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Lost and Found

How did I get here? The young man took a long look at his life. He was penniless, homeless, filthy, and starving. You would never know he once had lived under the loving care of his wealthy father. But he had left home, cut off his relationship with his father, squandered his inheritance on a life of sin, and ended up in a pitiful state. He finally came to his senses. As he honestly faced himself...

Quote of the Week: The Economy of God

“We must be very clear that today the Triune God has completed everything—the creation, the incarnation and the life and sufferings on earth; He has gone into death and passed through death; He has resurrected, ascended into heaven, and has been enthroned. Everything has been attained by the wonderful Triune God, and all these realities are in the Holy Spirit, who has come into us.”

A Salute to Our Country’s Service Members

As Memorial Day approaches, we at BfA would like to take this time to honor our country’s military service members with this salute. Why we remember In the bleakest hours of the American Revolution, facing a brutal winter and the waning enthusiasm of his army, General George Washington read to his men the patriotic words written by Thomas Paine in the tract, The American Crisis: “These are the...

Truth and Love

2 John 3—“Grace, mercy, peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.” Note 2 on truth says: “Truth here denotes the divine reality of the gospel, as defined in note 15, especially concerning the person of Christ, who expressed God and accomplished God’s purpose; love is the believers’ expression in loving one another through receiving...

What Is Calling on the Name of the Lord?

In this post we’ll discuss a practice by God’s people seen throughout the entire Bible: the practice of calling on the name of the Lord. Let’s see what it is to call on the name of the Lord and how this practice can benefit us. Calling on the name of the Lord means out loud All Christians have at some point prayed to God. God hears these prayers, whether they’re silent, quiet, or loud. But the...

The Cleansing Blood of Jesus

“‘The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin.’ It is not exactly ‘all sin’ in the general sense, but every sin, every item. What does it mean? Oh, it is a marvelous thing! God is in the light, and as we walk in the light with him everything is exposed and open to that light, so that God can see it all—and yet the Blood is able to cleanse from every sin. What a cleansing!”

What Kind of Person Can Be Saved?

We sometimes receive questions from our readers, and while we can’t always answer each one, we thought our response to one reader’s inquiry on what kind of person can be saved might be helpful to many others. Below is our response, still in letter form. Dear Reader, Thank you for the question you sent in response to the post “How Can I Be Sure I’m Really Saved?” on our blog. You were concerned...

Faith Replacing the Law

Galatians 1:23—“But they only heard this: He who was formerly persecuting us is now announcing as the gospel the faith which formerly he ravaged.” Note 2 on faith says: “The faith here and in all the verses of reference 23b implies our believing in Christ, taking His person and His redemptive work as the object of our faith. The faith, replacing the law, by which God dealt with people in the Old...

3 Benefits of Reading the Bible Every Day

Daily Bible reading is an excellent habit that can benefit every Christian in many ways. We’ll discuss three main benefits in this post. We’re fed by the Word When we read the Bible, we’re fed by God’s Word and supplied for our Christian life. Jesus mentioned this in Matthew 4:4 when He said, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God.” Other...

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