Sunday, January 7 Our meeting ended on a high note. After the salvation of one of the visitors the night before, we had a rejoicing song service with different ministers requesting more songs from the singers. Following the singing, Bro. Hargrave got up for the last time and preached a message entitled Salvation. Having given
A Word of Testimony For years now, my truth-loving heart has not allowed me to receive the “evangelical” teaching that the church is both an organism and an organization. In the majority of church history and theology text books which have been written, you will find this teaching.
When men charge us with discarding all organizations, they either ignorantly or willfully misrepresent us. As the Word teaches, so we teach. The church that Jesus purchased with His own blood, He also “built” (Matt. 16:18); that is, organized. “In whom [Christ] all the building fitly framed together
All unannounced and mostly undetected, there has come in modern times a new cross into popular evangelical circles. It is like the old cross, but different. The likenesses are superficial; the differences, fundamental. From this new cross has sprung a new philosophy of the Christian life, and from
A divine call to the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the highest honor that could be conferred upon a human intelligence, and is fraught with grave responsibilities. The eternal interests of the millions of earth’s inhabitants depend upon the faithfulness of God’s ambassadors. The compromising
Are you eternally secure in your sin? Let us look at what the Bible says about the conditional security of the true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Below are Bible verses that contradict the teaching of the “once saved always saved” fallacy. Heb. 2:1–3: “Therefore we ought
“Sin … exceeding sinful.” Romans 7:13. Christian, beware how thou thinkest lightly of sin. Take heed lest thou fall by little and little. Sin, a little thing? Is it not a poison? Who knows its deadliness? Sin, a little thing? Do not the little foxes spoil the grapes?
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
“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
Introduction: On major doctrinal issues Calvinism evolved from Paganism, Gnosticism, and Roman Catholicism. Calvinists and all others holding the doctrines of unconditional salvation, or once saved, always saved, are major enemies of the cross. Although their position is supported neither by experience nor rational explanation, it is paraded
If it were not for the possibility of involving me in condemnation by remaining silent, I would refrain from writing on this subject; but since every individual is held responsible before God for the degree of light he has received, I am duty bound to perform this cheerless
He was an ordained minister, but modern in his views. He preached his twisted doctrines to people in the pews. He would not hurt their feelings, whate’er the cost would be, But for their smiles and friendship and compliments sought he. His church was filled with wicked souls
Some people say that baptism, since it is an ordinance, has been done away with according to Colossians 2:13-14. Is this true? No. The verses in Colossians are plainly talking about the law of Moses, “the handwriting” having reference to Deuteronomy 31:9, 24. It is quite plain that
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
The enmity of the world to Christ and His religion is, undoubtedly, the natural result of man’s universal sinfulness; for as the apostle Paul says, “We are all by nature the children of wrath.” The natural man is therefore constitutionally and fundamentally at variance with God and His
Souls are in grave danger of embracing the smooth, effeminate brand of “Christianity” that is so easily found today. Were Peter and Paul to enter upon this modern scene, I expect their holy indignation would rise to boiling and their tongues employ emphatic denunciations, for this neo-gospel is