Law and Grace: A Bible Contrast

In the study of the Holy Scriptures, as indeed in any other study, it is of paramount importance “to distinguish carefully between things that differ.” Unless this is done, untold darkness and confusion will result, where otherwise there would be perfect light and clarity. And untold darkness and confusion have arisen over the subjects of law and grace because God has set forth these two principles in obvious and striking contrast, and men have attempted to join together in confused and unholy wedlock that which God has determined shall be forever put asunder.

Advantages of Adversity

"Blessed be God... the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God." (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

by Rev. Paul D. Friederichsen

Seven Questions Answered About the Coming of Christ

In the Old Testament many references mention Christ's coming in glory. Even before the flood Enoch prophesied about His coming with ten thousands of His holy ones (Jude 14). But concerning the coming of Christ for His church which is His body nothing is written in the Old Testament because it was a mystery. The Spirit of God revealed it to the apostles, mainly and most fully to Paul as seen in his thirteen letters. Before the foundation of the world God made His great plan for the church, but He kept it secret until the present age.

“Cool” Churches and Their Quest for Relevance

A pastor of arguably one of the most influential churches in the world recently refused to give a concrete answer when asked to clarify his church’s position on same sex marriage. Brian Houston, pastor of the Pentecostal Hillsong Church (associated with the Hillsong music empire), recently told a reporter that the issue of gay marriage is “an ongoing conversation” among leaders of Hillsong Church, and that they are “on the journey with it” (Religion News Service, 10-16-14).

Plain Words On Pentecostalism

[The following article was written by the renowned Canadian Baptist pastor T. T. Shields in 1929 shortly after Penetcostalism came on the scene in the United States and Canada. Although the names he cites are obsolete, the underlying truth still stands.]

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