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Jesus Gets Tough…Part Two

    Jesus Gets Tough… Part Two   By T.A. McMahon The Berean Call October 2012 In this two-part series we’re considering characteristics of Jesus that are revealed clearly in the Scriptures but that seem to be avoided or dismissed in the church today. As we noted in part one, Jesus presents Himself to John […]

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Jesus Gets Tough…Part One

      Jesus Gets Tough… Part One   By T.A. McMahon The Berean Call September 2012 When writing or even thinking about the biblical Jesus, problems may arise. One of them occurs when we focus on just one of His attributes and lose sight of His many others. This can give us a distorted […]

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Crucifixion with Lightning

The Importance of the Crucified Life

  “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20     The Importance of the Crucified Life […]

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The Way to Heaven

The following came to my computer only minutes ago. I had only earlier been responding to a visitor to “A Crooked Path” website who is evidenced has been overtaken by the philosophies and teachings of man over those of God, and he believes, as far too many do, there are many paths to heaven 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 […]

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The Purpose of Prayer

  The Purpose of Prayer by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam The question is sometimes asked: If God’s will and purpose are unalterable, why pray? The answer is simply: Because the divine purpose, which any answer to prayer must represent, includes the prayer itself. It is enough that He “who worketh all things after the counsel […]

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The Teachings of Jesus

    The Teachings of Jesus   by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam   In the controversy over “Pauline truth,” not a few Fundamentalists have joined Modernists in attempting to exalt “the teachings of Jesus” (on earth) above the Word of God through Paul.“Which,” they ask, “should bear the greater weight with us, the words of […]

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Seduction: A Primer for Persecution? by T.A. McMahon

    Seduction: A Primer for Persecution? McMahon, T.A. The Berean Call   For the last three decades, Dave Hunt and I have addressed many trends and teachings that have influenced the evangelical church, particularly in the United States . Our concern has focused primarily on unbiblical beliefs and practices that were turning Christians away […]

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What Is a Church? + Looking Up

    What Is a Church? by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam It is strange but true that most people — even the great majority of religious people — do not know what a church is. Ask the average man what a church is, and he’s apt to reply: “Well, anybody knows that! A church is […]

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