Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Water Baptism And The Future Day Of The Lord - by Pastor Paul M. Sadler


The following was our response to a friend who inquired if baptism would be practiced again in the future Tribulation.


It does appear that water baptism will play a role in the terms of salvation during the coming day of the Lord. We know, for example, the gospel of the kingdom will again be preached, which included this water ceremony (Matt. 24:14 cf. Mark 16:15,16). When baptism was practiced by John and the twelve it was to manifest Christ to Israel (John 1:31). This will again be needful during the future Tribulation period following the Rapture. Since Israel was to be a kingdom of priests it was essential for John the Baptist to baptize believing Israelites into the priesthood (Ex. 19:5,6; 29:1-4; Isa. 61:6). It will be necessary for this to be continued during the time of Jacob’s Trouble as well. As we know, in time past, water baptism symbolized the washing away of Israel’s sins. While this aspect of the water rite will be replaced with the understanding that believing Israel will be redeemed by the precious blood of Christ (I Pet. 1:18,19), baptism will still be observed as an expression of faith in Christ’s death.

It is our firm conviction that water baptism will again be practiced when God resumes the prophetic program in the coming day of the Lord. God will pick up right where He left off at Pentecost. What we witness in Acts Chapters 2 and 3 will be reinstated at the beginning of the Tribulation.



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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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NO CONDEMNATION IN CHRIST - By JON D. BEKEMEYER - Pastor



NO CONDEMNATION IN CHRIST 
JON D. BEKEMEYER - Pastor

         Scripture Reading: Romans 8: 1

To many, the word condemnation always indicates eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire. While it is true that because we are in Christ we are saved from eternal judgment, that is not the point of Romans 8:1. What is condemnation? According to Webster, condemnation is to "disapprove of strongly, to declare guilty of wrongdoing."

With the proper definition, one must readily admit that the believer can be condemned. Even a casual reading of the verse indicates that those who walk after the flesh have condemnation. This is also supported by the context.

A similar idea is expressed by the word damnation. The word damnation sometimes expresses eternal judgment, but certain passages indicate that this is not always so. For example, 1 Corinthians 11:32 says that a believer who partakes of the Lord's Supper unworthily (i.e. without discerning the Lord's Body), eats and drinks damnation to himself. Does that mean if one partakes of the Lord's Supper while his mind is on carnal things, he will go to Hell? Of course not. It indicates that such activity is seriously wrong and will be dealt with by chastisement (see context and Romans 13:2; 14:23 & 1 Timothy 5: 12).

Thus, there are two criteria in Romans 8:1 to escape condemnation: to be in Christ (everything about the unbeliever is under condemnation) and to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Let's all seriously contemplate this truth today. 



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Monday, July 11, 2016

HOW CAN WE ALL SAY THE SAME THING? - John McKay


 HOW CAN WE ALL SAY THE SAME THING? 
By John McKay 

Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 1:10

"Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment." How can we say the same thing when there are so many different positions on remarriage after divorce, Scripture versions, contemporary music, and ecumenical evangelism.  It is not enough to say that we must follow Christ Who is the Head of the Body, because all claim to follow Him! Neither is it enough to say that we should follow the Apostle Paul as he follows the Lord Jesus. Certainly most Bible-believing people claim that the Epistles of Paul are extremely important to  them! The solution actually lies in what the Lord Jesus gave to Paul to instruct us about our personal attitudes. Don't think of yourself more highly than you ought to think (Romans 12:3).  "Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another. .. Mind not high things, but  condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits" (Romans '12:10-16).

We must determine the essential doctrines of the Bible and obey from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered to us from the Lord Jesus by His true teachers! At the same time, we cannot fuss with one another. We must submit ourselves one to another in the fear of God. Read  Romans 6:17 and Ephesians 5:17-21 in the context. By the grace and wisdom of God; we must find that balance between  standing firm for the Truth (as we have been taught it) and getting along with those who are saved and walking orderly according to the Word of God.




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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

WHICH PROGRAM? - By J. C. O'Hair


When we think of the many, many Christians who prefer the program of Jesus Christ in Matthew, Mark and Luke to the message and program of grace which the risen Lord later revealed to Paul, we are not surprised that most church members act as though they were Old Testament religious sraelites instead of members of the Body of Christ in this age and economy of grace.

Is it not significant that the apostle Paul was the only servant of the Lord to speak of the Church of the Mystery as "the Body of Christ," the Joint-Body? Paul wrote about one-half of the Books from Matthew to Revelation. In all of his writings and recorded oral ministry, Paul never referred to the kingdom parables of Jesus of Nazareth, the Sermon on the Mount, the "Our Father" prayer, nothing in detail as to what Christ did and taught while He was a Minister of the circumcision. On the contrary, Paul wrote: "Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we Him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, Who hath reconciled us to Himselfby Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation" (II Corinthians 5:16-19).

I once was blind and did not see What Christ, the Lord, had done for me: But by God's grace I now have sight, Through faith in Christ, Who is my light. 



