Another Gospel

By Rev. C. F. Sheldon

In the Galatian letter, the apostle Paul uses strong language with reference to those who preach a perverted gospel. Paul's name for the gospel committed to him is: "The gospel of the grace of God." It is important that we know the truth, in so far as it is possible, of this great fact; that grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. This gospel of grace is our gospel. It is all that we have to preach; and in such measure as we fail to understand the grace of God, we shall fail to be effective preachers.

The Necessity of Dogma

Character, creed, and conduct are closely related and interdependent. Character is what a man is, creed what he believes, conduct what he does. Creed is usually the outcome of character. Badness or goodness is the make-weight of intellectual opinion. The magnetic needle is disturbed by the iron in the vessel beneath it. Doctrinal preaching is sometimes disparaged. Ethical preaching is preferred. Doctrine is simply teaching, and people are always suffering and perishing for lack of knowledge. Ethics is simply the logical result in conduct of believing certain doctrines.

Resurrection Realities

Resurrection in the Old Testament—Our Lord shows that hope of resur­rection was known to Old Testament saints. When talking with the Sadducees, who denied that there ever would be a resurrection, He quotes what is found in Moses’ account of the burning bush where Jehovah is called “the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Because “He is not the God of the dead,” and because these patriarchs are now dead, they must live again or Jehovah could not be called their God.

Time: Life's Most Valuable Commodity

What, exactly, is “time”? Man has never yet technically answered this question despite thousands of years of reflection upon the definition and nature of time. John Wesley defined time as “a fragment of eternity broken off at both ends.” This definition is appropriate because it recognizes not only the confines of the past, present, and future but also the reality of eternity.

"Lord, Thou Knowest All Things"

“Lord, thou knowest all things.” Such were Peter’s words when, for the third time, the Lord Jesus Christ asked His penitent disciple: “Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me?” This acknowledgement of the Lord’s omniscience was another expression of Peter’s faith in the deity of Christ. Not alone did he confess Him at Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16:16), but at another time Peter said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.

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