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Previous article in this series: August 2016, p. 449. So far we have considered principles regarding how God reveals Himself to us. This next section will consist of articles on the subject of creation. First, we consider how creation is understood only by faith. In other words, we will understand the truth about creation only when we believe what God says about something that we ourselves did not see. What the world refers to as science involves studying the visible creation through observation and experiment. But what about the invisible things? What about creatures and activities that cannot be detected...

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So far we have talked about God’s revelation in Scripture, the miraculous signs that took place during the time that Scripture was being revealed, and the lying signs and wonders that God has told us will be performed by false teachers in the last days. We now turn to consider how God makes Himself known by the creation that He has called into existence. God makes Himself known both by what He says and by what He does. Referring now to the latter, Scripture tells us that God makes Himself known by what He has made and by what He...

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Previous article in this series: December 15, 2015, p. 135. Having considered in the last article the miracles performed by some of God’s prophets, we proceed to consider the lying wonders performed by some false prophets. But before doing so, we consider a few more points about miracles. The word “miracle” is commonly used today in a different way than the Bible uses it. When an extremely rare recovery from a serious illness takes place, people often say “it was a miracle.” But the Bible does not use the word miracle to refer to such events. The Bible uses the...

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Previous article in this series: February 15, 2015, p. 230.   In both the Old and New Testaments, God warns us about adding to or subtracting from the Scriptures: What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it (Deut. 12:32). For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book...

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Previous article in this series: November 15, 2014, p. 80. In the days of the Old Testament God warned His people about adding to or subtracting from the Scriptures: “What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it” (Deut. 12:32). This same exhortation is found at the very end of the Bible, where God adds a warning about the punishment that will come upon anyone who does not heed what He says about this: For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book,...

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There is nothing more important than having fellowship with God, and to have fellowship with God we need to know, and know with certainty, what it is that He says to us. Anyone who truly loves God earnestly desires to know what God says to him. If he is taught that there are many errors and contradictions in the Bible, and that therefore there is no way for us to know for sure what God says to us, he will be miserably sad. Yet what a joy will come over him, if he is led to understand that he can...

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Previous article in this series: February 1, 2014, p. 211. If God has chosen to save only some, and if He regen­erates these people without their seeking it, what is the purpose of preaching the gospel to all men? Many professing Christians ask this question. It is common to hear them ask it when they hear the truth that God desires to save only some people. That doctrine does not fit with their view of the content of the gospel and the purpose of the preaching. In other words, the question these people ask serves to bring out an important...

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Previous article in this series: September 1, 2013, p. 471. When people hear us say that an unbeliever is spiritually dead and completely unable to do good works, they sometimes ask us whether we are denying that human beings have a free will. The answer to that question depends on which human beings you are referring to, and what you mean by free. How our Lord explained freedom It is important that we speak of freedom and bondage the way that Scripture does. To be in bondage is to be a servant of sin and Satan. To be free is...

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Previous article in this series: September 1, 2013, p. 471. There are people who profess not to be regener­ated, but who also say that they desire God to regenerate them. Could this be? Are there any unregenerate people who honestly desire to be delivered from their sin? To answer that question, let us begin by considering what Scripture says about how an unregenerate person views himself. Does he think of himself as one who is dead in sin, and in dire need of deliverance? How unbelievers view themselves An unbeliever never seeks the salvation found in Christ. Blinded in his...

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Previous article in this series: May 1, 2013, p. 348. A person whose spiritual heart is dead is said to be unregenerate. In this article we con­sider the fact that an unregenerate person will never call out to God for salvation. The proper order, therefore, is this: First God gives a person a new heart, and only then does he begin to seek God. Although that is the proper order, many professing Christians teach the opposite. They say that first an unregenerate person must seek God, and only then will God grant unto him a new heart. An unregenerate person,...

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