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One Race, One Family

Mankind is not always good to its own. In fact, the historical record is a grievous attestation to its atrocities. Hitler’s Germany is but one example. A “superior race” wants to cleanse itself of a “degenerate race.” Others think in terms of white and black races, etc. But, did you know that when it comes

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O Parents, Awake!

Although the United States spends more money per student than any other country, the money has failed to produce an academically advanced

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Repentance

Repentance implies that a measure of divine wisdom is communicated to the sinner, and that he thereby becomes wise to salvation. His mind, purposes, opinions, and inclinations are changed, and that in consequence, there is a total change in his conduct. It need scarcely be remarked that, in

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The Ordinances of the New Testament

The experience of holiness, or Christian perfection, is the mainspring of all gospel truth. It was doubtless the hindrance to the development of the apostasy in apostolic times mentioned by Paul in 2 Thess. 2:7. And if the possessions of holiness by the apostolic church kept back the

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Plain, Modest Dress

Many try to claim that what one wears doesn’t matter, it’s what is in the heart. The fact of the matter is that the issues of life flow out from the heart. If one is proud, worldly and immodest in their spirit, be sure it will be expressed

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Mary’s Command to Catholics

In the gospel of John, we read of the marriage feast at Cana. Here Mary emphasizes the importance of Jesus, her son, and the words that He speaks. Realizing that the wine was gone and that she herself could not do anything, she tells Jesus, the only one

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The Kingdom of God

The expression “kingdom of Christ” is identical in meaning with “kingdom of God” and “kingdom of heaven.” As it is used in the New Testament it means the spiritual kingdom of God, as distinguished from God’s rule over the universe or the kingdom of literal Israel. The kingdom

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Is it Right to Judge?

This question, “Is it right to judge?” is one that puzzles many sincere Christians. A careful and open-minded study of the Bible makes it clear that concerning certain vital matters, it is not only right, but a positive duty to judge. Many do not know that the scripture

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In Defence of Paul and His Gospel

The devil has promoted a deadly lie and multitudes have swallowed it with the help of today’s false prophets. The apostle Paul’s Christian experience has been grossly misrepresented by misapplication of his writings in Romans chapter 7. Most Protestants can probably quote these scriptures, for to them they

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How to be Saved

First of all, we should notice several outstanding facts: 1. Life, however long it is, is very brief. 2. There is a HEAVEN that we must seek to gain and a HELL that we must seek to shun. 3. Soon you will be in eternity. 4. You will

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Homosexuality—An Abomination to God

“And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. “And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. “And cast him

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Cults, Biblically Defined

What is a Cult? The times in which we live are full of people trying to expose error without firmly establishing the truth. Religious leaders and groups are continually pointing fingers at each other, decrying wrong teaching and practice, and yet unable to point out and proclaim the

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Calvinism – Arminianism, Which?

A minister once visited a seasoned old farmer in a mountain community. Very soon the conversation turned to spiritual things. The wiry farmer surprised the minister with his knowledge of the Bible. “I take it you’re a Christian?” queried the minister. “No,” retorted the farmer. “God hasn’t saved

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Pressing Reasons Why You Should Be Saved Today

“Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with

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Are You Ready?

“Prepare to meet thy God.” Are you prepared to meet God in peace at any moment? Are you sure you will go to heaven when you die? On that day, the question will not be, did you believe in God, or did you go to church regularly, or

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The Historicity of Jesus Christ

Is there corroborative evidence outside of the Bible itself that Jesus Christ actually existed? The answer is yes. Historians and others, both favorable and unfavorable, have written about Jesus Christ and the early Christians. The following are but some of the writings found in ancient, non-biblical sources. Thallus,

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Polytheism Revised

When Paul was at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry (Act 17:16). Livy said that Athens “was full of the images of gods and men, adorned with every variety of material, and with all the skill of art.”

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Homosexuality Is Still a Sin

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind…shall inherit the kingdom of God.” I Corinthians 6:9-10. We who are living today are witnesses of the greatest

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Loosing of the Dragon

The apostle Paul fought a dragon and won. The ruins of the pagan temples of Athens and Ephesus bear witness yet today. The ministry (angels or messengers) of the early morning church valiantly warred, at the peril of their lives, against the spirit of paganism, that old dragon

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Abortion—Mass Murder in the First Degree

It could almost seem that Western society is regarding human life and welfare with unprecedented estimation. Help for the sick, suffering, deprived, and underprivileged has ne ver been more readily available. Enlightened humanism calls for the comfort of mankind, and the Western world in its present state is

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Concerning Women in the Ministry

An Exegesis of I Cor. 14:34-37 and II Tim. 2:12 I Corinthians 14:34-37 “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn

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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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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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Prophecy of the Two End-Time Harvests

Rev. 14:14-20 14. Behold, a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to

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That’s My King!

