Much is said today about liberalism and conservatism, and much needs to be said; and probably this always will be the case. We understand the principles of binding where God has not bound and loosing where God has not loosed. Both areas get us into trouble with God. It is easy to get stretched to one of the two extremes. All should strive to be balanced right where the Lord has decreed. This takes diligent study and careful self-examination (2 Corinthians 13:5). Continue reading

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You Can Prove Anything by the Bible

Have you ever heard, “You can prove anything by the Bible”?

This is only true if someone misuses the Bible and misapplies its teachings. The Bible is unified; it harmonizes. It brings unity, not confusion (Ephesians 4:1–61 Corinthians 14:3340).

How is the Word of God misused? Continue reading

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Being Willingly Ignorant By Ron Boatwright

By Ron Boatwright

There are many in today’s world who are willingly ignorant of God’s word.  This spiritual ignorance is even in the Lord’s church.  God’s word says, “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old and the earth…being overflowed with water perished” (2 Peter 3:5-6).  Those who are willingly ignorant of God’s word end up being “scoffers, walking after their own lusts” (2 Peter 3:3).  People are willingly ignorant “because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved, and for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12). Continue reading

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