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Still Unbelieving

Still Unbelieving Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts. 2 Peter 3:3 Perhaps almost everyone thought that Noah had finally lost his mind. He claimed that God had told him the world would be destroyed by a flood. “Just think, how could such a thing

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Outreach

July 1–2, 2017 We arrived in the “City of Brotherly Love” the evening of, Saturday, July 1st, amidst torrents of rain. Outside of our motel the street was blocked off by police cars for blocks in preparation for the Philadelphia Food Festival, a yearly event that draws many,

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New York City Outreach

June 29–30, 2017 Praise the Lord! We would like to report victory from the streets of the Eastern United States! We began our outreach in New York City with prayer that the Lord would give us boldness and success as we embarked on our trip into the throngs

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada Outreach

Sunday, July 2, 2017 On Sunday morning we packed up and started for home. Our mission wasn’t quite complete though. We stopped in Port Hope to visit the homestead and burial-place of Joseph Scriven — author of the famous hymn “What A Friend We Have in Jesus.” The

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia Meeting Report

Sunday, July 2, 2017 Evening Meeting Tonight Bro. Patrick O’Shea, Sr. preached a wonderful message on Your Soul. First he shared a part of his testimony with us. Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America: When 13 I told my mother that every black person needed to

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The Sign of His Coming

Approximately two millennia have passed since God-incarnate ascended from this earth to be seated at the right hand of the Father. The messengers in white apparel proclaimed the wonderful tidings: “Jesus … shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:10–11).

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So Great a Cost

“And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh…” 1 Timothy 3:16. O that all of Adam’s race would ponder the wonder of these words–God came down in the flesh; in the form of man! Dear reader, stand in awe. Marvel at

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International Camp Meeting 2017 Report

Sunday, June 4 We thank God for the mighty way He has blessed His saints this campmeeting! It is almost beyond belief how much understanding and glory the church has gained in a single week! On Sunday morning, the last meeting of this series of meetings, Apostle Henry

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Awakening

Sin is deceitful. How else would a human being dare commit an act of rebellion against his Creator, knowing full well that he must pay for it in this life and for all eternity? He could not do it except he was deceived. Sin is mixed with a

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New Orleans, LA Outreach Meeting Report

New Orleans, Louisiana, home to over 370,000 people draws vast numbers of tourists from all over the world. Filled with a wide range of cultures and a diversity of people, this city is a pantheon of religions. Here you will find staunch Catholics, Baptists, Pentecostals, Muslims, atheists, psychics,

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Baja California Meeting Report

Friday, March 24, Morning Service This morning a message entitled Babylon was preached by Bro. Ray Tinsman. In this message we were informed about the system of the world which is set up to oppress and keep people in bondage. Isaiah 44:28. “That saith of Cyrus, He is

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Steinbach, Manitoba Meeting Report

Sunday, March 5 Bro. Jeremiah Estrada preached a powerful message titled According to the Prophecies. This is the first time since the time of Paul that the gift of government and apostleship is fully restored. God is setting the judges in order for one last great move before

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Winkler, Manitoba Outreach Meeting Report

Saturday, February 25 Greetings Friends, I would like to report to you of an absolutely wonderful outreach service we had in Winkler last night. Evangelist, Bro. Stephen Hargrave, from Indiana, USA, has come to hold us a meeting here in Steinbach, Manitoba, technically starting tomorrow. But since he

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Greenville, OH Meeting Report

Sunday, February 12 We thank God for the wonderful week of meetings we have had in Greenville, Ohio! During the last service Sunday morning, Brother Ray said that this has been the best meeting ever! Truly, you really didn’t want to miss a service for fear of missing

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Anchorage, AK Meeting Report

January 20—22 With grateful hearts we report a precious time in the Word of God this weekend with apostle and servant of God, Sis. Elizabeth Oppel. On Friday night, we heard a salvation message that even the youngest among us were able to understand. Salvation means deliverance from the

