The Death of William Morgan

“It’s 8:00 P.M. on a beautiful Wednesday night. The weather man says it’s going to be sixty-seven degrees under clear skies. And I’m Dan Rogers; and I’ll be here until nine o’clock. Tonight on the show we have Mr. Duane Johnson; attorney at law and an expert on the occult. Mr. Johnson—you’re on the air.”

“Thank you, Dan, and good evening,” Duane answered.

“Mr. Johnson,” Dan began, “could you tell our listeners about yourself? Maybe give them your testimony?”

“Well, I was born about thirty-three years ago on a farm in western Oklahoma,” Duane began. “My mother was a third-generation member of Wicca, or ‘wise-women’; the ‘white witches’ that everybody knows about. My father was a fifth-generation, 29th—degree Mason. He was called a ‘Grand Scottish Knight of St. Andrew.’

“At the age of thirteen I became a member of the De Molay; the Masonic group for boys. My grandfather, who was a Shriner by that time, died shortly after.”

“So you have quite a bit of background in the occult,” Dan said. Continue reading

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Eternal Security

Do you believe in Eternal Security? Do you know what that term means?

Some people, such as the Mennonites, Freewill Baptists, and Amish do not believe in Eternal Security. These groups believe that a Christian can lose their salvation. Others such as the Calvinists and Baptists believe that one can’t lose their salvation. Who’s right?

One mistake people make is saying that you are either Calvinist or Armenianst. This is not true. Calvinists believe that you can’t lose your salvation because your one of the elect.

However, Eternal Security IS in the Bible. Take a look at the following verses:

Anchor—

 

Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. (Hebrews 6:19-20)

 

Born Again—

 

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3)

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. (John 3:7)

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. (1st Peter 1:23)  

 

Eternal Inheritance—

 

And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. (Hebrews 9:15) Continue reading

When You Read the Bible Through

By Amos R. Wells

Yes, I thought I knew my Bible,

Reading piecemeal, hit or miss,

Now a bit of John of Matthew,

Now a snatch of Genesis,

Certain chapters of Isaiah,

Certain Psalms (the twenty-third)

Twelfth of Romans, first of proverbs—

Yes, I thought I knew the Word!

But I found that thorough reading

Was a different thing to do,

And the way was unfamiliar

When I read my Bible through.

 

You who like to play at Bible,

Dip and dabble, here and there,

Just before you kneel aweary,

And yawn on through a hurried prayer;

You who treat the Crown of Writings

As you treat no other book—

Just a paragraph disjointed,

Just a crude, impatient look—

Try a worthier procedure

Try a broad and steady view;

You will kneel in very rapture

When you read the Bible through!

The Trial

{Lord willing, this story will be in my book, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? AND OTHER STORIES. I hope to have this book finished within the next year or so.}

   Joel Rogers sat up and yawned. Reaching over, he shut off the annoying alarm clock. He quickly dressed and went to the kitchen. Today was the day of a trial, and he had to be there. This trial had been waiting for eleven long weeks. First the detective had to find who all could have killed Brent Johnson. Then the detective had had to find the murderer out of the seven people that could have done it. And now the trial was scheduled for today.

   Joel arrived at the courthouse at eleven minutes past eight. The trial was scheduled for ten o’clock. As defending attorney, Joel had to prepare his papers and everything else.

   While the jury arrived, Joel quietly went to a storage room. Kneeling down, he prayed for guidance and wisdom. Although he doubted that the defendant was innocent, he prayed that the trial would go smoothly.

   When the clock turned 10:00, the judge entered the room, and the oath was taken. Only two people, Joel noted, affirmed. But that makes three of us, he thought, for Joel would not swear. He affirmed, but he didn’t swear.

   The court clerk read the charge:

   “On this day, August 8th, 20__, the Ford County Court in Dodge City, Kansas, brings to trial Miss Jennifer Ramsey of Huston, Texas. Miss Ramsey was arrested on charges of murdering Mr. Brent Johnson. During her hearing, Miss Ramsey pled ‘Not guilty’. We have, therefore, brought her before the honorable Judge Hansburg for the proper trial.” Continue reading

It is the end of February

I am writing this on the 28th of February. It is about 25° at 12:30. In about twelve hours, this day will end and a new day will begin.

Just as day begins and ends, so do our lives. When we are born, it is like the dawning of the day. And when we die, it is like a sunset. It is the sunset that we need to prepare for. If we are not prepared for the sunset, our eternal destiny will be determined for us. The Bible says that there are only two places to go after death: Heaven, where we will be in the presence of God forever; and Hell, where we will be all alone, away from the presence of God. Continue reading