Really Sacred

Closed Minds and Majority Rule 4 3. Resurrection on Sunday 7 4. Locating the True Sabbath 10 5. For Fear of the Jews 13 6. No Sunday-keeping in Corinth 16 7. Paul's Longest Sermon 19 8. Why Eutychus Dropped Out of Church 23 9. The Day They Kept 26 One of David's most beautiful prayers is recorded in Psalm 43 3. O send out thy light and thy truth let them lead me let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. This same earnest petition to understand God's Word...

M L Rossvally

Two or three times in my life God in His mercy touched my heart, and twice before my conversion I was under deep conviction. During the American war I was surgeon in the United States army, and after the battle of Gettysburg, there were many hundreds of wounded soldiers in the hospital, twenty-eight of whom had been wounded so severely that they required my services at once some whose legs had to be amputated, some their arms, and others both an arm and leg. One of the latter was a boy who had...

Atonement Ministered Behind the Veil

The work of Christ in the sanctuary now begins to come into focus. The cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary is the blotting out of sin through the atoning merits of the blood which Jesus ministers in behalf of those who believe. You might ask, How could this be Wasn't the atonement finished on the cross when Jesus died There is no question that Jesus completed the sacrifice which provided for a final atonement for every soul who would apply for cleansing and pardon. However, just as the slaying...

Doug Batchelor

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3 16, 17 An Amazing Fact Commander William R. Anderson and his crew of 116 were the first to reach 90 degrees north under the ice. The trip, dubbed Operation Sunshine, was made possible by a new technological marvel, the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered...

The Armor of

God's Armor-Not Man's 7 Belt of Breastplate of Righteousness 12 Shield of Helmet of Gospel Sword of God's Word 22 All Stand Your Final (iP inally, my brethren, be strong in I the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the...

What Caused Defilement

In order to understand how the earthly and the heavenly sanctuaries became defiled, we must go back to the significant events that led up to the Day of Atonement. After Moses returned from the mountain where he had been shown the pattern of the holy places in heaven, he called together all the skilled artisans of Israel to build the wilderness tabernacle according to the divine blueprint. It consisted of two apartments separated by a heavy veil, approximating fifteen by forty-five feet in size....

Hearing and Not Doing

Is really not very hard to convince people of what is right, but it is very difficult to convince them to obey. Doesn't that tell us something important Satan knows that faith without works is dead, and he also knows that continued transgression grieves away the Holy Spirit. His most concentrated attack is upon the will, and obviously, he is having great success in causing people to postpone obedience. The longer they wait, the greater their chance of waiting longer, and the greater their...

Insulting the Holy Spirit

I read in the Bible three things that people are doing to the Holy Spirit. First of all, in Ephesians 4 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Notice that people can grieve the Holy Spirit, and the Bible says it will be done in these last days. What else will they do to God's personal representative In Hebrews 10 29 we are told that men will despise the Holy Spirit. Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who...

Joe Crews

Our Bodies Not Our Own 9 3. Body Maker's Manual 12 4. Pork Unclean 15 5. Seafood Not Fit to Eat 20 6. Alcohol-A Curse 22 7. Nicotine-Most Deadly Poison 25 8. Coffee Drunkards 27 9. The Big Question 30 Some years ago a survey was taken in a certain American city, and every inhabitant responded to 156 questions included in the survey. It was discovered that the prime interest of adults was that of health not politics, history, or even the weather but health, their...

Gifts Of The Holy Spirit Joe Crews

Recently I read the amazing account of a man who submitted to a scientific hypnosis experiment. While under the influence of a light hypnotic trance the subject was ordered to pick up a glass from the table. Although he was a strong, athletic type, the man could not budge the glass from its position. His most strenuous exertions could not lift the glass that was light enough for any child to remove. Why could he not do it Because the scientists, after placing him in the trance, had told him...

An Amazing Fact

The reason there are 12 inches in the standard foot measurement is because the foot used to be based on the length of the English king's physical foot, and that measurement constantly changed through various kings. This is also why a 12-inch measuring stick was called a ruler. The number 12 in the Bible almost always represents leadership of the church. There were 12 patriarchs from Shem to Jacob. In addition, 12 spies led the way to the Promised Land, and there are 12 judges from joshua to...

The Sanctuary Cleansed in 1844

We note that a remaining span of 1,810 years brings us to the end of the 2,300-year prophecy. The terminal year is a.d. 1844. According to Daniel's prophecy, that is the date for the sanctuary to be cleansed. The prophet had eagerly expected the yearly Day of Atonement services to be restored in the Jerusalem temple, but now he could see that Gabriel had properly placed it far into the future. It was obvious that the prophecy extended hundreds of years beyond the coming of the Messiah. But now...

An Attempted Change

To answer this question we are pointed back again to Daniel 7 25, where the papacy is described as a power who would think to change times and laws. We have learned already how the second commandment was removed and the tenth commandment divided in the catechisms of the papacy. But what about the times mentioned in the text Where only is time mentioned in the law It is in the fourth commandment. Did the papacy think to change the Sabbath, the only time designated by the law Yes, it did, and it...

Pauls Earnest Expectation

A related text that Paul penned to the Philippians has been twisted and misinterpreted much like 2 Corinthians 5. Here again Paul speaks of his earnest expectation. Philippians 1 20-24 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my...

Counterfeits In Pagan Dress

Let us consider for a moment how pagan doctrines were able to find a place in this counterfeit religious system that Satan introduced. Because a mark of the dragon power is to counterfeit and substitute, we will be able to see in this religio-political system t he operation of Satan at his infernal best. Just as was the case with Cain, substitutes were fashioned to meet the commandments of God. Many relics of sun worship actually came to be accorded Christian status. A whole set of counterfeit...