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A Sermon from a Catholic Bible

I hold in my hand the new Confraternity edition of the New Testament which is translated from the Latin Vulgate by Catholic authorities. It has on the title page the following: The NEW TESTAMENT of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Translated from the Latin Vulgate. A Revision of the Challoner-Rheims... Read More

All Satan's Apples Have Worms

I am speaking tonight on the subject, "All Satan's Apples Have Worms." I do not deny that the Devil has some pretty apples; I just say that all of them are fakes and that after you bite into them, you will find they have worms. All Satan's apples have worms. Luke, chapter 15, is one of the most fami... Read More

Assurance of Salvation

"They that gladly received his word. . . . " - Acts 2:41. Here are some lessons in the Christian life. Every Christian starts out as a baby Christian. One has to learn after one is saved. One has to grow in grace after being saved. A good example is in the book of Acts, after Pentecost, when they ha... Read More

Backsliders; Saved or Lost?

Everywhere people want to know whether the backslider is saved or lost. After one has sinned, is he still a child of God? When he has lost the joy of salvation, does he still have the salvation? Well, the answer to this question is that the backslider does not deserve to be saved but deserves to go ... Read More

Bad Use of Natural Languages at Corinth

There are many good people who are misled on this matter of speaking with tongues. They are very eager people. Often they are good Christians in the sense that they want all God has, and they want to please God. They are spiritually-minded, good people, but often they are rather ignorant of the Bibl... Read More

BAPTISM DOES NOT SAVE-DOES NOT HELP SAVE

A favorite device of the Devil is to have men look to their works for their salvation instead of looking to Christ. He leads some to trust in their morality, some to depend upon lodge membership, some to depend upon confessions to priests; some he leads to trust in baptism. That is a fatal mistake. ... Read More

BAPTISM FOR US IN THIS DISPENSATION; HAS NEVER BEEN DONE AWAY WITH

Sometimes when people do not want to keep some command of the Lord Jesus they say, "That was for the Jews," or "That was done away with at the closing of the apostolic age." So some people, having been accustomed to a form of baptism or a teaching about it which they could not reconcile to the Scrip... Read More

BAPTISM IS CHRISTIAN, NOT JEWISH; NEW TESTAMENT, NOT OLD TESTAMENT; GRACE, NOT LAW

Down through the centuries till modern times all Bible students and theologians agreed that baptism was a New Testament practice exclusively, that it went with the gospel of salvation through faith in Christ, and was not a part of the Old Testament ceremonial law. However, those who sprinkled unconv... Read More

BAPTISM WITH WATER-ITS IMPORTANCE AND MEANING

There have been too many sermons on baptism as a part of the doctrines of some denomination. There is too much talk about "Baptist doctrine" or "Methodist doctrine" or "the doctrine of our church." In this Bible study, we are interested solely in what the Bible teaches about baptism. Nothing else ma... Read More

Baptism: Make Public Your Allegiance to Christ

I am talking on how to be a good Christian, with the understanding that everybody starts as a baby Christian. The Scripture says that "as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby." And Scripture commands us to grow in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus. When people a... Read More

Bible Foretells Greatest Revivals Yet To Come

Does the Bible justify the pessimism of those who think there will be no more great revivals? Absolutely not. How happy some would be if they could find in the Bible justification for their false alibis and excuses, justification for their powerlessness and fruitlessness. If there were a verse in th... Read More

Bobbed Hair

1Corinthians 11:3-15 tells us that since the man is the head of the woman, and there is a fundamental difference between men and women, that difference should be symbolized in the ways men and women wear their hair. "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of th... Read More

Christian Giving and Soul Winning

Are you learning to be a good Christian? The Scripture says we should grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The Scripture says, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby." When you get saved. You are a baby Christian and you n... Read More

Convicted Sinners Can Reject Christ

The Scriptures show that enlightened, convicted men do resist God, do thwart the grace of God. Men who could be saved, who are set apart by the blood of Christ, men who are bought, resist the Holy Spirit. God's grace is offered all, but is not irresistible, as Calvin taught. One of the five points o... Read More

Dear Catholic Friend

After much correspondence, Dr. Rice writes an earnest Catholic man what is wrong with the Roman church. DEAR Catholic Friend: Your letter is before me, and prayerfully I take time to answer it. The truth of God is so holy that I must deal very reverently with it. And the truth has been so perverted ... Read More

Drinking - What John R. Rice Wrote About It

“Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!” Isaiah 28:1 “The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet.” Isaiah 28:3 “But they also have e... Read More

Ecumenical Excuses for Unequal Yokes

1. Parable of the Tares: "Leave Them Alone Till Harvest." 2. "But Love the Modernists as Christian Brothers." 3. The Great Success of the Compromise Proves God Is for It. 4. "Fundamentalists Are Jealous, Envious Pharisees." 5. "Touch Not Mine Anointed." 6. Gamaliel's Advice, "If Not of God, It Will ... Read More

False Doctrines and Claims of Tongues People

Now I come to bring the last message on the tongues movement -- the movement that teaches speaking in tongues as the initial evidence of the fullness of the Spirit or the baptism of the Holy Spirit. First, let me say that many, many people of the tongues movement are good Christian people. They beli... Read More

False Teaching About The Last Days

Thousands of tracts, magazine articles, sermons and radio messages tell the people, "Jesus is coming soon!" "These last days of this dispensation" and similar phrases are very common in the Christian magazines. "Time is running out!" writes one Christian, who means that in a very short time Jesus is... Read More

Fullness of the Spirit

This pamphlet is chapter 11 in The Scarlet Sin, a book of sermons taken down word for word as given before great audiences all over America. It was in Seattle in a union campaign with sixty churches that this sermon, "Fullness of the Holy Spirit" was preached by Evangelist John R. Rice. That campaig... Read More

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