The Apostle Paul warned the younger Timothy of perilous times to come. These words in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 are often the watchwords for people who believe the end of time is nigh. Is Paul speaking of the literal last days of earth history immediately preceding the return of Christ or is there another meaning behind his sobering warning? And when these troubled times arrive, how can we weather the storm? In this broadcast of Let The Bible Speak, Kevin presents part 1 of our lesson “Surviving Dark Days.”
It was three and a half years since a drop of rain had fallen upon the land. Elijah prophesied the great drought during the time of the wicked King Ahab and then went into hiding. When he finally appeared to Ahab, the angry king asked him: “Art thou he that troubleth Israel?”. Elijah was being blamed for the judgment that Ahab’s sin had brought upon the nation. This is still the case today. Those who contend for scriptural teaching and practice are usually accused of being the cause of trouble. Human creeds and innovations have brought along decades and even centuries of division among those who claim to be disciples of Jesus Christ. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we pose the ancient and sobering question “Art thou he that troubleth Israel?”
Hindsight is 20/20, so the saying goes. We often travel through life with regrets because we could not foresee the pitfalls ahead. It is an even greater tragedy when we live with regrets after unheeded warnings. The word of God and the experience of others serve as signposts on the road of life warning us of the consequences of sin but we often listen too late. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, learn about the things that would turn out differently in many a life “If Only We Had Known.”
Many churches are troubled today. False doctrine has polluted their pulpits, worldliness has compromised their example, or division has diminished their power. Troubled churches are not new. The Apostle Paul and other inspired writers were faced with trouble in churches of the first century. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, the former host of this program, Ronny Wade, joins us to talk about the Remedy For A Troubled Church.
The expression “in Christ” occurs many times in the New Testament referring to the state of the baptized believer who is a participant in the New Covenant. The penitent believer is baptized into a unique and life-giving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. This gives him or her access to irreplaceable spiritual blessings and privileges. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we look at the exclusivity of Christianity and the things that are found ONLY in Christ.