Author: David Austin

The Wise Men from the East

The Wise Men from the East Many readers of the Bible assume that there were three Wise Men and that they came to worship Jesus immediately after His birth, while still at the manger. However, there are some clues in Matthew 2 that indicate that it was up to two years after His birth before they arrived in Jerusalem seeking the King of the Jews. See verses 2, 7-8 and 16. From the first appearing of the star had probably been two years, for Herod had every child aged two and younger in Bethlehem slain. We also see that...

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IS God’s Love Unconditional?

Is God’s Love Unconditional? I often hear well meaning preachers make the declaration that God’s love is “unconditional.” Is that an accurate proclamation? Can we accept it as Biblically accurate and thus true? How can we make the determination? As the Bible commands, we are to “prove all things; hold fast that which is good” when it comes to the teachings put forth. First, let’s get a definition from Webster’s dictionary of the word “unconditional.” Merriam-Webster’s defines Unconditional as “not conditioned or limited.” Is that what we find declared from Scripture of God’s love? What can we discover about...

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Integrity Matters

    Image credits: Header photograph of Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore  Psalm 26:2a,  Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine integrity .. I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked. I just read an article on the Christian Post website entitled “When Picking a President, Does Character Still Count to Evangelicals?” It was written by a Chelsen Vicari. I do not know very much about Miss Vicari, but she raises something that is of great importance when a Christian determines for whom he or she will cast a vote in an election....

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Christ, Light of the World Gives Light to All

Christ Gives Light Indeed Christ is that Light of the world that gives the Light of Truth to all who have ever been born into this world. Indeed also, He gives new life as sons of God to all who, having believed that Light of the Truth of the Gospel, believe on Him and receive Him as their Lord and Savior. In John 1:9 we read as the apostle John speaks of Jesus Christ: “That was that true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” Since the beginnings of the Christian faith this verse has rightly...

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Basics of Christianity

The Basics of Christianity   Come and Join us for this New Sunday School Series at 10:00AM 1000 Davis Blvd.  —  Southlake, Texas Beginning Sunday  April 23, 2016     The Basics of Christianity … Beginning on Sunday, April 23rd, 2016, Northeast Baptist Church of Southlake, Texas will be presenting a Sunday School series on the Basics of Christianity. If you, or any of your friends or family have ever wondered what this “Jesus Stuff” is all about, please join us at 10:00 AM as we explore: What it means to be saved, How to get right with God, How...

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