The Bible says that, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” (Gal. 5:9). A small amount of controversy can disrupt the whole fellowship in a congregation. As a young pastor of a small church in the hills of Pennsylvania during the late 1980s, I witnessed this biblical truth when a disgruntled deacon secretly distributed to … Continue reading Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part I Total Depravity (Inability)
“The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 3:21). If…. then If water baptism is needed for salvation, then the teaching of the Catholic Church … Continue reading Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?
“Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement” (1 Peter 3:6). One of the great women of grace in the Bible is the lady named Sarah. Sarah is a sacramental name, for it was given by God Himself. … Continue reading Are You a Daughter of Sarah?
“And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God.”--Joshua 24:1 He was an old man now of one hundred and ten. He was about to die and he knew … Continue reading Faithful to the End
Hear Now the Word of God The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion [to play quietly; meditate]. Selah … Continue reading Blasphemy in Prayer in the Highest Hall in America
The Power of God, and the Unpardonable Sin AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 12:22-50 Jesus Casts out a Devil 22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, … Continue reading Have You Committed the Unpardonable Sin?
The Parable of the Sower AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 13:1-9; 1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. The Parable of … Continue reading The Four Soils in Scripture