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Alcohol and Sin

By Paul Smithson   Alcohol is a device Satan uses to deceitfully destroy the lives and souls of many people. In the U.S. today, over 65 million people above the age of 20 drink alcoholic beverages. Alcoholism affects one out of three American families. America spends an...
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Worship Or Entertainment?

By Paul Smithson It seems that many people today have lost sight of what worship is all about. Many assemble in the name of the Lord to be entertained by everything from rock music to circus animals and side shows. What is the purpose of the church’s assembly? Is it to...
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Repentance

By Paul Smithson God commands “all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:31). This is a universal command including me, you, our friends, neighbors, family, there are no exceptions. But what exactly is repentance? Repentance is not just being sorry for a wrong done or a...
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Homosexuality And The Result Of Condoning Sin

By Paul Smithson Our society is becoming more and more insensitive toward sin. One example of this is the public’s increasing acceptance of our nation’s estimated 9 million homosexuals (that’s about 3.5 percent of the U.S. adult population). Public opinion has shifted...
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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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