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An independent study of the Bible will reveal that the following are key True Bible Teachings:

  1. The Bible is God's word and the only message from him. It is without error, except for copying and translation errors.
  2. There is only one God - the Father. The Holy Spirit is God's power.
  3. Jesus is the Son of God, and a human being, through his mother Mary.
  4. Man is mortal, having no existence when dead.
  5. By living a sinless life, ending with his sacrificial death by crucifixion, Jesus has opened the way of salvation from death.
  6. Belief and baptism are essential steps to salvation.
  7. God raised Jesus from death. Jesus is currently in Heaven, on God's right hand. He will one day return.
  8. When Jesus returns, he will raise his "sleeping" followers from death and grant immortality to the faithful who have tried to live by God's precepts.
  9. His followers will help him to rule, bringing justice, righteousness and peace to the whole world - the Kingdom of God.

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WHY IS BIBLE TRUTH SO IMPORTANT?

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLE TRUTH

Is Bible Truth important to your Faith and Salvation ie. will you be saved despite what you believe the bible teaches or does it matter what you believe?

Well the word “truth” appears 237 times in the bible, that alone says it must be important!

Therefore it must be important to understand what “truth” is.

A quick scan of the passages using this word “truth” leave us in no doubt that it is not only important, but vital to our salvation.

John 17:3

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 John 5:20

20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true,even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

3For thisis good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

Clearly then knowing what is Bible Truth is important and vital, in addition to this we are also warned that some would depart from the “truth”…

1 Timothy 4:1

1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry,and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1 John 4:6

6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

From these passages it is very clear that we need to know the “truth” about God and His Son as it is taught to us in the Bible.  This means we must learn what this is from the Bible itself.

 

Don't let your HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL rest with someone else eg. your pastor or minister, YOU owe it to yourself and your family to be fully convinced of what it is you believe to be sure it HOLDS something REAL for you.

We have all been warned by God that there would be many false teachers and Jesus himself has told us that "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."  See Matthew 7:14

 

Sadly when Christ returns to this earth, many will only then realise that they have believed in lies Jeremiah 16:19

"19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit."

Don't let this be you or your family!

 

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“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”  John 17:3

 

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The Greek word for "know" in the passage above is 'ginosko' and it means to have a thorough and deep understanding of the subject. 

 

So if you seek "life eternal" then you must truly "know the only true God and Jesus Christ".

 

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You owe it to yourself and your family to be sure of what it is you believe, the Apostle Paul has told us to "work out our own salvation with fear and trembling"  Philippians 2:12

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True Bible Teaching fundamental beliefs are:

  1. The Bible is God's word and the only message from him. It is without error, except for copying and translation errors.
  2. There is only one God - the Father. The Holy Spirit is God's power.
  3. Jesus is the Son of God, and a human being, through his mother Mary.
  4. Man is mortal, having no existence when dead.
  5. By living a sinless life, ending with his sacrificial death by crucifixion, Jesus has opened the way of salvation from death.
  6. Belief and baptism are essential steps to salvation.
  7. God raised Jesus from death. Jesus is currently in Heaven, on God's right hand. He will one day return.
  8. When Jesus returns, he will raise his "sleeping" followers from death and grant immortality to the faithful who have tried to live by God's precepts.
  9. His followers will help him to rule, bringing justice, righteousness and peace to the whole world - the Kingdom of God.

 

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The Bible is our only true source for the Truth!

 

If we claim to follow Christ we should trust in the Scriptures as confidently as Jesus and his Apostles did:

Jesus said that: The Scripture cannot be broken.  (John 10:35)

 

Paul said that: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)

 

Peter said that: For prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21)

The things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven (1 Peter 1:12)

 

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God's Offer of LIFE or DEATH

“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him… This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…"  Deuteronomy Chapter 30:12-20

 

From this passage we see how important it is to each one of us that we seek after God and His Word the Bible to us.

 

Without this we have no hope of LIFE, but only a future of DEATH.

