Monthly Archives: March 2016

Assembly Truth: Assessing Its Place

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Though it may be obvious that truth itself exists – even assembly truth – one might still ask “Is it that important to uphold? Is it a big deal if we don’t get it right?” Or an even more sensitive question might arise: “Do I have the right to judge the practices of certain denominations just because their pattern is […]

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Assembly Truth: Back to the Basics

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Relativism is the assertion that truth is relative and not absolute or objective: at one point in history this was actually frowned upon by local churches in North America and Europe. One easily saw its folly by seeing the simple logic trap of asserting absolutely that absolute truth did not exist, thus being a contradiction in and of itself. Since […]

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The Christian’s Rule of Life – Galatians 5:23-26

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“Meekness, temperance – against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.” Galatians 5:23-26 The subject of the Christian’s rule of life […]

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The Capacity to Control – Temperance

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Temperance, being the last spiritual fruit (at least, in Galatians 5), acts as a very good conclusion to the list, because it really tells us what is required of a believer to grow spiritually in all the other aspects we have looked at. One cannot resist the lusts of the flesh if he cannot control his body, the channel through […]

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The Majesty of Meekness

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The 1828 edition of Webster’s Dictionary defines meekness as “Softness of temper; mildness; gentleness; forbearance under injuries and provocations.” Interestingly Mr. Webster adds “Meekness is a grace which Jesus alone inculcated, and which no ancient philosopher seems to have understood or recommended.” (Imagine seeing a dictionary which says that today!). The main thought behind meekness is the foundation character of […]

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