Lead me in your truth and teach me for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Psalm 25 verse 5

Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him will He instruct in the way that he should choose.

Psalm 25 verse 12

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Psalm 32 verse 8

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Psalm 51 verse 6

Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

Psalm 86 verse 11

Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law.

Psalm 94 verse 12

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good spirit lead me on level ground.

Psalm 143 verse 10

All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children's peace.            

Isaiah chapter 54 verse 13

Jesus said: Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew chapter 11 verse 29

Jesus said: It is written in the prophets, "And they shall all be taught by God". Therefore, everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me.

John chapter 6 verse 45

An online digest of the truth about God as we find it in the Bible

Welcome to “Taught by God”

A boy reading his Bible The purpose of this website is to present a window into the book that gives us an understanding of God - who He is, what He does, and how He does it.

This is a "work in progress" for two reasons: (1) because you can never finish telling the truth about an infinite and eternal God; and (2) I will just keep adding items to it as I go along.

The message of the website is unashamedly Christian. There are many religions in the world today, each with its own unique world-view and framework of belief. The underlying principle that motivates me, however, is that the God of the Bible is the one true God, and that the only way to find truth, salvation, and eternal life is through Jesus Christ.

Who, then, should be interested in what I have to say? Quite simply, anyone who has an interest in Christianity; whether that be to learn for your personal spiritual growth and edification, or from an academic viewpoint to see what this particular Christian thinker believes, or to help you decide which road you should take on your own spiritual journey through life. Wherever you're coming from and wherever you're going to, you're more than welcome to stay a while and browse.

I have divided the site into 4 sections, as follows:

  • Teaching - Topics that are dealt with in the Bible, and that form the basis and substance of Christian belief and life-style.
  • Commentary - Subjects that are of interest to the Christian, or have a bearing on Christianity, but are not necessarily Biblically based.
  • Musings - Thoughts and meditations on various matters of interest - mostly spiritual, but not necessarily so.
  • Whatever Else - Any other material that I believe is worthy to be put into the public domain, but does not fit neatly into any of the other 3 categories.

A website is not like a book; it's more like a magazine, where you flick through until you find something that interests you, read that, and then move on. For that reason, I have not tried to avoid repeating myself by including the same material, possibly in a different form, in more than one place. If you do decide to read the site "from cover to cover" you may well find that you come across the same thoughts, illustrations, or explanations more than once. It's not because I don't have enough to say. It's because I expect people to dip in and dip out again.

Please feel free to surf the site, and make use of the search facility to find a particular word or phrase. I hope that you'll be blessed, enlightened, inspired, and even challenged. Jesus came to earth do all of these, and more.

No matter what else you may think or believe about Jesus, there's one thing certainly true about Him - you can't have an encounter with Him and not be changed. If your time spent on this website helps you even one step along the road to either having that first encounter with Him or discovering more of His grace for yourself or your loved ones, then my endeavour has been successful.

God bless you on your journey through the rest of your life. At the end of it all may you be able to say, "I was taught by God".

Latest Additions ...

Sex and Marriage God's way Author: Matt Hilton Date: Friday 13 September, 2013

Love and marriage!At the time of writing (September 2013) the Marriage (same sex) Bill has nearly completed its passage through the British Parliament. It removes from marriage law the distinction between male and female and allows for all couples, irrespective of sex, to be treated equally. What is, or should be, the Christian attitude toward sex and marriage? What does the Bible say on this subject that is so vital to human life (since without it none of us would be in existence at all)?

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Psalm 73 Author: Matt Hilton Date: Sunday 05 May, 2013

Psalm 73 deals with a subject that affects every Christian from time to time. It was written by Asaph, who was a priest and a worship leader in the temple service. Asaph knew God; he walked with God; he loved God. He was a man of the spirit who knew and delighted in the presence of God. But he was also beset with a weakness that I can certainly relate to, and I suspect that you can too.

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Redeemer of All Author: Matt Hilton Date: Tuesday 30 August, 2011
Jesus at dawnMohammed is reported as saying, “I am the apostle of Allah, but I do not know what he will do with me”. As a Christian you will not have to live with such uncertainty. The apostle John says, “I write this to you who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ that you may know that you have eternal life”. This is what Christians call “assurance of salvation”. This is possible only because Jesus is our Redeemer. He paid the price so that we could live and not be condemned. Read on ...

Why I Am A Christian Author: Matt Hilton Date: Friday 26 August, 2011
White sheep - transformed by ChristIn my hour of greatest need I cried for help, and the one who answered me was Jesus. Allah did not reach out to me; no Hindu god reached out to me; Buddah did not reach out to me; but my voice was not ignored, as it would have been if what the atheists say is true. Jesus Christ reached out to me. He gave me hope. He gave me a second chance. He saved me. Read on ...

Grace Author: Matt Hilton Date: Friday 24 April, 2009
Grace: God's Riches At Christ's Expense

Grace is a word that we normally associate today with ease and beauty of movement – a graceful dancer or ice-skater. Less commonly, we still use the term gracious to refer to someone who is respectful, gentle, and kind. In Christianity, however, the word has a quite different significance, and is, in fact, one of the key concepts that lead us to an understanding of who God is and how He relates to us (which is, after all, what the Bible is all about).

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Sin Author: Matt Hilton Date: Thursday 19 March, 2009
Sin: alluring, deceptive, tragic

I remember how in my childhood years people would say, "That's a sin!" when someone said or did something that was improper or mischievous or vulgar. I have not heard that expression for many years. In fact, the word is virtually unknown today, and therefore misunderstood by the majority of people. However, as it is a key concept within Christianity it is vital that we understand not only what the word means but also what effect it has upon us all.

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Poems Author: Matt Hilton Date: Sunday 10 August, 2008
A quill pen and spectaclesIn my early years I used to write poetry all the time, but in recent days the muse has been more often absent than present. However, here are a few poems that I think merit inclusion in this site. Read on ...

Repentance Author: Matt Hilton Date: Saturday 29 March, 2008
A young woman saying 'Sorry' to GodIn this lesson I deal with the primary entry-point into the Kingdom of God. If we miss this one, then our entry is barred. There is no way around this. There are no short-cuts. There are no alternatives. This primary gateway is the gateway called repentance. Read on ...

Quest For Truth Author: Matt Hilton Date: Tuesday 09 May, 2006
Quest For Truth logo This was my first venture into the world of the web, and my first serious attempt at designing and executing a web site. As a result, it may be a bit crude, but it's message is still very relevant. Ultimately, life on this earth is a quest for something - be it pleasure, money, fame, power, or truth and eternal life. Join me on a quest for truth, and see if we can be fellow-travellers Read on ...