 

This Word of God was originally given to the Nation of Israel and later it spread via the Apostles of Christ to the World, that even we today might have this same HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL.

 

It is UP to YOU then to seek out God’s Word, to KNOW what is the TRUTH of God’s Word so that you and your family might KNOW the way of LIFE ETERNAL and the great HOPE of living in God’s Kingdom on EARTH.

 

Do not let your HOPE rest upon others and most importantly on what others teach, search it out for yourself because we have been warned that the churches would be astray from God’s word in the last days.

 

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”   2 Timothy 4:3-4

 

Too much is at stake for you to not act yourself to seek out the TRUTH.

 

Christ himself has told us to do this when he said…

 

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. Godis a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24

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Is the Devil a Supernatural Being?

Is the Devil a Supernatural Being?Many religions believe there is a monster called the Devil or Satan, who is the originator of all problems and is responsible for the sins we commit. But the Bible teaches that God is all-powerful and that the Angels cannot sin.

This means it is impossible that there is any supernatural being that is opposed to God. We are questioning the supremacy of God Almighty by believing that such a being does exist.

The Source of Evil

There is a belief that good things come from God and bad things from the Devil or Satan. The ancient Babylonians believed in a god of good, and a god of evil. God's response was "I am the LORD, and there is no other; There is no God beside me … I form the light and create darkness, I make peace, and create calamity: I the LORD do all these things." (Isaiah 45:5-7, 22). God is the author, the creator of "calamity" in this sense. There is a difference between calamity and sin. Sin entered the world as a result of man not God (Romans 5:12).

God tells the Babylonians "there is no God beside me." There is no source of power apart from Him. Thus a true believer in God cannot accept the idea of a supernatural devil or demons.

God: The Creator of Disaster

There are many examples of God bringing "evil" into people's lives:

  • Amos 3:6 says that if there is calamity in a city God has done it.
  • Micah 1:12 says that "disaster came down from the Lord to the gate of Jerusalem".
  • Job recognised that "The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away" (Job 1:21). He does not say "The Lord gave and Satan has taken away". Job commented "Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?" (Job 2:10). Job's friends comforted him over "all the adversity that the LORD had brought upon him" (Job 42:11 cp. 19:21; 8:3).

So God is the source of "evil" in the sense of being the ultimate permitter of problems in our lives.

The Orthodox Devil - illogical

"For whom the LORD loves He chastens … If you endure chastening … afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it" (Hebrews 12:6-11). This shows that trials given by God, eventually lead to our spiritual growth.

To say that the devil forces us to sin while at the same time bringing problems which lead to our developing "the peaceable fruit of righteousness", sets the Bible against itself. Here the orthodox idea of the devil runs into problems. For example, the passages which speak of delivering a man to satan "that his spirit may be saved" (1 Corinthians 5:5), or "that they may learn not to blaspheme" (1 Timothy 1:20). If Satan is really a being bent on causing men to sin, why do these passages speak of 'Satan' in a positive light?

The answer: an adversary, a "Satan" or difficulty in life, can often result in positive spiritual effects in a believer's life.

The Origin of Sin

Sin comes from inside us. It is our fault that we sin. Remember, "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23) ~ sin leads to death. If it is the devil's fault that we sin, then a just God ought to punish the devil rather than us. But the fact that we are judged for our own sins shows that we are responsible for our sins.

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THE VIRGIN BIRTH

What it Means and Why you Can Believe it!

The Virgin Birth of our Lord Jesus ChristReal Christianity is not a philosophy based upon an idea, but a way of truth based upon a real person. Without Jesus Christ there would be no Christianity. More important, there could be no promise of peace for humankind, no forgiveness of sins, no hope of eternal life, and only limited access to God. All these things are only available through Jesus.

It is crucial, therefore, that we know something about the Lord Jesus Christ, who he is, what he did - and why. The virgin birth is an important factor in the Bible's explanation of who Jesus is.

What does "Virgin Birth" mean?

