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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,

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

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

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

The Spirit of Antichrist

Despite the plain, simple teachings of God’s Word on the subject of the antichrist, men continue to wrest the scriptures and picture a super human dictator who

The Sin of Ecumenicalism

This poor world hardly knows what the real gospel is anymore. I unhesitatingly lay the blame for this at the door of the modern religious world. Weak,

Modern Tongues Delusion

“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.”

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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,

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

A Look at Ecumenicalism

“ … Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied unto Tobiah: And I came to Jerusalem, and

A Word to the Husbands

Husbands, love your wives. This is a commandment as express and forceful as any other in the sacred volume. It is meant to be obeyed. Jesus says,

Holiness and Toys

While play constitutes an important part of a child’s life and development, the modern toy market poses a serious threat to our children’s souls. The devil has

Virtuous Women

The 1960’s witnessed a social upheaval–the anti-establishment rebellion, if you will. Little did we realize what would ensue. Society has never been the same. Traditional societal norms

Repairing the Family Altar

Satan hates godly families with a passion, and he will do whatever he can to bring them to ruin. If we look around, He has caused already

Command Your Households

God requires universal holiness of His people. Many have imbibed the false notion that Sunday’s worship services are holy, while home life is abandoned to all sorts

Holy Boldness

“And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word.” Acts 4:29. This ought to be the

The Gospel Invitation

Many of the old gospel wells that our fathers dug have been filled up by modern Philistines. They have thrown in their skepticisms and their philosophies, until

The Great Trumpet

This gospel trumpet is not, in its material, like other trumpets. It is not made from horn of ram or ox, nor has it been shaped in

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

Did You Say Cult?

“But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.” Act 28:22. The

Menace of Religious Movies

When God gave to Moses the blueprint of the tabernacle He was careful to include every detail. Then, lest Moses should get the notion that he could

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

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

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

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,

An Exegesis of Revelation 20:1-7

“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

The Israel of God

Premillennialists have a tremendous interest in literal Israel. News from the Middle East is of great concern to them. To them I must say, “It is time

The Last Day

“…He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance

The Church Is an Organic Structure

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

Is Christ Divided?

“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among

The Old Cross and the New

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

A Compromising Ministry

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

Sin, a Little Thing?

“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?

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

Do You Look Like A Christian?

That the experience of a Christian is inward and heartfelt, we do not at all contest. It is indeed an inward experience that grants the soul new

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

A Friend of the World?

Why is it that so many professing Christians today are tip-toeing around the truth in an effort to ensure they do not offend the world? Since when

The Evolution of Calvinism

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

The Joking Preacher

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

The Modernist Preacher’s End

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

Baptism

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

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

Christians Are Saved From Sin

“And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath

Consider Your Ways

“Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Consider your ways.” Haggai 1:5. This is a plea to all of mankind. It denotes that you should stop

Once Saved Always Saved?

There are many preachers in today’s world who give people a false sense of security by teaching them that once they are born again, they can never