What Kind of Baptist Are We, Really? A Solid Answer for the Dilemma of Baptist Mania

(The following meditation was authored by Brother Stephen Pham)

“28 But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.” (Jeremiah 2)

Christ Our Jubilee

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Usury Part 2

Usury
I. usury: The fact or practice of lending money at interest; esp. in later use, the practice of charging, taking, or contracting to receive, excessive or illegal rates of interest for money on loan.
II. There are three basic reasons for usury:
A. The Reason of Time-Preference.
1. A man forfeits the use of his money for a period of time during which it is unavailable for expenditure or investment for profit.
2. Since present goods are more valuable to men than future goods, men discount future goods.

The Christian and Moses' Law (An Overview)

The Christian and Moses’ Law
(An Overview)
I. Of what value is the O.T. to a N.T. Christian?
A. It is Scripture and therefore profitable. 2TI 3:16.
B. It is for our learning, patience and comfort. ROM 15:4.
C. It testifies of Christ. JOH 5:39, 46.
II. This study is an overview of what parts of the O.T. are still relevant and binding upon us.
A. Are we still obliged to pay tithes, observe dietary law and feast days, and do no work on
the seventh day?
B. What about O.T. laws about idolatry, morality, marriage, divorce, etc.?

Biblical Cosmology

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Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First

(Philippians 2:12) Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

The Problem With Halloween

The festive occasion known as Halloween is now taken for granted. It is a time of curious, rather morbid activities for children and adults alike when some of the darkest themes of a sin-burdened creation are exhumed from history's graveyard for public display and for the profit of carnal merchants who promote the entire affair. Yet how many people (especially Bible-believers) have given honest, serious consideration to the nature of this seasonal celebration?

Church Discipline Part 3

Church Discipline
I. Churches are held accountable before God for whom they retain in their membership. A church must decide whose companionship they prefer: a disorderly member’s or the Lord's.
JOS 7:11-13; REV 2:14-15.
II. When a church member stands in violation of N.T. commandments which require exclusion from the body, and such transgression is commonly reported, only then must a severance result, lest it
be “named among” the saints. 1CO 5:1-2; EPH 5:3.
A. commonly: After a fashion or in a way common to all; in common; generally, universally.

Proof-Texting: How to Sharp-Shoot False Doctrines

(This meditation was authored by Brother Stephen Pham)

“10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth. 11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.” (Ecclesiastes 12)

Church Discipline Part 2

Church Discipline
I. Churches are held accountable before God for whom they retain in their membership. A church must decide whose companionship they prefer: a disorderly member’s or the Lord's.
JOS 7:11-13; REV 2:14-15.
II. When a church member stands in violation of N.T. commandments which require exclusion from the body, and such transgression is commonly reported, only then must a severance result, lest it
be “named among” the saints. 1CO 5:1-2; EPH 5:3.
A. commonly: After a fashion or in a way common to all; in common; generally, universally.