Bible teaching about the virgin birth can be summarised in the following way: Jesus did not have a human father. He is the Son of God by the action of the Holy Spirit (God's power) on Mary his mother who was, at that time, a virgin.

The virgin birth is explicitly taught in scripture, and the direct statements about it are backed up by a number of allusions in other parts of the Bible, and even by a few extra-biblical sources.

Direct Scriptural Evidence

Arguably, the most explicit statement of the virgin birth is found in Luke 1: 27-35.

The angel Gabriel was sent from God: "a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary" (v27).

Mary was a virgin. By the normal course of things, she could not have a baby.

"the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus'" (v30-31).

In spite of this, Mary was to have a baby.

"Mary said to the angel, 'How can this be, since I am a virgin?'" (v31).

The point is again emphasized - Mary is a virgin.

"The angel said to her, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God'" (v35).

This tells us how the conception of Jesus was to occur - he was to be the direct son of God through the action of the Holy Spirit - or God's power.


Luke's narrative is very explicit; there is no doubt that Mary was a virgin. It is also clear that Jesus was conceived without sexual intercourse with a man, but by the power of God.

Matthew's gospel contains an equally explicit statement in its first chapter, and verses 18-25.

 "Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit" (v18).

The conception of Jesus was by the action of the Holy Spirit.

"...an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit" (v20).

Joseph, knowing that he had nothing to do with the conception, is told that Jesus is conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit.

"Joseph...took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus" (v24-25).

Joseph could not possibly have been the father of Jesus.

Taken together, these narratives make it perfectly clear that Jesus' birth was the result of a miracle, the miracle of the virgin birth.

Other Evidence

In addition to these two explicit and clear passages from Luke and Matthew, there are several indirect references to the virgin birth in the New Testament. The first of these is in one of the letters of the Apostle Paul:

"But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law..." (Galatians 4:4).

This describes Jesus as being "born of a woman", but excludes any mention of a father other than God. This is probably an allusion to the virgin birth, written about 17 years after the resurrection.

Another reference is in the genealogy of Matthew 1. This is the genealogy of Joseph (the genealogy of Mary is in Luke's gospel) and includes the names of four women, all of whom gave birth in irregular circumstances:

  1. (v3) Tamar - the father of her children was also her father-in-law;
  2. (v5) Rahab was a prostitute;
  3. (v5) Ruth was a Moabitess;
  4. (v6) Bathsheba was an adulteress.

The suggestion is that as all the women in the genealogy gave birth in unusual circumstances, the last woman - Mary - also gave birth in an irregular situation.

The Talmud

A final piece of evidence is the Jewish tradition that Jesus' birth was irregular. This is recorded in the Baraitha, and early strand of the Talmud written at the end of the second century, but preserving much of the older oral tradition.

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KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH

GOD'S KINGDOM ON EARTH - A PLAN FOR ALL THE WORLD 

THE view of planet earth, seen from outer space, is very beautiful indeed. Confirmation of this has come from the astronauts who have gazed upon it. The earth is the fairest jewel in God's creation and it is the chosen place in the whole universe where He has promised to reveal His Kingdom in all its glory. That is why it is so beautiful.

The earth, of all the planets in the solar system, is the one that is perfectly suited to all forms of life and the one that orbits at exactly the right distance from the sun to provide comfortable conditions for the human race.

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The Bible alone explains why and how this should be. The reason is that the Creator

"formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord, and there is none else" (Isaiah 45:18).

God's Purpose with the Earth

We think it is logical to assert that if there is a Great Designer, and if He created a race of beings to inhabit this planet and no other, then there must have been an ultimate objective in His mind. Happily, we have not been left to guess what that goal might be. From the day that God put a human being on this earth, His one supreme purpose was that His creation should willingly respond to His own perfection:

"For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea" (Habakkuk 2:14).

The final stage in fulfilling that intention is what the Bible describes as THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH.

A Real Kingdom

Because it will be in every physical and political sense a real kingdom it will have a king, a government, a capital, and an international system of laws. God has already delegated "all power in heaven and in earth" to His own Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. What is more, we learn that the date has been set in the divine calendar:

"God hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained"(Acts 17:31).

