Reclaimed

My name is Henry Johnson,

I’m thirty-four years old,

My mother was a Richardson,

That story has been told.

I was born to John and Mary,

That’s my parents, now, you see–

My grandpa’s name was Terry,

And he married a Stacy.

I married Sarah years ago,

At the age of twenty-four,

She didn’t like to cook or sew,

But painted our front door.

We were brought to Christ our Saviour,

About seven years ago,

We were saved at once together,

I figured you should know.

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Believer’s Baptism & An Announcement

After someone becomes a believer, they often get baptized. Mark 16:16 says “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” But what exactly is baptism? And do we really know what it means?

The word baptism occurs 22 times in the King James Bible. Not every time is it actually speaking about water baptism; however, a lot of the times it is. One question that has caused some contention among Christians is the mode of baptism. Some sprinkle, some pour, and yet others dunk. The question is: Which group is right? I will answer this question in this article, looking only at the Bible. Continue reading

Monkey Tails, Part 2

The last post I discussed the age of the earth. Today I want to finish this subject. Evolution teaches that man came from monkeys; and a “missing” link is needed to prove that. The scientists scramble to give us one. First it was Lucy; then they discovered that the pieces for Lucy were all scattered around and that she was just a three-foot chimpanzee. “Oops!” say the scientists, “scrap that one, boys.”

Another one was Nebraska Man, which was later discovered to be built from the tooth of an… Continue reading

Monkey Tails,Part 1

How do you do? Today’s post is entitled Monkey Tails, Part 1. There are two world-views in the world today: the first one is that God made everything, and since He made it, we ought to find out what He wants and do it. The other says that we arrived here by chance and that man is the highest being on earth. This issue has been hotly debated, but it won’t hurt to add my three cents to the debate.

The first world-view, better known as Creation, states that about 6,000 years ago, God made everything “by the breath of his mouth” (Psalm 33:6). About sixteen hundred years later, God sent a flood that destroyed everything, except Noah, his family, and everything on the ark (Genesis 6-9). Continue reading

Adoption

Twenty-one year old Travis shut the door and locked it. Checking to make sure it was latched, he turned around and headed home. The building that he just left served two purposes: the lower level was a church and the upper level was the office/headquarters for Anabaptist Publishers, a Christian publishing company that also had a weekly radio and TV show, Baptists on the Air. Every Sunday, Travis or one of the other men led the service, while another one gave the message. Since Travis lived only three blocks away, he decided to walk.

As he neared his home, however, he thought he saw something on his front porch. Arriving at the swing, he noticed a baby carrier, a diaper bag, and a note tapped to the baby carrier handle. He picked up the note and read:

This is Joanna. She is nine months old; she was born in September of last year. I can no longer take care of her. Please excuse the inconvenience. I have included $100 for her care.

Sincerely, Joanna’s mother

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A Knock on My Door

            Knock! Knock! Knock!

I looked up from my chair where I was reading the paper to my door. Sighing to myself, I got up and went to the door.

“Good evening, sir,” the stranger began. “This is my wife, Tracy, and my name is Keith. We’d like to share a truth with you from the Bible.”

My mental red flag shot up into the sky. Jehovah False Witnesses, I thought. Out loud I asked, “Are you from the Kingdom Hall in town?”

“Yes,” Keith answered.

“Well let me ask you,” I replied. “Who is your final authority?”

“The Bible,” Keith promptly answered.

“Well then,” I said, “take your Bible and turn to Isaiah 9:6.”

“Isaiah 9:6,” Tracy muttered.

“Now,” I said, “the Watchtower Society published the King James up until 1949, so they must agree with it, right?”

“Yeah,” Keith reluctantly agreed.

“Okay,” I said. “So since they agree with it, let’s read Isaiah 9:6:

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

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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