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Rejoicing at Jesus’ Ascension

  Why the Disciples Rejoiced at Jesus’ Ascension (Luke 24: 50-53) By Steven J. Cole Usually good-byes are sad times. Thankfully, modern technology has lessened the impact of being separated from loved ones. A hundred years ago, if your loved … Continue reading

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Jesus ‘Sets his Face’ for a Showdown in Jerusalem

Jesus v. Jerusalem: Christ’s Indictment of Rebellion and Faithlessness Dr. Joel McDurmon Most people don’t realize that many if not most of Jesus’ parables were intended not as general morality tales, but as particular pronouncements of coming judgment and change. … Continue reading

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Dogs, False Teachers, and Evil Workers

True Versus Counterfeit Christianity Philippians 3:1-3 By Steven J. Cole About 20 years ago a survey of 7,000 Protestant youths from many denominations were asked whether they agreed with the following statements: (1) “The way to be accepted by God … Continue reading

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Faith, Commitment, and Excommunicating False Prophets

False Prophets By Bob Deffinbaugh Introduction Some time ago, an acquaintance came to me and asked what I thought of psychics. He told me that a friend had persuaded him to consult a psychic, and that he had done so, … Continue reading

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Mocking False-gods and the Worship of God

Mocking False Gods Israel’s Worship (Exodus 20:1-7) By Bob Diffenbaugh Introduction The importance of the first three of the Ten Commandments cannot be overestimated. Our Lord’s summation of them is given in the gospels: And one of them, a lawyer, … Continue reading

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“Spiritual Gifts 1: A Prophetic Call for the Reformation of the Reformed”

The Truly Covenantal and Reformed View of Prophecy (and the Other Gifts) Part I BY BOJIDAR MARINOV I have been asked many times to write this thesis, and I have always replied that it is very difficult for me to … Continue reading

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Christmas ‘Fact and Fiction’

Filtering Out Christmas Notions By J. Grant Swank, Jr.      The Gospel of John relates the Christmas story. Right? Wrong. The Gospel of Mark tells of the shepherds kneeling before baby Jesus. Right? Wrong. We know there were twelve … Continue reading

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U.S. Gov’t Religious Restrictions Rise

Religious Hostilities Reach Six-Year High  ‘Buried in the Pew Research study is the dramatic change in religious freedom in the United States under the Obama Administration. The United States has stepped from the low-category of government restrictions to the moderate-category … Continue reading

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Experiential Religion

Experiential Religion A brief survey in history and philosophy by Peter C. Coker                        Introduction  This overview briefly surveys the history of “experientialism” in Christianity and identifies some of its influences from within and outside of the Church. The purpose is … Continue reading

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Liberty of Conscience

Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience  Brian Schwertley              Perhaps one of the most misused words in American society today is the word liberty. Liberty is often erroneously defined as freedom to say, watch, or do anything one wants, no matter how … Continue reading

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