The Christmas Story

          The following is a contemporary English version of the Bible’s Christmas story, designed to be read aloud (serially or at one sitting) to children of all ages during the Christmas season. If you choose to read it serially, please read a portion each day for about a week. Long, longContinue reading “The Christmas Story”

4 Views: Who Has the Final Word?

You may not want to hear it. You may not believe me. But I want to tell you an astonishing truth right up front: not all Jesus believers on this planet believe exactly the same as you do, but they’re still believers in Jesus! I know, I know . . . that’s a real shockContinue reading “4 Views: Who Has the Final Word?”

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”

“Good” Good News vs “Bad” Good News

We’ve all seen little religious leaflets someone leaves at our front doors or in restaurant bathrooms; or, from time to time we see them being blown about on downtown sidewalks on a windy day. Sure you’ve seen them: the kind a zealous religious person hands to you as you round a street corner or youContinue reading ““Good” Good News vs “Bad” Good News”

Shang Ti and Sinim

During my childhood years, my family lived in one of the three “Atomic Bomb Cities” in the United States during World War II. It was a lazy summer afternoon in one of those cities, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. I was 5 or 6 years old, digging a hole in our back yard with a little shovel,Continue reading “Shang Ti and Sinim”

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”

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”

21st Century Church

I am writing this teaching in the first year of the 21st century—2001. I wonder what people will think who might read it in the early 22nd century. Will they feel the article was timely, appropriate, and correct? Or, might they feel I was a “false prophet” when I wrote it and none of theContinue reading “21st Century Church”