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That God predestines, and that man is responsible, are two things that few can see. They are believed to be inconsistent and contradictory; but they are not. It is just the fault of our weak judgment. Two truths cannot be contradictory to each other. Where I separate from the truth, cast my words away. But if what I say be God's teaching, I charge you, by him that sent me, give these things your thoughts, and turn unto the Lord with all your hearts. by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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The phrase 'the Israel of God' in Galatians 6:16 has long been a matter of contention. Scholars and theologians, as well as pastors and church leaders have debated whether or not the Church should be included in Paulís descriptor 'the Israel of God.' Dispensationalists in particular are very concerned that we not include the Church as part of Israel. But what is the Biblical view? by Bob Hayton
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Matthew 24:12 - 'And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.' Jesus speaks about the great command - to love the Lord your God with all your heart. In this command God is presenting Himself as the One who is meant to be at the center of all our attention. This is a Reformed Christian sermon study on the Signs of the Times, and how the love growing cold is because iniquity abounds in the church. by Rev P Kossen
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Reformed Christian Bible Study on the subject of spiritual coldness. 'And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.' How prevalent today is this terrible phenomenon of the love of many waxing cold. Let us beware, be sober, watchful unto prayer for this sign of the imminent return of Jesus Christ. May we lift up our heads to expect our Saviour from heaven, who will then deliver us completely from the wrath to come. By Rev. Herman Veldman
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The word love here is the Greek word Agape, the ultimate kind of Christ love, or divine love. Lawlessness means sinfulness. Therefore the verse doesn't speak just to coldness of unbelievers, in my opinion, it speaks to as much to believers. Unbelievers do not have Agape love in them to begin with. The prophecy depicts a dark time with an ultimate end as the loveless Laodicean Church.
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Concerning the assembly of saints, upon the first day of the week let every one lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). It is the mind and will of God that the first day of the week should be the day that should be especially set apart for religious exercises and duties among Christians. by Jonathan Edwards
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This article is designed to provoke within the reader an examination of the motives of his soul, as one of the offspring of the Reformation, who, amid the theological controversies, arguments, and propositions in our day, both in academia and without it, are careless in their endeavors (meaning absent a concern for the holy nature of God); it is written to provoke our blushing and bemoaning, to bewail the rotten disposition of our souls, through an examination of the motives of those engaged in theological advance, debate, and publication. by Dr. Kevin Heartly
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fast, a day acceptable to the Lord? Why yes, some Christians might answer. By definition thatís what fasting is. But Godís answer to that question is NO, this is not a fast acceptable to me. by George Vanderweit
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On judgment day, the wicked are awakened and delivered from the grave only to be thrown into the lake of fire, an event John calls 'the second death.' The obvious dilemma for premillenial dispensationalists is this: How can there be two resurrections separated by 1,000 years when the separation occurs in the same event on the same day, the day of Christís return? by Rev. Nollie Malabuyo
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An angel strengthening Christ does not bring into question His divinity, as some Heretics claim in support their denials. He was once a babe, strengthened and nourished from the womb and then from the breast of His mother. The Mighty God veiled His omnipotence with the true humanity of infancy, childhood, boyhood, youth, and manhood. Because He was both fully God and fully man, He got hungry, thirsty and tired, He had to be strengthened with bread, water, rest, and sleep. by Harbach Robert C.
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The doctrine of the virgin birth is also closely tied with our own salvation. If Jesus had been tainted with sin, then He could not have been our sufficient Sacrifice. On the other hand, if Jesus had not been born of Mary, and so had not been the Man, Christ Jesus, then He could not have died, nor could He have been a suitable sacrificial substitute as a Man for men. Christ became human in a miraculous way. by John Hartog III, TH.D.
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The parental mandate should not be 'You ought to read,' or 'I strongly encourage you to read.' The parental mandate is 'You shall read. I am your father. I have been given authority by God. This is my house. You, son, you, daughter, shall read.' The necessity and even urgency of encouraging the next generation to read is something that the modern world is not conducive to, and it even indirectly discourages the deep thinking that reading requires. Reading has a significant place in the covenant of grace as an instrument of God for the fulfilling of His promises, and this can be demonstrated from Scripture. by Brian Huizinga
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'Say unto them, as I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn form his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? Ezekiel 33:11' This is a biblical explanation of this verse, which is one of the texts often appealed to in support of the teaching of 'common grace' and a sincere desire of God that every human be saved. by Herman Hoeksema
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A sermon by on the third petition of the Lord's prayer, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. What does this mean? All things exist with one purpose, which is to glorify God and to do His will and pleasure. Through faith in Christ this has now become our desire, and our petition. Without self-denial we cannot pray this petition. For with this petition we ask the Lord to destroy the desires of our flesh that war against His will. by Rev. Mendel Retief
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He that was given two talents had his eyes on what Jesus had given him, and to whom he was going to give account to one day. He was pleased at what he was given, and excited in what he accomplished and used everything the Lord gave him. If he had only put one of the talents to work, I do not believe the Lord would have said 'well done thou good and faithful' servant. Thomas R. Thompson
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There is a trend within Reformed circles where God is being named as the author of sin. Nevertheless, the evidence is clear regardless of where you seek to find your proof: God is not the author of sin and He neither tempts man nor causes him to sin. It is vital to the health of the Church today that we stand staunchly opposed to such claims. Not in the name of sovereignty nor divine rule. -by Danny Wyatt
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Non-lordship salvation is a term for easy believism, which is the popular view that one simply has to believe in order to be saved, and that there is no corresponding need for a committed life of Christian discipleship. The result is that personal sanctification is divorced from justification, and discipleship is seen as a path that some Christians follow, but not others.
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A Father's Day sermon - The best motivation for the pursuit of a holy life is the love that the Father already has for you. He loves you - already, right now - with the same deep affection that he has for Jesus. And as you learn to believe in that love more, your life will change. by H. Leon Ben-Ezra
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What is the truth concerning Matthew 17:21 of prayer and fasting? There we read, "Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting." This inability of the disciples to remove an evil spirit from a child. What prayer and what fast would accomplish this?
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How many men intently watch and warn their families? How many are willing to take seriously the responsibility to train our children up in the ways of the Lord? How many are committed watchmen of the souls of the people we cherish the most? As I think about this Father's Day, I can't help but consider the fact that we Dads have been given the responsibility to be the watchmen for our families. If that doesn't humble you--I don't know what will. by Trey Little
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