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Thoughts on Backsliding

John Bunyan (1628-1688) was a Puritan preacher in England.  He is best known for writing The Pilgrim’s Progress (From This World to That Which is Come), in 1678.  The book sold perhaps 100,000 copies in its first 15 years (Bunyan, … Continue reading

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Misused Passages (Part 2)

This series concerns passages which are commonly misused.  Specifically, this series concerns passages misused by brethren (later we will deal with passages misused by others).   6.  “Do not lay hands on anyone hastily” (1 Timothy 5:22). This passages is … Continue reading

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Wisely Written

Have you every wondered why the Bible was written the way that it was written?  Why didn’t God present His message in an encyclopedic format.  He could have categorized information under heading, and listed these categories alphabetically.  For example, If I … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

The end of a year is a time for reflection.  We, as God’s people, are instructed to make self-examination.  Paul wrote, “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith.  Test yourselves…” (2 Corinthians 13:5).  He again wrote, “Let … Continue reading

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Little Details

An ancient proverb reads:                                     “For want of a nail, a shoe was lost –                                     For want of a shoe, a horse was lost –                                     For want of a horse, a battle was lost –                                     For want … Continue reading

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How Do You Use The Bible?

Centuries ago in Spain, a Prince of Grenada, for political reasons, was sentenced to life in solitary confinement.  He was imprisoned in Madrid’s “The Place of the Skull” prison.  He was allowed one book, the Bible.  He read it through, … Continue reading

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An Unashamed Worker

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15) It is a passage which many of us learned in our childhoods. This is … Continue reading

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Franklin’s Faith

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706.  He was the 15th of 17 children.  His father was not wealthy, but a poor candle maker.  His education was scant, just two years of formal education.  Yet, his accomplishments … Continue reading

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