Election and its fruits, Part 1

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:4-10 Paul is continuing to give thanks to God for these believers. He begins that praise in v2. In the statement of Divine sovereign election to salvation Paul makes in v4, there is an important aspect of the praise of God in the Christian life. Christian joy and praise in large measure is […]

The Land and the Book

The Land and the Book: God’s future dealings with Israel A special series of messages by Dr. John Douglas preached in Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church, N. Ireland, November 2013. Subjects include: The great tribulation, Jeremiah 30 God’s covenant with Israel, Jeremiah 31 The title deeds of the land, Jeremiah 32 The message in the old […]

An overview of Islam

The religion of Islam has many millions of adherents throughout the world. Islam, the correct name for religion of Mohammed, is the infinitive of the Arabic verb “to submit”; while ‘Moslem’ the correct term for one who follows that religion is the present participle of the same verb. Within a century of the death of […]

Rick Warren’s ‘ideal strategy for the church’

Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church and author of A purpose driven life, is a Southern Baptist minister. In many ways he personifies the rottenness and apostasy of that denomination. In recent days he has spoken publicly of praying for the selection of the new Pope. Other Southern Baptists have shown a remarkable inclination to […]

Is the Church of Rome Christian?

Is the Church of Rome a Christian Church? Acts 11:19-26, 26:22-29 Many today do not give any consideration to this question they merely assume it to be so. The child of God should never make assumptions about spiritual matters, I John 4:1. This being the case the question is a valid one and one which […]

Rick Warren prays for new Pope

When men like Warren come out and side with Rome it always makes it so much easier for the Bible believer to cut through the religious jargon they use to bamboozle the unwary among God’s people, and see what they really are at heart. Roman Catholicism is antichristianity and apostasy personified in our age. When […]

The cruelty of compromise

Compromise in the Christian life and in the Christian church is simply departure from the clearly revealed demands of God’s word. The demands of God’s word for holiness, separation from the world, separation on a corporate and ecclesiastical level from apostasy and disobedient brethren, etc. are set aside by compromise. Sadly, this process of setting […]

Matthew 18 and the public rebuke of sin

“Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear [thee, then] take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word […]

Beware of false prophets

Christ’s warning against false prophets Text: Matthew 7:15-20 In these verses there is a practical example of the discernment that the disciple of Christ is to have and exercise. Here is a kind of judgement (7:1) that is not only not forbidden but is positively commanded. The last days are such that false prophets proliferate. […]

Be a nuisance!

“We admire a man who was firm in the faith, say four hundred years ago . . . but such a man today is a nuisance, and must be put down. Call him a narrow-minded bigot, or give him a worse name if you can think of one. Yet imagine that in those ages past, […]

Some objections to Biblical separation answered

A brief overview of what the Scripture teaches. God’s people are to separate from apostasy and the uncleanness of the world. This is the standard of personal holiness that Scripture demands. “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” […]

Biblical Separation and “Platform fellowship”

“Platform fellowship’ is a phrase coined to describe the artificial distinction some see in the relationship, or fellowship, experienced among participants in a conference situation. Sometimes this conference scenario primarily involves preaching, while in others it is primarily academic in nature. However, when a conference is theological or involves handling the truth of God in […]

Southern Baptists pay tribute to the Pope

“[Benedict XVI] has offered a brave and intelligent defense of truth against a relativist tide, and he has been a stalwart friend of life.”– R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary “His legacy is one of speaking forcefully in defense of old truths.”  – Russell Moore, dean of the school of theology […]

Catholic, Protestant Churches Sign Historic Baptism Agreement

The Christian Post reported the following news story on its website. Leaders representing the Roman Catholic Church and some American Protestant denominations have signed an agreement in Texas to recognize each other’s baptisms. After about six years of dialogue, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Reformed Church in America, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the […]

Departure, defeat, deliverance

Studies in the Book of Judges for young people by Ann Foster God gave Joshua and the armies of Israel many glorious victories over the nations who inhabited Canaan. The land was subdued before them, the tabernacle was set up, the priesthood was established and the land was divided by lot among the tribes of […]