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The Things Most Surely Believed Among Us - Published on November 1, 2021
...    So that no doubt may exist among us, our readers, or those who hear us, I am going to attempt to set before a concise statement as to what we believe. In all such statements there may be a need of explanation on some minor points so we make no claim as to these statements being exhaustive.     I am taking the title from the first chapter of Luke, the last part of that verse because these truths "are most surely believed among us."     The Scriptu...
Earl Cochran
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When Looking for a Church, Beware the "Right Fit" - Published on September 22, 2021
...    “I’m looking for a church that’s just like me.”     Few people would say it quite so crassly, but the sentiment is common. I often hear people say they’re looking for a church that has “the right fit.” By which people mean, “I’m looking for a church that provides the ministries I am looking for, full of people I can identify with, and where the style reflects my personal preferences.”     There ar...
Murray Campbell
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How to Handle Criticism - Published on September 15, 2021
...    To opinions and remarks about yourself turn also as a general rule the blind eye and the deaf ear. Public men must expect public criticism, and as the public cannot be regarded as infallible, public men may expect to be criticized in a way which is neither fair nor pleasant. To all honest and just remarks we are bound to give due measure of heed, but to the bitter verdict of prejudice, the frivolous faultfinding of men of fashion, the stupid utterances of the ignorant, and the fier...
Charles Spurgeon
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Polemic Theology : How To Deal With Those Who Differ From Us - Published on September 15, 2021
...INTRODUCTION It seems strange that one should desire to speak at all about Polemic Theology since we are now in an age when folks are more interested in ecumenism and irenics than in polemics. Furthermore, Polemic Theology appears to have been often rather ineffective. Christians have not managed in many cases to win over their opponents. They have shown themselves to be ornery; they have bypassed some fairly important prescriptions of Scripture; and in the end, they have not convinced very m...
Roger Nicole
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What Theology Discussions Look Like Online - Published on September 14, 2021
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Heresy Does Not Exist and The Heresy of Heretics - Published on September 9, 2021
...Editor's note:  I found this two part series on the internet at https://redeeminggod.com.  I don't know much about the website, the author seems to be a free thinking non-conformist (right up my alley!) but I haven't taken the time to explore his positions fully.  I like a lot of what he has to say, and other stuff not so much.  That's ok though - I don't agree with even myself half the time ha!  But I agreed very much with the meaning of the word her...
Jeremy Myers
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The Christian Husband - Published on September 3, 2021
...    Each member of the household has a part in the family life, and the fullest happiness and blessedness of the home can be attained, only when each one’s part is faithfully fulfilled. If any one member of the family fails in love or duty, the failure affects the whole household life—just as one discordant voice in a company of singers spoils the music.     The husband has a part all his own, which no other can do. How does the Word of God define his duties? W...
J.R. Miller
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The Christian Wife - Published on September 3, 2021
...    It is a high honor for a woman to be chosen from among all womankind, to be the wife of a godly and true man. She is lifted up to be a crowned queen. Her husband's manly love laid at her feet, exalts her to the throne of his life. Great power is placed in her hands. Sacred destinies are reposed in her keeping. Will she wear her crown beneficently? Will she fill her realm with beauty and with blessing? Or will she fail in her holy trust? Only her married life can be the answer.&...
J.R. Miller
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Our Confession of Faith : Isaiah 53 - Published on June 11, 2021
...Isaiah 53:1-12, (KJV) 1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 2  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 &nb...
Henry Mahan
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Letter of Resignation : From the Church of England - Published on April 8, 2021
...    March 28, 1835.     Mr. Provost:     I beg leave to resign the Fellowship of Worcester College, to which I was elected in the year 1826. This step I am compelled to take because I can no longer with a good conscience continue a Minister or a Member of the Established Church.     After great and numerous trials of mind, I am, as I trust, led by the hand of God thus to separate myself from that corrupt and worldly system, called the Church of En...
J.C. Philpot
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Pristine Grace Statement of Faith - Published on August 6, 2020
...    Our ministry has been entrusted with the delightful duty to proclaim, promote and preserve the truth of God. What is our creed; what, in short, are our beliefs? The Five Solas of the Reformation: Scripture alone. We do not bow to the writings of men to guide us in doctrine and practice. We cannot wholeheartedly support in letter every detail of many old confessions of faith written by well-meaning but sinful men. There are no church denominational rules that g...
