The Mourners Are The Blessed Ones & They Will Receive Comfort

Originally posted on Tayibs.com Jesus said in Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”. Many have undertaken to interpret this particular verse recorded for us in the 5th chapter of the book of Matthew; while walking and praying about a week and half ago, the Lord brought this verse to my mind again and I feel compelled to share its meaning with you. First we need to understand what the comforted ones mourn over. They mourn over Sin, God has granted them the ability to acknowledge their sins and their depravity in light of His Holy character. This is whyRead More →

Without The Resurrection Of Christ, There Is No Salvation

Originally posted on Tayibs.com While it is important to prove the reality of the Resurrection of Christ, it is much more vital to understand why the Resurrection is essential to the justification of those God has called out of darkness into His light. We’ve been so consumed with proving by reason to the world that Christ rose from dead that we’ve lost the real meaning of the Resurrection. The gravest error we’ve committed as the people of God is failing to properly communicate the nature of God. Because people don’t understand who God is, the Resurrection doesn’t mean much to them, they think of itRead More →

How To Correctly Study And Interpret The Bible By Dr. Norman Geisler

Originally posted on Tayibs.com   The apostle Paul in one of his letters to his dear friend Timothy said, Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,[a] a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 Even though this charge  was given specifically to Timothy, it is fair to say that it applies to all believers, especially those in leadership. It is imperative that we learn how to correctly interpret the word of a God  to avoid falling into grave errors. Many cults started because someone misinterpreted the word of God. In the lecture belowRead More →

Repent And Believe The Gospel, The Message Hasn't Changed

Originally posted on Tayibs.com John the baptist in his days preached about repentance from dead works and wasn’t shy about calling his contemporaries to take the message God was speaking through him seriously. As a result, he was thrown into jail and eventually decapitated. It was told of John the baptist, The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.[a] 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,[b] “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare[c] the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” Mark 1:1-3 Jesus alsoRead More →

Are You Anchored In True Truth? What Is Truth? Does Truth Matter?

Originally posted on Tayibs.com   I recently had an exchange with one of my former supervisors about the meaning of objective/ true Truth and its connection with the God of the Holy Scriptures. She believes that truth is relative and went on to tell me that I’m entitled to have my own beliefs but to keep it to myself. To which I answered, I’m not talking about preference , but I’m talking about a God who is sovereign, exists objectively and has set a day on which He will judge the whole world according to His own righteousness and counsel. One of the issues believersRead More →

A Closer Look At 1 John 4:20, Why It's Impossible To Love God & Hate Your Brother?

Originally posted on tayibs.com The Apostle John said in 1 John 4:20 “ If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot[a] love God whom he has not seen” I’ve read this verse several times and tried to understand what the Lord was communicating through the apostle John. Today we’ll be exploring this verse and its implications. How can people claim to love God whom they haven’t seen if they can’t love their brother/sister whom they see? See video below Scripture References: 1 John 4:20 1 JohnRead More →

If God is Sovereign, How Can Man Be Free? -RC Sproul

If God is sovereign, how can man be free? In the lecture below the late Dr RC Sproul will explain the relationship between man’s freewill and the sovereignty of God. Be sure to watch it in its entirety Ligonier’s remarks: The Scriptures teach that God is sovereign over all. The Scriptures also teach that man is responsible for his actions. Are the two teachings contradictory? In this session Dr. R.C. Sproul will address the perennial questions surrounding the relation between the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man.Read More →

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Originally posted on Tayibs.com I get these questions all the time from folks-“How can you believe the Gospels?” How do you know with certainty that what the writers recorded was accurate and true? It’s funny because I asked myself the same questions a few years ago when I was confronted with the possibility that the stories of the Gospels might have been fabricated. So I went on a genuine quest with the sole purpose of authenticating the claims of the Gospel. I added the phrase “genuine quest” because many folks are looking for excuses to dismiss the Gospels for obvious reasons I won’t mention here.Read More →

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Originally posted on Tayibs.com Two Ticks, No Dog is the phrase that resonated with me as I was listening to RC Sproul Jr.’s lecture on the challenges to Godly marriages. Both my wife and I are in the season of disciplining from the Lord and discipleship from His living Word; and his main purpose has been to redefine in our minds what it means to be a husband and a wife under the Lord’s umbrella. The Lord has been pointing out those dark  areas in my own mind and heart that need purging. I’ll invite you to watch the video below in its entiretyRead More →

what can we learn from Nadab & abihu's deaths

Originally posted on Tayibs.com Nadab and Abihu were the oldest sons of Aaron. They were appointed by God as priests alongside Aaron and were eventually to replace him as the lead priest. So they were leaders and were supposed to live exemplary lives. God takes leadership very seriously and there’s an unfortunate event that befalls Nadab & Abihu-they both die because they offer unauthorized fire to the Lord. The event is recorded for us in Leviticus 10: v1-v3. We are going to be diving into the story, make some observations and draw the implications for us today. I’ll invite you to watch the video belowRead More →