And he said to them, “The Sabbath was established for people, and not people for the Sabbath. So then, the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27–28 (LEB) The Sabbath was made for man, and Jesus said he was the lord of the Sabbath. Was Jesus anticipating the day he consideredContinue reading “The Lord’s Day”
Author Archives: Gary Vail
Believe and Confess?
He came to his own things, and his own people did not receive him. But as many as received him—to those who believe in his name—he gave to them authority to become children of God, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a husband,Continue reading “Believe and Confess?”
How are We Deceived?
and with every unrighteous deception against those who are perishing, in place of which they did not accept the love of the truth, so that they would be saved. And because of this, God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie, in order that all may be condemned who didContinue reading “How are We Deceived?”
Traditions of Men
And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with unclean hands?”So he said to them, “Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far, farContinue reading “Traditions of Men”
The Fullness of the Gentiles
But the things which God foretold through the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he has fulfilled in this way. Therefore repent and turn back, so that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and he may send the ChristContinue reading “The Fullness of the Gentiles”
The Name of God
And he said, “Because I am with you, and this will be the sign for you that I myself have sent you: When you bring the people out from Egypt, you will serve God on this mountain.” But Moses said to God, “Look, if I go to the Israelites and I say to them, ‘The GodContinue reading “The Name of God”
Salvation and the Sinner’s Prayer
As many as I love, I reprove and discipline. Be zealous, therefore, and repent! Revelation 3:19 (LEB) What must one do to be saved? Most of us were taught to say a prayer and “ask Jesus into our heart”. Where is this method found in the Bible? Did we see altar calls in the NewContinue reading “Salvation and the Sinner’s Prayer”
Do You Know God?
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for her; in order that he might sanctify her by cleansing her with the washing of water by the word; in order that he might present to himself the church glorious, not having a spot or wrinkle or any such thing, butContinue reading “Do You Know God?”
Are We Able to Earn Our Salvation?
And we all have become like the unclean, and all our deeds of justice like a menstrual cloth, And we all wither like a leaf, and our iniquities take us away like the wind. Isaiah 64:6 Are we able to save ourselves by performing the correct acts at the appropriate times? What is the formulaContinue reading “Are We Able to Earn Our Salvation?”
Where are we Headed?
And the dragon was angry at the woman, and went away to fight against the rest of her children, those who keep the commandments of God and who hold to the testimony about Jesus. Revelation 12:17 (LEB) There are many views in Christianity on the afterlife and eschatology. The two most common views I amContinue reading “Where are we Headed?”