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My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less - Published on July 8, 2020
...My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand. When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace; In every high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking s...
Edward Mote
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A Fresh Look at Spanking - Published on June 16, 2020
...I wrote this article years ago shortly after my son was born.  He is now sixteen (16) years old and has never been spanked.  He is also a believer and confessed his love for the Gospel recently in water baptism.  I found this in my old notes and I thought I'd share.  Anyway, this is an issue for each parent to determine on their own.  This is not a rule for living.  I'm simply providing my insight into the subject, and now that my son is turning into a ...
Brandan Kraft
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Response to Questions About Article Regarding Head / Heart Dichotomy - Published on June 10, 2020
...The following were questions I received regarding my article Is There A Head and Heart Dichotomy? Question #1:  What do you mean by academic exercise?   Brandan's Answer: An academic exercise means being able to parrot back Gospel propositions but not believing them.  I'm reminded of old friends Anthony Lawson and Michael Hughes who could argue for Gospel propositions better than most I've seen.  But they both left the Gospel and are now avowed atheists. &nb...
Brandan Kraft
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Elias Keach : The Man Converted by His Own Preaching - Published on June 7, 2020
...    Elias Keach the wild and rebellious son of the renowned Benjamin Keach of London arrived in Philadelphia in 1686. Young Keach was just nineteen and had come to this country to escape from his father and mother’s discipline and to make his fortune and prove he did not need them or their religion. To gain acceptance and respect, he dressed like a clergyman. When it was learned he was the son of Benjamin Keach, he was immediately invited to preach. An eager congregation gathered...
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Reply to My Summons of Pope Urban to Come to Rome : 1384 - Published on May 28, 2020
...    I have joyfully to tell to all true men that believe what I hold, and legates to the pope; for I suppose that if my faith be rightful and given of God, the pope will gladly confirm it; and if my faith be error, the Pope will wisely amend it.      I suppose over this that the gospel of Christ be [the] heart of the corpus of God's law; for I believe that Jesus Christ, that gave in His own person this gospel, is very God and very man, and by this heart passes all...
John Wycliffe
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Shorter Catechism : PL 121, Col. 347–350 - Published on May 28, 2020
...    I believe and confess that omnipotent and unchangeable God foreknew and predestined saint angels and elect men to eternal life gratis and that He equally predestined devil, head of all demons, with all of his apostates, and also reprobate men, namely his members, on account of their own most certainly foreknown evil merits, through the most right judgment to deserved eternal death; for thus says the Lord himself in His Gospel: “The prince of this world is already judged&rdquo...
Gottschalk of Orbais
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Jim Byrd - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Jim Byrd was born in 1951 and spent his earliest years in Bassett, Virginia. His parents became religious when he was a young boy and took him to a freewill, Arminian church where, at age six, he walked the aisle and made his decision to believe and follow what he later learned was a false Jesus. His dad became a pastor in 1963 and moved his family to Rocky Mount, Virginia. Jim continued to be active in that church throughout his youth. He started working at a c...
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John Wycliffe : 1324-1384 - Published on May 22, 2020
...     We acknowledge with thanksgiving that the Lord has used many people through the years to preserve the Scriptures and translate them into our language.  John Wycliffe was one of those men.  He has been called “The Morning Star of the Reformation.”  He lived in the 14th century, more than a hundred years before the invention of the printing press and ministered in an age of great spiritual darkness.  Christianity in England was all but burie...
Jim Byrd
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Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage : I Corinthians 7:10-16 - Published on May 6, 2020
...    In this day of infidelity, there are very few people who are not affected, either directly or indirectly, by divorce. Every few days I get calls, letters, or visits from people whose homes are being destroyed by a husband or wife who has chosen to abandon his or her family and vow of lifelong love and loyalty, because they are no longer happy, or in love, or they want to be free. Forgetting, for the moment, the lives that are devastated by such selfish behavior, let me remind you o...
Don Fortner
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