior engineer at Applied Technological Counter-analysis Systems. He emigrated to the United States from Europe more than 35 years ago and became a U.S. citizen several years later. He had always considered the United States to be a place of…

Breadcrumbs or Sawdust?

“What are you doing?” “Feeding the ducks.” “Hey, I thought ducks ate crumbled bread. That looks like sawdust.” “It is! I figured it’s much cheaper and they don’t really know the difference.” “But ducks don’t benefit from eating sawdust.” “I know that, but they’re just a bunch of wild ducks, not pets. Look, some are…