Faith

God is not a Collectivist

“According to Christ’s estimate, one individual is of unspeakable value. “‘I say unto you, likewise, joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons who need no repentance.

Fear or Faith: Covid 19 and Idolatry

Brian Shilavy writes the following: “The heart of idolatry is looking to sources outside of God for our basic needs and desires in life. The idol is an attempt to explain life apart from God, our Creator.

The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail

“Our churches “teach that one Holy Church is to continue forever.” They are confident that Christ has established His kingdom upon earth, which is an everlasting kingdom, against which the gates of hell shall not prevail.

Is Your Faith A Way Of Thought?

“The Christian religion has been called a way of life. It is indeed a way of life, but it is at the same time a way of faith and a way of thought.

Doctrine is Not Indifferent

Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Psalm 19:12 …While we insist upon it that not every error is fatal, we wish to guard against the misconception, or false conclusion, according to which it is forthwith pronounced indifferent.

The Lord Will Provide by Matthias Loy

The Lord Will Provide. In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples unto Him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.

Rev. Vincent and the Great Plague

Rev. Thomas Vincent. “The great plague in London, in the year 1665, gave occasion for the display of the piety and zeal of several of the ejected ministers, and of the providence of God in preserving them from the contagion, when prosecuting their ministerial labors in the midst of it.

He Shall Bear Witness of Me

Christ now further says: “He shall bear witness of me." [10] That is, if he is in the heart he speaks through you, and assures and confirms you in the belief that the Gospel is true.

God Would Not Have Your Faith To Be Hidden

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. “…there is still one more thing here, that Christ says: “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.

The Church's One Foundation

The Church’s One Foundation was written in response to a serious heresy which surfaced in South Africa in the 1860’s. The hymn writer Samuel Stone patterned his verse on the phrase The holy Catholic church, the communion of saints found in the Apostles' Creed.