If you’re a regular viewer of Little Lessons, you may be thinking that you’ve already seen this particular episode. That’s because I did record a Little Lesson with a similar title not long ago. But I’m a little dissatisfied with the answer that I gave to that question at the time, so I wanted to revisit this subject.
Over the last couple of lessons we talked about near-death experiences. And perhaps related to that is a question that has been posed by another one of our beloved viewers about the rapture. Specifically, he’s questioning whether or not the common understanding of the rapture within the American church is biblically accurate. I would have to say that, in my understanding, there is a lot of misunderstanding about the coming of Jesus Christ and the rapture of the church.
A Little Lessons viewer recently posed the question, “What About Near Death Experiences?” Near Death Experiences are fascinating, but are they supported by the Bible? Learn more in this new Little Lessons series!
Shunning another human being may seem like an archaic practice in our day of inclusivity and tolerance. Shunning is, however, an undeniably biblical concept. Jesus instructed His disciples:
If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector (Matt. 18:15-17; emphasis added).
If you’re a regular reader you know that in past Little Lessons, every once in a while, I have addressed what is known as the marriage permanence doctrine.
And this is a doctrine that focuses on a few verses in the New Testament that have lead some to believe and to promote the idea that if you’re married, but you’ve been previously married at any time in the past in your life, you’re in an immoral, adulterous relationship and you should divorce your current spouse. Regardless of how long you’ve been married, regardless of how many children you might have by that spouse.
Did you know that you, or just about any believer, could start a disciple-making church? It’s true! Learn more in this new Little Lessons series from David Servant.
In this Little Lessons series, David Servant shares his church journey. He talks about his years as a pastor, his itinerant teaching ministry, the formation of Heaven’s Family, and his recent involvement in the House Church Movement. Discover the unforgettable event that forever changed David’s ministry and understanding of church.
A sure sign that someone is not truly born again is that they don’t care about others who are not born again. And a sure sign that someone doesn’t care about others who are not born again is that they do nothing to expose those who are not born again to the gospel: no personal sharing of the gospel, no supporting missionaries who are spreading the gospel, no posting of anything gospel-focused on social media, no inviting unsaved people to events where they will hear the gospel, not even any “seasoning” of conversations with unsaved people in order to drop hints of the gospel. All of that evidence points to the fact that one is not truly born again, no matter how “nice” one might be.
This claim is supported by at least three undeniable biblical truths.
What does the Bible have to say about interracial marriage? I actually have a book or two in my Christian library at home that present arguments claiming that God is opposed to interracial marriage. And the scriptural basis for their arguments are found in the Old Testament, God’s warnings to Israel against intermarrying with the seven nations in Canaan’s land, which the Israelites were called to go in and dispossess. You probably know the story.