When the Jews returned to Jerusalem from captivity, they set out to rebuild the temple but quickly abandoned the effort. They instead rebuilt their own homes and lived in comfort saying that the time had not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house. The prophet Haggai rebuked them for their misplaced priorities and shamed them for living in their paneled houses while the Lord’s house lie in ruins. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we ask the question of the modern church: are we guilty of the same thing?
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.