How does Jesus Fulfill the Messianic Prophecies?
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How does Jesus Fulfill the Messianic Prophecies?

The Old Testament lists several hundred prophecies regarding a future Jewish Messiah. Jesus fulfilled many of these at his first coming, with some still to be fulfilled at his second coming. The earliest prophecy many connect with the future Messiah is found in Genesis 3:15. In God’s curse on the serpent, we read, “I will…

A Powerful Christmas Devotional: the story that is a template for all others
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A Powerful Christmas Devotional: the story that is a template for all others

By Alex McFarland Growing up in Greensboro, NC, my grade school education included learning about one of the town’s more famous past residents, William Sydney Porter. Does this name ring a bell? Perhaps you’ve heard of his pseud- onym, “O’ Henry.” Porter (1862-1910) left employment in his family’s drug store and established himself as a…

What does it mean that God changed his mind due to the prayer of Moses?
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What does it mean that God changed his mind due to the prayer of Moses?

After the Israelites had turned against the Lord and worshiped a golden calf, God told Moses, “I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people! Now therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them. And I will make of you a great nation”…

Does the Bible address transgenderism?
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Does the Bible address transgenderism?

Does the Bible address transgenderism? Transgenderism and gender identity issues have become controversial social topics in recent years. Does the Bible address this sensitive subject? While there are no direct transgender verses in Scripture, the Bible does address the issue. Several important principles can be noted. First, God created people as one of two genders,…

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 do Christians say the Bible is God’s Word? How can we know?

Why do Christians say the Bible is God’s Word? How can we know?

The Bible is not only an important book to Christians; it is the book. Christians believe the words of the Bible are from God and are, therefore, perfect and important for our lives today. First, the Bible claims to be from God. For example, 2 Timothy 3:16 pronounces, “All Scripture is given by inspiration from…