The kingdom of God on earth will soon be here. The abundant signs which confirm this are not the subject of this booklet; but we are mightily convinced that it is so! This coming Millennium will be the most exciting thing the world has ever seen. It will overshadow all those periods in history labelled with names like 'the age of enlightenment', 'the classical age', 'the renaissance' and so on. The kingdom of God will provide a superb environment on this lovely planet for all who will acknowledge God as supreme Creator and Jesus Christ as king of the world.

A Beautiful World

Use your imagination for a moment! Think of a world at peace, its inhabitants healthy and well-fed and doing rewarding work. Imagine a world in which there is full employment, where people are not exploited and where a man can live a long and prosperous life; a world in which famine and pestilence no longer kill one quarter of the population and where the full resources of the land and the seas are harvested. Already you are getting a picture of the Kingdom of God.

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Who is Jesus Christ?

Introduction - What do we Know about Jesus?Who is Jesus Christ?

Jesus of Nazareth was a Jewish teacher who lived 2000 years ago in what is now the nation of Israel. At that time, the area was part of the Roman empire. He grew up in a working-class family, in a small town of no importance, with little formal education. Yet his teachings literally changed the world.

The Christian religion is based on the belief that this Jesus, while being a man like us, was also the Son of the one and only Living God. His teachings were therefore communications from God.

The foundation of his teaching was that mankind is flawed by sin, and that death is the consequence of sin. Jesus, however, never committed sin, and was provided by God to save men and women from sin and death. Jesus died, but was raised up by God to live forever. The Christian hope is that we will also be raised, to live forever with him.

This short booklet provides an introduction to who Jesus is: his background, his life and his death, his role now, and his role in the future.

How we know about Jesus

Who is Jesus?

The holy book of the Christian religion is called the Bible. The Bible has two major sections. The Old Testament (also called the Hebrew scriptures) is the holy book of the Jews. It covers the history of God's dealings with mankind from the creation of the universe, up until the time of Jesus. The New Testament is the story of Jesus and of the beginning of the Christian church.

The Bible is God's message to mankind. It tells us that there is only one God in all the universe, and He made all things. He revealed Himself to certain individuals, who wrote down what they learned about Him. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament are composed of a number of "books", the writings of different authors. These authors were inspired by God; that is, God revealed to them what to write. So the Bible is often called the Word of God, since it is a revelation from Him, not just the thoughts of the human authors.

The Old Testament provides the background for the work of Jesus. It contains many prophecies (predictions) about the work of Christ, who is also called the Messiah. The words Christ and Messiah mean the same thing - ‘he who is anointed to be king’. The New Testament reveals that Jesus was the Messiah who was foretold in the Old Testament. That is why he is often referred to as Jesus Christ, or sometimes just Christ.

The Promised Son

The first words of the Bible tell us that:

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What must I do to be saved?

What must I do to be saved?What is the greatest question ever propounded by mortal man? Some businessman might say it is the question of how to make a fortune. Those old and feeble might say it is the question of how to live to be one hundred years of age and remain in good health all that time. The sick might answer that the greatest question has to do with a cure for cancer, tuberculosis and diseases of the heart. However, the statesmen might contend that the greatest question is how to promote peace among nations and prevent all future wars. While these are all important questions they have to do with the fleeting things of time and this life only.

"What Must I Do To Be Saved?"

But it must be agreed by all those who believe the Bible that the world's greatest question is, "What must I do to be saved?" or "What shall I do, Lord?" or "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" (Acts 22:10; 2:37; 9:6.) This question has to do with the soul of man and eternal destiny. The soul of one man in one side of the balances would outweigh the whole world in the other side! Jesus said, "What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Matt. 16:26.) The soul is the skyscraper to stand through the eternal ages, while the body is no more than the scaffolding and ladders round about, and very temporary in nature. Once the soul is lost eternally, it will be too late to do anything about our great question.

