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An Eternal Personal Love PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Wise   
Saturday, 05 August 2017 10:39

"The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore, with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” – Jeremiah 31:3

 

Jehovah God gives a personal admonition to the nation of Israel (that primarily applies to the elect family of spiritual Israel) of God’s everlasting love for His elect.  This verse affirms that God looked out over all of eternity and saw all the persons that would be created in the world, and He chose to love a set and distinct group of people.  However, not just did God love a vague and nebulous group, but His love was “individual and personal” – I have loved “thee” with an everlasting love!

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 August 2017 10:47
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Does your Church have a Covenant? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Josh Winslett   
Monday, 17 July 2017 14:05

Many churches of yesteryear would write a document detailing what is expected of its members. This is called a Church Covenant. Just as a Statement of Belief is a document detailing what members agree they believe, a Church Covenant details what they contract themselves to do. In essence, a covenant is what we as members pledge to do upon joining.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 July 2017 14:07
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The Godly Tentmakers - Aquila & Priscilla PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Wise   
Thursday, 06 July 2017 19:58

“Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.” – Rom. 16:3-4

 

We are first introduced to the godly couple of Aquila and Priscilla as Paul arrives in Corinth in Acts 18:2. They were Jewish tentmakers who had fled Italy under the discriminatory decree of Claudius Caesar expelling Jews from Rome. The couple comes in contact with Paul because they were of the same profession (they were tentmakers), and Paul comes to reside with them during his ministry in Corinth (Acts 18:3-4). They are presented initially as simply quiet, unassuming disciples of Christ, but these simple tentmakers had a profound impact on the kingdom of God and on the first-century church.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 July 2017 20:11
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Baptist Perpetuity before J. R. Graves PDF Print E-mail
Written by Josh Winslett   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:22

Many modern church historians claim that Baptist perpetuity, the belief that the Baptist Church is the only true Church that Jesus Christ established and has existed since the first century under various names, was fabricated by Baptist minister, J. R. Graves. Graves lived from 1820-1893. Most then would place Landmarkism, falsely so called, only appearing around the 1850s and no time before. With this claim in mind, let's examine the following quote from The Autobiography of Elder Wilson Thompson:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 16:01
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We are all just broken people PDF Print E-mail
Written by Josh Winslett   
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 05:34

"There was a man sent from God, whose name was John." John 1:6

The apostle John uses this language to remind the reader that John was not the eternal Word, but was just a man sent from God.

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