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  1. What is the Serpent Seed doctrine?   Open in New Window
    The serpent seed doctrine is a belief based on poor biblical interpretation and superstition. It is a primary doctrinal resource for those who want to use Scriptures to justify racial prejudice. The serpent seed doctrine is also closely related to other erroneous beliefs such as the Christian Identity Movement and the Kenite doctrine. by Got-Questions

    https://www.gotquestions.org/serpent-seed.html
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  2. The Necessity of Grace - Man's Total Depravity   Open in New Window
    We are living in an age in which man has been elevated and God has been dethroned in the minds of many. The world around us has denounced the biblical teaching that man is a fallen creature who is inherently evil due to the sin of the first man, Adam. This false concept, sadly to say, is even held by many so called evangelists. By Mike Krall

    https://www.pristinegrace.org/media.php?id=785
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  3. Reasons for Christian Education   Open in New Window
    Some people may wonder, why would Christians be interested in starting their own schools when public education is free and available to all? Christian education to a degree protects children from many of the excesses that abound in our society. It is a fact that Christian education generally produces better results and with Christian education the Bible can be freely taught. But the most compelling reason for Christian education is that with Christian education children are exposed to a Christian worldview. by Scott A. Leone

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/apologetics/reasons-for-christian-educ
    ation.html

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  4. Knowing Our Enemies   Open in New Window
    Friendship Of The World Is Enmity With God. Friendliness and friendship are not the same. While there can be no friendship without friendliness, there can be friendliness without friendship. Friendliness is a characteristic and friendship is a relationship. Be friends with Godís friends, and none other. But be friendly to all but friendship is the dangeróthe real and great danger. We may not be friends with the world because friends live in a relationship in which their hearts are joined and they walk together in communion. by Rev. Huizinga

    https://hopeprc.org/knowing-our-enemies-the-world-14/
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  5. Worldliness - A Perennial Danger   Open in New Window
    Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. worldliness has nothing to do with having a computer, car or modern conveniences. These things are simply the gifts of God that can be used for good or for evil. John warned about worldliness in the first century long before computers, cars, or modern conveniences. John explains the meaning when he adds neither the things that are in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. by Martyn McGeown

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/bible/worldliness-a-perennial-danger.h
    tml

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  6. Friendship Of The World Is Enmity With God   Open in New Window
    Let it be known that the friendship of the world is enmity with God. Whosoever will be the friend of the world is the enemy of God. There is a basic principle that underlies this teaching of God's Word: when two are enemies of each other, one can not be the friend of both. This is not very difficult to understand. Friendship with the world implies that in your heart you have essentially long after the world rather than after the living God. And it requires that you join with the world in its opposition to the living God. by James D. Slopsema

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/articles/friendship-of-the-world-is-en
    mity-with-god.html

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  7. An Overview of the Study of Imprecatory Psalms   Open in New Window
    Love your enemy? Reformed and Evangelical Approaches to the Interpretation of Imprecatory Psalms. The book of the Psalms is one of the most read and most popular books of the Bible in the church. It is often used for devotional readings in the life of the church and believers. Despite its popularity, the study of the Psalter is problematic in academic circles because of the numerous questions surrounding authorship, setting, composition, and interpretation. by Daniel Simango and P. Paul KrŁger

    http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1010-9919201
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  8. Is Christmas Scriptural?   Open in New Window
    I do not think that the strictest Reformer ever questioned the right of an individual to celebrate the birth of Christ at a time?and in a godly manner?of his own choosing. I certainly do not question this right. If you want to exchange gifts, or read Luke 2, or sing "Silent Night" on December 25, then I have no quarrel with you at all. What I ask in return is that you will not quarrel with me when I stand with the great Reformers. by G. I. Williamson

    https://opc.org/new_horizons/Christmas_scriptural.html
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  9. Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?   Open in New Window
    "Should Christians celebrate Christmas?" or, "How should a Christian celebrate Christmas?" These are questions of concern for many sincere believers. In fact, many believers dislike the season and have refused to celebrate it at all. A number of reasons are given, and while I might agree with some of their concerns and some of the reasons offered against the observance of Christmas, I would not necessarily agree with their conclusions. by Bible.org

    https://bible.org/article/should-christians-celebrate-christmas
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  10. Are Dreams And Visions For Today   Open in New Window
    Does God still bring His divine revalations to His people today through dreams and visions? Is it established in the book of Joel that dreams and visions are to be a common part of the Spirit-filled Christian's experience? When we examine the Bible carefully, we can plainly see that revelatory dreams and visions were God speaking directly to mankind establishing His holy word and prophecy. So should we expect God to speak His word to us this way today when the fully furbished written word has been completed? by Tony Warren

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/bible/are-dreams-and-visions-for-today
    .html