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Benton, OH Meeting Report

January 20–22 We are praising the Lord for a wonderful weekend meeting with Bro. Patrick O’Shea Jr. in Benton! It was a very special time. We were deeply blessed as our beloved apostle opened our understanding to the visions of Zechariah. We had a group of saints (mostly

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Goulds, FL Meeting Report

Friday, January 13 Continuing in the theme started last night, Who hath believed our report?, Bro. Steve opened tonight’s meeting with Matthew 28:11–15.There was a report given in this passage of scripture. The soldiers told the chief priests a story. They told about the earthquake and the angel

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Greenville, OH Meeting Report

Sunday, January 15, AM Our final service for the weekend meeting held by Br. Henry Hildebrandt, began with one of the favorite songs of the Church of God, “The Comforter Has Come.” “Our God Is Love” was sung next, followed immediately by “Salvation Is the Sweetest Thing”, another

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Ontario, CA Meeting Report

Sunday, January 8 Morning Service The morning service started with the children wanting to sing some songs for us. They all got up on the platform and sang a number of their favorite songs, “This Little Light of Mine,” “Roll The Gospel Chariot,” “I Have the Joy.” One

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We Have Been Sent

“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” John 20:21. We have been sent to do an urgent spiritual work. The one purpose of our calling and existence is the promulgation of the everlasting gospel

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The True Christian Position on Homosexuality

What is the true Christian position on homosexuality? We say “true position” because there are different ways which those with a supposed Christian world view have responded to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Some “Christians” rant with offensive labels against homosexuals, many of whom lead wicked

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Slanguage

Christians are to be guided by Bible admonitions, yet many are guilty of the habitual use of expressions the dictionary terms as minced oaths. These are taken from the New Century dictionary. “Gosh, golly” are softened and euphemistic forms for God. “Gee” is a minced form for Jesus.

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Sorcery

“Many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye

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Bringing Souls to Repentance

The true minister, convinced, both by revelation and experience, that Jesus Christ alone is able to recover diseased souls, employs every effort to bring sinners into the pres­ence of this heavenly Physician, that they may obtain of Him spiritual health and sal­vation. He is fully persuaded that he

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For Self-Interest or God’s Glory?

Is God a means used to attain an end or is He the end for which all else is subjected to attain? Is God our servant or are we His servants? This is one great difference between true Christianity and false Christianity. Though they may outwardly do some

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By a Prophet

After a brief reminder touching some of Israel’s history, the prophet Hosea summarizes chapter twelve by highlighting both the value and necessity of the prophet in the deliverance and preservation of a people. In this place, it is the people of Israel and the prophet Moses. While Moses

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Cremation – A Pagan Practice

No hearse, no body, and no entourage to a cemetery. The remains have been cremated. The ashes have been mixed with cement and made into an artificial reef, which is then placed in the sea. One such “cemetery” is Neptune off the coast of Florida. Corals and other

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Refined Wickedness

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.” Romans 1:18. Yes, heaven is the source of wrath. It is a place of peace and joy, but these exist only on the basis of righteousness,

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The Nations are Dancing

Where are the leaders—political or religious—with backbone today? Where are the men and women with moral convictions? While the nations are being pressured to succumb to the demands of a liberal, ungodly minority, one has to wonder. The extremely aggressive homosexual movement is piping and the nations are

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At Evening Time It Shall Be Light

Oh, the joy and privilege of knowing God! How could mortal man be more blessed? Enoch walked with God, and so sweet was their walk that God took him (Gen. 5:24)! Yet before this glorious translation, God revealed to this beloved friend–though but the seventh from Adam–things concerning

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In Six (Literal) Days the Lord Made Heaven and Earth

Satan’s attempt to negate God’s Word in Eden caused the fall of Adam and, subsequently, the entire human race. He attacked their faith–successfully. He’s doing the same today with multitudes and having the same success. Many of such profess to be Christians, yet their faith in the Bible,

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Musical Instruments in Worship

