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“Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” (Hebrews 5:11-14).
This passage is not only an indictment of individual Christians who do not grow to maturity and become skillful, discerning students of God’s Word, it is an indictment of churches that do not produce such Christians and that accept immaturity as the status quo. There are thousands of “Bible believing churches” that do not teach the members to be skillful Bible students, do not expect them to become skillful, and do not reprove them for not being skillful. In these churches, the preaching and teaching is weak and does not produce skillful.. Read More
These two comments are intimately related. It has been said that what the parents allow in moderation, the children will take to the extreme. I replied to this man as follows: “Anyone who thinks that is not incredibly immodest is more influenced by the world than the Word of God. Independent Baptist churches are.. Read More
Angels are mentioned about 300 times in Scripture. They are intelligent, powerful spirit beings. They are God’s ministers (Ps. 104:4). The word “angel” means messenger.
Division of Angels into Good and Evil: There was a rebellion among the angels led by Lucifer, the head cherub. Lucifer’s rebellion is described in Isa. 14:12-14 and Eze. 28:11-16. He became proud (1 Ti. 3:6) and determined to be “like the most high” (Isa. 14:14). Apparently the angels made choices in that event, whether to follow Lucifer or God. We read of the Father’s angels (Re. 3:5) and the devil’s angels (Re. 12:7, 9). There was a war. “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels” (Re. 12:7). Evil angels are those which followed Satan in his rebellion against God (Mt. 25:41; Re. 12:9). They are called “the angels that sinned (2 Pe. 2:4) and “the angels which kept not.. Read More
A final reason why we are opposed to Contemporary Christian Music is that when it comes into a church (or into the life of an individual) it weakens the church’s Biblicist stance and results in a gradual lowering of standards of morality and doctrine.
The late Gordon Sears, who had an evangelistic music ministry for many years and ministered with Rudy Atwood, was saddened before his death by the dramatic change that was occurring in many fundamental Baptist churches. He warned:
“When the standard of music is lowered, then the standard of dress is also lowered. When the.. Read More
Edward Spencer was a student at Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston, Illinois, on Lake Michigan.
On the morning of September 8, 1860, Ed heard the news that the Lady Elgin, an overloaded steamship, had collided with the lumber-hauling schooner Augusta, and had sunk. People were drowning, and nothing could be done because of the heavy waves and strong currents.
Ed ran to the shores of the lake and saw that the situation was indeed serious. People were floating on pieces of wreckage in the waters, close enough to shore for their cries of help to be heard, but unable to swim to safety.. Read More
"All these evil things come from within, and defile the man"
“And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit.. Read More
The term “King James Only” was invented by those who oppose.. Read More
After he was called to be an evangelist, his wife came to him one day and said, “I’m leaving, Charlie. I don’t want to live the life you are living. I want to go the other way--to the bright lights.” Their only child, a daughter, left with her. That very night Charles saw them off on a train to the other side of the country. Five years passed before he wrote another song, but God healed him. His wife died as a consequence of a life of sin a few years after she left. He remarried and continued in evangelism and hymn writing.
The following is from The Victorious Life: Sermons by Dr. Charles Weigle, with a conclusion.. Read More