"Proving all things"

I’ve written and accumulated hundreds of articles, outlines and research materials that have aided me in the study of God’s Word.  Feel free to use this material for Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, tracts or simply for your own understanding of truth.

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Accept Christ
Katie Shoemaker

Accepting Christ

By Jerry Reynolds – The catch phrases most popularized by the movement of D. L. Moody and other protestant mass evangelists are “accept Christ” or “accept Christ as my personal Savior.”

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grapes
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Alcohol

“A Christian Perspective on a Deadly Killer” By Elder Rick Oliver Christians should promote abstinence and accept the fact that drinking alcoholic beverages is Biblically and morally wrong.

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Katie Shoemaker

Am I Saved

by James Keen “Have you been saved?” Many times, Christians ask others this question, but what does it really mean? How do I know if I have been saved?

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Hebrew
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Bible Translations

The Study of Bible Translation by Pastor Tim – There are three main theories of translation used in bridging the original and receptor languages: Literal, Dynamic Equivalent, and Free or Paraphrase.

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music
Katie Shoemaker

Biographical Sketch Fanny Crosby

by Brian Johnson – On February 13, 1915, the New York Times ran a special in the paper entitled, “Fanny Crosby, Blind Hymn Writer, Dies—Author of More than 8,000 Acted Gospel Songs Passes Away in Her 95th Year.

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Katie Shoemaker

Church Discipline

by L. S. Walker – The Doctrine of Church Discipline is founded on the emphatic Word of God. Undisciplined churches are robbed of their power to witness effectively for the Lord, because of sin, in their membership. In this they are severing their fellowship with their Lord. God cannot, He will not, bless a church in sin.

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Church Letters

by Pastor Tim – Insinuating that a letter of recommendation is a letter of transfer is radically wrong. The Church of Jesus Christ is not made up of church letters, but baptized believers.

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Colonel Harlan Sanders' Christian Experience
Katie Shoemaker

Colonel Harlan Sanders’ Christian Experience

By H. C. Vanderpool – While living in Louisville, Kentucky I was privileged to meet Col. Harlan Sanders and discuss with him his spiritual condition. He told me he was a Christian and how wonderfully God had blessed him. In addition to his conversation with me, he gave some of the experiences of his life and his Christian experience

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Dichotomy and Trichotomy Question?

by Pastor Tim – Is man twofold or a threefold being? Are soul and spirit one and the same or should we distinguish between them? This article will examine both theories and try to answer some of these questions. The twofold theory is called Dichotomy and the threefold theory is called Trichotomy.

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Dinosaur
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Dinosaurs

by Pastor Tim – The Biblical Truth About Dinosaurs! God created the dinosaurs on the sixth day along with everything else that creepeth upon the earth, as recorded in Genesis 1:24-26.

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Cross
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Doctrine Of Divine Election

by Pastor Tim – a lot of people get confused and they get predestination confused with election or they get foreknowledge and predestination comingled with the doctrine of election.

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Doctrine Of Salvation

by Pastor Tim – The doctrine of salvation is central to the message of Scripture. From Genesis 3 through Revelation 22 we witness the unfolding drama of redemption. No sooner had man fallen than God is seen promising deliverance (Genesis 3:15).

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Dueling With Depression
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Dueling With Depression

by Pastor Tim – Depression is not always resulting from sin, the lack of faith in God or caused by self pity. Christians, like everyone else, get depressed. Many of God’s choicest servants have suffered greatly from depression.

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Church Country
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Eighteenth And Nineteenth Century Baptists

by Pastor Tim – Baptist growth accelerated in the 18th century largely as a result of the movement known as the Great Awakening. In the 19th century the Baptists, like most other Protestant denominations, split over the issue of slavery. This led to the formation of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845.

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Examine Yourselves

by Pastor Tim – Restoring the Biblical practice of self-examination and self-awareness should take center stage following the religious drift of the twentieth century. Many take for granted that their possession is equal to their profession. It’s time we push for a real heart probing search on the part of every professing Christian.

