In His Time

In this day and age, we are all about the “now”. We want what we want to know immediately and with our smart phones, we have all that we could ever want to know in the palm of our hands. If you’re like me, you plan every detail of your day, week, and life out […]

Individual Suffering

In John 9 Jesus addressed the issue of personal suffering. When His disciples assumed that a man’s blindness was the result of the man’s sin, Jesus answered, “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him” (John 9:3). Jesus did not consider the man’s […]

Indictments of the Social Gospel

Churches today love the attraction of the “social gospel.” It is a philosophy of church growth which is designed to appeal to the outward necessities with the hope of teaching the inward necessities. In common business language, one would call this a “bait and switch” tactic. The purpose of this article is to examine five […]

Indianapolis Baptist Temple Seized

On February 13, 2001, the U.S. Marshal service seized the Indianapolis Baptist Temple for a $6 million tax debt. The debt is a result of the “Temple” not paying payroll and Social Security taxes on its employees since 1984. The “Temple’s” position is that God’s laws govern the church, not a man-made government’s law, and […]

Immanuel

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit…So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: ‘Behold, the virgin shall be with […]

The Church Isn’t …

There has always been a great misunderstanding about the church that Christ built. Many believe that the church is something that it’s not. Let’s consider a few things that the church isn’t. The Church Isn’t Plan B Premillennialists believe that the church was never supposed to exist. If the Jews hadn’t rejected Christ, the kingdom […]

“I Believe God”

Luke recorded in Acts 27:25, “Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even so as it hath been spoken unto me”. These were Paul’s words which he spoke to fellow-passengers after they had spent several days tossed to and fro on the Adriatic Sea. Most passengers had lost […]

Some “I Have’s” in Psalm 119

Psalm 119 is one of the most beautiful psalms because of its concentration on God’s word. In all but five verses God’s word is extolled. Several words are used to express God’s word, such as precepts, law, commandments, testimonies, etc. Furthermore, the introductory words “I have” occur 31 times in Psalm 119. Space does not […]

“I Have Never Known …”

I have found that a lot of practical learning in life is all about perspective. In spite of the thinking of many of my brethren, and to keep the proper perspective, consider for a few moments what I have never known: Beloved, think about the above and resolve to attend every assembly of this congregation […]

“I Have Kept the Faith”

Paul said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness…” (2 Tim. 4:7-8). The doctrine of security of the believer contradicts Paul’s statement that he “kept the faith.” The idea of “once saved always saved” does […]

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