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"On the Jews and Their Lies" (Martin Luther Sowing Seeds of Anti-Semitism)

When I first heard of the tractate “On the Jews and their Lies” by Martin Luther I was overcome with disbelief. It caused me to somewhat question a lot of teachings and things about him that I had held so dearly. But the thing that you must consider is that there are no “Comic Book” figures in scrip... Read More

(I) The Gospel of God's Great love - Part 1 (In The Beginning)

Ever since God decided to create beings that had free moral agency there has been a struggle between the free moral agents will and God’s will. God existed eternally in loving fellowship within the Godhead and was complete in Himself (see John 17:24). But God wanted to bring many sons unto glory as ... Read More

(I) The Gospel of God's Great love - Part 10 (The Destiny of the Damned)

The saddest thing I think about God's solemn warnings and the host of examples given to us in scripture of the destiny of the lost is that folk have endless means of distracting their minds from pondering these facts. They refuse to allow the reality of God's warning to weigh in on their decision ma... Read More

(I) The Gospel of God's Great love - Part 11 (You must Be Born Again)

God created man as a tripartite being. This simply means that man is a spirit that lives in the body making him/her a living soul. The body has its contact in the physical world, but the spirit gives us contact with the spiritual world. When a person is born they are spiritually dead. This means tha... Read More

(I) The Gospel of God's Great love - Part 12 (The WEIGHT of an Individuals Crimes Against God)

Man before becoming born again is at enmity with God. This does not mean that God desires to be the enemy of man, it is a consequence of Adam's sin in the Garden and man's ongoing sinfulness. God is holy and righteous and must judge sin. This is a terrible truth. God gave man a conscience as we ment... Read More

(I) The Gospel of God's Great love - Part 2 (Satan Pioneers Sin and Iniquity)

There has always been a strait and narrow way and that path was one of complete submission to God's will. Any other actions than those approved of God would only corrupt God's perfect and fine tuned order. Wisdom is found in knowing that God is all wise and it is impossible to improve upon His ways ... Read More

(I) The Gospel of God's Great love - Part 3 (Sin Entered the World)

God created man upright and perfect. He had created man in His own image. This means that man was originally created with the nature of God. Man was created with the Law of God written upon his heart as an internal guide to right and wrong. The conscience seeks to enforce that law by inward dealings... Read More

(I) The Gospel of God's Great love - Part 4 (Trusting in Lies)

With lies and deceit Satan deceived Eve and Adam and with full knowledge Adam surrendered his weapon (as it were). He laid aside the sword of God’s Holy Word and stepped straight in to the snare of the enemy. It was as if he held out his hands and allowed Satan to take him and the whole human race a... Read More

(I) The Gospel of God's Great love - Part 5 (From Friends to Enemies)

Ever since Adam surrendered to the lies of Satan, men and women have been taken captive by him at his will (II Timothy 2:26). Adam trusted in the lies, that is, he shifted his trust as a person would shift their weight from God and his truth to Satan and his lies. Why would Adam believe these lies? ... Read More

(I) The Gospel of God's Great love - Part 6 (Sin Crouching at the Door)

God originally created man as a free moral agent and would fellowship with him in sweet communion so long as he/she obeyed. Man had Eternal Life (John 17:3). The Holy Spirit worked in Adam to bring him as a son into an ever renewing glory. Free moral agency simply means that man had the ability to c... Read More

(I) The Gospel of God's Great love - Part 7 (Kicking Against the Pricks)

In Genesis 6:3 we read, And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. The Bible uses some insightful pictures to express how God strives with man. One of them is that of a farmer plowing a field with oxen ... Read More

(I) The Gospel of God's Great love - Part 8 (The Place of God's REST)

What is the purpose of the Gospel? Why did Christ come and die on the cross? Why did God send ministers to proclaim reconciliation to God? God has always desired to restore what He had with Adam and Eve in the Garden before they fell into sin. God is holy and cannot remain in the presence of sin wit... Read More

(I) The Gospel of God's Great love - Part 9 (This IS Eternal Life)

I have tried to establish a backdrop for the question, "How do I become a Christian?" From a biblical perspective, the question really is, "How do I become a place of God's rest?" The religious people in the New Testament did not get this. It is a critical point. To miss this is to miss the very pur... Read More

(II) For By Grace Are You Saved Through Faith - Part 1 (Only God Can Provide Our Covering)

God looks upon the hearts of men. We know this from Isaiah 66:2, For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. God gives the qualities He looks for in... Read More

(II) For By Grace Are You Saved Through Faith - Part 2 (Without Faith it is Impossible to Please God)

Ron Bailey has defined faith as, "Right response to revelation." The definition of sin would then be, "Wrong response to revelation." The first act of faith we find recorded after the fall of man is the story of Abel and his offering to God. Hebrews 11 tells us, By faith Abel offered unto God a more... Read More

A Little About Myself (Why I Teach a Balance)

Dear Brother and Beloved, I am 34 years old and I live with my wife and children in Independence, MO. I was born Sepember 29, 1969 in Kansas City, Mo. I have 6 children ranging in age from 15 years down to 3 years old. I am a manager by trade and a youth pastor and out reach minister by calling. My ... Read More

AM HA-ERETZ (Dealing With Those Who Rejected The Rabbis)

AM HA-ARETZ The term Am Ha Eretz means the “People of the Land” as in “the people of the land of Israel. As the Pharisees made their metamorphosis into Rabbi’s they changed that word to describe people who refused to accept the Rabbi’s authority. While the Pharisee’s were working at Yavneh (Jamnia) ... Read More

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHARLES G. FINNEY

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHARLES G. FINNEY Compiled By: Robert Wurtz II FROM BIRTH THROUGH CHILDHOOD In the times of declension that have seized upon our nations throughout the centuries, God has always had a voice to raise up and call the people back to fear and love their God. When the fires of passion ... Read More

AN OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY GHOST (PART 1)

AN OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY GHOST The Spirit that Now Works in the Children of Disobedience Ephesians 2:2 describes the conditions of the former lives of genuine Christians. Paul writes that they walked in times past according to the course of this world, according to the Prince of the Power of the Ai... Read More

AN OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (PART 2)

AN OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY GHOST (Part 2) Convincing the World of Righteousness John 16:8 tells us that when the Holy Spirit is come He will reprove the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. In our previous study we looked at the Holy Spirit working to bring Holy Ghost conviction. In this lesson... Read More

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