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BAPTISM: What, Who, Why?

By Paul Smithson Baptism is a biblical subject of which many people have questions like: “What exactly is baptism?” “Who is a proper subject of baptism?” And, “Why should one be baptized?” The proper answers to these questions can only come from the Scriptures. It is important to...
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Is Denominationalism Scriptural?

By Paul Smithson We live in a world of religious confusion. There are literally thousands of religious denominations claiming to follow the Bible and declaring allegiance to Christ. Attitudes of tolerance have developed toward all these differences. Many believe God approves of...
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Lasciviousness

By Paul Smithson Lasciviousness (“sensuality” NASB) is a type of wickedness that is mentioned and condemned several times in the New Testament. But do we know what it involves in order that we may abstain from it? Lasciviousness is defined as: ” indecency, wanton acts or...
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A Kingdom Not Of This World

By Paul Smithson As He stood before Pilate just before His crucifixion, Jesus declared, “My kingdom is not of this world” (Jn. 18:33-37). This statement leaves no room for doubt that Jesus is King, He does indeed have a kingdom, and it is not of this world. Many think...
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The Urgency of Baptism

By Paul Smithson It is important to notice that in each and every Bible example of individuals becoming Christians, they were baptized (Acts 2:38,41; 8:12; 8:36-39; 9:18; 22:16; 10:48; 16:15; 16:33; 18:8; 19:5). We also find that there was an urgency concerning baptism. For...
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The Washing Of Regeneration

By Paul Smithson Every individual is born into the world pure and innocent. But every child grows up to be a man or a woman, who by their own choice, sins. What a terrible thing it would be if God had not provided a means for us to wipe the slate clean and start over. The Greeks...
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Women Preachers

By Paul Smithson More and more we see women in the role of preaching and teaching not only in the assemblies of the denominations, but also now among some who claim to be the Lord’s church. Only a couple of months ago a congregation in Franklin, TN introduced a young woman as...
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Can The Saved Be Lost?

By Paul Smithson Many believe and teach that once and individual is saved he cannot be lost. However, the Scriptures clearly teach that a child of God can forfeit his salvation and be eternally lost. Many passages speak of the conditional nature of our future salvation. The...
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The Covenant Of Marriage (pt. 2)

By Paul Smithson While Jesus was miraculously healing people beyond the Jordan, the Pharisees came testing Him asking a question that is still asked by many today; “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?” (Mt. 19:3). Many today are confused...
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The Covenant Of Marriage (pt. 1)

By Paul Smithson Since God is our Creator it only makes sense that to live happy, fulfilling, and contented lives we must follow His instruction. One of the most obvious problems in the lives of many is broken marriages. Our Creator instituted marriage and those who enter into...
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Cleansing The Temple

By Paul Smithson Jesus came from Galilee to Jerusalem and it was Passover. The streets of Jerusalem would have been buzzing with people from everywhere in the world. It was as good opportunity for business and making money. People would be in need of having money exchanged and...
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The Church’s Work: What, Who, How?

By Paul Smithson With the variety of activities that churches are involving themselves, it is easy to see there are differing ideas as to what the work and mission of the Lord’s church is. Those who are concerned about doing God’s work according to God’s way will carefully...
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