There came a time in the history of the world when God poured out His judgment and destroyed mankind because of their gross wickedness. As the population grew, “GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth” (Genesis 6:5-7).Read more
The Gospel Truth publication has been published and distributed for ten years. The first issue was printed in July 2012. During the last decade, there have been many major events and changes in society. Multiple hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis have hit countries around the world costing billions of dollars and causing many deaths. Famine has struck various locations, and people are dying of hunger. The COVID pandemic radically altered life, and there have been over six million related deaths.
Morality has declined quickly. This is evidenced in part by the widespread acceptance and promotion of the LGBT agenda in the media, the schools, and society at large. There have been many changes and things can look bleak. Inflation is soaring, interest rates are increasing, and energy prices are skyrocketing.Read more
What should I do? Should I live here or move there? Should I continue with my education? What career path should I follow? Is this really the person I should marry? What church should I attend? What is right? How does God want me to live and what does He want me to do? What is the best way to react in this situation? I do not know how I should respond to this challenge in my life. I am overwhelmed with confusion.
Life can be full of questions, confusion, and many decisions that need to be made. Some decisions are very weighty and will have far-reaching consequences; others even change the very trajectory of your life. The wonderful news is that you don’t have to face these challenges by yourself or in your own wisdom. God is interested in your life and He has a unique plan for you. God is primarily concerned about your spiritual well-being, but He is also interested in everything that touches your life.Read more
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Soon after the day of Pentecost, many of the newly converted Christians sold their houses and lands. They brought the funds to the apostles and “distribution was made unto every man according as he had need” (Acts 4:35). For a short while, these saints in Jerusalem shared all things in common as they daily fellowshipped and continued in the apostles’ doctrine. This practice was not ongoing in Jerusalem for long nor was it observed by Christians in other locations. It was not incumbent upon the Christians at Jerusalem to sell all of their possessions, but it was rather a voluntary act of communion and fellowship.
Illustration drawn from Luke 12:16-21
A man, rich and prosperous in the things of this world, contemplated the future. His farmland had produced another bountiful return, and he had an abundance of goods. As he considered his wealth, he made plans to tear down his barns and build bigger barns to hold his possessions. “I have worked hard, and it is time to enjoy my wealth. I have enough money to last for many years. I will retire and relax—eating, drinking, and having fun.” Thus, this rich man thought as he planned for tomorrow.Read more