Question: I was reading through an old King James Bible that belonged to my grandparents and came across a verse in Genesis 6:6 that I do not understand. It reads as follows: “And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.” I didn’t think … Continue reading Why Would God Repent?
Thou art fairer than the children of men." - Ps 45:2 The entire person of Jesus is but as one gem, and his life is all along but one impression of the seal. He is altogether complete; not only in his several parts, but as a gracious all-glorious whole. His character is not a mass … Continue reading Thou art fairer than the children of men.
Evening There remains … a rest for the people of God. § My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. § There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest. § They … rest from their labors. The forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having … Continue reading Shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you?
By: Dr. Steven C. Riser Introduction: Why Is the Question of Creation So Important? Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” There’s a battle raging in our society on the subject of biblical creationism versus atheistic evolution. This battle started with Charles Darwin in 1909 and the Scopes Monkey Trial … Continue reading The Biblical Explanation of Creation
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. - Proverbs 18:22 (NIV) Several great truths are taught us in the opening chapters of the Bible. First, we are made in God's image, both male and female. Second, we are made to be different (male and female). Third, we … Continue reading He who finds a wife
By: Dr. Steven C. Riser 1 John 5:21 – “Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” 1 Corinthians 10:14 – “My dear friends, flee from idolatry.” IV. What Are Some of The Negative Consequences of Idolatry? Be careful who or what you worship because you will become what you worship; you will become like the object … Continue reading The Anatomy of Contemporary Idolatry 
"For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth." - Amos 9:9 Every sifting comes by divine command and permission. Satan must ask leave before he can lay a finger … Continue reading I will sift the house of Israel among all nations
By: Dr. Steven C. Riser 1 John 5:21 – “Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” 1 Corinthians 10:14 – “My dear friends, flee from idolatry.” III. What Form Does Idolatry Take in The Visible Church? The visible church (those who profess to be Christians) is opposed to the invisible church (those who are true believers) … Continue reading The Anatomy of Contemporary Idolatry 
By: Dr. Steven C. Riser If God, the God of the Bible, is an all knowing God and could have prevented an evil world; why didn’t He? Is there a good purpose for evil? 1 John 5:21 – “Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” 1 Corinthians 10:14 – “My dear friends, flee from idolatry.” I … Continue reading The Anatomy of Contemporary Idolatry 
Question: "Did Balaam's donkey really talk to him?" Answer: The story of Balaam and his talking donkey is found in Numbers 22. Balaam was a pagan prophet who practiced divination and other magic arts, led Israel into apostasy, and was identified as a false prophet by Peter and Jude (2 Peter 2:15-16; Jude 1:11). Fearing … Continue reading Did Balaam’s donkey really talk to him?