Question Analyzed

But let us analyze our question and show that it is exceedingly simple. First of all there are two parts to the question. "What must I do" refers to the sinner's part, and "to be saved" refers to God's part of the plan. In other words the sinner must believe and put his faith into obedience in order to be saved of God, and on God's terms. But let us further analyze the question. "What" - of all things possible to be done, just what must one do to be saved? "What must" - it is not what may one do. Jesus said, "It shall be told thee what thou must do." (Acts 9:6.) Again, it is "What must I" - it is not what must God, Christ, or the Holy Spirit do. All heaven has already moved and done its part, and it is our move next. It is "What must I do?" It is not how must I feel or what must I imagine, or what must be done to me, but "What must I do?" it is not what must I do to blot out my own sins apart from God but what must I do "to be saved."

Jailer's Question Answered

When the jailer asked "What must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30), he knew little or nothing about Christ and had no faith in Him. However, the earthquake of the occasion and the miracle in evidence confirmed the fact that Paul and Silas were servants of God. In answer to his question they began at the very first and said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." This was a sort of blanket proposition meaning that he would have to obey Christ and trust in Him for salvation.

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Facts you may not know about Noah’s Ark

When all the flooding was happening in the UK there were lots of mentions of Noah and his Ark. It enters naturally into conversation when people think of it rather as a fairy story. If asked about its historicity, many would say that it would be physically impossible to save the animal kingdom in a sailing vessel made from wood. In this article Paul Tovell explains why the Biblical account can be believed.

How much do we think we know about the flood story? We’re very familiar with it, but let’s look a little deeper into it, to help us to imagine what it was really like.

Elbow room?

Let’s start with a question – how did all the animals get on board? or, to put it another way, how could you physically fit the world’s animal population into one vessel? This concept alone is enough to make many people dismiss it as myth.

A small boy once dismissed the whole thing by saying – “There’s no way Noah could have ever got all those animals into that ark.” When asked, how many animals were there, the boy said, “I don’t know.” When asked how big the ark was he said “I don’t know”.

But he was quite sure Noah could not have fitted an unknown quantity of animals into an unknown sized ship!

There are two parts to this question – the number of animals, and the size of the ark. Firstly, there are a lot of animals in the world – it’s estimated that there are between 1 and 3 million known species in the world today. But let’s just ask, which creatures did not need to get in the ark?

❖fish

❖microscopic sea creatures

❖jellyfish, starfish and other marine creatures

❖whales, seals and other such mammals, and

❖molluscs (oysters, mussels).

Noah's ArkIt’s been said before that the vast majority of life on this planet is in the sea. A few years ago, a scientist who believes in the Bible estimated that the number of animals which needed to be in the ark in order for the natural world to have survived the flood would be 16,000.

How Big?

Let’s take the second question, how big was the ark? In Genesis 6:15 it says that the ark was 300 x 50 x 30 cubits, which makes it about 1.4 million cubic feet, or just under 40,000 cubic metres.

If you take the average size of these 16,000 animals to be a sheep, remembering that many are much, much smaller, his conclusion was that less than half of the ark’s three decks was needed for all these animals. That leaves plenty of room for food, waste, and many more people than the eight who chose this option. This really was a massive boat – so large that it was only in 1884 that anyone in the world had built a bigger sailing vessel!

The next question might be, how did they have enough food to feed all the animals and keep them exercised? A possible answer is hibernation. Nearly all reptiles and amphibians have the capacity to hibernate. Mammals don’t need to, but the latent ability to do so may still be there. Even some birds do it, although most migrate rather than hibernate.

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Archaeology Proves the Bible True

OVER 40 HIGHLIGHTS OF PHYSICAL EVIDENCE THAT PROVE THE BIBLE IS TRUE

GENESIS 10:10-12

These cities, the earliest that are mentioned in the Bible were uncovered by archaeologists over a century ago and have been positively identified. So also the ancient Canaanite and Egyptian civilizations are known. Thus the setting for the Genesis narrative, the call of Abraham and his journey of faith has a historical basis to it that cannot be denied.

