MODERN MIRACLES (Part 1: Defining Miracles)

There exist several denominationalists who claim to have been witness to a miracle from God. Some evangelists will even claim to perform miracles through the power of God and His Spirit. This series will examine the modern-day miracles and ask the question, “Do modern miracles really exist?” First, defining a “miracle” the way God would…

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BAPTISM (Part 5: The Result of Baptism)

Baptism continues to be one of the most controversial points of salvation, but baptism is also the simplest. One simply gets into the water and allows God to wash aways the sins of the past, nothing more to it. Preparing for baptism mentally and emotional and continuing to walk in the light of the Lord…

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BAPTISM (Part 4: Common Objections to Baptism

While Christ commanded baptism to be saved and His apostles taught the act as essential, there exist many faiths and denominations that will preach that baptism is not necessary for salvation. Christ said, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16). A simple statement…

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BAPTISM (Part 3: What is Baptism?)

God sent His only begotten Son to die on the cruel cross of Calvary to redeem a world lost in sin and ignorance (John 3:16-18). All those who accept and follow Christ have access to His saving blood (Rom. 3:23-26). The blood Christ spilt on the cross washes one free of sin and shame, making…

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BAPTISM (Part 2: Which Baptism is Biblical?)

The final words of Christ to His apostles on the Mount of Olives commanded His followers to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Specifically, Christ detailed that “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16).…

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BAPTISM (Part 1: Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?)

The act of baptism may be the most disputed step in the plan of salvation. Some hold to the concept that baptism is not necessary to be saved, others defend that God requires baptism to be saved, and some denominations will teach that multiple baptisms throughout one’s life is necessary to be saved. Some preachers…

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HEART DISEASES AND CURES (Part 5: Overcoming Impatience)

King Solomon, the wisest of all the inspired writers of the Bible, wrote, “the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit” (Ecc. 7:8b). Chrysostom called patience “The Queen of the Virtues.” The author of an old Dutch proverb wrote, “A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.” Shakespeare…

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HEART DISEASES AND CURES (Part 4: Overcoming Prejudice)

“It is the lock of the door of the closed mind. It is the ignorance we usually mistake for reason. It is the first enemy of information and progress. It is intellectual astigmatism. It is a perfect combination of conceit and ignorance…It is the defense of the devil, shell of a petrified mind, and the…

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HEART DISEASES AND CURES (Part 3: Overcoming Ungodly Worry)

Many believe that life cannot be lived without worry and concern. Our generation calls itself the “Age of Anxiety.” It would appear that Martha has many brothers and sisters in our day who are “careful and troubled about many things” (Luke 10:4). People worry and stress about jobs, family, money, possessions, loss, or sometimes all…

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HEART DISEASES AND CURES (Part 2: Overcoming Ungodly Judgment)

How is it possible that the same God who writes, “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again” (Matt. 7:1,2), also writes, “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment” (John…

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