The Argument For The Deity Of Jesus Christ

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

As New Testament Christians, our faith is dependent upon the identity of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the foundation of the church of Christ (Matthew 16:13-18; 1 Corinthians 3:11; Ephesians 2:20-22).

In this article, we are going to carefully examine and explicate the basic argument which shows that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

The Argument Stated Continue reading The Argument For The Deity Of Jesus Christ

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The Picture Of A Godly Father

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

Have you ever heard the official history of Father’s Day?

In 1909, a woman named Sonora Dodd was listening to a sermon about Mother’s Day. Her father, William, had been widowed and was raising six children all by himself. The first official Fathers’ Day was held on June 19, 1910. (June was chosen because that was the month that Sonora’s father was born). Then in 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared that the third Sunday in June would be recognized as Father’s Day all over the United States of America. Continue reading The Picture Of A Godly Father

“I Can’t Become A Christian Because I Know That I’ll Mess Up”

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

Over my years of preaching the Gospel, I have been richly blessed to speak with several individuals about lots of different topics.

One of the topics that has come up more times then I can count deals with excuses people make about not wanting to become a Christian.   Continue reading “I Can’t Become A Christian Because I Know That I’ll Mess Up”

Does The Bible Teach That There Is A Solid Dome Above The Earth?

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

For years, skeptics of the Bible have made the claim that the writers of Scripture were extremely scientifically challenged; and that this scientific ignorance manifested in their writings.

It is claimed, for example, that Moses taught that there is a solid dome around the Earth. This is based on a misunderstanding of the definition of the word “firmament” as used in the Book of Genesis:

Genesis 1:6-Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”.  Continue reading Does The Bible Teach That There Is A Solid Dome Above The Earth?

Job Bible Class: Job’s Friends-Part One

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

Quotation For Consideration

“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? (Abraham Lincoln)

Introduction

Most of the Book of Job is a series of conversations between Job and his three friends: Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. While much of these friends’ attitudes and actions are reprehensible, there are some commendable things about them which stand out.

In this lesson, we will carefully consider some of the more endearing qualities of these men. The main text we will be studying comes from the second chapter of Job:

Job 2:11-Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, each one came from his own place—Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. For they had made an appointment together to come and mourn with him, and to comfort him. Continue reading Job Bible Class: Job’s Friends-Part One

Will Animals Go To Heaven?

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

One of the questions I have often wondered about, and which I myself have been asked by several individuals, is whether or not animals will be in Heaven.

Lots of people ask this question because they love animals. Some have told me that when their animals die, it is almost like losing a member of the family. I still remember the pain of the death of animals that were beloved pets in our home when I was growing up.

Dare we hope that animals may be in Heaven?   Continue reading Will Animals Go To Heaven?

Prophesying In Proportion To Our Faith

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

In the Book of Romans, there is a very interesting passage which the Apostle Paul has left for us:

Romans 12:6-Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;

What lessons may we glean from this inspired Word of God?

To answer that, let us look carefully at three things.   Continue reading Prophesying In Proportion To Our Faith