Our Due Response to God

Posted Mar 14th, 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 Nothing Less Than Wholehearted Devotion to Him
 
Our Due Response to God
By Fred O. Blakely
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” (Rom. 12:1). There are many indications that contemporary professors...

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Sin, and Salvation in Christ

Posted Mar 13th, 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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Sin, and Salvation in Christ
By Albert G. Stoner,, Jr.
Sin and Salvation. The Bible has primarily to do with sin and salvation. We are speaking here of salvation that is of God, by the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Spirit. The primary issues of life, as well as "the issues from...

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Beware of the Smoothtalkers!

Posted Mar 12th, 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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Beware of the Smoothtalkers! 
By Fred O. Blakely 
We call upon all who are seriously concerned with making their calling and election sure to beware of the smoothtalkers who would disarm them of the diligence which Scripture everywhere imposes upon them. Some distinctly imply, others stoutly insist, that under Christ God will not...

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One Hundred Things that Only Paul Taught

Posted Mar 11th, 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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One Hundred Things that Only Paul Taught
By Given O. Blakely
No other inspired writer covered these matters (This is not intended to be a thorough listing, but it is a good start).
1. That the church is the body of Christ (Rom. 12:4-5; I Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 1:23; 2:16; 3:6; 4:4,12-16; 5:23, 30;...

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IN EARTHEN VESSELS

Posted Mar 10th, 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 INITIATION AND NATURE OF SPIRITUAL LIFE
IN EARTHEN VESSELS
By Given O. Blakely
“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the Image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves,...

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The Refutation of a Carnal Notion

Posted Mar 9th, 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 Refutation of a Carnal Notion
As we have already anticipated, our Lord’s abolition of death, accompanied by the distinct representations of both Him and the Apostles as to the saints’ exemption from it, in its terminal aspect, completely refutes a carnal, semi- Sadducean notion held and aggressively trumpeted by many churchmen...

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The Exemption from Death

Posted Mar 8th, 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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In a Basic Sense, the Believer is Freed from It
 
The Exemption from Death
By Fred O. Blakely
“Verity, verity, I say unto you. If a man keep My saying, he shall never see death” (Jn. 8:51). “Whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die” (ch. 11:26).
The fact that the above caption and...

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Christ Not to Return to Earth

Posted Mar 7th, 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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Christ Not to Return to Earth
By Fred O. Blakely
Long ago, Job declared, “I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth” (Job 19:25).  But the “last days” began when Jesus came to earth for His ministry in the flesh. Thus Hebrews 1:1-2:...

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The Platonic Relation to Christ

Posted Mar 6th, 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 Platonic Relation to Christ
By  Fred  O.  Blakely 
The  spiritual  unfamiliarity  of  many  churchmen with  the  things  of  God  would  appear  to  indicate  a mere  nominal  relationship  to  Christ.  When  that  relationship  is  contemplated  as  the  scriptural  one  of wife  to  husband,  the  one  of  reference  might  be  said to  be  platonic,...

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An Assuring Piece of Analogy

Posted Mar 5th, 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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Like Adam's, God's Nature Abides in the Saint
 
 
An Assuring Piece of Analogy
By Fred O. Blakely
It is quite clear from Scripture that there is considerable analogy, or similarity, between the natural and spiritual worlds, though, of course, the latter is always above and superior to the former in its nature, function, and...

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THE IMPACT OF THE PRESENCE OF JESUS

Posted Mar 4th, 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 IMPACT OF THE PRESENCE OF JESUS
"And whithersoever He entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought Him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched Him were made whole" (Mark 6:56).
Never has...

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Posted Mar 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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Christ, God’s Refuge for Men
“And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land” (Isa. 32:2).
The Prophet Isaiah spoke of our day when he...

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Posted Mar 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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By Its Very Nature It Is Opposed to God
 
 
The Carnal Mind’s Enmity
 
By Fred O. Blakely
 
The carnal mind [that of the flesh] is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be” (Rom. 8:7; cf. vv. 1-6, 8-10).
ecause God is above and contrary to...

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The Reason for Earth's Discomforts

Posted Mar 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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The Reason for Earth's Discomforts
God does not want us to fall in love with the material wealth of this world. This is a grand mistake that thousands have made down through the ages. Verily, God wants us to be constantly reminded of the fact that we are but strangers and...

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Additional Confirmation of the Word

Posted Feb 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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Additional Confirmation of the Word 
We have previously pointed out that God, in the Law, repeatedly proclaimed the death penalty which He assessed against murder, rape, and the like as effectually deterrent of the commission of those crimes by others. For those who acknowledge Him, that fact, of course, settles any question...

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