How To Be Saved

People tell me quite often:  ” I believe in God.”  That is fine, but you are not saved by believing in God!  The devil believes in God and trembles! The devil is not going to heaven because he believes in God.   People are not going to heaven because they …

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IF ONLY

IF ONLY…. If everybody respected the Lord, they would respect each other. If everybody loved the Lord, they would love each other. If everyone  was a giver, there would be no getters. If everyone was a servant there would be no needs. If everyone was obedient, there would be no crime. …

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SMUDGE POT OR TORCH BEARER

SMUDGE POT OR TORCH BEARER The Doctrine of Worry In certain parts of California it  can be a disaster of catastrophic proportion to the citrus crop if the temperature drops below 32.’ Therefore, the industry  in an effort to help prevent loss of crops, place thousands upon thousands of little …

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ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION FROM THE PULPIT

If You Are Not Receiving Academic Class Room Instruction From The Pulpit At Your Church, have you ever asked why?  Tell your Pastor about this ministry.  Tell your friends, relatives and neighbors.  The Meat Of God’s Word is available, without Coercion or Solicitation Right Here At:   www.wordoftruthministries.org      Happy …

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THE POLITEUMA METAPHOR

THE POLITEUMA METAPHOR The Greek word politeuma appears only once in the entire Bible. Paul uses this word in Philippians 3:20.   “For our citizenship (politeuma) is in heaven (present tense), from which also we eagerly wait a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:”  Our status as believers in Christ, grants to …

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AMERICAS SPIRITUAL WARFARE

ALLEGIANCE “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the  United States of America, and to the Republic for which is Stands, One nation under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”   Every School, every Church, every immigrant, should  pledge allegiance to our Flag, and  our Country, on a regular basis.   …

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AUTHORITY – DIVINE INSTITUTIONS

AUTHORITY and RESPECT for Authority According to the Word of God  (Genesis early chapters),  mankind and eventually society,  is to be Governed and Perpetuated Under the Presence of Evil.   In other words, God has given us certain protective rules or Instructions for the perpetuation and preservation of the human race….in …

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THEOLOGY

THEOLOGY:  Theology comes from two words:  “theos”  which means God, and “logos” meaning word, or rational expression.  Therefore theology is the study of God’s Word. Theology has many definitions. Theology pursues God. Theology is the process of discovering God – God is Truth.   Theology is the process of exploration, extraction …

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From the Upper Room to the Garden

FROM THE UPPER ROOM TO THE GARDEN The Bible is the story of Grace-fields!  Come with me as we walk with the Lord in Fields of Grace…. Please turn in your Study Bible to John Chapter 13.  We are going back in time to join Jesus and His disciples in the upper …

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Gracefields

Gracefields: In our Bible Study class (Grace Awakening-defining Truth),  we learned that  God has appointed  ordained) all the occurrences of time before He Created either. This Ordained history is called  the Doctrine of “Divine Decrees”. We also learned that God has a Plan for each of us – a Personal …

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WHAT IS TRUTH?

WHAT IS TRUTH? Truth exists in three Categories: Divine Laws of Establishment – for believers and unbelievers The Gospel of Salvation – for unbelievers The Word of God – for believers To answer this question further, let’s surround Truth with a few explanations that help define it: God’s Word is …

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THE ETYMOLOGY OF OUR ENGLISH WORD: EDIFICATION

EVANGELISM The work of evangelism is the work of every Christian! Every Christian is in full time Christian service.  Evangelism is needed every where. The mission field is everywhere.  Therefore, “in-depth” teaching (such as presented in this study),  and evangelistic training,  should be every Pastor’s objectives for his congregation.    (Please note: …

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COSMOS DIABOLICUS

“COSMOS DIABOLICUS” – Satan’s world (worldly) systems. A brief survey: The term “cosmos diabolicus” means: “characteristic of the devil,” or the “devil’s world.”  In the original Greek of the New Testament we find the word “world” many times such as in 1 John 2:15.  The word for world is “kosmos,” …

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GRACE NOTES

GRACE NOTES GRACE!  Grace!, God’s Grace!….Greater than all the world to me. There is perhaps no greater word brought over from the Greek Language that can more adequately describe our undefinable God, than Grace.   If  the name for GOD could be substituted I would offer “GRACE” in it’s place.   But, …

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DIVINE GUIDANCE

DIVINE GUIDANCE “The pure thoughts of Biblical Truths, illumined by the Holy Spirit,  not the deceptive thoughts of man, are the basis for Divine Guidance.  The Father, through the Son, by the Holy Spirit, is the light by which everything is enlightened, that has enlightenment.”     C. S. Craig.  Do not …

