We Must Eat What We Have Offered

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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We Must Eat What We Have Offered
 
By Fred O. Blakely
The direct relation between the measure of our fare in eternity and the quality of our stewardship of God's grace in this life is a stark reality which it seems the majority of churchmen prefer either to deny or disregard. People like...

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God, Our Exemplar, is Sovereign

Posted Dec 3rd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Unrivaled, He Reigns in Heaven and on Earth
 
 
God, Our Exemplar, Is Sovereign
 
By Fred O. Blakely
 
The Spiritual Festival held in January had as its general theme, "God, the Pattern for Us." The Banner editor's subject was "God, As Our Exemplar, Is Sov­ereign." His remarks were essentially as follows.
The Godhood, or sovereignty, of...

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Some Prayers are not Heard by God

Posted Dec 2nd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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SOME PRAYERS ARE NOT HEARD BY GOD
By Given O. Blakely
"And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide Mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I WILL NOT HEAR: your hands are full of blood."  (Isa 1:15)
The words "I will not hear" are not intended to suggest...

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Christ's Manifestation in Us

Posted Dec 1st, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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It ls Done by Our Submission to the Spirit
 
 
Christ's Manifestation in Us
By Fred O. Blakely
"We who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus may be mani­fested in our mortal flesh" (I Cor. 4:11, ASV; cf. v. 10).
The Doctrine of Scripture. The personal...

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The Object of Justification

Posted Nov 30th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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It Is Not an End in Itself., but a Means to One
 
 
The Object of Justification
 
By Fred O. Blakely
The "justification of life" of Romans 5:18, which Christ's obedience to the Father is declared to have brought, refers ulti­mately to the bodily resurrection and eternal existence of all men. (See "Justification of...

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Some Spiritual Incongruities

Posted Nov 29th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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They Demonstrate God's Contrariety to Men
 
 
Some Spiritual Incongruities
"Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?" (I Cor. 1:20; cf. vv. 17-19, 21-29).
It is our settled persuasion that today's church has no greater need than that of due spiritual perspective. So enmeshed has it become in the materialism of the...

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Circumcised by the Circumcision of Christ

Posted Nov 28th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Body of the Flesh Is Put Off in Him
 
 
Circumcised by Christ's Circumcision
 
By Fred O. Blakely
 
'Ye are complete in Him, which is the Head of all principality and power: in whom also ye are circum­cised with the circumcision made without hands, in put­ting off the body of the flesh by the...

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The Matter of Self-Determination

Posted Nov 27th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Matter of Self-Determination
 
By Fred O. Blakely
 
"He that soweth bountifully shall reap also bounti­fully" (II Cor. 9:6, ASV; cf. Gal. 6:6-9).
 
The fact that those who have identified with Christ deter­mine in large measure what their status in eternity will be is an emphasized doctrine of Scripture. It is one that very...

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The Necessity and Work of Believing God

Posted Nov 26th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Necessity and Work of Believing God
By  Fred  O.  Blakely 
It  is  a  focal  emphasis  of  Scripture  and  a  central  rule  of God’s  kingdom  that  the  just,  while  they  remain  in  the  flesh, must  both  live  and  walk  by  faith,  not  by  sight.  That  is  to  say, they  are  required  to  spiritually...

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Posted Nov 25th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Sacrifice' Possessive Intent 
By Fred O. Blakely 
Christ "gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a people for His own possession, zealous of good works" (Tit. 2:14, ASV). 
If we fail to perceive and yield to the possessive design of both the Father and...

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The Heavnly Residence of the Saints

Posted Nov 24th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Heavenly Residence of the Saints 
By Fred O. Blakely 
Earthboundness is the most powerful weapon of the Devil against people. As long as he can keep their minds blinded to “the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,” he can easily maintain mastery over them (II Cor. 4:3-4). The present world is...

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Faith's Involvement of the Life

Posted Nov 23rd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Faith's Involvement of the Life
 
By Fred O. Blakely
Because of the gross fallacies and absurdities concerning faith which have accumulated, its true nature constantly requires clar­ification. In vast areas of the professing church, faith has been virtually dissociated from human life and responsibility, being set forth as in itself the totality of...

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Much Needed Direction by Christ

Posted Nov 22nd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Much-needed Direction by Christ
"The Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ," prayed Paul for the Thessalo­nians, and for all the saints (II Th. 3:5).
That direction is even more needed today than when the re­quest for it was written. The Thessalonians had single­heartedly...

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The Message of Hebrews

Posted Nov 21st, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Message of Hebrews
 
By Albert G. Stoner, Jr.
The Great Encompassing Realities. There are august realities outside of the realm of nature that bear greatly upon us. There are such Personalities as "God, the Judge of all," and "Jesus, the Mediator of the new covenant." We read of "an innumerable...

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The Scriptural Assurances

Posted Nov 20th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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They May Be Possessed in Their Fullness
 
The Scriptural Assurances
 
 
 
Representations Made by Given O. Blakely
 
"That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we light have a strong con­solation who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us" (Heb....

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