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To Worship By Faith

By Paul Smithson The eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews not only tells us that we must have faith in order to be pleasing to God (v.6), but it also shows us what faith is. Through examples of faithful individuals of the past the Lord has clothed the concept of faith that we...
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Catholic or Protestant?

By Paul Smithson “Catholic or Protestant…is one more right than the other?” In answering this question let’s begin by reminding ourselves that the Lord’s church was in existence before the emergence of either Catholic or Protestant denominations...
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Celebrating Sin

By Paul Smithson Yesterday (1/24/18), lawmakers in New York clapped and cheered as they celebrated the passage of the “Reproductive Health Act.” This bill, signed by governor Andrew Cuomo, legalizes aborting up until birth. The New York governor directed the One World Trade...
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Contending With God?

By Paul Smithson The book of 1 Samuel begins with the story of Hannah, the mother of Samuel. Chapter one tells how she was unable to conceive and bare a child. It tells us how she went up to the house of the Lord and prayed for herself to be able to conceive and vowed to the Lord...
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Baptizing Little Children?

By Paul Smithson Why do some denominations baptize little children, even babies? Is doing so scriptural? The practice of infant baptism stems from the false idea that children are born in sin. With this same idea of inherited sin, some baptize little children after they have...
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The Spiritual Nature Of The Church

By Paul Smithson   It seems that many people have lost sight what the nature of the Lord’s church is. Most have turned the Lord’s church into something more social than spiritual. The result is that though people are involved in and enjoying the social activities...
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Appointments You’ll Keep

By Paul Smithson Appointments, there are some we can make or break. There are, however, two appointments that each and every one of us will keep; for these appointments have been set by the Lord. “…It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes...
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Beginning Again

By Paul Smithson Ever wish you could start all over? God through Christ has provided a means for us to have forgiveness and start all over with a clean slate. The ancient Greeks had a word that expressed the idea of starting over, “Palingenesia”–  palin (again), genesis...
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Astrology, Psychics, and the Bible

By Paul Smithson Astrological and psychic predictions are occult practices, for occults are defined as, “various arts and practices pertaining to things beyond human understanding, mysterious, things not disclosed, secret.” Astrologers profess to foretell the future...
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Abortion, Sin, and our Nation

By Paul Smithson In this country we have programs for saving whales, owls, wolves, eagles, etc.  Those who are caught shooting or trapping these animals will be locked up or fined. Yet, in our country it is legal to kill an innocent baby in the womb.  In fact, the U.S. Senate...
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Biblical Predestination

By Paul Smithson The Scriptures teach that God, with His eternal wisdom and foreknowledge, has predestined (i.e. predetermined or foreordained) certain things about the salvation of man. But what has He predestined? Some teach that God’s predetermination concerning...
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Should Christians Observe The Jewish Passover?

By Paul Smithson The Jewish Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan, which typically falls in our March or April.  God commanded the Jews to celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation He provided from Egyptian slavery and their freedom as a nation...
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