Again today, I walked through the “Silent City” as we laid yet another loved one to rest. Many thoughts come to me as I thread my way between the granite headstones. Most of them come from the book: “Life is but a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanished away ..It is appointed unto man once to die.”
And as I contemplate the reality of my own inevitable demise, Solomon’s words become very real and very personal: “It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting; for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart” (Ecclesiastes 7:2). Continue reading “What About Your Epitaph?”
All men should be interested in this question and should be willing to search honestly for the answer. Too many have been so long in a denominational mind-set that they come to the Bible with glasses colored with error. Their clouded mind-set will not allow them to see clearly the New Testament church! The term “church” itself means THECALLED OUT (Matthew 16:18). Continue reading “The Description of the church of Christ, By Gary Colley”
by Gus Nichols (1892-1975)
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.
Continue reading “What Must I Do To Be Saved? (Part 2)”