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What Manner of Man You Were PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Wise   
Saturday, 16 September 2017 06:32

"For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." - James 1:23-25

 

Here James describes the condition of a man who has heard the word of God but has not put that word into active practice in his life. The "forgetful hearer" is depicted as a man who has beheld his natural face in a glass (a mirror) but has forgot the reflection that he originally saw - what manner of man he was before the grace of God changed his life. We must never forgot the condition that God has brought us from if we are to properly serve him in discipleship during our lives.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 09:45
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Alabama Meeting Announcements for September PDF Print E-mail
Written by Josh Winslett   
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 13:12

Looking for some extra fellowship around Alabama this month? Check out some of these opportunities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 14:19
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God - The Liberal Giver PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Wise   
Monday, 04 September 2017 19:28

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” – James 1:4

 

The term “liberal” should not always be rendered as a bad or negative word.  On the contrary, the term is often used in a very positive light in scripture as evidenced by the term being associated with the generous giving nature of God. The definition of “liberal” at the time the KJV was translated (when the translators chose “liberally” to describe the nature of God’s giving) was “free in giving, generous, or open-hearted” (Shorter Oxford English Dictionary).  To commend the translators, using that definition, I cannot think of a more precise and accurate term to describe to free, generous, and open-hearted giving of blessings that God grants upon His children, especially when we ask of Him in prayer.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 September 2017 19:35
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What do Primitive Baptists believe about tithing? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Josh Winslett   
Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:20

Primitive Baptists have by majority believed that tithing was exclusively given to the children of Israel through the Mosaic law (Leviticus 27:30-32) and not binding on New Testament (NT) believers. Hebrews were commanded to give a tithe for the purpose of supporting the Levitical priesthood. Their tithe was higher than ten percent because it comprised of more than just monetary giving. With this tithe they were supporting the Levites with food, wine, animals, and other items. This command (as well as animal sacrifices, dietary laws, and such like) are not binding on NT Christians. To place this command on NT believers would be to place statute on them that the Bible does not prescribe.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:24
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Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge PDF Print E-mail
Written by Josh Winslett   
Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:16

Hosea 4:6 "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:25
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