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Standing Alone

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What does it mean to "stand alone"?Stand Alone for Truth upholding righteousness for the glory of God As a believer, it is likely that some time during your life you will be challenged to stand alone—to be in a situation that forces you to decide if you will obey God or “follow the crowd.” Your decision will either glorify God or give the enemies of God an opportunity to scorn Him. (See II Samuel 12:14.) Your circumstances may involve something as seemingly insignificant as refusing to let your child participate in a school activity, or they may involve a situation that would demand great sacrifice on your part, such as the loss of a job or even your life.
Consider a Biblical Example of “Standing Alone” The life of Daniel provides an outstanding example of one who was willing to stand alone. When faced with the choice to either forsake his allegiance to the Lord or be thrown into a lions’ den, he chose to face the lions. Daniel was willing to forfeit his life rather …

Quotes by Leonard Ravenhill

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Why do these interest me?  Years ago, when I was being discipled by William MacDonald, he gave me several books by Leonard Ravenhill to read. He promised they would make an impact, and they did.






Soft breed of contemporary Christians

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"The contemporary moral climate does not favor a faith as tough and fibrous as that taught by our Lord and His apostles. The delicate, brittle saints being produced in our religious hothouses today are hardly to be compared with the committed, expendable believers who once gave their witness among men. And the fault lies with our leaders. They are too timid to tell the people all the truth. They are now asking men to give to God that which costs them nothing.

Our churches these days are filled (or one-quarter filled) with a soft breed of Christian that must be fed on a diet of harmless fun to keep them interested. About theology they know little. Scarcely any of them have read even one of the great Christian classics, but most of them are familiar with religious fiction and spine-tingling films. No wonder their moral and spiritual constitution is so frail. Such can only be called weak adherents of a faith they never really understood."
A. W. Tozer

Attendance Is Not Enough - J.C. Ryle

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There are thousands who go regularly to places of worship, and think they have done their religious duty, but never carry away an idea, or receive an impression. Ask them, when they return home on a Sunday evening, what they have learned, and they cannot tell you a word. Examine them at the end of a year, as to the religious knowledge they have attained, and you will find them as ignorant as the heathen.
     Let us watch our souls in this matter. Let us take with us to church, not only our bodies, but our minds, our reason, our hearts and our consciences. Let us ask ourselves often, “What have I got from this sermon? What have I learned? What truths have been impressed on my mind?”  Intellect, no doubt, is not everything in religion. But it does not follow that it is nothing at all. The heart is unquestionably the main point. But we must never forget that the Holy Ghost generally reaches the heart through the mind. Sleepy, idle, inattentive hearers are never likely t…

Christ or Antichrist

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“We will not have this man to reign over us”  Luke 9:14

   This is the world’s attitude toward Jesus Christ. Doing His will is the farthest thing from the mind of worldlings. His name is only a swear word to them, said in frustration or anger. They reject Christ's authority, but they WILL have a man reign over them. 
Revelation 13 tells us about this awful person, the devil’s man, the beast. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 calls him "the man of sin, the son of perdition.""And all the world wondered after the beast...and they worshipped the beast" (Rev. 13:3-4). The coming dictator will be the culmination and the end of the world system, its politics, religion, culture and society. All world politics, religion and society lead to the dragon and his man, the beast. 

       The believer who is faithful to Christ will suffer this same attitude of reproach and rejection, simply for being loyal and obedient to Christ.  Be clear about this. A Christian cannot enter the world’s polit…

Gospel Warning: Time is running out.

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Life at best is very brief,
Like the falling of a leaf,
Like the binding of a sheaf,
Be in time.
Fleeting days are telling fast
That the die will soon be cast,
And the fatal line be passed,
Be in time.
Refrain: Be in time, be in time,
While the voice of Jesus calls you, be in time.
If in sin you longer wait,
You may find no open gate,
And your cry be just too late, be in time.
Fairest flowers soon decay,
Youth and beauty pass away,
Oh, you have not long to stay,
Be in time.
While God’s Spirit bids you come,
Sinner, do no longer roam,
Lest you seal your helpless doom,
Be in time.
Refrain
Time is gliding swiftly by,
Death and judgment draweth nigh,
To the arms of Jesus fly,
Be in time.
Oh, I pray you count the cost,
Ere the fatal line be crossed,
And your soul in hell be lost,
Be in time.
Refrain
Sinner, heed the warning voice,
Make the Lord your final choice,
Then all Heaven will rejoice,
Be in time.
Come from darkness into light,
Come, let Jesus make you right,
Come, and start for Heav’n ton…

The Supreme Irony

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THE SUPREME IRONY

AN EXPOSURE OF 
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ROOTS  OF AMILLENNIAL CALVINISM
by PAUL A. BAILEY 

Copyright © Penfold Book & Bible House 1996 ,  Published by: Penfold Book & Bible House, U.K.

Presented here with the objective of acquainting readers with his book, and to encourage them to obtain and read it in its entirety.

PREFACE
     When discussing future events with believers of the “Reformed” persuasion over the years, I have often met with the charge that the pre-tribulation view of prophecy, to which I hold, was originally invented by the Jesuit priests of Rome (the Society of Jesus, founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1534). Due to the increasing popularity of this conspiracy theory, and the regularity with which I was hearing it, I felt a need to examine history to establish whether or not it was true.
     My research included a careful study of many Reformed writers, both ancient and modern. I read extensively in the classic works of Calvin and Augustine, as well…

Entertainment: The Devil's Anesthesia for the Doomed.

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The world population has increased by another billion since this was first written in the 1980’s, and now exceeds seven billion. We cannot imagine that many people.  For us a stadium with twenty thousand is a lot – a mere drop in the bucket compared to seven billion.  And the worst news is, most of them are lost and headed to perdition, eternal doom.  With this comes the staggering death statistic, now calculated to be 1.78 people per second, 107 per minute, 6,390 per hour, and daily 153,000!  While you read this hundreds will pass to their destiny.  Every hour thousands more pass into eternity, never to return.  
   Onward marches the grim reaper, respecting no one, employed by Satan in the destruction of Adam’s race.  Wars and famines are just some of his special harvesting techniques.  False religions and “isms” help placate the doomed with false hopes and vain works until the grim one can reach them with his fatal scythe.  They don't read the Bible, and ignore spiritual realiti…