Truth About Submission  

by Doy Moyer Submission has taken a bad rap in today’s world. It is seen as terrible and abusive, and, sadly, that portrayal has often been justified by how people treat one another. The lack of kindness in today’s world is disturbing. People have misused submission through selfish applications that do not glorify God or love fellow human beings. Some pull the “submit” card in order to manipulate and take power over others. But this is not the biblical way. The world has one concept of it, but Scripture shows us something else entirely. Consider these principles: Mutual Submission is […]

Our Most Important Doctrine  

2 John 9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. Typically, whenever the word “doctrine” is brought up, the first few thoughts that comes to my mind are matters like marriage, divorce, remarriage; plan of salvation, the work of the church, and our worship (singing, Lord’s supper, prayer, preaching, contribution). There is no doubt in my mind that we strive to do our best to get all these points right. In some instances, there are disagreements over […]

Criminally Faithful

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors. Luke 22:37 For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an end. Hebrews 5:8-9 though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And […]

Not All Have Faith

2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 Finally brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you; and that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith. Let me start off with a bang by saying that this is not referencing only people who speak out against God. To further clarify, I don’t believe Paul has atheists (only) here in this text. The reason why I say this is for one, because context matters. If we ignore all Biblical principles regarding what is meant […]

The Impartiality of God

Romans 2:11 For there is no partiality with God. No matter how unbiased people claim to be or try to be, bias usually follows shortly thereafter. It doesn’t matter what type of word you want to use to describe the action or behavior. Whether it is being partial, prejudiced, or unfair, people are these things from time to time. With God, this is not the case, no matter the circumstances or who is involved. Do we truly believe this to be the case regarding God? For the most part, as long as things are going the way that we need […]

False Advertising

2 Timothy 2:3,8-9 (3) Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. (8) Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel, (9) for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned. We tell people that the Gospel is the “good news” and yet, if one was to read what Paul is telling Timothy, that doesn’t sound very good to me! Suffer? What do you mean, suffer?! Why should I have to suffer? Christ suffered so that I would not have to! […]