All Articles For Vol 54 Issue 04 11/15/1977

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Pentecostalism is proud. It is arrogant in its attitude towards the Church of the past. Until about 1900, there was no such thing as the Pent. baptism with the Spirit within the Church. Athanasius and Augustine did not have it; Luther and Calvin did not have it; the Reformed saints of the Netherlands who died by the scores of thousands under the Roman Catholic and Spanish persecution never had it. Says Pent. : “Up till now the Church has been a very poor and lifeless Church; the full gospel, the full salvation, and the full Christian life start with us.” 

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“We believe that this true faith being wrought in man by the hearing of the Word of God, and the operation of the Holy Ghost, doth regenerate and make him a new man, causing him to live a new life, and freeing him from the bondage of sm. Therefore it is so far from being true, that this justifying faith makes men remiss in a pious and holy life, that on the contrary without it they would never do anything out of love to God, but only out of self-love or fear of damnation.

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Are you wise?  Do you believe yourself to be wise?  If you are wise, does that mean you are smart or intelligent? Is to be smart the same as to be wise?  Do you know someone who is wise?  I am sure that you know someone who thinks or acts as if he or she is wise. It seems as if there is one of them in every crowd. We call them “smart alecks” or “wiseacres.” It is not a compliment to be called that. Although everyone of us would like it if we were said to be wise, no...

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No thanks.  The duty that Abraham charged his eldest servant to perform is not one that one could be glad to be called to perform. If all goes well, there might be a word of thanks; but woe to that man who sets out to get a wife for someone else and then the marriage turns sour. Besides, Isaac had shown no interest in having a wife, and one could get his wrath and displeasure for having gone and gotten one for him. 

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