NUMBERS 6:22-27

A Silver Scroll dating to 600 B.C. quotes this passage, showing that this Scripture existed before the date admitted by critics.

NUMBERS 22 TO 24

An inscription found in 1967 and published in 1976 refers to "Balaam Son of Beor" and records a prophecy similar to that found in Scripture.

NUMBERS 33

Egyptian maps found at Karnak confirm the geography of the exodus route taken by the children of Israel as recorded in the Bible.

JUDGES 10:6-9

The earliest known reference to Israelites says that they were "laid waste". It appears on the Merneptah Stele dating to 1209 B.C.

1 KINGS 6

An inscription discovered by archaeologists refers to "the House of Yahweh"—i.e. Solomon's Temple at Jerusalem

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Conversion

Conversion - Past, Present, FutureRepent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…”  Acts 3:19

Introduction
Saul of Tarsus, the determined enemy of Christians, took the road from Jerusalem to Damascus with fury and hatred in his heart. In his burning zeal to exterminate the growing church he spared neither himself nor his followers the scorching heat of the Syrian desert. But the Saul who arrived at Damascus would not have been recognized as the man who left Jerusalem. He did not ride through the city with the power of an inquisitor; he stumbled, blind and stricken, leaning on the arm of his guide, humbly pleading to be led to the house of a Christian disciple.

What had turned this proud Pharisee into a broken and contrite disciple of Christ? A light, brighter than the mid-day sun, had stopped him in the way. Christ had revealed himself in the blinding glory, called Saul from his misguided zeal and claimed him for himself. Saul's bewildered cry "Who are you, Lord?" had been answered, not in divine anger but in a loving call to obedience and service:  "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. Now get up and stand upon your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you" (Acts 26:15-16).

It would be difficult to exaggerate the effect of this blazing revelation which swept Saul from the feet of Gamaliel to become Paul at the feet of Jesus. The whole course of his life was changed; but nowhere was the change more clearly seen than in his character. The light which exposed his confidence and self-sufficiency also purified him, and Paul's great natural gifts were changed in grateful submission to the service of his Lord. Counting himself the least of the apostles, he gloried in what Christ was pleased to accomplish through him. To the Galatians he disclosed the secret of his great apostleship:  "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)

The great experience of Paul on the road to Damascus is full of drama. It traces the simple pattern of Christian conversion, and powerfully illustrates the fundamental change which follows the humble response of man to the loving challenge of Christ. But in these days when humanism is so popular and most people are convinced of the dignity of man rather than the depravity of man, conversion may seem an old fashioned word. In considering the subject of conversion the values of the modern world are not much help. Today, man is placed in the centre of the universe, and human knowledge is considered adequate to interpret life and to provide an understanding of its meaning. Man's basic condition in the sight of his Creator does not usually get a mention.

In the modern world there is a marked aversion to talk about something as unpleasant as sin - even though it is the core problem with humankind. There is a natural tendency in man towards comfortable conclusions and self-serving values. So, on every conceivable subject the authority for man's beliefs and opinions (beliefs and opinions which determine our habits and character) lies with the changing fashions and attitudes of the world. There is a tragic leaning in human nature to accept the current fashions of thought as a foundation for thinking, without any attempt to challenge them. And of course, the more important the subject, the more disastrous the results of this inclination become. When the subject is God, following the crowd can be fatal. Belief in a personal God who is not only the Creator of the universe but is in touch with His creation is an essential part of our subject ; and in spite of man's self-assurance and pride, when man reaches the limits of his own resources he instinctively lifts his face toward Heaven. However inarticulate a man's cry may be, we see in it something of the spirit of the Psalmist who cried, "Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I? (Psalm 61:2) 

There is in every man an instinctive need for God. The greatest discovery we can make in life is the recognition that God has spoken. God has revealed His purpose through His Word - the Bible. And then through the historical experiences of Israel - a nation raised up to be His witnesses and the custodians of His purpose. Finally God has revealed His purpose in the life, death and resurrection of His Son - Jesus Christ. This discovery is a necessary requirement to the subject of conversion. God has allowed men to know something of His attributes. By responding to His love man can become eternally associated with His purpose of glory. 

