September 23, 2018

“Your Adversary The Devil”

By Dusty OwensIn Genesis 3:4 we read, "And the serpent said to the woman, 'Ye shall not surely die.'" The serpent was the devil and the woman was Eve. The devil had just reversed what God had told Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:16-17 ". . .for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." … [Read more...]

The Oneness Of The Church

By Bob SaffettThe word "oneness" is defined as "the quality or state or fact of being one, as a. singleness, b. integrity, wholeness, c. harmony, d. sameness, identity, e. unity, union " (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, p. 801). Although the word " oneness" is not found in the Bible, the … [Read more...]

From Babel to Pentecost to the English Language

By Luther MartinIn the beginning, the race of man had but one language or speech. Thus, without any "language barrier" mankind was able to plan and work together to accomplish goals that were either good or evil, but evil prevailed.Genesis 11I tells of a man's desire to build a tower that would … [Read more...]

The Fields: Already White To Harvest

By Jimmy Tuten "Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest" (Jn. 4:35). The sentiment of the words of Jesus are echoed in the "open door" passages in the epistles to the Corinthians (1 Cor. 15:9; 2 Cor. 2:12). There is also a "door of utterance" (Col. 4:3). The … [Read more...]

How Shall The Young Secure Their Hearts?: Influence

By Titus EdwardsMother yells, "Take your brother with you!" Out of the house pops a teenager, followed closely by his little brother. What the teenager does, the little boy does too. He hops over a fire hydrant and so does little brother. He jumps up to touch a sign, and so does little brother. … [Read more...]

Reply to “Perversion or Provision”

By Ron DalyOn the opposite page of this journal is an article written by Jerry Weller of Moulton, Iowa in response to an article I wrote which appeared in the Vol. 28, No. 21 (November 1, 1984) issue of Guardian of Truth. My article proved by the Scriptures the sinfulness of special groups singing … [Read more...]

Perversions or Provisions?

By Jerry WellerA recent article, I 'Perversions in Me Worship of Many Local Congregations" by Ron Daly calls for an answer. Let's consider the two issues raised in the article.What About Group Singing?The question, "Where is the Divine authority for special singing groups or soloists?" is worth … [Read more...]

The Mind of Christ

By Mike WillisPaul wrote to the Philippians, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" (2:5). As Christians, we need to imitate the example of Jesus Christ in His attitudes and dispositions. Many of the problems of internal unity in local congregations are not doctrinally related; … [Read more...]

Sin Wears A Mask

By Boyd SellersI grow weary of people commending false teachers like Billy Graham, James Robison, Jimmy Swaggart, or those of the same stripe "because they teach some truth" or "they stand firm on moral issues." Are we not aware of the fact that sin wears a mask? Error thrives because the false … [Read more...]

Some Questions For Calvinists

By Larry Ray HafleyFive major tenets are the basis of Calvinism. It is identified and signified by the famous acrostic, TULIP.T - Total Hereditary DepravityU - Unconditional ElectionL - Limited AtonementI - Irresistible GraceP - PerseveranceAll men are born "wholly defiled in all the faculties and … [Read more...]