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God’s Purpose in Afflicting You

Ashton Oxenden

You are convinced, I hope, that God chastens purposely and lovingly. Affliction comes from Him; and He afflicts, not as a stern Judge, but as a Father and a Friend.

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By | January 11th, 2018|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|

Lectures in Systematic Theology, Volume 2, The Doctrine of Man

Greg Nichols, edited by Rob Ventura

What does the Bible say about the nature of God? What does the Bible say about creation, providence, and sin? We simply cannot answer these questions by going to a single chapter of a single book of the Bible. Rather, we must search Genesis to Revelation to uncover God’s complete answer to these questions. And Nichols has spent years doing just that, and, now, with the release of these books, we have all his vast research of the Scriptures at our finger tips.

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By | January 8th, 2018|Book Reviews, Herald|

The God Christians Praise

D. Scott Meadows

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen (1 Tim 1.17).

A resurgent interest in the doctrine of God (theology proper) is most encouraging, especially if we subscribe to the fundamental principle of soli Deo gloria (glory to God alone).

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By | January 4th, 2018|Christian Life, Herald, Theology|

God’s Purpose in Sending Sickness

Ashton Oxenden

"Affliction does not come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring forth out of the ground! " Job 5:6

God has seen fit to stop you in the midst of your busy life, and to lay you aside for a while. It is not by chance that His afflicting hand has fallen upon you. It is not at random that He has chastened you.

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By | January 4th, 2018|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|

The Birth of Christ

Thomas Boston

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35).

Jesus Christ the Son of God, became man by taking to Himself a true body and a reasonable soul, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary and born of her, yet without sin…I come now to show what we are to understand by Christ’s being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary.

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By | December 29th, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

God’s Love and Christ’s Incarnation

Arthur W. Pink

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will (Ephesians 1:3-5).

God decreed that His own dear Son should be made visibly glorious in a human nature, through a union with it to His own person. Then for His greater glory, God decreed us to be adopted sons through Him as brethren unto Him.

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By | December 29th, 2017|Christ, Herald, Love, Theology|

James’ Doctrine of Prayer

D. Scott Meadows

The New Testament epistle of James was most likely written by the Lord’s brother, a leader in the Jerusalem church. He had a “singular devotion to prayer. It was said that James’s knees became so calloused from prayer they resembled the knees of camels” (RSB 2015). With God’s blessing, even a quick review of James’ teaching on prayer will help us.

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By | December 29th, 2017|Herald, Prayer|

Christ the Mediator

William S. Plumer

He is said to be the First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega, the Author and Finisher of faith. He is the Bishop of souls, the Fountain of living waters, the Head of the Church, the bright and morning Star, the Rose of Sharon, the chiefest among ten thousand, and altogether lovely. Paul was so taken with Him that he “determined not to know anything among you [the Corinthians], save Jesus Christ, and him crucified” (2 Cor. 2:2).

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By | December 22nd, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

Christ’s Glorious Virgin Birth

Dr. Geoff Thomas

It was the late professor John Murray who pointed out that there was nothing supernatural in the emergence of Jesus from the womb of Mary—what we usually refer to as the “birth.” The whole process of fetal and embryonic development was normal. We are told that when Mary’s “full time” had come, she gave birth. In that birth, there was actually no miracle in the technical sense of the word. Christ’s conception was as extraordinarily normal as ours. Where then does the supernatural lie in the birth of Christ?

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By | December 22nd, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

Accessories to Adultery

Robert G. Spinney

Christians have long connected immodest clothing to sexual immorality. Amazingly, that is challenged today. The person who points out the link between immorality and revealing clothing is sometimes thought to be expressing only his or her own personal weakness regarding sexual temptations. The wearer of skimpy clothing (and the skimpy clothing itself) is not perceived to be the problem; rather, the problem allegedly rests with the person who protests the skimpy clothing.

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By | December 20th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, Man, Meditations|