The claims of the Bible as the instrument of divine relations are dealt with elsewhere (Isaiah 40:6. See also Psalm 90:5-6,103:15-16, James 1:10, 1 Peter 1:24.) Our purpose is to examine the Bible's teaching on the condition of man, his need of God, and the way in which God has met that need. We are faced in the Bible with a description of ourselves which may cause a profound shock to our self- importance, yet a description which is understandable when viewed from the standpoint of the Creator of the universe. God's view of man is summed up in the words of Isaiah: "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers, and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows upon them. Surely the people are grass." (Isaiah 40:6-7) 

With our modern knowledge of the vastness of the universe we are able to see more clearly than our forefathers how the Creator views man: 

"Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket. They are regarded as dust on the scales, He weighs the islands as though they were fine dust." (Isaiah 40:15) 

This was not a difficult concept for the Israelite David, who was not preoccupied with the dignity and significance of man, but who spent his days and nights on the hillsides looking after his father's sheep.  "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, or the son of man that you care for him?" (Psalm 8:3-4).

This is God's assessment of man. It also shows man's acceptance of this assessment as the way to humility, which is not only appropriate to our situation, but also acceptable to God:

"This is the one I esteem, he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word. (Isaiah 66:2)  When we are humble, we are better prepared to receive God's lessons concerning human redemption.

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DEMONS EXPLAINED

Based on a Biblical and Historical Study

By Barry Van Heerden, South Africa

The Truth About Demons

As one begins reading the New Testament one is faced with a problem that does not occur inDemon Possession - Is it real? the Old Testament. In the Old Testament from Genesis right through to Malachi we do not find the problem of demons, devils and demon possession. The Old Testament is completely silent about these things. For 4000 years the Jews knew little about it.

Some might argue that because the word "daimonian", translated in the King James Version as 'devil”, (or more correctly, 'demon') is Greek, this is the reason that it only occurs in the New Testament. However, the fact still remains that the terms 'demons' and 'demon possession' do not exist in the Old Testament. The closest word or phrase we can find to demons or demon possession in the Old Testament is the term 'evil spirit'. In both the New Testament and the Old Testament we find this particular phrase 'evil spirits' (or ‘unclean spirits’) occurring.

Demons and Evil Spirits

1 Sam 16 records the period of Israel's kings, specifically the first mortal king of Israel's history, Saul, the son of Kish.

During this period of history, Saul was dismissed by God from being king because of his disobedience. The rival to his throne was the shepherd boy, David the son of Jesse, who was anointed by the prophet Samuel:

"Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him." 1 Sam chapter 16 verses 13 & 14

Notice those words carefully

"An evil spirit from the Lord troubled Saul"

There's a very important pattern to be noticed here. God's Holy Spirit was upon Saul. It was removed and placed upon David. The result was "an evil spirit from the Lord" came upon Saul. In chapter 19 of the same book we read of a similar situation, but at that time Saul tried to kill David because of his intense jealousy towards him

"And there was war again: and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from him. And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house." 1 Sam chapter 19 verse 8

Further proof that an 'evil spirit' in the Old Testament came from the Lord is in 1 Samuel 18:10

"And it came to pass on the morrow, that an evil spirit from God came upon Saul,"

A very important principle again to be noticed here is that God leaves us in absolutely no doubt that an evil spirit comes from him. He's told us three times already in the Old Testament. We find that the Old Testament is silent about demons and demon possession. The closest phrase, situation or condition that we can find to that in the New Testament is that of "an evil spirit from the Lord" In case we think that the evil spirit from the Lord only came upon men during this particular period in history, let's look at a completely different period in Israel's history but again the exact same situation. Judges 9 - the time of Gideon and Abimelech :

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Why do some choose to IGNORE God?WHY DO MANY PEOPLE WILLINGLY

IGNORE THE EXISTENCE OF A GOD?

