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No More Problems - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you" (John 15:18). Later, after experiencing many problems, John wrote, "Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you" (I John 3:13). These problems may take the form of general...
Fiery Trials - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - world. Christ promised that we would be hated for our stand (John 15:18-21), but He also prayed for us, not that we would be spared the persecution, but that we would be victorious in it and sanctified through it. "The world hath hated them,...
If - Article
Norman P. Spotts, D.D. - ... shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7). Ten times in John 15 our Lord used the little word if. These references give spiritual insight in many ways. For example: The if of answered prayer. Our text explains...
Double Damnation - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... self-righteous and hate-filled Pharisees were of the devil (John 8:44) and were so intent on resisting the truth that they were ready to kill if they could silence the message of liberty. Paul condemned Elymas the sorcerer as "full of all...
Not Ashamed - Article
Mark D. Rasche, B.S. - hate us and "that it hated me before it hated you" (John 15:18). He also warned us that "whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 10:33). In Paul's letter to the...
Majority "Rule" - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also" (John 15:18-20). Truth is rarely "accepted" by the majority. This is especially so of the eternal truth of the Scriptures. The majority may have to submit to the...
Madonna to Write Children's Books - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). The Madonnas of our society will continue to spew out their philosophy. We can individually do little to stop them. But we can proclaim the truth. We can turn over the rocks...
John 15:18: it hated me - Study Note
... of it, that the works thereof are evil” (John 7:7), and because “the whole world lieth in wickedness (or, ‘the wicked one’)” (I John 5:19). If we do the same, the world will hate us as...
How Important Is a Recent Creation? - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (John 1:1-3) The written text does not imply, much less demand, long ages or indeterminable, gradual processes that took eons to complete the world as we know it. Instead, creation...
Acceptable Words for Such a Time - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... God does not cause evil. [Genesis 1:31; John 8:44; Genesis 3:17; Romans 5:12] Basic Truth #2. Because God is love, God allows the possibility of evil. Three absolute attributes of God appear to be in conflict. God is love....
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