And There Was No More Sea

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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AND THERE WAS NO MORE SEA
By Adanna L. Blakely
(Written while she was dying of ALS)
"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; AND THERE WAS NO MORE SEA" (Rev. 21:1).
Several years ago, while reading this text, I noticed...

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The Call of God to All People

Posted Aug 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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The Call of God to All People
"The Master is come, and calleth for thee" {Jn. 11:28).
These words of Martha, addressed to her sister Mary, well portray the situation as regards the Father's and the Son's at­titude toward all humanity. Now that Christ has come, put away sin by His death therefor,...

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The Way it is with Grace, and The Nullifying Power of Unbelief

Posted Aug 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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The Way It Is with Grace
Representations Made by Given O. Blakely
"Let us have grace, whereby we may serve God ac­ceptably with reverence and godly fear" (Heb. 12:28).
The scriptural representation of God's grace, as it affects the individual, is never dissociated from the person's due response to or acceptance of it. The...

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The Wrath of God against Sin, and The Church's Nature and Stance

Posted Aug 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 Wrath of God against Sin
Scriptural Citations by Bronislaw E. Kubacki
"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them that fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in His goodness; otherwise, thou also shalt be cut off" (Rom. 11:22; cf. vv. 7-21; Jude 20-21).
Today, when the uncompromising anger...

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The Good Fight of Faith

Posted Jul 31st, 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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All Temptation Is a Negation of God's Word
 
The Good Fight of Faith
AN EXPOSITION OF I TIMOTHY 6:12
By Fred O. Blakely
A comprehensive view of any situation with which we have to do is essential to its mastery. Limited vision is always a handicap. In negotiation of the spiritual course which God has...

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John's Visions of the Heavenly Ark

Posted Jul 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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John's Visions of the Heavenly Ark
By Fred O. Blakely
"And there was opened the temple of God that is in heaven; and there was seen in His temple the ark of the covenant; and there followed lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail" (Rev. 11:19, ASV). "And after...

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Self-Indulgence in Public Worship

Posted Jul 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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EDITORIAL COMMENT
 
Self-indulgence in Public Worship
By Fred O. Blakely
Fostered by the current resurgence of neo- (not to say pseudo-) Pentecostalism, personal abandon is being encouraged in the public worship services of the church. Whatever you feel like doing in self-expression, just let yourself go, is the exhorta­tion by some. The more unrestrained...

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Much Work for the Judges to Do

Posted Jul 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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EDITORIAL COMMENT
 
Much Work for the Judges to Do
By Fred O. Blakely
It is made clear by Scripture that "the saints shall judge the world," and angels as well (I Cor. 6:2-3; cf. Ps. 49:14; Dan. 7:22; Lk. 22:30; Rev. 2:26-27; 20:4). It is also declared that "the Father judgeth no man, but...

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The Essential Factors in Salvation

Posted Jul 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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They Are Continuance and Growth in Faith
 
The Essential Factors in Salvation
By Fred O. Blakely
There are, of course, numerous responsibilities both to God and man laid upon those who have been baptized into Christ, and none of them is to be taken lightly. If we are to please God and have an...

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Do We Have a Bible, or Not?

Posted Jul 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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EDITORIAL COMMENT
 
Do We Have a Bible, or Not?
By Fred O. Blakely 
If one receptively listens to the learned ·religious doctors of the day, he may begin to seriously question whether, after all, we actually have a genuine Bible-an authentic Word of God. In consequence of their study of the original languages of...

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The Light of the Gospel

Posted Jul 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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It Illumines Our Otherwise Bedarkened Pathway
The Light of the Gospel
By Fred O. Blakely
"If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them that believe not, lest the light of the glorious gos­pel of Christ, who...

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Lessons from the Letters

Posted Jul 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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Christ to the Churches about His Will
Lessons from the Letters
Considerations Provoked by Albert G. Stoner, Jr.
"What thou seest, write in a book [roll] and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia" (Rev. 1:11).
Our Lord's messages to the seven churches, recorded in Revelation 2 and 3, were addressed to...

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Now That Faith Has Come

Posted Jul 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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The Experience Is a Spiritual Watershed
 
Now That Faith Has Come
By Fred O. Blakely
"Before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint . . . But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian" (Gal. 3:23, 25, RSV).
The comment of P. F. Huxtable on this...

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The Way to Love for God

Posted Jul 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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The Way to Love for God
By Fred O. Blakely
The "first and great commandment" is to love God with all one's being (Matt. 22:35-38; cf. Mk. 12:28-30). But, as would be expected, that is the one with which we have the most difficulty. Due consideration of God as He is revealed in...

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The Valley of Baca

Posted Jul 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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The Valley of Baca
"Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee; in whose heart are the ways of them, Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the the pools. They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth...

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