A Crying Sin of Our Age

Arthur W. Pink

And why take ye thought for raiment? (Matthew 6:28).

All care for apparel is not here forbidden. There is a lawful and godly concern, whereby we may labor honestly and in a sober manner for such clothing as is [suitable] for the station of life that Divine providence has allotted us: such as is needful to the health and comfort of our bodies.

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By | December 8th, 2017|Christian Life, Contemporary Issues, Herald|

Christian Modesty Defined

Jeff Pollard

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety (1 Timothy 2:9).

Noah Webster defines modesty as “that lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one’s own worth and importance."

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By | December 6th, 2017|Christian Life, Contemporary Issues, Herald|

Thinking Like A Christian About Modest Apparel

Robert G. Spinney

The Christian’s wardrobe is no small matter. The daily statements we make with our clothing—intentional or unintentional, interpreted correctly or incorrectly—are among the boldest statements we make. Thinking Christianly about clothing involves many issues…

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By | November 29th, 2017|Christian Life, Contemporary Issues, Herald|

Youth Warned Against Sin

John Angell James

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. —Ecclesiastes 11:9

No one was more capable of forming a correct opinion on this subject than Solomon, since no man ever commanded more resources of earthly delight than he did or ever more eagerly availed himself of the opportunities that he possessed…

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By | October 18th, 2017|Contemporary Issues, Herald, Man, Sin|

Created Unto Good Works

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them (Eph 2.10).

A bizarre and dangerous interpretation of this verse has lately appeared on the Internet. Essentially, it asserts that the “good works” mentioned here are works of God rather than works done by believers. It claims to be supported by the context and cites many references to God’s redemptive work mentioned in the epistle leading up to this verse. It also assails the common understanding that these are good works done by believers as necessarily and inherently legalistic.

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By | June 2nd, 2017|Contemporary Issues, Herald, Salvation|

After the Election

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

As I have been mulling over this subject of what we Christians should remember after the election, it seems the Lord has impressed upon my heart three great truths from His Word. Deliberately call them to mind and meditate on them so that you don’t lose your bearings spiritually, or become unhinged. They are truths about Christ, about government, and about the church.

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By | November 29th, 2016|Christian Life, Contemporary Issues, Herald|

Forecasting Humility

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Boast not thyself of tomorrow; For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth (Prov 27.1).

Wisdom is, among other things, an awareness of reality, and acting consistently with it. Fools fantasize things as they wish and eventually discover by painful experience that this has been dangerous for them.

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By | November 9th, 2016|Christian Life, Contemporary Issues, Herald|

Beware of the Counsel of Gamaliel

gamaliel-tinyPeter Masters

And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God (Acts 5.38-39).

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By | August 18th, 2016|Bible Characters, Contemporary Issues, Herald|

From Sabbath to Lord’s Day

Archibald A. Hodge

The object of this article is simply to state the grounds upon which the faith of the universal church rests when, while recognizing the fourth commandment as an integral part of the supreme, universal, and unalterable moral law, she affirms that the first day of the week has for this purpose— and for obvious reasons—been substituted for the seventh by the authority of the inspired apostles and, therefore, of Christ Himself.

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By | March 22nd, 2016|Contemporary Issues, Herald|

Has Science Got Rid of God?

41012032015John Blanchard

Richard Dawkins, based at Oxford University, officially operates under the title of Charles Simonyi Reader and Professor of the Public Understanding of Science. Unofficially, he may be the best-known atheist in the world, partly as the result of his best-selling book The God Delusion, published in 2006.

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By | December 4th, 2015|Contemporary Issues, Herald|