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THE CHRISTIAN OBJECTIVE

The Christian Objective is to be conformed to the “Image  of  Christ”  (Romans 8:29) by the renewing of our minds. We must continually renew our minds with the “Mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16).  Our objective is to be “imitators” of Christ (1 Cor. 4:16;  Eph. 5:1).  We are to become …

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SOTERIOLOGY – PART FOUR – IMPUTATION

Soteriology – Part Four – Imputation The doctrine of Imputation is one of the most important in Scripture because it explains how God views sin,  and man in sin.  Furthermore, imputing sin  also opened the door for imputing righteousness.   Righteousness is  what Adam lost when he chose to do his …

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FORTY GRACE GIFTS – DETAIL EXAMINATION:

FORTY GRACE GIFTS THAT ACCOMPANY OUR GREAT SALVATION We Believe it is the calling, obligation and responsibility of  every Pastor to  Teach Their Congregation the Meat of the Word.    These Forty Grace Gifts are only the Beginning of BASIC BIBLE TEACHING.  THEY ARE THE FOUNDATION OF  THE CHRISTIAN FAITH …

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Forty Grace Gifts – QUICK STUDY Numerical Summary May 10th.

This study is a revised version of the original  “Thirty-six Things God Provides for Every Believer at Salvation,”  by Lewis Sperry Chafer, Founder and first President of Dallas Theological Seminary.  It has been revised and edited for presentation and Bible Study by C. S. Craig. The believer is: 1). In the …

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KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS

KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS Jesus Christ truly is the King of Kings Preeminent Jesus Christ is the “Preeminent One” in the universe and He earned the right to this title. Colossians 1:18 concludes with a purpose clause: “that in all things He might have the preeminence.” God …

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OPERATION FOOTSTOOL – OUTLINE SUMMARY

  Please note the following  outline  summary is reproduced from  R. B. Thieme, Jr’s., Booklet entitled “Victorious Proclamation,” by permission. I.  DEFINITION: Operation Footstool is the termination of the strategic victory of the Angelic Conflict by which the Lord Jesus Christ returns to earth (Second Coming) to establish His Kingdom …

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WEEK TWO, 4/12/17: FACTS OF THE RESURRECTION

“UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE WITH A MIGHTY TRIUMPH OVER HIS FOES”…. The greatest eight days in human history begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Resurrection Sunday. Yet, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is only the beginning for those who have received Christ as personal Savior. Have you? …

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WALKING THROUGH FIELDS OF GRACE – REVISITED

WALKING THROUGH FIELDS OF GRACE – REVISITED THE GRACE PLACE – LIVING IN THE DIVINE DYNASPHERE During our Lord’s incarnation, Christ was indwelt by God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.  Jesus, as a child learned God’s Truths as they were written in His time. Our Lord walked His …

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THE SIN WE’RE IN – What Is Sin?

“THE SIN WE’RE IN, BLINDS US TO THE SIN WE’RE IN!”   C. S. Craig.  Every human being on Earth needs to understand  ‘the sin we’re in’  and the resultant need for a Savior who is Christ the Lord.   Every human being needs to understand that each of us …

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THE IF FACTOR

WHAT IF? FOUR CONDITIONAL CLAUSES IN THE KOINE GREEK Once a person has received Christ as personal Savior (John 1:12; 3:15-18, 36; Acts 16:31), the  new believer must continuously learn as a child of God; as a student under the teaching ministry of a Pastor and teacher (John 8:30-32; Acts …

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Importance of Systematic Theology

IMPORTANCE OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY WHAT IS DOCTRINE? The word doctrine is found in both the Old and New Testaments and expresses teaching.  This teaching may be referred to as subjects or categories of truth.  Bible doctrine is the teaching of the word of God on any given subject.  In other …

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SALT OF THE EARTH -LIGHT OF LIFE

“I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT!” The work  necessary for man’s deliverance from his position in the slave market of sin,  is strictly the Plan of God, WHICH CENTERS AROUND AND THROUGH HIS SON JESUS CHRIST!  JOHN 3:15-18, 36; ACTS 16:31; ROMANS 5:8. Man can do nothing to …

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SOTERIOLOGY – Part Three – JUSTIFICATION

Justification (justified) is a legal term which means:  to declare righteous,  to secure a favorable verdict, to acquit.  It means vindication; therefore,  it is the judicial act of God whereby He  imputes His Righteousness to the new believer at the point of salvation, thereby vindicating or justifying the believer.  The meaning …

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SOTERIOLOGY – Part Two – RECONCILATION

