Before Christ came, all men had was the law. Yes you could still believe God and have it counted for righteousness but the law itself offered little in the way of hope. It was an unkeepable list of rules and every time you broke a rule, you had to offer sacrifice to atone for the rule being broken. The law could not be kept. The Jews undoubtedly looked at the law and felt so inferior. In a sense that was the point: to show the Jews they could not meet God’s standard on their own. However, with the impossible comes a lack of hope. The hope of all the earth….is Christ.
One of the common allegations thrown against creationists is that Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 are contradictory. This claim is popular, repeated ad nauseum by both old earth Christians and the atheist critics of the Bible. However, it is purely bogus. In making claims that Genesis 1 and 2 contradict one another, the scoffers assume facts not in evidence. Let’s have a look at Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 and see if they conflict.
While there is no requirement for a Christian to vote, it is not wrong to do so, nor should Christians feel guilty for engaging in politics.
The question in the title should register for anyone who has read the New Testament. It’s the question asked by Pontius Pilate in John 18:38. Jesus had just finished explaining that His kingdom was not of this world and that His purpose on earth was to bear witness to the truth. That prompted Pilate to ask “What is Truth?” It is an important question, even today, and deserves an answer.