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Can We Obey God Or Not?

If it is not possible for any person to obey God after Adam's sin, then how did these people obey? 1 Kings 15:5 Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hit... Read More

Concerning Deliverance from Sinning

IN THIS PLACE I would say a plain word or two to those who understand the method of justification by faith which is in Christ Jesus, but whose trouble is that they cannot cease from sin. We can never be happy, restful, or spiritually healthy till we become holy. We must be rid of sin; but how is the... Read More

Do Dead People Sin?

When ever there is crime committed, no one ever thinks that a dead person committed the crime. The reason for this is obvious, dead people to not break the law. When you go past a cemetery all you see is grave stones. Not one single dead body can commit any crime against man or God. If you are a Chr... Read More

Entire sanctification, part one.

Sanctify means to consecrate, devote, set apart, purify, and to make clean. It is not an emotion, nor any kind of feeling. Sanctification consists in the act of freely choosing to consecrate oneself totally to God. It is conforming completely to the law and consists in entire obedience and holiness,... Read More

Entire sanctification, part two.

Most believers accept the truth that the life of Christ is at work within them. This general belief accomplishes little. The Christian must understand that this continual working of God is the only source for all spiritual good there is. The only thing godly in a believer, is what gets all its life ... Read More

Faith.

Text. -- John 6:28,29: "Then said they unto him, what shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent."The following is the train of thought I shall pursue: I. Notice several erroneous answers, com... Read More

God has made full provision for the immediate practice of holiness.

God has provided the only true provision and solution for the true ability to practice and to continue in the holiness required by the law. We must have an inclination and tendency in our hearts to walk in holiness. The requirements of the law will never truly be performed while the heart has no goo... Read More

Holiness in this life is absolutely necessary to salvation.

Be sure to seek for holiness of heart and life only in due order, where God has placed it, after union with Christ, justification and the gift of the Holy Ghost and, in that order, seek it earnestly by faith as a very necessary part of your salvation. I think enough has been said already to show in ... Read More

How to know if you are a "true" Christian.

In this day and age almost everyone claims to be a Christian. I head about a survey in which over 75% of everyone who lived in the United States claimed to be a Christian, Spirit filled or born again. Many people base their belief about being a Christian on church membership, being baptized, agreeme... Read More

How To Receive A New Heart by Ernest O'Neill

How To Receive A New Heart Most of this message was extracted from 6 audio messages by Ernest O'Neill The Bible tells us that our old self was crucified with Christ, and that our old sinful heart has been crucified with Jesus and destroyed. Now we may say that we believe that, but now we think that ... Read More

If Only

It was after the Sunday evening service and Ken, one of the elders of the church, was visiting with me in the local diner. He had been sharing with me the horrors of a division that had taken place in the church during the past months that had resulted in the pastor resigning and the congregation be... Read More

Instructions on how to receive Jesus Christ and His free gift of holiness.

The whole plan of salvation, forgiveness of sin and holiness exists because of God's great love for us. God in His rich mercy, grace and love He has made full provision for the sinner to actually become holy. God makes salvation and holiness possible through Christ as a FREE GIFT. God and Christ hav... Read More

Instructions on how to walk in Jesus Christ and His free gift of holiness.

To the believer: Are you are a believer who has fallen from the life of faith into a system of law and legal works? Do you have sin in your life that you still have problems overcoming? If this is you, you probably have fallen in bondage to the law and legal efforts. You have been attempting to live... Read More

It Is All Grace

God's New Covenant with us can be summed up in one powerful statement: It is his irrevocable promise to deliver his people from the dominion of sin - through the power of the Holy Ghost! This New Covenant does away with all of our puny efforts to please God through our flesh. It is the end of all ou... Read More

It is impossible to be holy by our own efforts to keep the law.

Many people strive and work to achieve true obedience to all the commands of Christ, as the condition by which they are to acquire for themselves a right and title to salvation. These people seek their salvation by the works of the law, and not by the faith of Christ, as He is revealed in the gospel... Read More

Jesus Christ, the only Savior.

Every person has sinned and is under the sentence of death. We are, by our own choices, dead in trespasses and sins. We are unable to will or do anything that is spiritually good in our own strength and power. We do not only just lack administrative power to do good, but mainly a heart to will it an... Read More

Living In The Rest Of God

Although they would never admit it to themselves, let alone voice it in public, there are millions of Christians who are disillusioned with what is called Christianity. What the Church promised to them on the authority of God's Word - the inner strength to the holy, the joyous fellowship with God in... Read More

Man's problem with sin.

God created man so He could share His life with him, so that He could have a relationship with him, and love and bless him. As a created being, man was not designed to live independent of God. God's intent was to rule in the heart of man, for man's good, and for His own enjoyment. Man needs God, and... Read More

More reasons why so many fail to walk in true holiness.

13. Many people fail because they attempt to obey the indirect commands directly. If a person tries to fulfill a command without first receiving the results of a promise they will fail. For example no person will ever choose to love God directly without receiving the results of the promise first. Th... Read More

More reasons why so many fail to walk in true holiness.

36. We often grumble, murmur and complain. This is a very serious issue. This is not just some human weakness or character flaw it is SIN. God deals harshly with those who grumble, murmur or complain. Num. 11:1 "And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord: and the Lord heard it; and his a... Read More

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