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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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Three Gospels - By J. C.. O'Hair


Three Gospels
J. C.. O'Hair 

 1—And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. Matthew 4:23.

2—When they saw that the GOSPEL OF THE UNCIRCUMCISION was committed unto me (Paul). Galatians 2:7.

3—As the GOSPEL OF THE CIRCUMCISION was unto Peter. Three preachers are mentioned in the Scriptures which we have quoted. Three GOSPELS are mentioned. The Gospels preached by the three preachers are called; by three different names.

There are Christian preachers and Bible teachers who insist that there is but one Gospel in the Bible; that there are many different names given to the same Gospel. In Romans 2:16, Romans 16:25 and II Timothy 2:8, Paul writes of “my Gospel”.

In II Timothy 1:12 he writes of “my deposit” (literal translation from the Greek). In I Timothy 1:11 he writes, “according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, which was committed unto my trust” In Galatians 1:11 and 12 Paul writes that he received the Gospel, that he preached, by the revelation of Jesus Christ. In Acts 20:24 Paul declared “my course” “I received of the Lord Jesus”, “to testify the Gospel of the grace of God.” In Ephesians 3:1 to 3, Paul writes as the prisoner of Jesus Christ for Gentiles with the dispensation of the grace of God “given me to you-ward (Gentiles)”, and the mystery, “by revelation He made known unto me.” In II Corinthians 4:4 Paul’s message is the Gospel of the glory of Christ. In II Corinthians 5:18, “the ministry of reconciliation” in which the messenger is used by the Lord to beseech and to pray, to men that they be reconciled to God.

In the following Scriptures we read of Paul’s Divine authority for preaching to the Gentiles; Acts 22:17 to 21, Acts 9:15, Galatians 1:16, Galatians 2:9, Romans 11:13, Romans 15:16, Ephesians 3:8 and 9, Colossians 1:24 to 28, I Timothy 2:7, II Timothy 1:11; II Timothy 4:17.

In the light of the Scriptures which we have quoted, and in the light of all of Paul’s messages to the Gentiles, it is certainly not the mark of spiritual intelligence to teach that there is only one Gospel in the Bible. And to teach that the Lord Jesus Christ committed to Peter and Paul the same ministry is unworthy of any intelligent student of the Scriptures. To so teach is to wholly ignore II Timothy 2:15, rightly dividing the Word of truth. Undoubtedly we have observed that the disciples of Alexander Campbell, the disciples of Mrs. White (Seventh-Day Adventists), the disciples of Pastor Charles Russell (Jehovah’s Witnesses), the Pentecostalists, the Church of God disciples, and many other groups of religious people, have propagated a counterfeit Christianity with great zeal and sincerity, because their teachers have kept their followers wholly ignorant of Paul’s “my gospel”, “my deposit”, “the Dispensation of the Grace of God”, the unsearchable (untraceable) riches of Christ for the Gentiles”, “the Gospel of the glory of the blessed God committed to Paul’s trust”; and have led them into their religious confusion or delusion by giving them Jesus’ “gospel of the kingdom”, claiming prophecies made to the Nation Israel, or Peter’s Gospel of the circumcision given to Israel, in fulfillment of the prophecies to the Nation Israel.

Fundamental Bible teachers are somewhat to blame for these conditions, because they fail to show the difference between these different Gospels and continue to be like parrots and sheep in teaching that the last commissions of Jesus to His apostles were the great commission of Matthew 28:19 and 20 and the orders in Acts 1:8. The Commissions of Galatians 1:11 to 18; Galatians 2:7 to 9, Ephesians 3:1 to 9, Colossians 1:24 to 28, II Timothy 1:12; II Timothy 1:14, and II Timothy 2:2 are much later commissions. And unless they are adopted by the Church of Christ there is no scriptural cure for the abounding and ever-increasing number of heresies and counterfeit Christian movements in which another gospel is being preached.

Christ gave a program to the Twelve, in Matthew 10:5 to 10, for the Twelve Tribes, which He never gave to Paul for the Gentiles. Christ gave to Eleven of the same Twelve a commission in Matthew 28:19 and 20 and Mark 16:14 to 18, which He never gave to Paul or to us for the Gentiles.

Christ never authorized Paul to preach to Gentiles of this dispensation the kingdom message and program of John the Baptist, the Lord Jesus, or the Twelve. Paul never preached Acts 2:38 to any Gentile. Acts 3:14 to 21 and Acts 5:29 to 32 is not the Gospel of the Grace of God. And no Gentile believers are authorized by the Lord to follow the order of Acts 8:5 to 16 or Acts 19:2 to 7.

Christ committed to Peter and his associates the Gospel of the circumcision. They preached the message to one company of God-fearing, Israel-loving Gentiles, in the Book of Acts, the Word which God sent to Israel. Acts 10:36. Mark in the first ten chapters of Acts where Peter with the Eleven preached justification, reconciliation or the unsearchable riches of Christ, or one word concerning the Body of Christ and the believer’s identification with the risen Christ, seated with Christ in the heavenlies. As humble, spiritual, diligent students of the Word of God, if we will be Bereans, and obey Philippians 1:10, “test the things that differ” (R. V.), we shall learn that the Pauline truth given him from the risen Christ for the Church, which is His body, is the answer to every religious cult and counterfeit Christian movement that is menacing the Body of Christ, leading multitudes into error, corrupting the Word of God, and frustrating the grace of God.

