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Buy the Truth and Sell It Not

  Buy the Truth and Sell It Not by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam   Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. Proverbs 23:23 Every true Christian should understand that the truth costs. If you don’t think so, make it your own, value it, defend it, stand for it, and […]

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Teach No Other Doctrine

  Teach No Other Doctrine by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam In strong language the Apostle bids Timothy to “charge some that they teach no other doctrine”; no other doctrine, obviously, than that which he had taught them. In 1 Tim. 6:3-5 he closes his epistle by saying: “If any man teach otherwise, and consent not […]

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Religious Mixtures by Cornelius R. Stam

  Religious Mixtures by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam     The largest segment of the professing Church offers her devotees neither peace for the present, nor assurance for the future. She does not tell them that believers in Christ are given a position in heaven at God’s right hand (Eph. 2:4-7). She even brings Christ […]

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The Mystery

  The Mystery by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam In Ephesians 3:1-3 “the dispensation of the grace of God” is specifically called “the mystery” (i.e., secret). It is thus designated for two reasons: 1.  It had been “kept secret since the world began, but now,” through Paul, had been “made manifest” (Romans 16:25). “In other ages” […]

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Paul, the Pattern – His Conversion

  Paul, the Pattern — His Conversion by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam No conversion in sacred history is given so much attention as that of the apostle Paul. Besides the many references to it, we find three detailed accounts of it in the book of Acts. As Saul of Tarsus, the learned Pharisee, he had led his […]

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  Redeemed by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam   “We have redemption through His blood…” (Eph. 1 :7). Our English word “redeem” is actually a translation of three beautiful Greek words: Agarazo: to buy at the market. Ex-agarazo: to buy out of the market. Lutro: to set free (upon receipt or payment of the ransom price.) […]

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What Shall We Do?

  Repentance: We all must not only believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. We must truly be renewed of spirit and mind. To repent, which is to feel within our spirits and souls contrition for our sins and to turn away from sin and turn to God. If all that was required […]

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