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A Church Smartphone Accountability Program
     The church should help oversee young people who want to do right. It can’t help rebels in this way, except for preaching and prayer, but for those young people who love the Lord and are wise and want help to stay safe, the church should be intimately involved in their lives. God’s Word commands this.
    “Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus” (Colossians 1:28).
    Our church is starting a phone accountability program for those who want this help.
    Spiritually mature men who understand the technology are assigned to oversee the phones of other men who want to sign up for the program. Each participant is assigned to one of the overseers. The overseer has all passwords and has complete access to the phones, laptops, etc. He can ask to see the devices any time.
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Friday Church News Notes

CHURCH OF ENGLAND APOLOGIZES FOR SAYING ONLY MARRIED STRAIGHT PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE SEX (Friday Church News Notes, February 14, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Church of England apologizes,” Christian Post, Feb. 2, 2020: “Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York John Sentamu have apologized for a decree issued by the Church of England which said that only heterosexual married couples should have sex and that sex in gay or straight civil partnerships ‘falls short of.. Read More
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I Will Keep Thee From the Hour of Temptation
     The following is from the the Way of Life Commentary Series, Revelation:
    “behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it ... Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly ...” (Re. 3:8, 10, 11)
    We believe that these three promises are one.
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open door” is to escape the Great Tribulation described in verse 10. The door refers to the Rapture (1 Th. 4:15-17), whereby the New Testament saints are taken to heaven before the beginning of the Tribulation. Note that the Rapture.. Read More
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In Essentials Unity
     The evangelical philosophy is often stated by the dictum, “IN ESSENTIALS UNITY; IN NON-ESSENTIALS LIBERTY; IN ALL THINGS CHARITY.”
    Though commonly attributed to Augustine, it was apparently first stated by the 17th-century Lutheran Rupertus Meldenius (a.k.a. Peter Meiderlin).
    It became the rallying cry of the Moravians, who had a wonderful missionary zeal but retained such Romanist heresies as infant baptism and an ordained priesthood and who promoted unity above the absolute truth of
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Keepers at Home
     “That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” (Titus 2:4-5)

    This is the Greek oikouros, which is a combination of oikos (home) and ouros (a keeper). It means “one who guards the house, one who stays at home, domestically inclined.” “One who looks after domestic affairs with prudence and care” (Complete Word Study Bible). 1 Timothy 5:14 says the wife/mother is to “guide the house.” This is the Greek oikodespoteo, which is a combination of oiko (house) and despotes (ruler). It is a strong word, meaning master of the house, governor, manager. This was the role that Joseph had under Potiphar. “... he made him.. Read More

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Friday Church News Notes

SUPER BOWL IDOLATRY (Friday Church News Notes, February 7, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The Super Bowl is one of modern America’s gods. Viewership peaked at 115 million in 2014, but it still remains at about 100 million. It is not just a football game, it is a forum for the promotion of moral wickedness and humanistic philosophy. It is purposefully held on Sunday, a brash affront to the God who designated Sunday as “the Lord’s Day.” For many years, the halftime show has been “essentially a celebration of gay pride.” This year, one.. Read More
Questions Answered About Repentance
     My articles and books dealing with repentance and exposing the error of what I call “quick prayerism” have produced questions both from friends and enemies. The following are our answers to these questions:
    
QUESTION: Where does the Bible say that repentance is a change of mind that leads to a change of life?
    
ANSWER: First, we see this definition of repentance in many clear Scriptures, such as the following:
    “Bring forth therefore
FRUITS MEET FOR REPENTANCE” (Mat. 3:8).    “Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, THEY WOULD HAVE REPENTED.. Read More
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Beware of Covetousness
     The following is from the Way of Life Commentary Series on Hebrews:
    Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Hebrews 13:5-6).
    The child of God is to have a lifestyle of contentment without covetousness. This is a great treasure. It protects from many dangers and pitfalls. We think of Achan who destroyed himself and his family because of covetousness (Jos. 7:10-26). We think.. Read More
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The Beatles and Contemporary Christian Music
     When I was saved by God’s grace in 1973, I was saved out of a hippie-druggie background. Rock & roll was my lifestyle and Self was my god.
    I was a teenager when the Beatles burst onto the American scene in 1964. When I came back to the States from Vietnam and was discharged from the Army, I was so full of the rock & roll philosophy that I determined that no one was ever again going to tell me what to do.. Read More

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