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What the Roman Catholic Church Teaches About Salvation
    Because of the ecumenical movement, a growing number of Roman Catholics are familiar with biblical terminology about salvation, such as born again, and some have been trained to reply affirmatively to the questions, “Are you saved?” or, “Have you been born again?”
    The problem is that they do not mean by this what the Bible means. Rome’s doctrine of salvation is not the the true gospel of complete and sure salvation through personal faith in Christ. It is a gospel of works that is sometimes presented under the guise of grace.
    THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH’S DOCTRINE OF SALVATION CAN BE SUMMARIZED AS FOLLOWS:
    1. Rome teaches that Christ, having purchased redemption by His blood and death, delivered it to the Catholic Church to be distributed to men through her sacraments.... Read More
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The Church Fathers: A Door to Rome
     Many people have walked into the Roman Catholic Church through the broad door of the “church fathers,” and this is a loud warning today when there is a widespread attraction to the “church fathers” within evangelicalism.
    The Catholic apologetic ministries use the “church fathers” to prove that Rome’s doctrines go back to the earliest centuries. In the book Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic, David Currie continually uses the church fathers to support his position. He says, “The other group of authors whom ... Read More
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KENNETH COPELAND’S FALSE PROPHECY ABOUT HURRICANE IRMA (Friday Church News Notes, October 13, 2017, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - On September 9, charismatic preacher Kenneth Copeland prayed a “word faith” prayer to stop Hurricane Irma, which was approaching the U.S. mainland. Speaking before a crowd at a Living Victory conference, Copeland said, “God is not in control. That comes from religious brainwashing. He is not in control. ... The earth doesn’t belong to God; it doesn’t belong to Jesus; he gave it to men. If you... Read More
The Gettys - The Pied Pipers of Contemporary Worship Music
    Keith and Kristyn Getty’s “contemporary hymns” are used widely among “traditional, non-contemporary” churches, because they are considered relatively safe.
    At least eight of their songs are included in Majesty Music’s Rejoice Hymns.
    Twenty-nine of their songs are featured in Hymns Modern and Ancient, published by Heart Publications, a ministry of Steve Pettit Evangelistic Association and compiled by Fred Coleman who heads up Bob Jones University’s Department of Church Music.
    Both Crown Baptist College and West Coast Baptist College, the two largest independent Baptist Bible colleges, perform Getty material in their services.
    The Getty’s popular songs include “Don’t Let Me Lose My Wonder,” “In Christ Alone” (penned by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend), “Speak, Oh Lord,” and “The Power of the Cross.”
    Typically, the lyrics are Scriptural and the tunes are not blaring rock & roll (though the Gettys can and do rock out in their... Read More
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Training for Song Leaders
     The position of song leader is important. Just as orchestras need good conductors and armies need good officers, churches must have the right song leaders if they are to have effectual song services.
    An individual can worship God alone effectively if he is so inclined, but a congregation must be led. That is why God has ordained leaders and has set forth high qualifications for them.
    It is true that the New Testament does not spell out the position of song leader or music director, but the Old Testament plainly sets forth this pattern and there is no need to restate it in the New. God tells us that the Old Testament is for our example today (Romans 15:4).
    The song services are too important to be given into the hands of... Read More
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A Mixed Multitude Church
     In many traditional Baptist churches today, disciples are rare, and it has become acceptable to have a mixed multitude membership filled with people who are half-hearted followers of Christ, at best.
    Decades ago, Evangelist Fred Brown said that he feared that a high percentage of members of Independent Baptist churches were not born again. And Lee Roberson, pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church, said that he thought that not even 50% were saved.
    There are many different types of mixed multitude churches, some much stronger than others. The percentage of the members who are true disciples of Christ as defined by Christ Himself (John 8:31; 10:27), might be 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, even 60%. But no mixed multitude church requires that a person give evidence of being a true disciple of Christ before.... Read More
Battle of Beersheba
Friday Church News Notes
ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BEERSHEBA (Friday Church News Notes, October 6, 2017, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - This month is the centennial of the Battle of Beersheba which saw the British capture of this strategic town from the Ottomans. It opened the way for the defeat of the Ottomans at the Battle of Megiddo the next year, which sounded the death knell of 700 years of Muslim control of “Palestine.” The way was thus paved for the Jews’ return to the land in significant numbers and the founding of the modern state of Israel 30 years later. In the Battle of Beersheba... Read More
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Testimonies That Israel Would Return
     The following are testimonies written prior to the establishment of the modern state of Israel that Israel would be restored. These testimonies were based on a literal interpretation of the Bible prophecies that the Jews would return to the land of Israel. Those who interpret the Bible literally will not be disappointed!
    John Gill, Exposition of the Old Testament, 1763-- “That the Jews upon their conversion in the latter day will return to the land of Judea again, and possess it, is the sense of many passages of Scripture; among others, see Jer. 30:17.”
    Charles Simeon, Horae Homiletcae, Or, Discourses Upon... Read More
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Tight Clothing and Modesty
     Tight, clinging attire is as immodest as skimpy attire because the woman’s figure is emphasized and accented, and the man’s attention is directed to that which is forbidden outside of marriage. Men are strongly influenced sexually by the eye-gate and are attracted to the woman’s curves. The immodest clothing industry understands these things and strives to dress women seductively rather than modestly.
    It is important to understand that tight, form-fitting clothes can be just as sexually disturbing to a man as skimpy clothes.
    In the book For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men, Shaunti Feldhahn describes the following situation:
    “Another husband with a happy twenty-year marriage described another typical scenario: ‘My wife and I recently went out to dinner at a nice restaurant with some friends. The hostess was extremely attractive and was WEARING ... Read More
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The CCM Philosophy Spreading Among Independent Baptists
     In recent days I have warned about the “adaptation” of Contemporary Christian Music at independent Baptist churches and schools.
     This is going on widely, but even more serious than the “adaptation” of the contemporary music is the adaptation of the contemporary philosophy. Of course, the two go hand-in-hand, which is why... Read More
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