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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Spiritual Insanity   Open in New Window
       Audio Files
    And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs and no man could bind him. No, not with chains because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces. Neither could any man tame him. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? by Greg Elmquist

    https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=320161159359
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  5. Why Reformed Christians Can't Watch the Passion of the Christ   Open in New Window
    This is an article on why a Reformed Christian may not attend the Movie, 'The Passion of the Christ,' and what He or She must witness to those who do. To attend the movie, The Passion of the Christ, would be to make yourself guilty of blasphemy. Blasphemy is contemptuous insult of and bold attack on the holy God and our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, by word and by deed. By David J. Engelsma

    http://www.prca.org/resources/publications/articles/item/3553-why-a-refo
    rmed-christian-may-not-attend-the-movie-the-passion-of-the-christ

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  6. Preaching Versus Teaching   Open in New Window
    What is the difference between Preaching and Teaching? As I instruct students in homiletics, one of the distinctions I try to help them see is that of preaching versus teaching. Clearly, pastors must do both, and there is a great deal of overlap. After the apostles were beaten by the Jewish authorities, they were released and we are told that they 'did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus' (Acts 5:42). So they both taught and preached, yet the use of both of these words does denote a difference. by Dr. Barry York

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/articles/preaching-versus-teaching.htm
    l

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  7. Lying, Truthfulness and the Grace of God   Open in New Window
    Every fall, we get stuck on the story of Rahab in the book of Joshua, and we get particularly stuck on the question of whether Rahab was justified in lying to Jericho about the whereabouts of Israelís spies. Is a false witness, a false testimony, Lying or lies ever justified for the Christian? It never can be lawful to lie, because that cannot be right which is contrary to the nature of God. And God is truth. All of our speech is confessional; all of our speech acknowledges the sin and lies to which we are prone. To do anything less would be, well ...a lie. by Ph. D. Keith Starkenburg

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/articles/lying-truthfulness-and-the-gr
    ace-of-god.html

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  8. And Call No Man Your Father Upon the Earth   Open in New Window
    What is the Meaning of Call No Man Your Father Upon the Earth. Call no man on earth your father? The correct understanding of this verse is unlikely to be gleaned without the Spirit of God, careful consideration of the context, and reflection on the text in the light of the rest of Scripture. Christ clearly is not declaring that we literally cannot call those who train or instruct us our teachers, nor that children may not call their natural parent their father. His words are not meant to invalidate literal titles or distinction made among men, but rather that we cannot exalt ourselves or man to an authoritative position reserved only for God. by Tony Warren

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/bible/call-no-man-your-father-upon-the
    -earth.html

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  9. Called Saints   Open in New Window
    If one follows the text closely one will notice that those addressed by Paul were not called "to be saints, but were called saints. The translators added the words "to be" because they, no doubt, struggled with the word saint (holy one) as many do today.by Doyle D. Dewberry

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/articles/called-saints.html
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  10. Homosexuality and the Media   Open in New Window
    Rev Diaz is a prominent clergyman and an outspoken opponent of gay rights. The obvious question then becomes why did the New York Times not go to him initially for his reaction to the ordinance? Or, why did it not present the views of Dr. Howard Hurwitz of the Family Defense Council, of Rabbi William Handler of Jews for Morality, or of one of the Cityís many other pro-family leaders? It was not until the fourth in a series of articles that New Yorkers even got a intimation that there was organized opposition to the ordinance within New York City, other than in the Catholic Church. by Don Feder

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/apologetics/homosexuality-and-the-medi
    a.html

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  11. The Dangers of the Invitation System   Open in New Window
    Some of the dangers of ther invitation system or the altar call are giving assurance to those who are unconverted, promoting a method not promoted in Scripture, confusing the 'coming forward' with salvation and counting great numbers who only discredit their profession by their lives. We must learn to trust the power of the Holy Spirit and God's sovereign word to convince, convert, and change lives of those who are called. by by Jim Ehrhard

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/articles/the-dangers-of-the-invitation
    -system.html