The Corinthians were instructed to sing with the spirit and with the understanding. Christ, being  unashamed, was pleased to declare the name of His Father unto His brethren according to the prophesy saying, “In the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.”  To him who

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We Still Believe in a Real Hell

We still believe in a literal hell. Hell–a place of everlasting punishment with eternal, burning flame. Although it isn’t fashionable to believe such in our “enlightened” age, we still do. The Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists have robbed hell of its eternal aspects through their concepts of

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The Simplicity and Power of Salvation

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matt. 1:21. So simple, yet so far-reaching in their message were these words spoken by the angel to Joseph regarding the birth of God’s own

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The Day of Judgment

Let us endeavour to realize the majesty and terror of the universal alarm on the final Judgment Day. When the dead are sleeping in the silent grave; when the living are thoughtless and unapprehensive of the grand event, or intent on other pursuits; some of them asleep in

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To Go to Heaven, You Must Be Born Again

“Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.” John 3:7. The world in which we live is becoming more wicked with each new day. Threats of terrorism control the news headlines. Teenagers are killing their classmates and peers. Regard for the well-being of others

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Ye Must Be Born Again

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I

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Worldliness – A Defence of the Pioneer Brethren

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Rom. 12:2. “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching

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Woman’s Covering

The Bible has been written that not only scholars can understand sound doctrine, but also the ordinary people. With this in mind, let us look into I Corinthians, chapter 11 and apply scriptural principles to interpreting the scriptures. One of the basic tenets in understanding the Word of

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Why I Am Not a Protestant

The above title may come as a surprise to some, as many people believe that all non-Catholics are Protestants. But this is not so, as we trust you will see as you read this article. I am not a Protestant because I am a member of the church

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Who Shall Deliver Me?

“But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” Rom. 7:23-24.

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Wine and the Bible

Did Jesus turn water into intoxicating wine? Did He serve alcoholic wine at the last supper? What does the evidence tell us? The Bible speaks plainly on this subject. Historical records regarding the preparation, preservation and use of wine are also clear. Consider this report (1820) by William

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Will There Be a Secret Rapture?

“In case you miss the rapture, don’t receive the mark of the beast!” So began a tract that I once saw. Walk into nearly any Christian bookstore in the United States, and the Left Behind craze immediately seizes you. Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins have captivated the professing

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Will the Temple be Rebuilt in Jerusalem?

Paul declares the New Testament temple to be the church. “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost…” I Cor. 6:19. “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? …for the

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Antichrist Spirit

“Who is this antichrist? Is he the Emperor Domitian, the Gnostics, Nicolaitans, Nazareans, Cerinthians, Romish pontiffs, etc., etc.! Answer: Any person, thing, doctrine, system of religion, polity, etc., which is opposed to Christ, and to the spirit and spread of His gospel, is antichrist. We need not look

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Wesley and Finney on Dress

John Wesley Distressed! I am distressed. I know not what to do. I see what I might have done once. I might have said peremptorily and expressly, “Here I am, I and my Bible. I will not, I dare not vary from this Book either in great things

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Twenty-eight Marks of the True Church

1. She was built by Jesus Christ. “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matt. 16:18. 2. Her theme is love (1 Jn. 3:14; Matt. 5:44; 1 Cor. 13:1-8, 13). “…Love is of God; and every one that loveth is

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To the Unconverted

Awake, and think of where you are, and where you are going. While you are in your unconverted, unbelieving state, all your sins are unpardoned, and the wrath of God abides on you. Suppose you saw a poor creature hanging over a burning fiery furnace, by nothing but

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The Wolf and the Lamb

“The wolf shall dwell with the lamb…” Isa. 11:6. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together…” Isa. 65:25. Millennialists look for a literal 1000 year reign on earth when actual wolves and lambs will dwell together. Extending our vision beyond the two popular texts quoted above, to

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The Voice of the Church On Dress

Today’s professing Christians are walking but a step behind the world, concerned about being too “different” or standing out too much. Plainly they are still walking “according to the course [direction] of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air,” albeit a few steps

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