7. Share the Good News

We’re always busy — preparing food, planning activities, wrapping presents, making schedules. This season is a time of bustling and exhausting activities! But even amid the flurry of excitement surrounding the next few days, let’s pause from our preparations and consider the night Jesus was born.

Tahiti: 200 Years of Christian Culture

Two hundred years ago, in 1815, the recently converted Christian king of Tahiti, Pomare II, was attending worship on the Sabbath day. Suddenly, his enemies under the leadership of the Prophet of Oro furiously attacked the assembly, having been promised an easy victory by their Prophet. The missionaries, however had warned the… 

Behold, Your King

For 2,000 years the historic Christian church has remembered the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in human flesh. This event celebrated around the world declares the advance of Christ’s Kingdom; of the increase of His government there shall be no end! No expression of man has described this work of our Messiah so… 

New Ethics Against Virtue

or How to Cowardly Abandon All Resolve and Condemn the Teaching of Those Who Fall from Favor and Lose Popularity After the manner of Erasmus When the sands of time have shifted, the winds of change have altered course, and the status quo yields so that his principles are no… 

A Picture of the Gospel

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. —Ephesians 5:31-32 ESV In this statement we find that the very fabric… 

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 524

I have often been asked what kind of preaching do the Hawaiian people require and what method of presenting the truth do the missionaries find the best adopted to their minds? They need to have the same doctrines and duties presented, and much the…

A Brief Exposition of 1 Timothy 2:9-15

(All Scripture quotations are from the ESV unless noted) It is the purpose of this article to examine and exposit the teachings of the Apostle Paul which pertains to the conduct of women who profess godliness. Before diving into this very controve…

Henry Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 278-279

[T]he state, though in fact a religious institution, incapable of securing its proper ends without recognizing religious obligation, is not a church. Christ’s church, of which he claims to be the Head, is not of this world, but has its own existen…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pgs. 255-256

Kapiolani [a vice-queen of Hawaii]… calmly addressed the company thus: ???Jehovah is my God… I trust in Jehovah, and he shall save me from the wrath of Pele when I break through her tabus, then you must fear and serve the Lord Jehovah. All the g…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pgs. 249-250

The haughty [Hawaiian] queen bowed her knees before the King of heaven, and confessed her sins, and in impressive language poured forth her earnest prayer… The missionaries had been slow to give her credit for any interest at heart in the concer…

“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
—Revelation 11:15