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  12. Born of Water and Spirit   Open in New Window
    Reformed Christian Bible Study on what it means to be born of water and Spirit. Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. What is regeneration? What is new birth? Well to put it simply we could say that regeneration is the divine act of instantaneously communicating spiritual life to men. Now if it is a divine act and if it is an instantaneous communication of spiritual life then it should be clear that man is a passive individual in regeneration. by Dr. S. Lewis Johnson

    http://mountain-retreat.org/sermons/born-of-water-and-spirit.html
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  13. Recovering Essential Truths of the Faith   Open in New Window
    The Ongoing Reformation - Recovering Essential Truths of the Faith - Scripture Alone became the battle cry of the great protest against Rome, which believed in a dual authority: the Bible and tradition. The Reformers believed in other authorities, such as church leaders, civil magistrates, church creeds and confessions, but saw these as subordinate to the authority of God as taught in Scripture. by Doug V. Heck

    http://thirdmill.org/magazine/article.asp/link/http:%5E%5Ethirdmill.org%
    5Earticles%5Edou_heck%5Edou_heck.OR.html/at/The%20Ongoing%20Reformation

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  14. Why Feminism and Christianity Canít Mix   Open in New Window
    Feminists and Feminism have never offered a solution to worth that the Bible hasnít already taken care of. Godís Word has all the answers we need. In Christ, and by extension His word, we (men and women) will find all the fulfillment, worth, value and purpose this life has to offer. by Kristen Clark

    https://www.girldefined.com/feminism-christianity-cant-mix
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  15. God Ordained Relationship Between Men and Women   Open in New Window
    Feminists and Feminism notwithstanding, those who believe God created men & women with distinct but complementary roles have no reason to be ashamed of these roles, but ought to proclaim them as divinely handed-down and very good in the eyes of God and men (Gen. 1:31).

    https://www.gfcto.com/articles/theological-issues/god-ordained-relations
    hip

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  16. Jesusí Virgin Birth: According to Scripture   Open in New Window
    In this short passage in Matthew chapter 1, the Lord sets forth great truths about the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus. But He not only tells us truths which are objectively glorious about our Lord, He also tells us truths about Him which come to bear on our daily living. And though the genealogy of our Lord in Matthew begins with the supernatural, a miraculous birth, yet it was a virgin birth. -by Dr. Ligon Duncan

    http://www.mountain-retreat.org/sermons/jesus-virgin-birth.html
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  17. 5 Reasons to Use the King James Version   Open in New Window
    King James Onlyism is an error, but the KJV of the Bible is not. The abandonment of the King James Bible by modern day churches has not been a good thing. This is a Biblical Christian Bible examination of 5 reasons to use the King James Version of the bible, or why the King James Version is superior to every other english translation of the Bible. By Dr. Rick Flanders

    http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/apologetics/5-reasons-to-use-the-king-
    james-version.html

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  18. A Response To Bart D. Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus   Open in New Window
    [PDF - Adobe Acrobat]
    Bart D. Ehrman, Ph.D. is touted to be one of North Americaís leading textual critics today. I find his books particularly difficult to mount a response to. Not because they are scholarly presentations, which they certainly are not, but a recognition that 'Misquoting Jesus' is a book written on a popular level, not an academic level. Ehrman has woven a tight web of exaggeration, partial truths, falsehood, and misrepresentation that would take many more hours than we have, to unravel in order to set the record straight. It is truly a DeVinci Code of textual criticism. by Dr. Thomas Howe

    http://www.isca-apologetics.org/sites/default/files/papers/Jared%20Marti
    nez/Howe-AResponseToBartEhrman.pdf

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  19. Survey Studies in Reformed Theology   Open in New Window
    In Matthew 23, Jesus was in the Temple at Jerusalem warning the Scribes and Pharisees about their desecration of the worship of God, and of the immoral lives they were leading. He concluded his warnings with several references to the warnings of the Prophets which he applied to their impending destruction. by Pastor Bob Burridge

    www.genevaninstitute.org/syllabus/unit-seven-eschatology/lesson-2-the-gr
    eat-tribulation-of-matthew-24/

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  20. The Term Amillennialism   Open in New Window
    Amillennialism, the doctrine both of the Bible and historic Christianity, has always been the authentic confession of the Christian faith. It is found in brief form in the oldest confession of the Christian church, the Apostles' Creed. The term a-millennial (literally non-millenial) is a rejection of a certain idea of the millennium, namely, that of a carnal, earthly kingdom in this present creation of the glorified Christ on earth. by Rev. Thomas Miersma

    http://www.reformedspokane.org/Doctrine_pages/The%20second%20coming%20of
    %20Christ/Term_%22Amillennial%22.html

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