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Someone asked that question last week. The answer is “No,” but in some cases “Yes.” That sounds a bit confusing doesn’t it? The Bible’s clear teaching in Acts 16:31 is, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” These verses and others say nothing about being able to correctly answer “entrance exam questions” to get into...Read More
As most of the speakers at AOI can attest, being out on the road at speaking venues takes us away from many of the accomplishments of our kids or grandkids. Marilyn and I have been there for the birth of all seven of our grandkids, so that has been a real blessing; however, we have also missed many of their concerts, recitals, plays, games and “firsts”. While out on the present speaking trip, we missed our 7 month old Reed taking his first crawl. I really thought he...Read More
Recently I was listening to a recorded teaching by Dwight Pryor (jcstudies.org). In the course of the teaching, Dwight mentioned that “Greeks” (Gentiles, western thinkers) study the Word of God for understanding – Jews study the Word to revere. In fact, many ancient rabbis taught that the highest form of worship was to study the Word with the intent to obey. This is not new to me, but it got me thinking again about my own study of God’s Word. Why am I reading the...Read More
I have been teaching at Fruita Monument High School, during the lunch hour, for the past several Mondays. It has been with a group of students which use the acronym T.U.G., which stands for Teens Uplifting God. The school website states, “TUG is a group that is devoted to learning more about God and His purpose for our lives. It is a safe place and one to find encouragement.” Our first session dealt with the immense complexity of the cell and the vast...Read More
I have two children. I have waited my whole life to be a mom, and being one is proving to be filled with even more joy, intense love, heartache and yearning over my kids, than anyone ever said it would be. But these are uncertain times. I don’t know what the future holds. I pause and wonder: how many faithful parents in the history of time have peered into the future without a shadow of anxious yearning over their children, wishing they could offer a safer, purer world for...Read More