Salvation

Salvation is a concept many people don’t understand. It’s a word that remains a mystery to many. For many people, it’s an old-fashioned term—this thing known as “salvation” or being “saved.” Why salvation at all? What do people need saved from? Obviously no one needs saved unless they’re in some kind of peril. Many wouldContinue reading “Salvation”

The Image of God

The Bible makes the startling claim in Genesis 1: 26 and 27 (and Genesis 9: 6) that human beings were created in the “image of God.” That’s what the reference says, but what does it mean to be created in God’s image? By basic definition “image” means a “representation of something.” We know from manyContinue reading “The Image of God”

Water

Water. What a mysterious substance! On one occasion Jesus said: “Those who believe in Me will have rivers of living water flowing out of their innermost being.” He was speaking about Holy Spirit Who would later come to reside permanently in his followers. (John 7: 37 – 39) There’s an interesting principle found throughout theContinue reading “Water”

The Unpardonable Sin

There are 5 major religions in the world: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism. Christianity is the only major religion that offers humanity full and complete pardon from sin based upon the substitutionary death of a sinless, divine savior.  Therein lies a unique paradox. The paradox is this. On one hand Christianity offers full pardon forContinue reading “The Unpardonable Sin”

O Christmas Tree

I suggest you first sing the song, “Oh, Christmas Tree,” and then read this teaching aloud during your Christmas season. You might even want to consider reading a portion of it serially each day for a few days every year as part of your annual Christmas celebrations at home or church. Make it a tradition—muchContinue reading “O Christmas Tree”

My Visit To Heaven

This is not one of my teachings.  Its an advertisement for one of my books. On March 6, 2018, I was invited to visit Heaven.  I wrote about that in a book titled Heaven:  Our Home Sweet Homeland. You can purchase my book at billsbooks.org or at amazon.com as an e-book, or in softcover, or hardcover. Here’s what God askedContinue reading “My Visit To Heaven”

Speak the Word

An old song contains these insightful words which still ring very true more than 200 years since they were written: “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life!Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life!” A reference in the biblical Book of Proverbs proclaims: “Death and life are in theContinue reading “Speak the Word”

Truth

2,000 years ago Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor who sentenced Jesus to die on a Roman Cross, asked Jesus: “What is truth?” (John 18: 38) Jesus had previously claimed of himself: “I am . . . the truth.” (John 14: 6) Speaking about truth on another occasion, Jesus emphasized that when people embrace and comeContinue reading “Truth”

Solid Foundation

It’s just plain ol’ common sense: if someone begins to construct a building that will stand firm and last a long time, they should always begin with a solid foundation. If you don’t have a solid, strong foundation, whatever you construct on that foundation will fall apart and collapse.  God is engaged in the lifelong processContinue reading “Solid Foundation”

Soldiers Training Manual

God’s Prayer Warriors Terms and Rules of Enemy Engagement Our Arsenal of Major Weapons of Our Warfare: “Know Your Enemy” is a concept taught in a book entitled The Art Of War, written 2,700 years ago by a famed Chinese military general named Sun Tzu. This ancient book is still studied in our United StatesContinue reading “Soldiers Training Manual”