Category Archive: by Gary Henson

Jul 12

THAT YOU MAY KNOW

Attention has been called to the fact that numerous Christians, as well as entire congregations are falling away from the faith. Such is a result of the work of false teachers (2 Thes. 2:1-12). Currently, and for the past several years, there have been false teachers who have graduated beyond the initial stage of advancing …

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Jul 06

Don’t Imitate The Baptism of Jesus!

Discussions about salvation between members of the church of Christ and those of denominations eventually (if not initially) focus upon the subject of baptism. Since virtually all in denominationalism object to the statement: “Baptism is essential for salvation,” they will usually have some objection to offer. One such objection is this: “Since Jesus was baptized …

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Jun 28

THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS [OR, TO US?]

The letter entitled, Hebrews, was written to Christians who had been converted from the Jewish religion. These Christians were beginning to cast their eyes back toward Judaism, and away from Christianity. After all, heavenly angels had a hand in revealing Judaism; the incomparable Moses was its mediator; legendary Joshua conquered their land of rest; and …

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Jun 20

ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS ARE IN CHRIST

We are told: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Eph. 1:3). This means that every single benefit to one’s soul is obtained and realized by being in Christ. What, then, are these spiritual blessings? Those who are …

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Jun 13

Helps for Interpreting the BIBLE

Since we are to “rightly divide the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15) to the extent that we do not teach nor practice error (Rev. 22:18-19), then we must correctly interpret the Bible. While there are many principles involved in proper interpretation, the following will certainly help.FIRST: Who was the speaker? Was he inspired or …

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Jun 06

A Plea For Christ

Our life as a Christian is a plea to the world on behalf of Jesus Christ. We do so by our words (Phil. 2:16; Mark 16:16) and our manner of life (Mat. 5:1; 1 Pet. 3:15; 2 Cor. 3:2-3). What, then, is it we are to plea?When we plea for Christ to the world, we …

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May 31

PRESENT DAY MIRACLES?

Of a truth, miracles were performed in the first century during the writing of the New Testament, but to claim that miracles are being performed today is to claim that which no longer occurs. God Himself told us there would come a time when miracles would cease–and He also told us when.First Corinthians 13:8-13 gives …

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May 02

Old Law, New Law, Both, or Neither?

When General Sam Houston defeated the Mexican General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, the Texans were no longer under subjection to the laws of Mexico. Although, no doubt, copies of that law were still in their land, they were now to be under the new law of the Republic of Texas.When Jesus …

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Apr 18

EXTENDING KINDNESS

Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life. God would have us to be kind toward others. He commands us, “Put on therefore, as the elect of God…kindness” (Col. . 3:12). We are to be kind to our brethren in Christ (Rom. 12:10) as well as total strangers. (See example in Acts …

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Apr 04

THE IMPORTANCE OF EXPEDIENCY

In the Bible, there are commands which are specific and there are commands which are generic. That is, sometimes God not only tells us WHAT to do, He also tells us HOW to do it. Such is a specific command. An example of this is the command to baptize. We are told what to do …

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