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    Prepared Hearts

    “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.” (Ezra 7:10) It does not come naturally into our hearts to seek, obey, and then teach others the words of God as found in the Scriptures. Therefore, like Ezra, we must prepare our hearts. The Hebrew word for “prepare” m... More...View the full article
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    The Unequal Yoke

    “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14) This is one of the definitive statements in Scripture on the doctrine of Christian separation. Not only should believers refrain from practicing evil teaching and error, they shou... More...View the full article
  3. EINSTEIN’S THEORY OF HAPPINESS SELLS FOR $1.6 MILLION (Friday Church News Notes, June 22, 2018, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Albert Einstein’s theory of happiness sold recently at an auction for $1.6 million. He wrote the “theory” on a piece of paper in 1922 and gave it to a hotel bellboy. It read, “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” This, of course, is a simple platitude that most people would recognize as basically true, yet it is also vague and therefore nearly meaningless. Einstein was... Read More View the full article
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    In a Moment

    “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52) This is one of the greatest promises in the Bible, assuring us that “we”... More...View the full article
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    He That Is Spiritual

    “But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” (1 Corinthians 2:15) The word rendered “spiritual” is the Greek word pneumatikos, from which theologians have coined the term “pneumatology,” the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Thus, a “spiritual” person is one who is not only born aga... More...View the full article
  6. According to emerging church theology, the object of the church’s mission on earth is not the preaching of gospel but the building of the kingdom of God. It is earth-minded and mocks a heavenly-minded orientation. It gets more excited about solving the “AIDS crisis” and saving the polar bears than winning lost souls. Emerging church writings say very little about the salvation of the soul, but they say a lot about the salvation of society and creation. Their activism runs toward all sorts of very liberal social-justice concerns--environmentalism, animal rights, you name it--anything except the winning of souls. If there is any emphasis at all upon the winning of souls, it is a secondary thing. They use terms such as “missional” and “holistic” to define this agenda. The Emergent Village says: “We see the earth and all it contains as God’s beloved creation, and so we join God in seeking its good, its healing, and its blessing”... Read More View the full article
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    Things We Ought to Do

    “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” (Matthew 23:23) This sharp rebuke by Jesus to the legalists of His day should also be taken seriously by us today. Although ... More...View the full article
  8. Some independent Baptists and fundamentalists in general seem to be reacting to the worldliness of many churches by adopting a “plain clothes” style that is akin to the old Mennonite fashion. I can understand the rejection of worldliness, but I question the plain clothes position and fear for its end result. We should not establish doctrine and practice on the basis of “reactionism,” but upon solid Bible teaching. I know of dozens of families and churches in five states that are moving in this direction. The Charity Fellowship... Read More View the full article
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    What to Put On

    “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” (Luke 24:49) People give much attention to what material clothes they should put on, but the New Testament tells us what spiritual clothes to put on. First, we are to be “endued with” power from on high. This Greek w... More...View the full article
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    Coming Like the Flood

    “So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” (Isaiah 59:19) The great enemy of our souls “the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (View the full article
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    Honoring Our Fathers

    “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” (Exodus 20:12) This familiar command was the fifth in God’s list of Ten Commandments, the law of God, and it has never been abrogated. It was quoted by Christ as His own command, when He said: “If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandme... More...View the full article
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    The Proof of Obedience

    “And hereby do we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.” (1 John 2:3) Jesus once said, “Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46). Poignant question. A familiar complaint of those who despise Christian teaching is that “Christians” don’t act like... More...View the full article
  13. TEL AVIV’S BIGGEST EVER GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL (Friday Church News Notes, June 15, 2018, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Tel Aviv’s 20th annual Gay Pride Parade on June 8 was the biggest ever, with more than 250,000 in attendance. The Times of Israel reported, “Israelis and visitors celebrate freedom and tolerance at 20th annual event in self-styled ‘most gay-friendly city’ in world. Cafes, stores, and lamp posts were decked with rainbow flags across Tel Aviv, with tens of thousands of tourists visiting Israel specifically for the event. ... Perched on high heels and wearing a black skirt which is attached with a rainbow... Read More View the full article
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    Asking in Jesus' Name

    “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13) In the gospel of John there are at least six promises that if we pray in Jesus’ name, God in Christ will answer our prayer. The first is in our text, which promises that God the Father may be glorified in God the Son. Note also the equivalent pro... More...View the full article
  15. TWO COMMON PROBLEMS IN USING COMMENTARIES: 1. Leaning on them too much. The Bible student should first go to the Bible and dig out as much meaning as possible for himself. For this, he must get a good understanding of how to interpret the Bible. The equivalent of a Bible Institute education is the starting point to be able to use commentaries effectually and test them properly so as not to be led astray by any error that might be present. We deal with this in the course The Effectual Bible Student , which is available as a free eVideo on the Way of Life website. 2. Despising them. On several occasions I have heard people disdain commentaries, but I have learned to love good commentaries and I thank God for them often. I thank God that I read and understand English, because that is where most of the good commentaries are.... Read More View the full article
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