Classic Christianity – The Book of John P71 (07-18-23)
Jesus Cleansed The Temple of God at The Cross
~ Most people don’t understand what Jesus really came to do the first time he was here. Jesus actually came to cleanse the temple and the future temple of God. People read the story of Jesus driving out the moneychangers from the temple and don’t have a clue that it was a picture of Him actually making the new temple, the temple of God, children of God, pure and a house of prayer. For anyone in Christ Jesus today, we are the temple of God and we are told that in Scripture. Jesus cleaned that temple at the cross. He got rid of all of our sins and took those upon himself and cleansed them never to see them again, so thus when the Holy Spirit comes to live in every believer through becoming born again of the Spirit of God, He has made us permanently pure forever by His death on the cross so that sin would no longer have a hold on us in His life. He was victorious over sin for us at the cross, so that we can … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P821 (03-30-23)
Absent From The Body and Present With the Lord
~ “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.”2 Corinthians 5:8
~ Bob George “Well, it says in Second Corinthians doesn’t it, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. And that’s talking about death. That’s when you’re absent from the body and present with the Lord. This is talking about end times. And so it says about brothers that don’t want you to be ignorant about the subjects now again, Andrew, we have to realize that punctuation is not there’s no inerrancy and punctuation. The Greek language in which the Bible is written had no periods or commas, do you understand that? There were no capitalization, there was nothing there was just written. So there’s no inerrancy, about punctuation. And so sometimes you have to be careful with where people in their translation put the periods and the commas. But let’s just go on with verse 13. There, I don’t want you to be ignorant about those who have fallen asleep or … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P661 (08-13-21)
Addressing Music Style, Modesty and Behavior in the Church
Common questions asked in the church are about proper behavior, music styles and modesty in the church assembly (see 1 Corinthians 6 in regard to lawsuits among believers or sexual immorality and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 in regard to the abuse of the Lord’s Supper). A youth pastor might wonder about how to address those under his care on matters of dress code. At times, this can be a legalistic problem, and best left to the mother of her daughter to address, as addressed in a previous call-in program, in regard to skirts below the knee. As another example, a camp director was overbearing on such a matter, and forbade different sexes to be swimming together. As Bob had remarked to the camp director, that it is okay for he and his wife to sleep together in the privacy of their home but not to be swimming together in decency and modesty in a public place. As another example of legalistic behavior, that could be insisting that your church only serves the Lord’s Supper with real wine. In such a case, a pastor … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P646 (06-25-21)
As you study the scriptures, hold onto those things that are true. Do not let more obscure passages lead you into confusion and error. Let us not forget that the goal of instruction is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. The only thing that counts is faith that expresses itself in love.
There are scriptures that are very clear, such as the gospel, that requires faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and nothing added to that, nothing that you do, but what God alone has done for you in Christ Jesus. Hold onto that truth, that in Christ Jesus, you are a forgiven person, and that you have eternal life because of the eternal consequence of the cross, with His righteousness imputed to you. You must have a firm grasp on such truth. Be single-minded on that, and do not be double-minded, mixing law and grace, or doubting that Jesus took away all your sins, thinking that He only took away some of your sins. Jesus took away all of your sins from the eyes of God … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at The Word of God P33 (04-21-21)
What is the effect of the word of God on men? When you read the word of God, how is it different from reading another book, one that is written by men? The word of God is God’s word to men to change lives, to set men free. You cannot separate the word of God from the person of God, who is the way, the truth and the life.
The only way to the Father is through Jesus Christ. There is truth that sets men free from bondage to sin and error and lies. That truth is the person of God in Jesus Christ, and has been written down for us, that we may know Him, who is eternal life. In knowing Him, we come to know His thoughts and attitudes of heart. This is a dynamic relationship with the living God, and we get to know Him, who is true, through His word that He has given to us, as we rely on Him to teach us all that He has freely given us, as a born again child of God.