Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Recovery Of Truth - By J. C. O'Har



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The Supreme Critic - by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

The Supreme Critic

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


About 1900 years ago St. Paul wrote to Timothy, with regard to the sacred Scriptures:
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (II Tim.3:16).
This truth has been confirmed by overwhelming evidence, and those who have tried, through the centuries, to overthrow the Bible have been about as successful as a man trying to overthrow the Rock of Gibraltar with a pea shooter.
Furthermore, the Word of God towers above the clergy as well as above the laity. The Bereans were called “noble” because they put the words of even the great Apostle Paul to the test of Scripture, to see if he taught anything contrary to it.
That blessed Book is the Supreme Critic. If we overlook vital doctrine, it is the Book that will “teach” us. If we handle the Word deceitfully, it is the Book that will “reprove” us. If we go astray in our conclusions, it is the Book that will “correct” us. Where moral questions are involved, it is the Book that will “instruct us in righteousness.” Well do we remember when we were first convicted by the Bible as the written Word of God — and we have never ceased to thank God for the blessed results.
This Book condemns men as sinners before a holy God, but presents salvation free and complete through the vicarious death of Christ at Calvary.
“Christ died for our sins” (I Cor. 15:3).
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).



 


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Stone Of Stumbling - by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


A Stone Of Stumbling

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
Some thirty years after the death and resurrection of Christ, St. Peter wrote to the believers of the Jewish dispersion:
Unto you therefore which believe He is precious; but unto them which be disobedient, the Stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient…” (I Pet. 2:7,8).
It is true that Israel’s builders, 1900 years ago, “disallowed” Christ as the cornerstone for their building, and that when He became the “Head of the corner,” according to Psa. 118:22, it was for them an occasion for stumbling and embarrassment.
But Christ is a “stone of stumbling” to all who reject Him. In Rom. 9:33 St. Paul quotes from several Old Testament passages:
As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence; and whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.”
In Peter’s day and in Paul’s, those who looked upon Christ as their Cornerstone were never given cause to be ashamed. It was those who disallowed and refused Him who kept stumbling over Him and were constantly embarrassed by Him.
So today, those who put their trust in the crucified, risen Christ are eternally secure and will never be put to shame for having done so. But those who reject Christ keep forever stumbling over Him. They hear Him preached over the radio, they see Him offered as the One who died for their sins, they are constantly confronted with His claims and they are embarrassed. They keep forever stumbling over Him.
Moral: trust Him now as your personal Savior, for “whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.”

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Friday, November 25, 2016

THE SON OF GOD - By Robert E. Hanna


THE SON OF GOD
By Robert E. Hanna


Scripture Reading: Matthew 3:16,17

"[Christ Jesus] made Himself of no reputation, and took  upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness  of men: and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled  Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of  the cross" (Philippians 2:7, 8). " ... John seeth Jesus coming  unto him, and saith, Behold the lamb of God, which taketh  away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). The Son of God  became true man, that He might perform the work that He  was ordained to do. He was to be the substitutionary sacrifice  for mankind, that the shedding of His innocent blood might be  the way of redemption for all that should believe.

As the Son of God, Jesus Christ explicitly honored the will  of God the Father. His mission had been clearly prophesied:  " ... He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bare the  sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors"  (Isaiah 53:12). As He agonized in prayer over the tortuous death on Calvary, He pled, "Father, if thou be willing, remove  this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine be done"  (Luke 22:42). Knowing the inevitability of His approaching  suffering, He nevertheless declared total submission, saying,  "1 have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened  till it be accomplished" (Luke 12:50). He referred to His  baptism into death by crucifixion.

"For [God] hath made Him to be sin for us. [Him] who  knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God  in Him" (II Corinthians 5:21). "In whom we have redemption  through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins" (Colossians  1:14). " ... For this purpose the Son of God was manifested ... " (I  John 3:8).




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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.

Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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A Forward-Thinking Man - by Pastor Ricky Kurth



A Forward-Thinking Man 
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Recently, Fox News told of a 13-year-old girl who got in trouble at school for wearing a shirt that said, “Virginity Rocks!” The back of her shirt was equally delightful and showed that she was one very forward-thinking young lady. It read, “I’m loving my husband, and I haven’t even met him yet!”

This sweet girl’s wonderful testimony reminded me of how the Lord Jesus showed that He was one very forward-thinking Man when He prayed to God about His eleven disciples:

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word” (John 17:20).

 Most Bible commentaries maintain that the Lord was talking about you and me, and all of the other members of the Body of Christ who had not yet believed on Him at that time. The problem with this view is that you and I didn’t believe on Christ through the words of the twelve apostles. We believed on Him through the words of the Apostle Paul! Paul is the only biblical writer who presents salvation by grace through faith in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 3:25). If someone introduced you to Christ using the words of the twelve apostles, they had to read Paul’s gospel into their words, for he is the only biblical writer to preach the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ as the gospel that must be believed in order to be saved (I Corinthians 15:1-4).

