It Sounds Good, But Is It True?

Clever “one-liners” and biblical phrases lifted out of context are heard on every hand today. More often than not, they tend to encourage what God has forbidden, or discourage what God’s Word has commanded. As Bible-believers, we must exercise great care when we speak to an issue. Our response must be with the correct application of truth, and not with a commonly used idiom that unwarily pops into the mind and rolls easily off the tongue. Let us notice a few that are especially deceptive.

“Touch not the Lord’s anointed!”

The Church Growth Movement Is Dangerous Because…

1.)    It is based upon the perceived needs of sinful men rather than upon the eternal declarations of the Word of God (what one desires rather than what one truly needs).

2.)    It minimizes Biblical doctrine and emphasizes the feelings and emotions of mankind (how one “feels” rather than what one “thinks”).

3.)    It uses the amusements, fads, philosophies and gimmicks of the world and fails to exhort people to have a different mindset from the world.

Transcendental Meditation—Is It For You?

[Ed. Note—The recent proliferation of interest in Transcendental Meditation (TM) has prompted us to reprint the following article, written in the mid-1980s by Pastor M. H. Reynolds, Jr. This concise report is just as timely and relevant today as when it was originally written many years ago when TM was just beginning to enter the American scene. Now, in the 21st century, the dangerous doctrines and practices affiliated with TM are once again sweeping the nation and the world.

Don't Be Discouraged

Discouragement is sweeping our world like a mighty tidal wave. As society goes through one violent upheaval after another, people are suddenly faced with the realization that the things they had counted upon to provide a measure of stability and security are vanishing before their very eyes. Men and institutions, once considered to be “steady as a rock,” are now discovered to have “feet of clay.” The resulting disillusionment casts a pall of uncertainty, doubt and fear!

The Arizona Tragedy: Life and Death in a Fallen World

A crime causing unimaginable pain occurred January 8, 2011 in Arizona, involving fatalities, including the precious nine-year old granddaughter of a former major league baseball manager and United States Federal Judge. The accused murderer injured thirteen others, including a congresswoman who, from all reports, was the intended target. Any loss of human life is tragic and heartbreaking. All life is precious and sacred. Each has value and importance because each person is a bearer of the image of God (Gen. 1:26-27).

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