My King was born King. The Bible says He’s a seven way King: He’s the King of the Jews–that’s an ethnic King. He’s the King of Israel–that’s a national King. He’s the King of righteousness. He’s the King of the ages. He’s the King of heaven. He’s the

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Elder Daniel Layne—Called to Glory

“For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” I Corinthians 4:15 Our dearly beloved brother, Elder Daniel Wilburn Layne, was carried by the angels to eternal glory in the early morning

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Don’t Marry a Man to Reform Him

Don’t marry a man to reform him; To God and your own self be true. Don’t link to his vices your virtue; You’ll rue it, dear girl, if you do. No matter how fervent his pleadings, Be not by his promise led; If he can’t be a man

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Do Not Sin Against the Child

“Do not sin against the child.” Genesis 42:22. God, who declared in His Word, “All souls are mine,” has committed unto every mother and unto every father an enormous trust: the priceless souls of their children. Consequently, parents will be answerable for their children before the judgment seat

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Cannot Be Uttered

“Likewise the Spirit helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” Romans 8:26. We Christians, in and of ourselves, have infirmities (feebleness, weakness) in prayer. We need

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Speaking the Mysteries of the Gospel

“Howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.” Mysteries were a familiar subject to the apostle Paul; a topic which he addresses in his epistle to the Ephesians in chapters 1:9–10, 3:3–9, and 5:32: “Having made known unto us the mystery of his will … He might gather together

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The Gospel!

“Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel.” 2 Tim. 2:8. “God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.” Rom. 2:16. My gospel. This authoritative claim of the apostle Paul contains a great volume

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Sounding Forth the Seventh Trumpet

We most emphatically believe and proclaim that we are living in the time of the “breaking of silence” (Rev. 8:1) and the sounding forth of the seventh trumpet (Rev. 11:15-19), the last in the series of seven trumpets in Revelation. We rejoice because the truth of this “evening

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Be Ye Perfect

After God had lovingly created the world, He observed with piercing, flaming eyes that all He had made was “very good.” Man himself shared in the glory of God’s own approval of His workmanship. Before long, man tragically lost his claim to perfection to the corrupting power of sin.

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Thoughts on Christian Holiness by Adam Clarke

In a sermon preached from Philippians 1:27-28 titled “Apostolic Preacher,” Adam Clarke explained Christian holiness: “The whole design of God was to restore man to his image, and raise him from the ruins of his fall; in a word, to make him perfect; to blot out all his

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The Sabbath, a Fleeting Shadow

The subject of the sabbath in the gospel dispensation has been the object of much confusion in the minds of some that call themselves Christians. However, God’s Word brightly illumines the pathway of the just, and God’s children need not remain in darkness concerning this subject. The fourth

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Christian Music?

The music considered today as “Christian” has deteriorated from what it once was. This 21st century famine of music now leaves but tinkling shallowness upon the ears of the listeners. The new has come and with it a conformity to the world that cannot be Christian, yet it

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Deity of Jesus Christ

Jesus asked His disciples in Matthew 16:13, “Whom do men say that I the son of man am?” His disciples replied, “Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.” Notice that the people were not saying that Jesus

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Humanism

“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” Rom. 1:25. Humanism, generally speaking, refers to a devotion to things human. By humanism we specifically mean the divorcing of things divine or

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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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Humanist Dictatorship

The world as we know it is in a state of utter chaos. It has embarked on a sickening rampage of self-destruction. Governments around the globe are dedicating themselves to a coercive agenda of humanism and secularism. This move is eroding the foundations of society, and draining its

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Preach the Unvarnished Gospel

We have proved that the people will come to receive a literal and unvarnished gospel. The impression is abroad that you must fix up the gospel to suit the age, instead of fixing up the age to suit the gospel, and the young men coming out of our

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Messengers with God’s Heart

“O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.” 2 Cor. 6:11-12. In a stirring plea to the Corinthian brethren, the apostle Paul pleads the spacious hearts of God’s messengers.

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Look on Us

“And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.” Acts 3:4. As George Whitefield was making one of his whirlwind preaching tours through North America, thousands were being awakened to salvation by his preaching. He preached with authority, unlike the majority of dry, croaking

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Marks of a True Messenger of God

The scriptural definitions, designations, and offices of God’s true (human) messengers–often translated angels in the scriptures–are many and varied. This is due to their particular gifts from the Lord which are given without respect to race, gender, national origin, or socio-economic status. (Mal. 2:7; 3:1; Jn. 1:51; Gal.

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Death – A Savior?

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” 1 Cor. 15:26. This verse unequivocally exposes death for what it is–the enemy of mankind. No sooner had sin entered the world than death came running upon its heels. And so speaks God to the first man, “For dust

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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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Heavenly Living

Who does not know that it is better to be pure and holy than to talk about purity and holiness? Who does not know that a man is to be reckoned no further pure or holy or just than as he is pure and holy and just in

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Lightning Bolts

The lightning bolts of the Bible are destructive only to error and its adherents. Those whose souls are protected by the lightning rods of God’s truth are safe, and can shout and sing while the lightning leaps and the cyclones of Pentecostal purity and power sweep the earth.

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A Convenient Season

“ … When Felix came with his wife Drusilla…he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I

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Radical Christianity

In these last days, devotion and zeal have faded everywhere. Many “churches” are even having service only on Sunday morning. At the same time, the entertainment industry is flourishing. God has been set aside while everyone pursues their pleasures. Six or seven days a week, people stream to

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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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