You cannot fully appreciate Christ or what Christ accomplished for YOU if you do not understand all the issues that were involved in your salvation. RECONCILIATION:  to adjust something or someone to a specific standard.  As used in the New Testament, man’s position is described as “at enmity” (Ephesians 2:12-16) …

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COUNTERFEIT ADDICTIONS

COUNTERFEIT WORLDS Fleshly Addictions Christ Himself told us that we have three enemies: the World; the Flesh; and the Devil.  The world refers to other people, temptations, and counterfeit living without God in the Devil’s world.  The flesh is our most powerful enemy….the flesh is most attracted to the world …

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SOTERIOLOGY – Part One – REDEMPTION

SOTERIOLOGY May Be Defined As: THE SALVATION DOCTRINES OF OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH. In the Greek, soterion – salvation; French; soter – savior, preserver as in Jesus Christ.  Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition 2003. By way of introduction:  the following Categorical Study Series on  “Soteriology”   has, as one of it’s goals, to be an example …

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BETHLEHEM – THE FIRST CHRISTMAS

Originally called Ephrath (Genesis 35:16). Called the City of David, Bethlehem also boasts other facts of interest: The burial place of Rachel (Genesis 35:15-18).  The home of Naomi and Boaz (Ruth 1:1, 19; 4:9-11). The birthplace of David and the site of his anointing (1 Samuel 16: 4-13). The birthplace …

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Home Sweet Home

A few years after my parents married, (the same year I was born, 1941), Mom and Dad bought the house I was raised in along with my older sister and younger brother. It was Mom and Dad’s  lifelong home.  My Mom passed to be with the Lord in 1995, and my Dad …

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God’s Word for Meditation

In preparation for our overview of God’s Word please take a moment of silent prayer in which you have the privilege to agree with God (confession – regarding your thinking and actions – 1 John 1:9) so that you are in fellowship,  filled with the Spirit, academically focused, ready for the …

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DYING THOU SHALT DIE

Genesis 2:7  –  “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living SOUL.   “Life” should have been translated  “lives”  because the Hebrew word is “plural.”   Man was originally created with physical and spiritual  life.   Please …

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SPIRITUAL SELF ESTEEM

In preparation for our study,  make sure as a believer you are in fellowship with the Lord by utilizing 1 John 1:9.  If you have not received Christ as your personal Savior, your issue is not naming your sins, it is faith in Jesus Christ  (Acts 16:31). Please open the Word …

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WONDERFUL WORDS

WONDERFUL WORDS OF CHRIST THE UPPER ROOM DISCOURSE Please open your Bible to John chapter 13. In the Book of John, chapter 13, Jesus  shared His last evening with His disciples and the experience is recorded for all generations of believers.  In  verses 18-30, Jesus foretells His betrayal  by Judas.  Then Judas  …

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Why Pray?

PRAYER IS THE EXERCISE OF FAITH WHY PRAY? “I feel better when I pray!”  “I feel better after I pray!”  ” Somehow I am reassured when I pray.”   “Somehow, I know God hears me and He will do what is best!” These statements are perhaps how we all feel …

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Walk Honestly With One Another

  FOOD FOR THOUGHT, PRAYER AND MEDITATION.   Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law” (Romans 13:10).  Let us walk honestly in the day, not in strife and envying, but let us walk together with brotherly love and Christian Integrity.  You cannot …

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“It is Written In Your Heart”

When the foundations of earth were poured                                          On what were the footings formed Who set in place the cornerstone   Who divided the waters from the land Who measured the …

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BIBLICAL PRAYER

Before you begin this Bible study, be sure you have  named your sins to the Father (1 John 1:9), so that you are in communion (fellowship) ready to learn the Truths of God’s Word.  “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly …

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MORE ON AFFLICTIONS

Before we begin our study, be sure you take a moment to name your known sins to God, so that, you are in fellowship, under the control of the indwelling Holy Spirit, ready to learn God’s Truths in Scripture (1 John 1:9).  If you are not yet a believer, the …

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OUR CHRISTIAN HERITAGE IN SONGS OF OLD

OUR MUSICAL HERITAGE IN CHRISTIAN AMERICA – AMERICA IS CHRISTIAN!   Our heritage is God’s Word in song.  Sing America – sing praises to the Lord.  Sing your heart out to God.  Sing God’s Word. Sing our Christian Heritage. The Bible deals extensively with music.   In the Old Testament …

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THREE SYSTEMS OF PERCEPTION

History,  from generation to generation, vocabulary (word definitions and usage), education or a lack of education,  philosophy, new scientific discoveries and technological advances, all  contribute to change the future and the history of the way we think and develop our intellectualism.  Having said this, there is and always has been  three basic …

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