So who were those who were saved through the word of the apostles? Well, the twelve preached their word at Pentecost, which tells us that those who believed through their word were all Jews, for they were the only people that Peter addressed on that day (Acts 2:14,22,36). So in praying for “them also which shall believe through their word,” the Lord was praying for future Jewish believers. Of course, this means that He had only Jewish believers in mind when He went on to pray for these future saints.

That they all may be one…that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me” (John 17:21).


But we’ve already seen that this couldn’t be what the Lord had in mind, since those who believed on Him through the word of the apostles were all Jews. So why was He praying that the Jews might be made one?

Well, if you know your Bible, you know that there came a time in Israel’s history when the ten northern tribes broke away from the two southern tribes and formed their own kingdom (I Kings 12). While God allowed this, He had no intention of letting His people be divided forever! To illustrate this, God instructed Ezekiel to take a stick and write “Israel” on it to represent the ten northern tribes, and then to take another stick and write “Judah” on it to represent the two southern tribes, then to join them together and “make them one stick” (Ezekiel 37:15-19). He was told to do all this to illustrate God’s plan to take Israel and Judah and “make them one nation” (v. 22). This, then, is the oneness for which the Lord prayed in our text.

Was His prayer answered? You know it was! At Pentecost, “there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews…out of every nation under heaven” (Acts 2:5). “And all that believed…were together…continuing daily with one accord…with…singleness of heart” (Acts 2:41-46).

Of course, the Lord had a purpose in mind for praying for the reunion of Israel’s two houses. It was, as He said, “that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me”; and when the reuniting of Israel’s two houses continues in the millennial kingdom, their oneness will cause the world to believe on  




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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Prayer We Never Pray-,by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


A Prayer We Never Pray

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

Down through the centuries many sincere believers have uttered this prayer: “Come, Lord Jesus; come quickly,” but we have not joined them in this.

Lest we be misunderstood, we hasten to explain that we, personally, long to see and be with our blessed Lord, and did we think only of ourselves we would have Him come now, without further delay.

But this continued absence of our Lord in grace is the special subject of Paul’s epistles, as Peter states:
AND ACCOUNT THAT THE LONGSUFFERING OF OUR LORD IS SALVATION; EVEN AS OUR BELOVED BROTHER PAUL ALSO ACCORDING TO THE WISDOM GIVEN UNTO HIM HATH WRITTEN UNTO YOU;
AS ALSO IN ALL HIS EPISTLES, SPEAKING IN THEM OF THESE THINGS…” (II Pet.3:15,16).
How gracious has our Lord been in delaying His return for His own and the judgment to follow! How gracious to extend the day of grace until now! Now that we are saved we would fain be with the One we love and long for, but how grateful we should be that He waited for us, and how eager we should be to win others to Him while He waits still longer!

As we consider the lost about us, therefore, we cannot implore the Lord to “come quickly,” though His coming for us is indeed a “blessed hope,” and we remain on the alert for it to take place at any time.

In this connection it is interesting to observe that the prayer, “Come, Lord Jesus,” and its counterpart “How long!” are both “tribulation” prayers, uttered by saints (not of the Body) who will live during that dreadful time of God’s wrath. Both are found in the Book of the Revelation and both in connection with our Lord’s return to earth to judge and reign, and not in connection with the rapture. In both Revelation 2:5 and 2:16 our Lord says: “Repent…or else I will come unto thee quickly,” i.e., to judge. In Revelation 3:11 He writes to the church at Philadelphia, but again in warning: “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” Revelation 22:7 and 12 are used in the same way, indicating that in that day only those who are “overcomers” will long for the Lord to come and put an end to the world’s rebellion. Thus John closes the Revelation with the declaration: “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly”, and the response: “Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Verse 20).


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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Paul, The Master-builder - by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


Paul, The Master-builder 
 by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

In I Corinthians 3:10, the Apostle Paul declares by divine inspiration:
According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise [instructed] master-builder, I have laid the foundation,and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.”
In what sense was Paul the master-builder of the Church, and what “foundation” did he lay? Did he not himself say that “other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ”? Yes, he did — and in this very passage! He sought to lay no other foundation than Christ, but God had chosen him to proclaim Christ in a new way.

Some years previous our Lord had asked His disciples: “Whom say ye that I am”, and Peter had instantly replied: “Thou art the Christ [Messiah], the Son of the living God” (Matt.16:16). This is how believers in general had recognized Him at that time (John 1:49; 6:69; 11:27; 20:31). Indeed, the Messianic kingdom was to be established upon Christ as God’s anointed Son (Messiah means “anointed”).