This should lead all spiritual students of the Word of God to the conclusion that if the Body of Christ, described in Ephesians and Colossians, began on the day of Pentecost, at some later date a most radical change in that Church’s message and program occurred. When did it occur?

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Mighty Power Of God - By by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam




The Mighty Power of God
 By Pastor C. R. Stam


In 1866 Alfred Nobel invented an explosive made of nitroglycerin absorbed in a porous material. It was by far the most powerful explosive that had so far been invented.

When Nobel and his friends saw what his invention could do, and had to decide on a name, they sought for the strongest possible word for power — in any language. The word they finally chose was the Greek word dunamis, from which our word dynamite is derived.

This word, in Greek also the strongest word for power, is used again and again in the New Testament and is generally translated simply “power”.

When our Lord wrought miracles, for example, St. Luke testifies that “the POWER [dunamis] of the Lord was present to heal” (Luke 5:17). In promising His apostles that they too would work miracles, He said: “Ye [shall] be endued with POWER [dunamis] from on high”(Luke 24:49).

When the Sadducees questioned the resurrection, Jesus answered: “Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the POWER [dunamis] of God” (Matthew 22:29), and St. Paul declares that Christ was “declared to be the Son of God with POWER [dunamis]…by the resurrection from the dead”(Romans 1:4).

Using this same word, Paul, by inspiration, declares that “the gospel of Christ…is THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION, to every one that believeth…” (Romans 1:16). This is because, according to this gospel, or good news, “CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS”, and “THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS”, he says, is to believers “THE POWER OF GOD”  (I Corinthians1:18).

But not only are believers saved by the power of God; they are “KEPT BY THE POWER OF GOD” (IPeter1:5). Indeed, the adjective of this same word “dunamis” is used in Hebrews 7:25, where we read that the Lord Jesus Christ is “ABLE…TO SAVE…TO THE UTTERMOST [THOSE] THAT COME UNTO GOD BY HIM”. Thus the Bible uses the very strongest word for power to show how secure is the salvation of those who trust in Christ.]

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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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THE WINDS AND SEA OBEY HIM - By Donald Webb



Scripture Reading: Matthew 8:27

The winds and the sea obeyed Him, but did His people? Having finished the sermon on the mount, the Lord began a series of miracles such as had not been seen in Israel for hundreds of years. As we begin Matthew chapter 8, it must be kept in mind that not since Elisha had there been a miracle-working prophet in Israel! Did that make the Lord's miracles special? Absolutely! These things did not justpersonification) of God. This is precisely why the Lord did these miraculous signs-to demonstrate His Deity! John bears witness of this fact later in John 20:20, 31. Jesus wasGod, and He was Israel's King!

With so many infallible proofs, we see the remarkable words of Matthew 11:20: "Then began He to upbraid the cities in which most of His mighty works were done, because they repented not." Think of it! The Creator God, He who has control over the very elements of the physical creation, stands ejected by His people! Alas! But God knew from the beginning what would happen. He knew also of Israel's next words: "Crucify Him!" He knew of their continued rejection of the kingdom offer through the risen Christ at Pentecost. He knew that they would stone Stephen and thus conclude themselves in unbelief along with the Gentiles. But the most glorious truth of all: He knew that then He would reveal the mystery of His will-His sacred secret given to the world through Paul-to display the riches of His grace in building from two, one NEW man, the Body of Christ! The Christ who once wrought miracles in Israel is now Head of a new Church-His Body! And what of the favored nation and her kingdom? Read Romans chapter 11,


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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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SERVANTS OBEY YOUR MASTERS - By Ivan 1. Burgener




  SERVANTS OBEY YOUR MASTERS 
By Ivan 1. Burgener 


Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:22-24

"Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the
Lord Christ."

God's Word through the Apostle Paul to the converted servants or slaves in the church at Colosse was just as clear to them as it is to us. These slaves, even though redeemed by the precious blood of Christ or rather because they were redeemed-were to obey. Really, blind obedience? Read the words='fn all things .... " But what if their masters were not saved? Saved or not, the masters were held accountable for their commands. Slaves were to obey.

No doubt there was a sizeable number of the Colossian church saved in the social ranks of slavery. What should be their response to masters? We can well imagine the problem of a believing slave carrying out the orders of an unsaved master. And while serving a believing master might seem asier, yet there would be the problem of being subject to one who was a fellow member of Christ's one Body. To our aroused social consciousness continued slavery in the church might seem unthinkable, but the existing order was not abolished. Surely the grace of God would work out all these problems if given a chance to work.

 For those saved under that social system, they were to honor the Lord by being obedient and not just when their master was watching! Perhaps the nearest setting in our free society today would be that of obeying our boss or supervisor in our work. We "serve the Lord Christ" by doing a good job! 



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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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