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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ Contrasting The Twelve Apostles And Paul

In contrasting the ministry of the twelve apostles with that of the Apostle Paul, we must observe carefully:

Β· The twelve were chosen by ChristΒ ON EARTHΒ (LukeΒ 6:13) while Paul was later chosen by ChristΒ IN HEAVENΒ (Acts 9:3-5; Acts 26:16).

Β· Prior to Paul’s conversion the twelve … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ Gambling With Eternity 🎲

There are so many ways to gamble these days! Casinos that used to be found only in Las Vegas now seem to be everywhere. People gamble on sporting events, at racetracks, and in state lotteries. Others risk their hard-earned money in the stock market, which is always a gamble! … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Is Catholicism A False Religion? Are Catholics Saved?

The most crucial problem with the Roman Catholic Church is its belief that faith alone in Christ is not sufficient for salvation. The Bible clearly and consistently states that receiving Jesus Christ as Savior, by grace through faith, grants salvation (John 1:12;Β 3:16,18,36;Β Acts 16:31;Β Romans 10:9-10,13; 1 Corinthians … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Who is Our Apostle?

β€œFor I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:” (Romans 11:13).

Behold, the verse that most have never noticed in the Bible!

Recently, a friend in the ministry dealt with a church-going man. When she asked him who our … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ The Teachings Of Jesus

In the controversy over β€œPauline truth,” not a few Fundamentalists have joined Modernists in attempting to exalt β€œthe teachings of Jesus” (on earth) above the Word of God through Paul. β€œWhich,” they ask, β€œshould bear the greater weight with us, the words of Jesus, or the words of … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ The Departure From Paul’s Message

The Church, even the trueΒ Church of believers in Christ, isΒ doubtless larger today than it hasΒ ever been. Yet it is weak and sick,Β confused and divided.

Many feel that the causes of theΒ Church’s low spiritual state are:Β failure to live separated lives, lackΒ of prayer, indifference … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ The Answer To The Problem Of Unanswered Prayer

Let’s begin by looking at what the Lord Jesus told Paul about how prayer works today in the dispensation of grace:

β€œLikewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ The Two Programs Of God

God’s program for the earth is identified as prophecy, while His program for the heavenlies is known as the Mystery. A program is defined as β€œβ€¦a plan or procedure for dealing with some matter.” For instance, we might watch a documentary of american history followed by a documentary … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ The Three-Fold Division In Scripture

When it comes to identifying the various dispensations in the Word of God, there are as many systems as there are saints to expound them. Some hold to seven dispensations, others five, some eight, or something beyond. But one point of agreement, no matter how many dispensations you find, … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ What Is True, Biblical Worship?

Worshipful Life

Our doctrinal study begins with God’s command to Abraham to sacrifice his only son (Gen. 22:1-4), and Abraham’s announcement that he planned to β€œworship” God in so doing (v. 5). The law of first reference suggests that the Bible’s first use of the word worship here defines … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ Seven Basic Bible Facts Everyone Should Know And Believe

FACT 1⃣—That the Bible MUST be rightly divided in order for it to make sense. Notice what it says: β€œStudy to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING the Word of truth” (II Tim. 2:15). This is one of the … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ Start In Romans

β€œFor I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office” (Romans 11:13 KJV).

Why should people new to the Bible begin in the Book of Romans? The Scripture above tells us.

Second Timothy chapter 3 contains the following Bible verses: … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Follow Paul?

Introduction

A fascinating but largely unknown fact of the New Testament is Paul’s command to believers to follow or imitate him. He issued this command several times throughout his letters. No other writer of Scripture issued such an imperative. We do not find it with Peter, John, James, etc. … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ Faith vs. Works In James: Resolving The Problem

Introduction

The epistle of James has created much confusion in Christendom throughout Church history. The primary source of confusion has been James’ view of faith and works. Luther, for example, in his Preface to the New Testament, wrote:

Therefore St. James’ Epistle is really an epistle of straw, compared

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ Paul’s β€œMystery”

Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery [secret] which has been kept secret for long ages past,Β but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ The Great Hinge

β€œBut we believe that we are saved throughΒ the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they” (Acts 15.11).

Introduction

The Bible is clear that faith has always been required for salvation. The Bible is equally clear that faith alone has not always been … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ The Purpose Of The Book Of Acts

Introduction

The book of Acts forms a bridge between the Gospels and Paul’s epistles. Almost every commentator on Acts maintains its purpose is to tell the story of the birth and growth of the church. While the birth of the church is found in Acts (though not in the … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ What Is The Gospel?

Introduction

Our English word gospel comes from the Old English godspell meaning β€œgood news.” ItΒ is a transliteration of the Greek word Ρὐαγγέλιον which is a combination of β€œgood” (Ρὐ) and β€œmessage” or β€œnews” (ἀγγΡλία). In the broad view, the β€œgospel” is what God has revealed to the human … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ What Is The Gospel Of The Kingdom?

The gospel for our day is the gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20.24). The word β€œgospel” (Ρὐαγγέλιον) means β€œgood news”.Β The ascended, glorified Lord revealed this gospel to the Apostle Paul. The clearest definition of it is from Paul’s first letter to the … ➑

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ Important Contrasts In The Bible

When parents are blessed with both a daughter and a son, there are obvious differences. Each has his or her own distinct looks, clothing, goals, and requirements. Both are recognized for their God-given differences, and loved separately, yet equally. Even after they have children of their own, this continues … ➑

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