What is a conviction? One person says that it is no more than a personal opinion. Others define it as those things for which you would be willing to die; all else is a preference. Some teach that convictions are based on direct scriptural teaching. Others teach that convictions are not even scriptural. Why all the confusion? What is a good biblical approach to the concept of convictions? Let us see if we can make any sense out of it all.
The purpose of this article is to give a biblical answer to these and other questions about apostles today and in the Bible. We will begin with a survey of those who were called apostles in the New Testament.
A Better Assurance
Claes Lecks, a native of Ostende, Belgium, was summoned to the town house, in the year 1548, on account of certain reports that were circulating about him. Having arrived there, he was examined respecting his faith, and, making a good confession, he was committed to prison.
Lost Without a Tract to Stand On
What kind of limitations are placed on tracts? Are tracts large enough that one could be saved by reading it alone and nothing else? Can a man be saved without a human witness present? In this article, David Reagan responds to an article claiming that a tract cannot save anyone unless a human is present.
What Makes a Good Homeschool Teacher?
Are you considering homeschooling your children? Do you have the necessary qualifications to be a teacher to your children? The qualifications you truly need may not be the ones you are thinking of.
Ruth - A Virtuous Woman
A Bible study for ladies dealing with Ruth. Much can be learned by merely looking into the life of this lady of whom it is said that she is virtuous.
Myth of Early Revisions
Men have been “handling the word of God deceitfully” (2Corinthians 4:2) ever since the devil first taught Eve how. From Cain to Balaam, from Jehudi to the scribes and Pharisees, from the Dark Age theologians to present-day scholars, the living words of the Almighty God have been prime targets for man’s corrupting hand. The attacks on the Word of God are threefold: addition, subtraction, and substitution. From Adam’s day to the computer age, the strategies have remained the same. There is nothing new under the sun.
Like the harlot of Proverbs 7, the promoters of the new bibles prey on “the simple ones” who yield their sword, the old King James Bible, after a “fair speech” has persuaded them. One such “fair speech” is that the King James Bible is not written in modern English. The rallying cry is: “We need a modern version for modern times!” Have you ever heard that one? Although this argument has been proven to be a lie (Jn.8:44) on many occasions, I was reminded recently of how up-to-date my old King James Bible really is.
Facts About the NKJV
Many people use the New King James Version today. It is admittedly not as bad as those versions that completely depart from the Masoretic and Received Texts of the Hebrew and Greek Testaments. However, it still has the modern liberal approach to translation. This approach is as much the problem with new bibles as is the text they use for translation. Even versions that claim not to use the modernistic approach are very effected by this philosophy.
There is much confusion among people as to the object of God's preservation as mentioned in Psalm 12. What do we learn from looking at the passage verse by verse?