Foolishness or the Power of God?

“For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” Written nearly two thousand years ago, these words in the Bible described certain Greeks who prided themselves on their philosophy and ardently sought wisdom to understand the universe. Their philosophy had not answered the questions about human nature or the meaning of...

Does God Have a Plan?

When we’re little children, many times we play with our toys in a random way, exploring as we learn. But we have no grand scheme or purpose to our play. We simply make it up as we go. But can you imagine God doing something like that? Would the God who is wise, loving, and eternal create the universe without a purpose? Could He create human beings without a purpose?

Is Jesus in Your Boat?

In the darkness of night, Jesus’ disciples were rowing their boat in the middle of a churning sea, struggling against the blowing of a strong wind. Suddenly, amid the darkness, wind, and waves, they saw Jesus walking on the sea. They were frightened as He approached their boat. Then they heard Him speak to them: “It is I. Do not be afraid.” Upon hearing these words, the disciples took Him into...

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

The crucifixion of Jesus is generally acknowledged as a defining event in human history. But why did Jesus have to die? His earthly life was perfect and his conduct irreproachable. He spoke words of wisdom and grace. He ministered to and cared for all kinds of people. Wasn’t it enough that His life is a good pattern for us? Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?

Was Mankind Created to Be Redeemed?

In the garden of Eden, God lost the part of His creation that He considered very good—mankind. Yet, though man fell under the wiles of Satan, God took a tremendous and necessary step to regain what was rightfully His, created for His own purpose from the beginning. This step is the step of redemption. What is redemption? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, to redeem is “to get or win...

Who Is Jesus? [video]

Who is Jesus? For 2000 years people have asked this question of questions. Many people have some idea, but who is He, really? BfA has a new, two-minute video presenting who Jesus is to help you introduce Him to people you know. We hope you enjoy it, and we encourage you to join us in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ by sharing this video!

Freed from the Fear of Death

Most of us don’t like to think about death, let alone talk about it. It’s a frightening subject. But at one time or another we’ve all been touched by death, suffering the loss of a relative, friend, neighbor, or someone else in our lives. Though we try to prolong life, no one can escape death. When death’s final summons comes, everyone—rich or poor, strong or weak, well-known or unknown—must...

Who Can Solve the Problem of Death?

On September 30th, a startling question appeared in large letters across the cover of Time magazine: “Can Google Solve Death?” Google has solved a lot of problems by producing a multitude of innovative tools we use all the time. You can’t help but be impressed by Google’s imagination, inventiveness, and capability. But solve death? That would truly be an amazing achievement. Time explains what it...

The God-shaped Vacuum and the Meaning of Life

Have you ever felt unsatisfied, let down, or even empty after you got what you thought would make you happy? You’re not alone. If we’re honest with ourselves, we all have to admit that we’ve felt this way at some point in our lives. It turns out there’s a good reason for this. We not only have two parts—our outward body and our inward soul—we also have a third part: our human spirit. And this...

Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ

A normal, healthy Christian life includes sharing the gospel with others. Bibles for America has a series of sharable gospel posts to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. Each post briefly presents God’s eternal salvation and concludes with a prayer to receive the Lord Jesus as the Savior.

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