WHY DO MANY PEOPLE IGNORE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE FOREVER?

Man spends billions of dollars every year researching cures for life’s diseases in an attempt to prolonging man's life, people collectively spend billions on trying to live longer whether in fitness quests or healthy lifestyle pursuits or on claimed medicinal solutions.

Yet overall man lives no longer today than he did in years gone by, depending of course on where you live.

So why is this?

Why does mankind spend so much to gain so little?

Why is it that man does not read the Bible and there find the answer to living FOREVER?

What’s more the ETERNAL LIFE God offers us is FREE ie. It costs no money at all, just time to invest in reading and understanding God’s true PURPOSE with mankind and this WORLD.

So why would people ignore the existence of God?

Some may answer this by saying that God is no longer relevant in this technologically advanced world in which we live?

So some may well think that God is an outdated belief.

But just hang on a minute!

Firstly, did you know that today’s advanced Technology was foretold in the Bible?

Yes it was, Daniel 2,500 years ago said that in the ‘last days’ man’s knowledge would be increased?  Have you even wondered why it is that man has only just in the last 100yrs of his existence on the earth discovered so much and advanced so much by comparison to all the years that went before??

Daniel 12:4

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book,even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”

So here we learn that in the “time of the end” the “knowledge” of man would be increased.  Well that explains a lot doesn't it ie. How was that man with at least 6,000 years of existence on the earth has only learn't so much in the last 100 years?  Well now you know why this is.

But despite this, and how fantastic this is, what has man really gained from this?

Does he live any longer?  Absolutely not, those who lived before the flood lived until they were 1,000 + years old?

The Evidence of God

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THE OFFER OF LIFE OR DEATH

 
 

The Offer of Life or Death“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him… This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…  Deuteronomy Chapter 30:12-20

From this passage we see how important it is to each one of us that we seek after God and His Word the Bible to us.

Without this we have no hope of LIFE, but only a future of DEATH.

This Word of God was originally given to the Nation of Israel and later it spread via the Apostles of Christ to the World, that even we today might have this same HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL.

It is UP to YOU then to seek out God’s Word, to KNOW what is the TRUTH of God’s Word so that you and your family might KNOW the way of LIFE ETERNAL and the great HOPE of living in God’s Kingdom on EARTH.

Do not let your HOPE rest upon others and most importantly on what others teach, search it out for yourself because we have been warned that the churches would be astray from God’s word in the last days.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn awaytheir ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”    2 Timothy 4:3-4

Too much is at stake for you to not act yourself to seek out the TRUTH.

Christ himself has told us to do this when he said…

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”   John 4:23-24

Learn about God's Promises to YOU here!

 

 
 

God's Declared Purpose with YOU and the EARTH

 

The Book of Revelations Explained

Would you like to know what the Book of Revelations is all about?

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articles that will explain to you in summary form what the

 

true message of the Book of Revelations is all about.

 

 

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SEEK THE TRUTH WITH WRESTED SCRIPTURES!

 
 

Use this True Bible Teaching Resource to help understanding some of the more difficult passages that many take in isolation to the rest of the Bible and claim that they teach things that the Bible does not teach.

The Bible is a large book, but it teaches us the truth from beginning to end, therefore anything towards the end of the Bible eg. The New Testament must agree with what is taught in the Old Testament, also remember that the divisions of the Bible into Old and New Testaments is a manmade one, the whole Bible is God's WORD to us and must be undersood consistently as such.


Wrested Scriptures

 
 

The Man of Sin, The Antichrist and the "mystery of iniquity" are all about Roman Catholicism

YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS, SO CLICK ON THIS IMAGE AND READ THE ARTICLE, KNOWING ABOUT THIS WILL SAVE YOU FROM FALSE TEACHING THAT WILL COST YOU YOUR LIFE AND THE LIVES OF YOUR FAMILY!