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The Sad Lament of Balaam

Hebrews 9:2; Numbers 23:10 It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his! MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): There are many who … Continue reading

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Gambling

Proverbs 13:11; 28:22; 28:20; 1 Timothy 6:10; Ephesians 4:28        Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase…He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall … Continue reading

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Can Any Christian on Earth Live a Life of Sinless Perfection?

2 Timothy 3:17; Hebrews 6:1         That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.        Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation … Continue reading

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Why There Will Always Be Wars in the World

Romans 5:19; I John 2:16; 2 Timothy 3:1-4        By one man’s disobedience, many were made sinners.        All that is in world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is … Continue reading

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The Failures & Falls of God’s Children

Micah 7:8, 9; Psalm 37:24; Proverbs 24:16        When I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against … Continue reading

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Pride: The Source of Error, Envy & Every Evil Work

Proverbs 13:10; James 4:1; James 3:14, 16        Only by pride cometh contention.        From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members.        If ye have bitter … Continue reading

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Why Does God ‘Permit’ Evil? The Secret Purposes of God

Proverbs 16:9; Ephesians 1:11         A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.         According to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will. JOHN CALVIN (1509-1564): All events … Continue reading

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Sanctified Thought Control

Psalm 94:11; Proverbs 24:9; Jeremiah 4:14; Psalm 119:113        The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.        The thought of foolishness is sin.        How long shall vain thoughts lodge within thee?        I hate vain … Continue reading

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Evil Thoughts & Wicked Imaginations

I Chronicles 28:9; Ezekiel 11:5; Genesis 6:5        The LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts.        I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.       And God saw that the … Continue reading

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Franken-Self: the Monster that Man Made of Himself

Genesis 2:16,17; Genesis 3:4-6       And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: … Continue reading

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