Gospel offence

Contending for the truth

Posted by admin on March 22, 2017 at 10:29 am

Contending for the truth Contending for the truth against the errors of modern religion is the duty of God’s servants. I hope our spirit is one of genuine love to all the chosen of God; but today’s rule of charity which requires us to keep silent on certain points in order to avoid controversy, I [...]

Humbled or angered

Posted by admin on July 13, 2016 at 7:15 am

humbled or angered Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee (Proverbs 9:8). Someone has said, “Faithful reproofs, if they don’t profit you will provoke you.” God’s prophet, John the Baptist faithfully rebuked Herod for taking his brother’s wife (Matt. 14:4). Herod’s response to the truth of God was anger and murder toward God’s [...]

What is this babbler trying to say?

Posted by admin on July 13, 2016 at 7:14 am

(Letters of John Newton) The Apostles were accounted as foolish babblers. We are no better than the Apostles; nor have we reason to expect much better treatment—so far as we walk in their steps. On the other hand, there is a way of speaking of God, and goodness, and benevolence, and morality—which the world will [...]

Joy or offense

Posted by admin on July 13, 2016 at 7:13 am

Joy or offense “Free pardon is a comfort to a malefactor, but it implies guilt, and therefore they who have no apprehension that they have broken the laws, would be rather offended, than comforted, by an offer of pardon.” John Newton This quote from John Newton describes exactly what happened when our Lord taught in [...]

The offense of the cross

Posted by admin on July 13, 2016 at 7:13 am

The offense of the cross “And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased.” Galatians 5:11 The preaching of the cross of Jesus Christ is offensive to the natural man. We that believe look at the cross and we see grace, mercy, [...]

Why Are We Persecuted?

Posted by admin on April 23, 2016 at 9:35 am

Why Are We Persecuted? Matthew 5: 10-12 Persecution means to push away.  It includes everything from words of rejection to being tortured unto death. Matthew 5: 3 By grace, the believer confesses the utter sin he is in the flesh.  Those who think they possess some good or some strength or are deserving of God’s [...]

Not ashamed of the Gospel.

Posted by admin on April 23, 2016 at 9:33 am

Not ashamed of the Gospel. Paul the apostle declares (by divine revelation) that he is not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. This Gospel, the message concerning the person of Christ, is the power of God unto salvation. It is the message alone by which the Holy Ghost calls men effectually out of spiritual darkness [...]

REVERENCE FOR GOD’S WORD

Posted by admin on April 11, 2015 at 11:06 am

REVERENCE FOR GOD’S WORD Octavius Winslow “And Micaiah said, As the Lord lives, even what my God says, that will I speak.” –2 Chron. 18:13 Micaiah was a God-fearing prophet. His fidelity to the Lord stands in striking and instructive contrast with the worldly policy of Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, who joined affinity with Ahab, [...]

One point in the sin offering demands a few moments’ attention,

Posted by admin on April 27, 2013 at 8:04 am

One point  in the sin offering demands a few moments’ attention,  After the fat had been burnt on the brazen altar (Lev. 4:9, 10)—significant emblem of the acceptance of the sacrifice of Jesus as a sweet-smelling savor, the skin, head, legs, inwards, etc., of the bullock were to be carried outside the camp, into a [...]

Hold Fast To Christ the Truth

Posted by admin on March 9, 2013 at 9:32 am

Hold Fast To Christ the Truth Clay Curtis The apostle Paul went to Jerusalem in order to preserve the true gospel for the Galatian churches and for all the churches of the Gentiles. When Paul would not subject himself to the false brethren who insisted that in addition to faith in Christ, the believer must [...]