Bible Doctrine

The Present-Day Tongues Movement Examined in Light of the Scriptures

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
Wrongly dividing the Scripture, misapplying the Scripture, and emphasizing partial truths of the Scripture to the neglect or rejection of related truths are some of the subtlest means of deception in these last days.

The Word of God is Profitable

In our secular lives we appreciate activities and projects which are profitable. Things that are not profitable are a waste of time, talent, and resources.
In our spiritual lives, God would have us to know that reading and studying His Word is always profitable. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be thoroughly furnished unto all good works" (2Tim 3:16-17).

But Be Filled with the Spirit

The burden of this article is that we would know what it means to be Spirit-filled. It is imperative as a New Testament Church of Jesus Christ that we have youth, middle age, and older people who have their lives under the control of the Holy Spirit.

It is always encouraging to hear the testimony of an individual, how the Holy Spirit has been working in his life. It is equally discouraging when those who profess to have their lives under the Lordship of Jesus Christ fail to express the fruit of the Spirit in their lives.

The Sting of Death

There is an account of a marathon swimmer that swam across part of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. Even though she swam inside a cage to ward off large fish, the crew on the accompanying boat were constantly on the lookout for the stingray fish which can give a fatal poisonous sting. This illustration gives a number of parallels to the title taken from 1Corinthians 15:56, which mentions “the sting of death is sin.” It is very true that sin does sting death to each spiritual life it is allowed to penetrate. No one has the immunity to fight off the deadly effects of sin.

The True Light Now Shineth

There are numerous New Testament passages that call us to walk in the light. Under close scrutiny these passages address a variety of subjects. Some refer to the initial steps to salvation, others describe how Christian disciples are to relate to matters such as the nature of Christ, Christian transparency, generosity, and Christian leadership. There is even a lesson that focuses on the prophecy of the future for the Child of God. Again, this study is divided into ten lessons for group study.

Your Most Holy Faith

This booklet written by Aaron Shank helps us understand God’s plan for the place of faith and works in man’s salvation and in his Christian life. There are many promotions of faith that are not the most holy faith as taught by all the NT writings. A good understanding of this Bible doctrine is important in understanding other Bible doctrines. The study booklet includes questions with each of the seven lessons.

Once Saved Always Saved

Many of the Protestants of our day promote the doctrine of “once saved always saved”. This extensive study explores the history of the doctrine as well as the verses people use to defend it. There is thorough and extensive study of what the Bible really teaches on this subject. The Booklet has ten lessons, but can easily be expanded into a more lengthy Bible Study course.

The Sin of Bathsheba

We hear a great deal about the sin of David, but seldom does anyone mention the sin of Bathsheba. And it is true enough that David’s sin was very great, and Bathsheba’s very small. David’s sin was deliberate and presumptuous, Bathsheba’s only a sin of ignorance. David committed deliberate adultery and murder, Bathsheba only carelessly and undesignedly exposed herself before David’s eyes. We have no doubt that David’s sin was great and Bathsheba’s was small.

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