Modern Bible Commentary on James 1:1-18

"James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations--Greetings (James 1:1)." The book of James was most likely written by James, the brother of Jesus around 50 AD. Each epistle usually begins with a greeting or salutation similar to the one stated here. James identifies... Continue Reading →

If God Is All-Powerful And Loving, Why Does He Permit Evil And Suffering?

According to the Bible, God is loving (1 John 4), just (Isaiah 6:3), and sovereign (Psalm 96:13). This informs the reader of two truths: (1) God is capable of preventing evil and (2) He desires to rid the world of evil and suffering. However, if these two propositions are true, then why does God still... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Rejoicing and Mourning With The World

"Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." -Romans 12:15 The apostle Paul taught us to become all things to all people so that the world will see the light of the glory of God and be saved (1 Cor. 9:22). Here in the book of Romans, Paul reiterates the same concept. He... Continue Reading →

What Does the Bible Teach About Satan And Why Does the Culture Depict Him So Wrongly?

"And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." -2 Cor. 11:14 This short verse alone is antithetical to how the culture envisions Satan. The culture dresses that old serpent, the devil, as a scary gargoyle with horns coming out of his forehead. The world caricatures him as this red creature with... Continue Reading →

Verse of The Day: Seeking God with Confidence from 1 John 5:14

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us (1 Jn. 5:14)." This verse is saturated with many biblical truths. For instance, God is approachable. He desires to hear from us. As believers, there is a steady confidence we possess through the power... Continue Reading →

Praying Through Psalm 50

The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets (Ps. 50:1) O Lord, you are mighty and holy. There is no one like you. You declare when the sun rises and where it sets. You are sovereign over creation. We rest in you.... Continue Reading →

Devotional of The Day: If Anyone Is In Christ, He Is A New Creation

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" -2 Corinthians 5:17 What a powerful verse! This is the essence and heartbeat of the Christian life. When we put our trust and faith in Christ, we become a new creation. The old sinful ways are... Continue Reading →

Survey Shows More Than Half Of American Christians Believe In A Works-Based Salvation

A new survey shows that a majority of people who describe themselves as Christian believe a “works-oriented” way to God’s acceptance. Dr. Tracy Munsil, the Executive Director for the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, makes this sobering statement: Unlike past generations of Americans, who readily recognized the reality of sin and the need... Continue Reading →

What Does The Bible Teach About Forgiveness And Reconciliation?

Forgiveness and reconciliation are taught throughout the entire Bible. There are over 100 references teaching about this concept and many differing opinions. This makes forgiveness an important topic to discuss. Let's get started right away! I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions... Continue Reading →

Verse Of The Day: Ecclesiastes 7:10

"There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins." Ecclesiastes 7:10 This verse from Scripture is both good and bad. The bad news is all of us have sinned. This is bad news because we have all sinned against a Holy God who deserves to be respected and... Continue Reading →

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