Most things have a price attached to them and are for sale if someone offers enough money. Nothing is of greater value than the truth although many treat it as though it is not worth that much. The wise man urges us in Proverbs to “Buy the truth and sell it not.” In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we talk about why truth is such a treasure and why many are selling it today.
What does it mean to confess sin? The Bible provides several examples of people who uttered the words “I have sinned” but not all were true confessions. God withholds forgiveness from any person who refuses to confess their transgressions. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn when an admission falls short of a true confession of sin.
A recent national headline raises questions for thousands of people about their baptisms. An Arizona priest performed the rite for more than twenty years and now the Catholic church has invalidated those baptisms due to an error when they were performed. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we consider what the bible teaches about baptism and why some are invalid according to the scriptures.
The church is an unpopular institution in the world and even among some who profess to serve Christ. While hypocritical living and the corruption of some religious leaders have sullied the image of the church in the eyes of many, this does not change the fact that Christ sees His church as a glorious entity. Why could Paul say in his Ephesian letter that the church appears before the Lord Jesus as a beautiful and glorious bride? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn about the reasons Christ sees it as such.
Walls were vital for the protection of ancient cities. When Jerusalem was overrun by the Babylonians, the task at hand upon Israel’s return was to rebuild the wall of the holy city. The New Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven in Revelation 21 is described as having a wall “great and high”. The same context shows that certain ones could not enter the heavenly Jerusalem due to their sin. So, some walls are necessary and ordained of God in the church today. There is one wall, however, that God had torn down. Just as the ancient Jewish Temple had a wall that excluded Gentiles from the inner court, so the Old Law given through Moses served as a wall that excluded all nations except Israel. Paul shows in the Ephesian letter that Christ tore this wall down and took it of the way, leading to reconciliation and free access by all to the blessing of God through faith. How foolish it would be for men to seek to rebuild that wall. Yet, in effect, that is what some are doing. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we explore how men take up their trowels, stone, and mortar and attempt to rebuild the wall that God tore down at Calvary.