BECAUSE OF REMISSION OF SINS?

You need to know what is wrong with this argument. A denominational preacher on TV, Adrian Rogers, in an effort to show that baptism is not UNTO the remission of sins, put forth an argument I have heard others use, including some of my own brethren. He said that in Acts 2:38 Peter commanded the […]

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MAXEY CORRECTS HEAVEN’S SPOKESMEN

Al Maxey says that his new book, “Immersed by one Spirit” is the account of how he changed his view of the purpose of baptism. The publisher’s announcements say the same thing. And what was that original view that he now calls error and where did it come from? To track down the origin of […]

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MAXEY’S REFLECTIONS #502

In Mat. 7:23 Jesus said that at the judgment He will say to some people, “Depart from me you who practice lawlessness.” Al discusses this in his Reflections and he just can’t figure out what their problem was. Maybe if he reads it again “you who practice lawlessness” he might get a clue as to […]

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IMMERSED BY ONE SPIRIT

For well over a hundred years advocates of the doctrine of salvation before obedience have tried to use 1 Corinthians 12:13 to deny that immersion in water is the baptism Jesus commanded and which puts one into Christ. Actually this is one of their weakest arguments because the Bible is so specific in what it […]

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LIBERALISM’S GOD

Several have written me wondering why “church of Christ bashing” has become so popular. Al Maxey’s relentless attacks are a puzzle for many. What several of you said is true. He is drunk with self promotion. He is doing what he has seen pay off for others. He has seen Max Lucado sell out the […]

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ASSEMBLY FOR WORSHIP?

A brother wrote concerning me, “My friend at this year’s TULSA WORKSHOP felt that the purpose for church assemblies is to praise God. I see in apostolic writings that our LIFE must be lived to praise and please our God and in service for Him. But I fail to see in APOSTOLIC writings or in […]

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FAITH IN THE WORKING OF GOD

Believers have stumbled over this question for centuries. Do works have anything to do with salvation? After His resurrection Jesus sent His apostles to deliver His message of redemption to the world. He said specifically that “repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:47) […]

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SHALL WE BELIEVE ALL THE BIBLE SAYS?

What did Jesus say about “He who does not believe”?  (Mark 16:16) In Eph. 2:8 we read, “For by grace you have been saved…” Should we believe this? Are we saved by grace? What if someone tells us “You are not saved by grace, you are saved by the blood.” Should we accept that? They […]

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THE SHEEP’S CLOTHING JESUS WARNED ABOUT

“Beware of false prophets that come to you in sheep’s clothing…” (Matthew 7:15) This is a warning from the Lord Himself about disguise and deception. We need to know that Satan will not come to us dressed in a red suit and carrying a pitchfork. He will not only look like one of us he […]

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TRUE HISTORY ABOUT BEN FRANKLIN AND OTHERS

Facts as opposed to propaganda: In the summer of 1787 representatives met in Philadelphia for the purpose of writing the United States constitution. They struggled over it for weeks and had made little progress until 81 year old Benjamin Franklin rose and addressed a convention that was about to adjourn in frustration. Franklin, once an avowed […]

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