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Jude 1:3

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

No confidence in the flesh

The Apostle Paul talks about not putting confidence in the flesh, but rather seeking Righteousness through faith in Christ. It isn't our following or keeping the law that saves us, nor can it make us righteous, James agrees in James 2:10 and Paul in Galatians…

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The historical small and large church

Hebrews 10:19-25 In history, churches have usually remained a local, tight knit group of like faith believers gathering to carry on the sacraments of the first century, as given by Jesus Christ and his Apostles according to their admonition. Sometimes this was up to 5,000…

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Bible study on Titus 2

Speaker: Pastor Chris Rosebrough Chapel: Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Event: AALC Pastor's Conference Date: November 4, 2014 Text: Titus 2:1-15 Source: Just & Sinner YouTube

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To us a Son and Saviour is given

God declares a coming SonGenesis 3:11-15 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave…

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The Jews need Jesus Christ too

The Jews need to believe and obey the Gospel of Jesus Christ too. Paul opposes Peter's hypocrosy in Galatians 2:11-21 Peter defends Paul and says they are saved by Grace just like the gentiles - Acts 15 7 And after there had been much debate,…

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Passion Bible Translation Warning!

A New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) "apostle", Brian Simmons, is translating his own version of the Bible, one book at a time, he is probably going to make alot of money. Simmons’ translation is endorsed by influential NAR leaders including apostle Che Ahn (Harvest Rock Church…

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The Vicarious Death of Christ

Why did the Father will the death of his only beloved Son, and in so painful and shameful a form? Why should such a good and holy individual person die for everyone's sin? How does such a violent act make for a peaceful outcome with…

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Church of tares

This video presentation is three hours long, but worth the watch. The film takes a close look at the big church themes and leadership of the day. It begs the question, just because thousands turn up and agree with a particular following, church group or…

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Biblical qualifications of Elders & Pastors

The Bible specifically speaks about the qualifications for those who will lead a congregation of people. These qualifications have been the same for almost 2,000 years. Jesus is the perfect fulfillment of these qualifications as the “senior pastor” of the Church. ***Above Reproach (Titus 1:6,…

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Tithing is not a christian doctrine

An excellent essay about the false teaching of tithing obligations in the church. The following essay is a summary of my book, Should the Church Teach Tithing? A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine. The book itself is a greatly expanded version of my PH.

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Have the Apostolic gifts ceased?

Phil Johnson runs a lecture on the Biblical premise that the Apostolic gifts have indeed ceased in contrast to the complete cannonisation of scripture, including the new testament, that scripture is enough. 1 Corinthians 13:8 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass…

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Three chapters to read in our Bible

Three books of the Bible that will give you much of why Jesus Christ had to come and die for us. Galatians 3, Romans 3 and Philippians 3. Please remember, it is because of the righteousness of Jesus Christ that we can stand before God,…

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Sympathy for the devil

by Dr Brian Mattson Not one of them could identify a blatantly Gnostic subversion of the biblical story when it was right in front of their faces. In Darren Aronofsky's new star-gilt silver screen epic, Noah, Adam and Eve are luminescent and fleshless, right up…

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Five words you need to know in Christianity

These are some of the basic words (terms) you should know about in Christianity, some that you may not have heard of before. Even christians that have grown up in the church may not have heard of some of these terms and their true meaning…

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Sanctification

by Bradford A. Mullen The generic meaning of sanctification is "the state of proper functioning." To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer. A pen is "sanctified" when used to write. Eyeglasses are…

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Reconciliation

by William J. Woodruff Reconciliation comes from the Greek family of words that has its roots in allasso [ajllavssw]. The meaning common to this word group is "change" or "exchange." Reconciliation involves a change in the relationship between God and man or man and man.

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Propitiation

Dictionaries - Easton's Bible Dictionary - Propitiation Propitiation [N] [B] that by which God is rendered propitious, i.e., by which it becomes consistent with his character and government to pardon and bless the sinner. The propitiation does not procure his love or make him loving;…

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Justification

by Leon Morris Justification is the declaring of a person to be just or righteous. It is a legal term signifying acquittal, a fact that makes it unpalatable to many in our day. We tend to distrust legalism and thus we dismiss anything that savors…

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Atonement

by Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. That the Bible's central message is atonement, that is, that God has provided a way for humankind to come back into harmonious relation with him, is everywhere apparent in Scripture. From the first stories in Genesis to the last visions…

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