Body, Soul, and Spirit …An email from Dean VanDruff in response to a question about the difference between the soul and spirit. What is plain to men of every religion is that we are a body plus something else. This is called “dualism” and the “something else” is alternately termed soul or spirit. In dualism […]

On Witnessing and Truth …Extracted from an email from Dean VanDruff on evangelism and witnessing. Witnessing is a form of dying to ourselves to the instinct of pleasing of men–including ourselves–which goes to the root of the word witnessing in Greek: martus, from which we get martyr. 2 Cor 4:10-11 (Phi) Every day we experience […]

Faith Luke 18:8b (NIV)When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth? Believing The Truth ┬┤├®├Ç Faith is believing in what is true. Faith has two elements: 1) being convinced of the truth, being certain of reality, having evidence of unseen things, and 2) believing, hoping in, embracing, seizing the truth. […]

Consecration Phillippians 3:12 (Phi) …I keep going on, trying to grasp the purpose for which Christ Jesus grasped me. Matthew 13:44 (Phi) “The kingdom of heaven is like some treasure which has been buried in a field. A man finds it and buries it again, and goes off overjoyed to sell all his possessions to […]

False Prophecy Mat 24:3-5,10-11 (NIV) …”Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered, “Watch out that no one deceives you, for many will come in my name,.. At that time many will turn away from the faith… […]

The Gospel 2 Tim 2:8 (NIV) Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel. ┬┤├®├Ç The gospel is a message. It is also referred to in Scripture as a “word”, a “doctrine”, a “seed”, the “good news”, “the truth”. …Because God uses the message of the gospel to reconcile […]

The End of the Age 1 Tim 4:13 (NIV) Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Rev 1:3 (RSV) Blessed is he who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written therein; for the time […]