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Supposition on Sovereignty

The thoughts below were originally the thoughts of T. Austin Sparks. I have taken the liberty to rewrite them in my own words. Suppose for a minute that God has in His mind a purpose, complete in every detail, for creating the human race. Suppose that God choose man to be a unique vehicle for […]

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Advice To Church Planters In The Age Of Bigness

“Who hath despised the day of small things?” There is a hidden concept here, a little nugget of gold, that is huge if you can grasp it. Let our minds and our hearts open up to these words from God. “For who hath despised the day of small things?” (Zechariah 4:10). “Who is left among […]

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Willow Creek Confession: The Signature of a False Prophet

By now we have all heard of the great confession of Willow Creek and how they failed to accurately hear the voice of the Lord. Apparently the Lord was not informed of their having troubles with their "Seeker Sensitive" approach model, until it was too late, and things started "shifting" a bit. But, not to […]

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What is a Christian Humanist

When was the last time you heard someone say, “what in the world are you waiting for?” Deep down in the substrata of this little question lay the essence of all the problems that plague the Church and the world. This phrase is a test of our allegiance. Is there something that anchors you to […]

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Open Letter to Pastors and Leaders

      Open Letter to Pastors and Leaders Decision Time from Roger Oakland Understand The Times www.understandthetimes.org We are living in a critical time of church history. The Bible, God’s Word, is undergoing a revision that is bringing about division. The truth of God’s Word is being compromised and watered-down. Ecumenical and heretical teachings […]

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It Is Time for Christians to Get Their Heads Out of the Sand

Many of us have seen the change coming, in the Church, but ignored it for one reason or another. Mostly we just like going along with the flow of things and not draw fire by coming out in the open and speaking about the obvious. Once you take a stand or give your opinion on […]

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Why the Prophet’s Weren’t Heard

(An Adaptation of a Message by T. Austin-Sparks) Acts 13:27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath. Hos 14:9 Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The […]

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Adversity in the Lord

I write things, not because I have all the answers, or that I am living up to the standard that God has set before me, but because I must know the truth and I need to hear the truth. “What should be our attitude in adversity?” I say this because I need to hear it, […]

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The Good Fight

The days are dark and the sounds of distant battles sound, A rumor of a fallen saint send chills up and down my spine, The enemy is opening his pursuit and tales of desertion abound, But, a trust has been given me to deliver in full what is Thine. The days are dark and the […]

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Thinking About the House of God

To understand what the Church is doing today and upon what principle it is operating we need go no further than Scripture for insight. I know this message is not something that most people will want to read, but I regard the reading of it of utmost importance. Nearly all Americans are content with the […]