HOW ridiculous it would be to hire an expensive architect to formulate plans and a design for a church building and then to follow the consensus of those doing the building and ignore the blueprints that have taken so much time, effort, and expense to draw up. . .
I'M GETTING to be hesitant about taking a Week of Prayer," an often-called-upon speaker recently commented. "After the week is over, too many of the youth who have found a new experience in Christ get discouraged. Then they give up, and often are more destitute spiritually than before."
ABOUT a year and a half ago I attended my first Bill Gothard lecture on Basic Youth Conflicts. I saw this man hold people spell bound for a full week. I realize that, while the man is deeply spiritual, he has no apparent external charisma. I wondered what the magic was that enabled him to hold his audience over such long periods of time. . .
WE HAVE long looked for ward to the time when the earth shall be lightened with the glory of the angel with the last message of mercy to the world (Rev. 18:1). That message is simply a call to come out of Babylon, for the last plagues are about to be poured out upon her and God would have His people separated from Babylon that these plagues might not fall upon them. . .
WHILE some of us find the Ingathering program an onerous duty that comes along with frightening rapidity, yet it has been, it is, and will continue to be one of the great blessings in God's church. . .
PREACHING is a means ordained of God whereby God and man come together in communion and communication. As the believer listens to the Word of God in proclamation, he accepts it as the Word of God which is at work in him (1 Thess. 2:13). The solemnity and beauty of this truth must ever be with us as we go about our task of preaching the Word. . .
The above news clipping fortunately is fictitious. However, if musical publishers wanted to press for action on this growing common practice, it would not be difficult to locate sufficient evidence. Publishers of music are initiating programs to alert the public to this widespread immoral habit of reproducing musical scores, hymns and lyrics. . .
SATAN, the master deceiver, is especially adept at leading human beings to misapply Scripture. He used this technique at Christ's first advent. Old Testament prophecy was misapplied, many of God's people were deceived, and the Son of God was rejected by the majority. . .