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Musings, Learnings, and the Truth

By Benjamin H. Liles

          With some thinking about certain events recently, between different parts and points of society, we are very much in need of more of the gospel message. The thing is it's not simply a sin issue, the reason we're selfish and self-centered; it's an issue of taking Jesus the Messiah's righteousness as our own. But there's also another issue at work: why does Ben keep slacking off and on with this blog/site? These questions will get answered in this article.

What Easter Could Mean

By Benjamin H. Liles

          I know that it has been quite some time since I previously posted on this blog/website. I've been taking some time to evaluate myself and what I honestly believe the Lord wants of me. Which, coincidentally can be an article unto itself, regarding talents wasted or used wisely. I want to summarize that briefly by saying that there are times in which I question myself on what I should be doing. Whether it's devoting my time to writing, or whether to pursue coding/development (web development). 

           At any rate, today as a people, many of us celebrate the fact Jesus was risen back to life. Something even He not only prophesied would happen, but directly in His words, "The reason the Father loves Me is that I lay down My life...I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from My Father" (John 10:17-18, Berean Study).

Salvation: Belief or Condemnation

By Benjamin H. Liles

           In these uncertain times John 3:16 is a stark reminder of a singular truth: belief in the One Son God has given will not perish, having eternal life. The verse, we all know, reads thus, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." 

Living in the Spirit: What it means to Abide

By Benjamin H. Liles

          I know from time to time I tend to go over this verse, but I believe it's time to fully understand what's being said here. Paul, in addressing the people at Galatia, talks to them as to why we ought, as people of Jesus the Messiah ought to be united. At the time of his authorship of Galatians the people there were falling into their former ways, and why Paul said to them, "I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed" (Galatians 1:6-9, New King James).