How did we get the sixty-six books of the Bible?
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How did we get the sixty-six books of the Bible?

The story of the Bible’s creation and collection is a fascinating look at God’s sovereign work through human history. It includes the thirty-nine writings of the Old Testament and twenty-seven books of the New Testament, each with a unique story, yet united through God’s Spirit to impact lives like no other book. The Old Testament’s…

How do we know God forgives our past and future sins?
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How do we know God forgives our past and future sins?

Jesus died for all our sins. First Corinthians 15:3 is clear on this point: “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.” But how can we know God has covered both our past and future sins? Our past sins are forgiven the moment we come to faith in Jesus Christ. Colossians 2:13 teaches, “You,…

Why should we all truly love America?
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Why should we all truly love America?

America, I love you! Economically resilient, stubbornly optimistic, miraculously birthed, divinely blessed, statistically exceptional–America. Historically flawed?  Sure.  What country isn’t?  But I love America! And so should you. Merta (not her real name), now in her 90s, recounted her story to me, a child’s story of terror. Her father owned an old tube radio– illegal…

What does it mean that Jesus was fully man and fully God?
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What does it mean that Jesus was fully man and fully God?

The only way Jesus could be God is if he was 100 percent divine. The only way he could be human is if he was 100 percent man. But how could this view, known as the “hypostatic union,” be possible? First, let’s look at how Scripture defines the humanity of Jesus. John 1:14 says, “The…

Jesus, Risen; Christianity, Unique!
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Jesus, Risen; Christianity, Unique!

Scholar and apologist R.C. Sproul was once asked, “What is the difference between the Christian God, and the gods of the other religions?”  In his simple, yet profound answer, Sproul pointed out that, “The main difference is this: “The God of Christianity exists.”  Indeed, Christianity is unique among the world’s belief systems. Nothing illustrates this…