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Eastern Religions: Jainism and Sikhism

These two religions are from the subcontinent.  They are closely related to Hinduism, as is Buddhism. Jainism There are between 6 -7 million Jains in the world.  Most live in India.  There are about 80,000 in the U.S.A. (Countries with … Continue reading

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The Church: The Kingdom of Christ

“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the Kingdom of the Son of His love” (Colossians 1:13) In one sense (as above), the church and the kingdom are used as synonyms.  Consider: (a) Christians, … Continue reading

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Baptized For The Dead

“Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all?  Why then are they baptized for the dead?” (1 Corinthians 15:29). These words are a part of a greater context.  Some were … Continue reading

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Make Disciples or Baptize?

Did Jesus instruct His disciples simply to baptize or to make disciples?  The answer should be clear.  He said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…” (Matthew 28:18).  Yes, baptism is necessary for salvation.  However, the instruction of … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Justified by Grace (Saved Through Washing and Renewing)

“For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another, but when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared… He saved … Continue reading

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The Christian Life (from John 3)

John 3 contains three points which sum up Christianity. Let’s notice: 1.  The Cross of Christ “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up that whoever believes in … Continue reading

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Calling On The Name

“And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved” (Joel 2:32 cf. Acts 2:21; 22:16; Romans 10:13). What does it mean to call on the name of the LORD? This is … Continue reading

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The Last Verses of Mark (Mark 16:9-20)

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:15-16). Do these verses belong in the Bible?  Are … Continue reading

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Are You A Convert?

Most would probably agree that one must be converted before he can be saved. However, Let us consider – when is it that one actually converted or turned to Christ?  One is not  converted at the point of belief, or at the point of … Continue reading

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Baptism and 1 Corinthians 1:17

1 Corinthians 1:17 is a key passage that some have used to deny the necessity of baptism in connection with salvation.  It is claimed that if such was essential for salvation, then this passage would say that Christ sent Paul to baptize.  … Continue reading

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