Misunderstanding “Legalism”

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What is this awful “ism” called “Legalism”? Whatever it is, it must be pretty bad. The very use of the term automatically pictures one who has no love for the Lord, no understanding of His matchless grace, and no concern for a right relationship with God based on faith. This concept of “legalism” pictures one […]

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How we dress reflects the attitude of our heart

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There’s a growing tendency among God’s people to “dress down” when coming to the assembly to worship God, rather than to “dress up.” It seems some give no regard to what their clothing says about their heart. When folks start “dressing down” — it has a direct influence on others, making it much easier to […]

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Can the Church be divided?

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There is a sense in which the Lord’s church never divides. Expressions like, “the Lord’s church divided over…” are at best badly worded and at worst unscriptural. The body of Christ is the church of Jesus the Christ (Eph. 1:22-23) and there is only ONE (Eph. 4:4). The apostle Paul asked rhetorically, in 1 Cor. […]

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The Majority Rules

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Written by Christopher Mentzer Introduction When something is put to the vote; be it business or among friends, it is usually the majority vote that wins. Even in politics the majority vote is victorious. But should it be that way in the world of religion? Should God’s people strive for the majority instead of a […]

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The Punishment of God

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Some teach the all men will be saved by God, regardless of rebellion or righteousness. It seems they believe God is so loving He simply will not punish anyone. When considering the scriptures, we find many places which indicate this is not true. One such place is Genesis 7:17-24, where the writer says, “Then the […]

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The skull of an infant ape buried by a volcano 13 million years ago

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“The skull of an infant ape buried by a volcano 13 million years ago has preserved intriguing clues about the ancestor humans shared with apes — including a likely African origin, scientists say. A previously unknown creature that shared an extended family with the human forefather, had a flat face like that of our far-flung […]

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The Church Of The Bible

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The Bible speaks of only one church. Jesus said, “Upon this rock, I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18). That church established the first congregation in Jerusalem in 30 A.D. But it was not long before persecution came upon that congregation  “and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria” (Acts 8:1). […]

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The Key To The Preacher's Work

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The preacher’s area of responsibility is a mystery to some brethren, even though the visible activities in which he is involved, are easy to understand. For example, he delivers a message from God’s word on Lord’s Day morning, evening, and teaches Bible classes at other designated times. And most folks understand that these godly endeavors […]

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Where Can I Find The Sinner's Prayer?

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I need some help, please. I have been preaching and teaching the bible for most of my adult life, yet I am having trouble finding the “sinner’s prayer” in the bible. I know it must be there some place, as most of the denominations say that is the path to forgiveness and salvation. I have […]

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Once Saved Always Saved?

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When John Calvin organized the many beliefs that are now referred to the TULIP doctrine, he included as the last point, “Perseverance of the saints.” This says that once man is saved, he cannot be lost. It is commonly referred to as “once saved, always saved.”  They say that it is impossible to fall from […]

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