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Inside The Facade - Article
David Woetzel, B.S. - appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart" (I Samuel 16:7). Jesus condemned the Pharisees for building a spiritual façade to cover inner wickedness: "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited...
Outward Appearances - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... but the LORD looketh on the heart” (I Samuel 16:7). Man does, indeed, look on the outward appearance rather than inward convictions. This has always been true, but never more so than in these latter days, even among evangelical...
Spiritual Ugliness - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... is a fair woman which is without discretion" (Proverbs 11:22). This principle has lasted for millennia simply because it is easily observed in all cultures. Our Lord's application to the scribes and Pharisees was particularly pointed:...
1 Samuel 16:7
... the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the...
The Outward Appearance - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - “Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s” (II Corinthians 10:7). ...
Deadly Sin - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.” (1 John 5:16) Many pastors and other godly leaders have been asked about this verse. Usually, the question is asked from a very personal perspective: “Have I committed this kind...
Allowing God to Do Mighty Works - Article
David Woetzel, B.S. - ... them whose heart is perfect toward Him" (II Chronicles 16:9).    In our text today, we learn something about the character and desires of our God. Some Christians have the mistaken impression that God is hesitant to intervene...
Giving Thanks: Understanding the Biblical Emphasis of Thanksgiving - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... “offerings” (Leviticus 22:29, 2 Chronicles 29:31). Yadah is used more frequently and is most often translated “praise” (Psalm 18:49, Isaiah 25:1). Both of these terms are built around the idea of...
1 Samuel 16:7: outward appearance - Study Note
... outward appearance. God’s method is clearly not that commonly followed by either pulpit committees or political parties, but it works...
Is the Present the 'Key' to Our Past? - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - ... a useful key to be found. Appearances can be misleading.1 Being misled by physical appearances is especially easy if we look at the world with uniformitarian eyes, i.e., if we assume like deist Charles Lyell that “the present is the key...
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