More from Ruffin on Religion

  • Parable explains truth about salvation

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | February 25, 2016 - 4:02pm

    “The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire.

  • Miracles abound in John

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | February 18, 2016 - 4:02pm

    “And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” (John 20:30-31)When I first came to know Jesus, confusion set in about what just had happened to me.

  • Have we lost God’s security?

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | February 11, 2016 - 7:59pm

    “And now, please let me tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away its hedge, and it shall be burned; and break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down” (Isaiah 5:5).

  • Wait costs friend her salvation

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | February 4, 2016 - 4:45pm

    “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour” (Matthew 25:13).It was strange.

  • All must account to the Lord

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | January 28, 2016 - 4:40pm

    “You cannot serve both God and Money” (Luke 16:13).

  • Mistakes come at a high cost

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | January 21, 2016 - 8:10pm

    “It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfill it” (Ecclesiastes 5:3).January is not my favorite month.

  • Disputes get in the way of outreach

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | January 14, 2016 - 7:22pm

    “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

  • Arrogant ways hurt your faith

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | January 7, 2016 - 4:02pm

    “But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him” (Luke 15:20).

  • The wise men departed ‘another way’

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | December 31, 2015 - 9:45pm

    And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him; and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

  • Christ is focus of holiday

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | December 24, 2015 - 4:02pm

    “I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites” (Psalms 26:4).

  • Examples of faith abound

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | December 17, 2015 - 6:20pm

    “You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus” (Luke 1:31).

  • Act offers lesson in humility

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | December 10, 2015 - 6:30pm

    “So when he had washed their feet, taken his garments, and sat down again, he said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you?

  • Faith is our shield in troubles

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | December 3, 2015 - 5:34pm

    “For whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (Romans 14:23).

  • Storms strengthen our faith

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | November 26, 2015 - 4:02pm

    “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.”Many of us carry smartphones in our pockets today.

  • Signs seem to point to end of days

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | November 12, 2015 - 11:03pm

    “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only” (Matthew 24:36).

  • Yes, pray; but also face challenges

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | November 5, 2015 - 5:20pm

    “He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.

  • Ideas guide new believers toward a stronger faith

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | October 29, 2015 - 4:36pm

    “By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you” (1 Corinthians 15:2).

  • Semantics often obscure church's message

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | October 22, 2015 - 1:37pm

    “And hearing they may hear and not understand” (Mark 4:12).

  • Salvation provides moral compass

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | October 15, 2015 - 3:02pm

    “But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered” (Romans 6:17).

  • Remember who calms the winds

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | October 8, 2015 - 3:06pm

    “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him” (Psalms 37:74).The East Coast dodged one heck of a hurricane this past week.

  • Hymn springs from tragic events

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | October 1, 2015 - 3:02pm

    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4).

  • Confession is needed for a soul

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | September 24, 2015 - 3:02pm

    “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).

  • Bible offers two views on Davis’s stand

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | September 17, 2015 - 3:02pm

    “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16)I thought of this verse last week when I saw Kim Davis on the evening news.

  • Signs aren't the way to faith

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | September 3, 2015 - 3:02pm

    “He sighed deeply and said, ‘Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign?

  • Problem’s roots run to home

    By Mike Ruffin
    Religion Columnist | August 27, 2015 - 3:58pm

    “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child. The rod of correction will drive it far from him” (Proverbs 22:15).