Seeking A Marriage

By

Shelby G. Floyd

Today, most young people between the ages of 18 and 25 are thinking about getting married and having a family.  It is very important for the happiness and success of a young man or young woman to make the right decision in choosing their partner for life.  Perhaps it would be good to observe a few principles by which God’s people made that choice in the Old Testament.

As you probably remember, the patriarch Isaac and his wife Rebecca, had twin boys—Jacob and Esau.  The New Testament declares that Esau was a profane man who sold his birthright for one morsel of food (Hebrews 12:16-17).  This simply means that his character was godless.  We see this demonstrated in the choice that he made when he selected his wife. Continue reading “Seeking A Marriage”

The Powerful Word

By

Shelby G. Floyd

In a day when man has been able to harness the tremendous physical power of nature, it is easy for some men to disparage the power of the word of God. Since man is able to speak and communicate with his fellow man, it is reasonable to believe that God has spoken, to his creatures. In time past, God spoke to the people by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:1).

God Has Spoken To Man by Christ
Since God has spoken to man, are there any power, force and influence in what he has to say? The power of the word of God is seen in the various figures of speech that are applied to the word. Its power of life is compared to that of a seed (Luke 8: 11; Acts 6: 7).  Its great power to combat evil and to defend the truth is compared to that of a sword (Eph. 6: 17).  Its power to dispel darkness and enlighten human understanding is compared to that of a lamp and a light (Psalms 119:105).  Its great power to bring about spiritual growth is compared to that of the rain and the dew (Deuteronomy 32: 1-2). Continue reading “The Powerful Word”

The Inspired Word

By Shelby G. Floyd 

All Holy Scripture is Inspired of God
All Holy Scripture is the product of the inspiration of God. God has breathed into the scriptures infallibility. The Holy Spirit exercised divine power over the minds of the authors of the Holy Scriptures, even in the words which they used, preserving them from any error (1 Corinthians 2: 10-13). This being true, it is expected that any statement upon whatever subject the Bible might touch, would be true. The Bible is not a text­book upon science; it is rather a textbook on redempt­ion from sin. However, when the Bible alludes to natural science, it is expected that the authors spoke the truth.

Scientific Facts That Were Known Only By Inspiration
It is the purpose of this article to point out some statements which could not possibly have been known at the time they were spoken, except that the authors were guided by divine inspiration. In the days of the Old Testament the wisest men of the most enlightened nations were ignorant of the origin of the earth and the laws which govern its movements. They were filled with superstition regarding the na­tural world. Continue reading “The Inspired Word”