Tag: sin

Master of Illusion

Satan is master of illusion. Through pure evil, he can give the appearance of an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14). The devil can make the righteous feel outnumbered, outgunned, and overpowered, when such is not the case at all. He can talk Christians into surrendering on his terms by getting them to overlook the…

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Pure Religion

Everyone should all want to have a “pure” religion.  There is only One Way to Heaven and that is through Jesus, our Lord.  Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”  There is only one true religion, and this is…

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Salvation

The word salvation has a variety of meanings derived from the various Hebrew and Greek words from which it is translated in both testaments. For this article, we are considering it in its usual designation, i.e., the deliverance from sin and its eternal consequences. We say eternal consequences because one may still have to pay some consequences…

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Warning! Danger!

“And when he arose from his bed that evening, he went to his desk and turned on the computer. After he had logged onto the internet, he busied himself searching here and there. Then suddenly an unexpected image of a woman flashed across the screen; and the woman was very beautiful to look at. So…

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The Shadow of Sin

As a child I use to love to watch my shadow. The size of the shadow amazed me. It was enjoyable to see how large I could make the silhouette without actually losing it. At other times I would notice that the size had diminished to the point that it looked smaller than my tiny…

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Who Will Follow Jesus?

“Who will follow Jesus, Standing for the right, Holding up His banner In the thickest fight?  Listening for His orders,  Ready to obey,  Who will follow Jesus,  Serving Him today?” These are the words of the first verse of the song, “Who Will Follow Jesus,” written by Eliza Hewitt in 1890. Men have always followed…

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Backbone or Yellow Streak?

Following the death of Moses, God spoke to Joshua and gave instructions concerning leading the children of Israel into the promised land.  Four times in the first chapter and many times thereafter, Joshua and the people are told to, “Be strong and of good courage.”  Strength and courage were qualities that were essential if they…

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Of Pride and Sin

One is struck by the fact the whole movement to promote homosexuality has coalesced behind the rubric of “pride.” Why the push to let everyone know they take pride in the practice? Is there anything else like that? Can you imagine people deciding honesty is great and that we should have pride marches to promote…

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