But with the raising up of Paul, God began to form “the Church which is Christ’s body” (Eph.1:22,23; Col. 1:24,25). This is the Church of today, and it is founded, not on Christ as King, but as the exalted Lord and Head of the “one body” (ICor.12:13).

Paul does not present Christ as Messiah, but as Lord. In Romans 10:9 he declares:

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as LORD, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Again in I Corinthians 12:3: “No man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Spirit”. And again in Philippians 2:9-11, he declares that God has highly exalted Christ and given Him a name above every name, “that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”.
Have you confessed Him as your Lord and Saviour?



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THE SON OF GOD - By Robert E. Hanna





THE SON OF GOD

By Robert E. Hanna


Scripture Reading: Matthew 3:16,17

"[Christ Jesus] made Himself of no reputation, and took  upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness  of men: and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled  Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of  the cross" (Philippians 2:7, 8). " ... John seeth Jesus coming  unto him, and saith, Behold the lamb of God, which taketh  away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). The Son of God  became true man, that He might perform the work that He  was ordained to do. He was to be the substitutionary sacrifice  for mankind, that the shedding of His innocent blood might be  the way of redemption for all that should believe.

As the Son of God, Jesus Christ explicitly honored the will  of God the Father. His mission had been clearly prophesied:  " ... He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bare the  sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors"  (Isaiah 53:12). As He agonized in prayer over the tortuous death on Calvary, He pled, "Father, if thou be willing, remove  this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine be done"  (Luke 22:42). Knowing the inevitability of His approaching  suffering, He nevertheless declared total submission, saying,  "1 have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened  till it be accomplished" (Luke 12:50). He referred to His  baptism into death by crucifixion.

"For [God] hath made Him to be sin for us. [Him] who  knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God  in Him" (II Corinthians 5:21). "In whom we have redemption  through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins" (Colossians  1:14). " ... For this purpose the Son of God was manifested ... " (I  John 3:8).




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

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What We Believe - by Pastor Paul M. Sadler


What We Believe

by Pastor Paul M. Sadler

Scripture Reading

 Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”
— II Corinthians 3:6
We have been hearing from a good number of our readers who are confused, perplexed and even concerned over the doctrine of the New Covenant. Apparently there are a number of strange teachings floating around the Grace Movement on this subject, which has given rise for alarm among some of the brethren.

It is our firm conviction that the Body of Christ falls under the umbrella of the New Covenant. Paul clearly teaches in Romans that we are partakers of Israel’s spiritual blessings (Rom. 15:27 cf. Eph. 1:3-14). There is absolutely no possibility that this could refer to anything other than the New Covenant. One thing that should never be overlooked, however, is the fact that Israel received it by promise whereas we are the glad recipients of it by grace (Jer. 31:31 cf. Titus 2:11).

As we know, one of the principal blessings of the New Covenant is the blood of Christ. This particular element can never be divorced from the covenant nor should it be. We have often said that if the Body of Christ has no connection to this covenant whatsoever, then our Savior must return a second time to die for the Gentiles. To us this is unthinkable. Christ died “once for all” (Heb. 10:9-12). Furthermore, the New Covenant shows that there is a connection between the two programs of God which highlights His eternal purpose. Surely, He is Lord of all.


 Transformed By Grace  -
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Transformed By Grace #1 - Unity in Christ
Transformed By Grace #2 - One Body in Christ
Transformed By Grace #3 - The Apostle of Grace
Transformed By Grace #4 - The Gifts of Christ


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Monday, November 21, 2016

THE GLORIOUS APPEARING - Robert E. Hanna


THE GLORIOUS APPEARING
Robert E. Hanna

Scripture Reading: Titus 2:13

As members of the Church the Body of Christ, we have  the greatest eternal expectation of all the ages. While Israel  has an earthly promise, ours is a heavenly promise. "For our  conversation [citizenship] is in heaven; from whence we look  for [expect, anticipate] the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

Who shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like  unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He  is able to subdue all things unto Himself' (Philippians 3:20-  21).

Whereas Israel will dwell in their promised earthly  kingdom in their physical bodies, we will be seated in our    heavenly abode in spiritual bodies. "Behold, I shew  you a mystery; We shall not all sleep [experience physical  death], but we shall all be changed" (I Corinthians 15:51).

Unlike His physical return to earth to establish His  prophesied kingdom, His catching us up into glory will be in  mid-air. "For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven  with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the  trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we  which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with  them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall  we ever be with the Lord" (I Thessalonians 4:16-17).

Hence, we are "looking for that blessed hope, and the  glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus  Christ: Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us  from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people."

"For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.  When Christ, Who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also  appear with Him in glory" (Colossians 3:3-4).



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