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Monthly Archives: January 2020

What does communion mean and what does it have to do with crackers and grape juice? What about the Mass? We will start with the Mass. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Mass (of Christ) is the changing of the bread and wine into the literal body and blood of Christ. This is called transubstantiation and the real presence. When the priest raises up the round wafer, they say… Read More

“And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church.” (Ephesians 1:22) —————————— In putting all things under Christ’s feet, God has put also under them all things, events and circumstances. How vast, how numerous, how complicated are the various events and circumstances which attend the church of God here below, as she travels onward to her heavenly home! What an intricate… Read More

“Church” …what is “Church”? “What ‘Church’ do you go to?” people ask. “I love my church” say some. “Look at the church” say others. Well what people mean is simply this. An isolated group of professing believers who have separated themselves away from other groups of professing believers in their area by use of their own building, religious traditions and exclusive brand name and NOT AT ALL referring in any way to… Read More

When Christianity became corrupted, nominal conversions took the place of regeneration and the kingdom of the clergy began to rise. The nations professing Christianity had no love for the truth, and as for the Spirit they knew him not. The simple gospel was exchanged for a scholastic theology founded on the philosophy of this world and the wisdom of Aristotle. Then were universities instituted, that by them men might he fitted for… Read More

Titus 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Titus 3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs… Read More

What but self-righteousness could ever induce a preacher to imagine that he belongs to a different order from the church in general; and what but pride of the very worst description could lead him to expect his brethren to call him “Reverend?” This spirit of self-righteousness and pride in the ancient scribes called forth the severest invective from the patient and lovely Jesus. He even notices their carriage and their dress. “Beware… Read More

The moral law is a chastening rod in the hand of God the Father, which He uses upon all the elect children that He has given to Christ, who are all of them transgressors of His law, being by nature under it, and children of wrath even as others; and guilty before Him: hence it is, “If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments: if they break my… Read More