Tag: religion

Pure Religion

Everyone should all want to have a “pure” religion.  There is only One Way to Heaven and that is through Jesus, our Lord.  Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”  There is only one true religion, and this is…

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From the President

It’s always a joy to see this time of year roll around—springtime in the highlands of eastern middle Tennessee. An early pre-spring treat is our annual Spiritual Renewal Lectureship. Speakers from all over come to campus to build us up and encourage us in the gospel of Christ. This year’s program is the 40th of…

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Tough Competition

“It is hard to get people to attend church services these days.  People today have so many other things to enjoy: ball games, movies, and music. Besides, a lot of churches offer entertainment. These things are hard to compete with.” Many of us voice the above concerns. But is our time different from the early…

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A Deep Incision

“This will be a non-invasive procedure.” That’s the kind of news we like to hear from a doctor—no incision, surgery, or internal scope. Many people want to hear a non-invasive sermon when they go to church. They want a preacher to put salve on the outside when they have real problems on the inside. Sin…

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Preaching That Counts

How often can it be said that our “doctrinal” preaching is so objective and scriptural that it seeks to correct our own shortcomings—as well as those of the few outsiders who may be at our services? As a preacher, I confess that too long have I overlooked a basic point in sermon preparation in failing…

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The Sword of Islam

Those who think Islam is just another religion like Hinduism or Buddhism are not seeing this movement for what it really is.  Islam is not just a religion.  It is not even primarily a religion.  It is a system of government, a political ideology which aims to control not only the expression of religion but…

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How God Has Communicated With Man

         “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (II Peter 1:3). Before religious questions can be answered, it is necessary to determine the authority that will answer them. Denominations have not come…

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