I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the Holy Catholic* Church; the communion of the saints; the forgiveness of sin; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.Continue reading I Believe
Are people supposed to be perfect? I’ve been asking myself this question while getting ready for visitors. As soon as we knew they were coming we went into high gear preparing, cleaning and fixing up.Continue reading Perfect in Everyway
A reader disagreed with my last blog post. It cited scientific research which claims, people reading or listening to the Bible four times a week, are less likely to practice behaviors such as gambling, pornography, drunkenness, and sex outside of marriage.¹ The reader’s argument goes as follows:Continue reading Risky Behavior – Part 2
On Sundays when I was kid, I would dress up in my Sunday best, go to church, sing praises to God, hear a great sermon and go home to a big Sunday dinner. When I grew up I continued the same practice. Plus I read the Bible, attended Bible study and sang in the choir.Continue reading Untouched Hearts
When the fullness of time came,
God sent forth His Son,
born of a woman,
born under the Law,
so that He might redeem those
who were under the Law,
that we might receive
the adoption as sons.
Galatians 4:5 NASB
How do people become Christians? Is it a decision for Christ? A belief in Jesus? Repentance of sin? Heaven forbid! It is not. It is 100% the work of God through Christ.Continue reading What Makes a Christian?
If asked people would give different answers to the question, “What makes a person a Christian?” Let’s skip people’s opinions and go straight to the Bible. How does the Bible answer this question?Continue reading What Makes a Person a Christian?
Christian evangelicals helped vote Ronald Reagan, both Bushes and Donald Trump into office. Conservatives began voicing their concerns, about America’s morality, following the establishment of the Moral Majority in 1979. Their goal was to call America back to its moral roots. By 1989 the movement disbanded having accomplished its goals.¹
Christian over-involvement in politics has troubled me for forty years. I am concerned for the following reasons.Continue reading Christians Are too Political
All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing
Alleluia, Alleluia! Continue reading O Praise Him!
Dear Friend — In a word our ultimate hope is Jesus. Maybe you don’t know Jesus, personally. Maybe you wonder why He is considered the ultimate hope, above all others. Or perhaps you do know Jesus and in your Continue reading The Ultimate Hope
Dear Friend – Do rainy days and Mondays get you down?¹ How does “being down” fit with being a Christian? This blog is named BeYeGlad! Rest assured I’m not Pollyannaish. Being a Christian isn’t all swe Continue reading Rainy Days & Mondays
Two well-known purposes of the church are worship and outreach. These were the topics of a post in October. I have wondered if maybe this topic seemed dull and humdrum. But no, even if my post seemed Continue reading The Purpose of the Church — part 2
While Halloween is celebrated, Christians around the world are celebrating the beginning of the Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 thesis on the church door. Continue reading Today is Reformation Day
In a former post I wrote that it doesn’t take long to realize that blogging brings real temptations. If you don’t watch out blogging hazards can entrap you. If you are like me, in spite your best efforts Continue reading Help! I’m Addicted – part 2
We were talking about alcohol addiction when one person said his whole family had been delivered from alcohol. Someone asked him how this happened. We all had in mind what we thought he would say. Continue reading Why prayer is hard