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Matthew 7:13-14 Like many people today, the Israelites in Jesus’ time believed they were destined for heaven. They mistakenly thought that to join God’s family, good works and an intellectual faith were all that He required. To help us grasp the truth about how to enter His Father’s kingdom, Jesus described two roads leading in…

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Do you know the differences between the Jewish Bible, the Roman Catholic Bible, the Eastern Orthodox Bible and the Protestant Bible? In this video, EPM staffer Julia Stager explains what those differences are, touches on why they’re there, and emphasizes what the important things are in the parts we all agree on:

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When I was in high school, I learned about this practice of many evangelical Christians called quiet times. Quiet times didn’t only involve an absence of distracting noise, but also a Bible and a journal and maybe a book about something spiritual. I read through the New Testament during my quiet times one summer. I…

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The words of Jesus in Matthew 7:21-23 are often quoted, but commonly misapplied. In this familiar passage our Lord declared, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that…

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I’m not referring to all churches collectively in this article, but to the large majority who have drifted away from God. The present condition of the church leaves one to wonder if the lack of the fear of the Lord is contributing to her spiritually dead condition. With rapid fire changes within a culture saturated…

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They say it wasn’t carefully crafted policy arguments, much less was it carefully crafted moral arguments, that put a stop to the end of the United States’ involvement in the war in Vietnam. Some have suggested in fact that it was the images sent back from that war. Actual footage of soldiers engaged in firefights…

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Former Mars Hill Bible Church pastor and best-selling author Rob Bell told media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Sunday that the American church is “moments away” from embracing gay marriage and thinks “it’s inevitable.” Bell made the statement during a Valentine’s weekend episode of Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday” television show where he appeared with his wife, Kristen, to discuss marriage and their…

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In a recent blog, Michael Brown asked provoking questions to those who embrace hyper grace. GotQuestions.org defines hyper grace as “a new wave of teaching that emphasizes the grace of God to the exclusion of other vital teachings such as repentance and confession of sin. Hyper-grace teachers maintain that all sin, past, present, and future, has already…

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Although a number of places in the Bible contain the command, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Lev. 19:18; Matt. 19:19; Gal. 5:14), Christians often overlook the “as yourself” part. But did you know that no one can fully love the Lord or anyone else unless he loves his own being? This means reverencing…

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Acouple of months ago, burdened by ISIS violence, Ferguson, Ebola outbreaks, and Nigeria kidnappings, I walked a few blocks over to attend a neighborhood association meeting. It felt uncomfortably quaint, trivial compared to the horrendous news that week. An elderly lady complained about her neighbor parking too close to her driveway. People argued about zoning…

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Nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin, commenting on Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore’s claim that our rights come from God, pinpointed the fundamental difference between the left and the right. “[T]he left does not believe in fundamental human rights,” says Levin. “They believe in fundamental quote, unquote rights dispensed by government, and…

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In the latest issue of Expositor magazine, Steven Lawson interviewed R.C. Sproul on “Getting the Gospel Right.” You have written a book titled Getting the Gospel Right. Perhaps the best place to begin is, what is the gospel? There is probably no term used more loosely in the church than the term “gospel.” You hear preachers say all the time that they…

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