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Am I a Christian?

There is a difference between the nominal Christian and the sincere believer. Many profess to be Christians, attend church, catechism and society regularly, are taught in a Christian school where daily prayers are offered and the Scriptures are read and taught, and yet do not know the Lord. Some may be ministers, elders or deacons […]

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The World: Presumed Godly?

“God Bless America” ….“In God We Trust”…..“Freedom of Religion”……“God Bless our Troops”……“I swear to tell the truth…so help me God”    “State endorses assisted suicide”….“Yearly crime rate increases” ….“State bans prayer in public schools”….“Divorce and broken families reach an all-time high”……“The President and first lady are implicated in a scandal”   The preceding statements are all sayings […]

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Would I be Called a Christian?

Would I be called a Christian If everybody knew My secret thoughts and feelings And everything I do?   Oh, could they see the likeness Of Christ in me each day? Or, could they hear Him speaking In every word I say?   Would I be called a Christian If everyone could know If I […]

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So Simple, Yet So Demanding

There are times in my life when I get that awful feeling down in the pit of my stomach that I really have no idea at all of what it means to be a Christian and to live a Christian life. It is almost as if all of us who call ourselves Christians are living […]

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Offenses

Jesus Christ, while on the earth as our suffering Savior, made the truth known several times that the children of the promise were very important to Him, so important were they to Him, that if someone should offend the little children who believe in Him, the offender was in great danger of receiving a most […]

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Living Out of Good Works (1)

1.    Introduction The purpose of this column in the Beacon Lights, I believe, is to discuss the aspects of the walk of a Christian in this life. In this statement we admit already that the life of a Christian is somehow different than the life of the rest of the people in the world. The […]

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What is a Christian?

Don’t think you’re a Christian because you were born in a so-called Christian land; Don’t think you’re a Christian because baptized by ministerial hand, Don’t think you’re a Christian because confirmed when reaching youthful age; Don’t think you’re a Christian because enrolled on denominational page. Don’t think you’re a Christian because you attend church service […]

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What Is A Christian?

In the world of today so often you hear the question, “Are you a Christian?”  Here are some of the answers men reply: Yes!  I’m a Christian; I go to church once in a while, and try to live a decent life.  Others will say: Yes, I practice the golden rule, which is “Do unto […]

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Tomorrow’s Man of God

Scripture often speaks of the man of God. When it does so in the Old Testament it has reference to the prophets, priests and kings. In the New Testament, this limitation no longer exists. “The man of God” is not some prophet, apostle or evangelist, neither an elder, deacon or minister, but it is the […]

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