Leviathan: None Like Him on Earth

While not the most frequently cited animal in Scripture, the one with the longest and most complete description is the leviathan. All of Job chapter 41 is devoted to it. Why does this mysterious animal deserve such biblical attention? One must look at the story of Job to understand the…

Valuing the Gathering of the Church

“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25 Let’s be honest. In the past…

A Family Sabbath

As the Holy Spirit continues His sanctifying work, one evidence will be to eliminate wrong thinking in the Christian’s life by conforming him to Jesus Christ, the perfect reflection of the law of God. An example of wrong thinking is a false notion that the Christian Sabbath is a restriction of our…

Genesis: God’s Book of Beginnings (6)

SUMMARY OF CHAPTER 6 The rapid increase of the world’s population before the flood unleashed an appalling and widespread explosion of human depravity upon society. Intermarriage between the lines of Seth and Cain produced offspring that were renowned for violence and rebellion to God. God saw men as slaves to…

Behold Now Behemoth

The book of Job has fascinated ancient and modern readers. Using a lengthy poetic story, it teaches about God and Satan, about good and evil, about “bad things” being used by God to accomplish His perfect will in the lives of good people. While its message is clear, it contains…

Genesis: God’s Book of Beginnings (5)

SUMMARY OF CHAPTER 5 This genealogy, which covers 1556 years after Creation, links Adam to Noah through the line of Seth. It gives the names of the patriarchs with the dates of their births and deaths. It provides means to calculate the year of the flood, which works out to…

The Sin of Bitterness

“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled” (Hebrews 12:15) There are two reasons why I have preached often about the particular sin of bitterness. It is a dangerous sin deserving of our…

Seeking The Lord

“Seek ye the Lord while He may be found; call ye upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6). Here is a wonderful promise and a gracious invitation. Despite this divine assurance, some would-be “seekers” of God, who are “not far from the kingdom”, are unwilling to take Him at…

A Bible Basis for the Anti-Abortion Position

In Northern Ireland, where the Free Presbyterian Church originated, the British Government recently forced its citizens to surrender their anti-abortion position. Here in Canada, leading up to the recent Canadian federal election, abortion was bandied about as a political football. Even political leaders who are opposed to abortion did not have…

Bible Birds

There are more different birds mentioned in the Bible than any other group of animals. Ancient Israelites were familiar with Palestinian birds and God frequently used them to teach spiritual truths. Swallows, a common Palestinian bird, are known for building nests in protected places, like under the eaves of buildings. It…

Genesis: God’s Book of Beginnings (4)

SUMMARY OF THE CHAPTER 4 Life in a fallen world after Adam’s sin was dramatically different from life in the perfect world where God had placed Adam and Eve, directly after their creation. After the fall of the world into sin, worship required blood sacrifices. Enmity arose between true and…

Horses and Chariots

After horse ancestors left Noah’s Ark, those that gave rise to the modern Equus caballus appear to have headed to Asia. There they were domesticated and used for meat, milk, and transportation. The Hyksos are credited with bringing the horse to Egypt. We can read between the lines of Scripture…