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  11. We White Christian Evangelicals Are Our Own Worst Enemy   Open in New Window
    Are Christians their our own worst enemy? Have we convinced ourselves to live lives of fear instead of love? When Christians have reached a place where they think that itís a matter of major theological principle not to sell pastries to sinners, but are willing to give accused pedophiles like Roy Moore a pass, I think itís safe to say that American Christianity today, and white American Christianity in particular, is in a pretty sorry state. by Charles Matthews

    https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2017/12/31/We-white-Christian
    -evangelicals-are-our-own-worst-enemy/stories/201712240028

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  12. The Charismatic Movement - The Gifts have Ceased   Open in New Window
    There is a most unwelcome tree growing in the garden of the professing church. Since the 1960s this tree has experienced phenomenal growth, and has now spread so profusely that there is hardly a corner to which its rapidly extending branches have not reached. Wherever it goes, it casts a dark shadow over vital Biblical Christianity. This is the tree of the charismatic movement, that section of Christendom which insists on the continuance today of the the gifts of miracles recorded in the New Testament. By Rev. Keith Watkins

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/articles/the-charismatic-movement-the-
    gifts-have-ceased.html

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  13. What Is Salvation?   Open in New Window
    What is Salvation? Salvation is our reconciliation and involves the peace between God and man which was purchased by the death of His Son. Like the atonement in particular, salvation in general has many different pictures which Scripture uses. Salvation is a vast doctrine which many different nuances. In Salvation we have been reconciled, justified and redeemed by the propitiatory, substitutionary death of the Son of God. by Geof Ashley

    https://www.tvcresources.net/resource-library/articles/what-is-salvation
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  14. J. I. Packer on Why Annihilationism Is Wrong   Open in New Window
    The doctrine of hell is the most difficult aspect of the Christian faith for many people. It is for me. I feel acutely the unremitting sadness of this doctrine. But we simply donít have the option to pick and choose from what the Bible teaches: we are called to submit to its authority over us. by Gavin Ortlund

    https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/j-i-packer-on-why-annihilatio
    nism-is-wrong/

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  15. Did Angels Marry Human Women?   Open in New Window
    Does Genesis speak of angels marrying human women? The early verses of Genesis chapter 6, when viewed with the rest of the Bible, and comparing Scripture with Scripture, speak of the faith degeneration of the believing community in the pre-Flood world. Men of God lusted after worldly, unconverted women and fell from the faith Ė a problem still very much with us today. by Robert E. Gentet

    http://www.creationhistory.com/nephilim.shtml
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  16. The Global Flood of Noah's Day   Open in New Window
    It would seem that God's authorship of Genesis could not have been more explicit. Conversely, if God had intended to describe a local flood, He obscured the facts. If words can communicate truth, if God can express Himself clearly, then the Flood was global. It would seem that only a rank downgrading of Scripture, and/or an unhealthy desire for the approval of unsaved men could lead one to question this doctrine of a global Flood. by John D. Morris, Ph.D.

    https://www.icr.org/article/global-flood-noahs-day/
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  17. The Abomination of Homosexuality   Open in New Window
    Homosexuality has become a controversial subject in our day, even in the churches of Jesus Christ. That is not because Godís word as revealed in Scripture is not plain enough, but because people prefer to conform to the spirit of the age, to the values of our anti-Christian culture, and because they are reluctant to offend people who differ with them. The Scriptures warn us about such deceit and command us to "speak the truth in love". by Louis F. DeBoer

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/apologetics/the-abomination-of-homosex
    uality.html

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  18. Must My Wedding Be In A Church   Open in New Window
    The Bible doesnít dictate what those cultural forms, and customs, and traditions are that establish public recognition that two people have entered a lifelong marriage covenant with each other before God. But it is assumed in the Bible that there is a public recognition of who is married and who is not. And it is not a merely private act. It is not private to the government. It is not private to the Church. It is public. by John Piper

    https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/must-my-wedding-be-in-a-church
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  19. Who Is Israel   Open in New Window
    This article is comprised of an exerpt from a Chapter on "The Abrahamic Covenant" in Louis F. DeBoer's book, "The Divine Covenants". It deals with the section of the chapter that identifies the parties involved in the Abrahamic Covenant, and specifically who is the Israel of God. It establishes that If all of national Israel should prove unworthy, God would if necessary raise up seed to Abraham from the very stones that his covenant might to kept and his purposes fulfilled. by Louis F. DeBoer

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/eschatology/who-is-israel.html
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  20. Is It OK to Lie like Rahab did, to Bring About Good?   Open in New Window
    The fact that Rahab found favor with God does not in any way minimize her sin or in any way justify it. Some will say that Rahab lied to bring about good, or to prevent evil, which was the death of the spies, so that makes it justified. However, what was brought about because of her lie does not change the fact that it was still a lie and lying is a sin. by Shari Abbott

    https://reasonsforhopejesus.com/ok-lie/
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