Uncircumcision is Spiritual Death

Posted Jun 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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Uncircumcision is Spiritual Death
By Fred O. Blakely
"You, being dead through your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, you, I say, did He make alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses" (Col. 2:13, ASV).
The spiritual death of uncircumcision is here recognized by the Apostle, as the context fully...

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Christ Exemplifies Perseverance

Posted Jun 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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Christ Exemplifies Perseverance
By Fred O. Blakely
"He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till He have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for His law" (Isa. 42:4).
As the time for His predestined death drew near, Christ "steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem" (Lk. 9:51). That determination,...

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God's Blessed Accessibility

Posted Jun 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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God's Blessed Accessibility
It is so good and wonderful to put our trust in the Lord. "Whom have I in heaven but Thee, and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee," exclaimed the psalmist in reference to God (Ps. 73:25). Praise His Name! He is our desire also. "He...

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Sight's Antagonism to Faith

Posted May 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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It Is What Occasions the "Good Warfare''
 
Sight's Antagonism to Faith
By Fred O. Blakely
"Whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord (for we walk by faith, not by sight): we are ... willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the...

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Justification and Its Requirements

Posted May 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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Justification and Its Requirements
Representations Made by George Brewer
"That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life" (Tit. 3:7; cf. Rom. 5:8-9).
Justification, which is God's reckoning people acceptable to Himself through Christ, is not an end in itself. It is in order that...

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All Nine All The Time

Posted May 29th, 12:00 by LIVING WATERS from Lightbearers on Teaching/Education


 
 
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ALL NINE ALL THE TIME
Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15 NKJV
What has happened to the American church? We have never had a generation of church leaders that have so ignored evangelism as this one. For two hundred years – 1750 to 1950 approximately - American preachers preached salvation with fire and fury, people believed and got saved and got right with God, and God blessed America abundantly. Today, one...

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Concerning the Blood of Sprinkling

Posted May 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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Concerning the Blood of Sprinkling
Concerning "the blood of sprinkling" to which we are come in Mount Zion (Heb. 12:24), Albert G. Stoner, Jr. had some stimulating comments. The type or shadow of what took place in heaven at Christ's ascension was set forth under the law by Moses and Aaron, it...

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Life through Hearing

Posted May 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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Life through Hearing
By Fred O. Blakely
"The dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live" (Jn. 5:25). That proc­lamation by our Lord referred to the hearing of Him by faith (Gal. 3:2), and the result therefrom of spiritual life. So, as John asserts, do...

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The Firstfruits of Heaven

Posted May 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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We Now Have a Foretaste of That to Come
The Firstfruits of Heaven
By Fred O. Blakely
We ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spir­it, groan inwardly, as we wait for the adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies" (Rom. 8:23, ASV; cf. II Cor. 5:1-8; Phil. 1:21-25).
The principle of the firstfruits'...

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An Essential Parallel

Posted May 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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It is Between Christ and Us
An Essential Parallel
By Fred O. Blakely
We need to consider more carefully the essential parallel between the situation with Christ during the days of His flesh and that of ourselves. Emptying Himself of His innate equality with God, He was "made in the likeness of sinful flesh"...

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Repentance: A Work for Men

Posted May 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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Repentance: A Work for Men
Representations Made by Given O. Blakely
Repentance, or the renunciation of their ways for those of God, is a work which God has assigned for men to do. By the promises and warnings contained in His Word, God provides the essential power for accomplishment of the work. But...

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Eternity's Relation to Time

Posted May 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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One of Fruition for Earthly Sowing
Eternity's Relation to Time
By Fred O. Blakely
"God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities" (Acts 3:26; cf. Mt. 1:21).
As it is with heaven, so it is with hell, with reference to its...

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A Condemnatory Circumstance

Posted May 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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A Condemnatory Circumstance
By Fred O. Blakely
A PURPOSED EFFECT REQUIRES ITS ESSENTIAL CAUSE
"We are saved by hope" (Rom. 8:24).
The hope of reference here is that of the body's redemption "from the bondage of corruption," and our emergence into "the glorious liberty of the children of God" (Rom. 8:21, 23). That will take...

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A Vital Witness to Love for God

Posted May 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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A Vital Witness to Love for God
By Fred O. Blakely
It is "to them that love God" that all the spiritually preferential treatment by the Father is promised (Rom. 8:28). In order to be included in that favored class, and so to have God "for us" at all times and in all...

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The Vital Warfare of the Conscience

Posted May 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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One Must Fight on Two Fronts to Maintain It!
 
The Vital Warfare of the Conscience
By Fred O. Blakely
AN EXPOSITION OF FIRST TIMOTHY 1:18-19
“This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Holding faith, and a...

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