August & September 2016
PART TIME CHRISTIANS
You can see the saints a’gathering early on the Lord’s Day;
Hear them sing and promise Jesus they will follow Him all the way.
But where are they in the evening? Why this service they reject?
They were out to Church this morning and that’s all that God should expect! -Copied
Why do they not come out on Sunday night? No doubt there are many reasons; I question if any of them are any good. Today, many could not attend their own Fundamental Baptist Church on Sunday night because it is not open! Shame on you Baptist preachers who have no Sunday or Wednesday night services! What does God think about it?
THINK ABOUT THIS
“And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” ~Mark 8:34-38
JUST SUPPOSE the Lord would begin tomorrow to make some people sick as they claim to be on Sunday? JUST SUPPOSE the Lord would take away the child who is used as an excuse for not attending church? JUST SUPPOSE the Lord would make some people as poor as they claim to be when asked to give to the Lord’s work. JUST SUPPOSE the Lord should take people like Ananias and Sapphira for lying about their giving to the Lord? JUST SUPPOSE that all Christians really lived consistently and proved by their lives they really loved the Lord? JUST SUPPOSE the Lord should come today - would you be ready to meet Him? Would you be ashamed?
THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD
Spurgeon wrote the following: “We believe that one reason the Church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the Church - Worldliness has gone a long way to destroy the Church of God. I judge it to be the worst canker worm that assails us.” My Friend, what would Spurgeon and others of former days say if they saw the average Bible-believing Church and its members today?
No greater mischief can happen to a Christian people than to have God’s Word taken from them, or falsified, so that they no longer have it pure and clear. God grant we and our descendants be not witnesses of such a calamity.” Well, Luther’s sound advice has largely been ignored by God’s people down through the ages. Just think of the mischief that has been done to the Word of God and the people of God through all the modern bible versions. While it is very unpopular, let us stand upon the pure Word of God - the King James Version. May it
be said of us: “For we are not as many, which corrupt the Word of God...” ~II Cor. 2:17.
ONE WAY TO DISCERN ERROR
“Error often comes in the garb of truth. It is not always easy to distinguish truth from falsehood. How shall we in this day of deception, cults and confusion of tongues be able to distinguish them from the truth of God? Some false teachers sound sincere and genuine, even when dispensing their soul-damning error. How shall we discern? There is only one infallible test - the Bible! The greatest need of the average Christian today is intensive Bible study.” -Dr. M. R. DeHaan “Study to shew thyself approved unto God... rightly dividing the Word of truth.”
OF SPINE AND SPIRIT
“Daniel was preferred...because an excellent spirit was in him.” ~Daniel 6:3. Spurgeon, when speaking on this passage told the true story of a class of children who were having a lesson on Daniel. One of the boys was asked to read this portion aloud. When he came to these words, he read: “Because there was an excellent spine in him.” Spurgeon said, while it was undoubtedly a bad reading, it was excellent theology because Daniel certainly was a man of real backbone!
TAKING GOD SERIOUSLY
What if every Christian really took soul winning seriously. Suppose each one of us determined to do our best to bring someone to Church each Sunday? There is no one we should pass by. Go to that mean man, that gifted woman, that poor child. Go after that backslider. There is no one we should neglect - did not Jesus die for them? There are needy souls all around you. When are we Christians going to take God seriously? Jesus said, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” What is more important than giving lost souls the only message that can save them? What about YOU? Will you obey the Lord?