"Soft Charismatic" Cooperation

John Chandler, a columnist for Baptist News Global and leader of the Spence Network, recently wrote that churches aiming to thrive in today’s post-Christian culture are “more and more going to have a cozier relationship with the charismatic stream of Christianity” (Baptist News Global, “Looking for Clues to Thriving Faith Communities in a Post-Christendom Church,” 1-12-18).

Praising God for 90 Years

April 17, 2018, marked the 90th anniversary of the Fundamental Evangelistic Association. As we look back over 90 years of service for Jesus Christ, we can truly shout forth the words of the psalmist from the depths of our hearts: “Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever” (Psa. 106:1). Jesus Christ, who is the same yesterday, and today, and forever, has not only blessed the Fundamental Evangelistic Association throughout its 90-year history, but has also abundantly provided above all that we could ever ask or think.

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.

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