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 “Likewise also these [filthy] dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion and speak evil of dignities.”  Jude 8   Translation. Of four translations checked, Lenski’s, one of them, is certainly textually the most satisfactory. It reads, “Yet in similar manner these, too. dreaming, for one thing, defile flesh; for the other, set at nought lordship; for […]

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The Truth of Gracious Justification

Several years ago, I heard a man could say that God now deals with him say over the radio that for him to say just-as-if-he’d never sinned. There is that he was justified means that he truth in that statement.  The result of justification is that God deals with us as though we had never […]

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The Sanctification of the New Man in Christ

“Neither yield ye your members as instruments [weapons] of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments [weapons] of righteousness to God.” Rom. 6:13 It was with pleasure that we accepted the invitation to write a short series of essays on the […]

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Guido De Bres

In 1522 the family of John de Bres celebrated the birth of their son, Guido. Guido de Bres had three brothers and one sister. Guido went to school in Mons and then was apprenticed to a glass painter. While he worked, he heard snatches of Reformation truths and stories of Protestants being burned or beheaded […]

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Doers of the Word

The world has this policy: if it feels good, do it! The results of this promiscuous lifestyle is headline news: NlU3, teenage pregnancy, herpes, alcoholism, and the list goes on and on. The world are doers of whatever appeals to their wicked natures. The Christian is also, by nature, sinful. Do we, or can we, […]

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Being Stewards of Time

God created time for this creation and for the creature, namely man. Because God created an orderly creation and governs it with time, we are bound to work within the framework of time. All that we do, have done, or project to accomplish, is measured by time. The Lord started the clock of the universe […]

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