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  • In closing yesterday, we posed some questions that deserve our attention; we asked, “Why did it [the truth] cause division when Jesus preached it? Was it because He didn't do it right? Or, maybe He failed to have adequate empathy with His hearers in order for the truth not to be offensive to some?” In responding…
    January 26, 2020
  • Yesterday's article began with these words: “The Love of the Truth sometimes demands division!” Today we will expand those thoughts. We will begin these thoughts by citing four passages that have to do with Jesus and division (all words in bold are for my emphasis; jb). Jesus said, “Do…
    January 25, 2020
  • The Love of the Truth sometimes demands division! Read it again, please. The Love of the Truth sometimes demands division! I am not a “shock-jock” in the popular sense of the term, but sometimes people need to wake up to reality and this is one of those times. Being politically…
    January 24, 2020
  • “Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.’” (Matthew…
    January 23, 2020
  • If it is impossible for mankind to know the truth, God is nothing more than a sadistic tyrant! If a strong delusion such as the one mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2 is extremely difficult to avoid, God’s fairness certainly ought to be questioned. If the power of Satan cannot be readily seen as inferior when compared…
    January 22, 2020
  • The Love of the Truth is not light reading! It is devotional material, but at the same time it is meat. Spiritual milk is needed but so is spiritual meat. The Hebrews writer rebuked some who should have progressed from milk to meat (see Hebrews 5.12-14). In a similar passage, Paul chided the Corinthian believers…
    January 21, 2020
  • Our quest in this series is to come to an understanding of what God wanted us to know when He spoke of the necessity of receiving The Love of the Truth. In yesterday's article, we closed with this statement: “The delusion spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2 is connected to the apostolic…
    January 20, 2020
  • Bible students must set the stage to understanding! Some things have a larger context and can only be understood in light of that context. The focus text from which the title of this series is taken is a classic example of this principle. We will revert to that passage and see how its meaning is intertwined…
    January 19, 2020
  • Wednesday’s column ended with these words: “Our purpose here is to demonstrate the fact that Jesus was the epitome of The Love of the Truth and thereby define how we as followers ought to be ‘...changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.’ (2Corinthians…
    January 18, 2020
  • Would you say that Jesus was and is the epitome of The Love of the Truth? Would you say that The Love of the Truth would include compassion for others? Would you say that Jesus was a compassionate person? When you think of Him, what deeds of compassion come to mind? Was it the many healings that…
    January 17, 2020
  • “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.…
    January 16, 2020
  • “And the multitudes marveled, saying, 'It was never seen like this in Israel!' But the Pharisees said, 'He [Jesus] casts out demons by the ruler of the demons.'” (Matthew 9.33-34). Matthew's obvious intent in some of his writings was to draw otherwise isolated facts into a summary form from…
    January 15, 2020
  • “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which…
    January 14, 2020
  • “Then He spoke a parable to them: 'No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins…
    January 13, 2020
  • Yesterday’s message ended with these words: The Love of the Truth does not cause one to abandon common sense; it embraces it! Today we extend this thought as we continue to examine the scriptures that deal with questions posed to Jesus regarding fasting. Biblical fasting demands a biblical motive. It is not…
    January 12, 2020

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Jim Bullington - A Christian writer whose insight into the scriptures is reflected in practical application lessons in every article. The reader will find that the Bible speaks directly to him/her through these articles. God is always exalted and His word is treated with the utmost respect in this column.

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