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Billy Graham: A Man of Integrity

Christian Living Church History Sin & Salvation

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Billy Graham stepped from time into eternity. His body will be buried beside that of his beloved wife, Ruth, to await the resurrection from the dead which Jesus has promised to all who believe in Him. But Billy’s soul went to heaven to be with the Lord that saved him from his sins, and whom he loved, and served all the days of his life. By any measure of an individual, Billy Graham was a great man. Billy was great in faith. Billy was converted to Christ during a revival service conducted by Evangelist Mordecai...

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R. C. Sproul: The Death of A Saint

Christian Living Church History Sin & Salvation

He was born on February 13, 1939. He died on December 14, 2017. He was 78 years old. Between the day of his birth, and the day of his death, Robert Charles Sproul lived a remarkable life. He was a scholar, an educator, a prolific and gifted writer, a television personality, pastor, conference speaker, faithful husband, loving father, and a loyal friend. Most of all he was a kind and gracious Christian gentleman. My first encounter with Dr. Sproul came around 1985 when I was invited to watch, in a private home, one of his video productions. Over the years,...

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The Sense of the Divine

Apologetics Bible & Bible Helps Church History Sin & Salvation

Classic Christianity teaches that God principally revealed himself through nature, history, providence, and revelation—speaking to His creatures and servants in a myriad of ways. Scripture communicates that fear of the Lord, or reverential awe, is the beginning of wisdom (Ps. 111:10; Prov. 9:10; 15:33) and knowledge (Prov. 1:7). The apostle Paul, likewise, talks about God’s law beginning lodged in the hearts of all people, fixing within them a conscience so that every person is able to determine right from wrong (Rom. 2:14–15). This is what the French Reformer John Calvin termed the sensus divinitatis, the sense of the divine. As...

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5 Important Truths God Wants You to Know

Bible & Bible Helps Sin & Salvation

The “good news” of the gospel is set against the bad news of personal sin. From the apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Rome, we discover five important truths from God about our own brokenness and the hope only He can offer. This is oftentimes referred to as “The Romans Road.” (1) God wants you to know that you are a sinner in need of a Savior, and for this reason. “As it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God’.” Why? “For all have...

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The Miraculous Birth of Jesus

Bible & Bible Helps Church History Jesus Miracles Sin & Salvation

The doctrine of the Virgin birth is based on two explicit and harmonious accounts recorded in the Synoptic Gospels—Matthew 1:28–25 and Luke 1:26–38, each clearly independent of the other. Both narratives teach the birth of Jesus resulted from a miraculous conception by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary apart from any sexual relationship. This doctrine must be distinguished from latter doctrinal developments concerning Mary, such as her perpetual virginity, her immaculate conception (being free from the stains of original sin), and her assumption into heaven—all of which are without biblical warrant.Possibility and Probability...

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