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Aaron Binion

Heaven is For Real but the Movie Isn’t

by Aaron Binion – Heaven is for Real best seller examined; The movie viewer has two options: Accept the kid’s trip as legitimate because the little boy says so, or practice discernment and compare what the kid says to the Bible to see if he’s right.

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Katie Shoemaker

How To Call a Pastor

by Jerry Miller – So how does a church find this man? What method can be used to enable a church to single out that individual minister that God wants to place there?

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Husband Of One Wife

by Pastor Tim – 1 Timothy 3:2 clearly reveals intolerance, stating that a “bishop must be”. . . or he is disqualified to oversee the flock of God, some only consider them as recommendations.

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Keeping The Pulpit Pure

by Pastor Tim – Paul warned the Churches not to mix man-made religion with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Judizers that tainted the gospel had no place in the Church and were not to be received as gospel ministers.

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faith
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Kingdom Of God

by Pastor Tim – The phrases “kingdom of God” and “kingdom of heaven” are troublesome and controversial subjects in the twentieth century. Controversy and confusion stems from a wrong kingdom theology that has produced a perverted concept of the second coming of Christ and has undermined Church authority.

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Graves
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Landmarkism

by Pastor Tim – Scholars from the twentieth century disagree and view the whole Landmarkism movement very differently than nineteenth century scholars. There are four different areas of study that the scholars have developed through the years, and there are seven main works concerning Landmarkism

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Aaron Binion

Leaving Left Behind Behind

by Aaron Binion – Left Behind supporters say certain events are necessary for his second coming: the rebirth of national Israel, the rebuilding of the temple, one world currency, and the rise of the Anti-Christ. Left Behind teaches that Christians will vanish leaving behind their clothes, dentures, and airplane seats, while unsaved people will have no idea where they went.

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Mary Rejoicing, Rachel Weeping

by Pastor Tim – Christmas is not always a joyful time for everybody. It can be mixed with much trouble, sorrow and even pain. However, the solution is quite simple; leave Bethlehem and go to the cross .

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Resisting Resentment
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Resisting Resentment

by Pastor Tim – Resentment can be defined as an emotional feeling of bitter hurt or indignation from a sense of being injured or offended. Proverbs 27:3 states “A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.”

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Christmas
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Saving Christmas

by Aaron Binion – Should Baptist celebrate Christmas and is it Biblical? What about Christmas trees, wise men, candy canes and Santa?

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Seventeenth Century Baptists

by Pastor Tim – Circumstances have colored each century with unique forces that have shaped the life and work of the church down to the present. Cause and effect continues to shape us culturally and traditionally. Understanding this influence may serve us as a Spiritual compass preserving progress and preventing extremism.

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Shubael Stearns
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Shubal Stearns

by Timothy Binion – Shubal Stearns was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 28, 1706. He was married to Sarah Johnstone but had no children. He came out of the New Light movement and became a Baptist in 1751.

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Katie Shoemaker

Speaking In Tongues

by D. N. Jackson – the subject, “Speaking in Tongues.” By a tongue is meant a language, and those who were endued with power to speak in tongues spoke in other Languages – foreign languages,

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Spiritual Footwashing

by Pastor Tim – Our Lord’s willingness to wash the disciples feet established the principle of humility\servitude that one must preserve in ways that are suitable to our present day culture.

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stopping diotrephes
Katie Shoemaker

Stopping Diotrephes

by Jerry Reynolds – They make people their game pieces, and the suffering they cause the insignificant pawns on their mighty chessboards matters little to their vain ambitions. We have people in our ranks who are sowers of discord among brethren for selfish gain.

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Katie Shoemaker

The Evils Of Religious Liberalism

by Judson Taylor (1856) – Liberalism has taken the place of Persecution. Persecution killed men, but prospered the cause; whilst Liberalism kills the cause by flattering men into compromises. Persecuted Truth has survived in all ages, but Compromised Truth never survives

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The New Covenant

by Pastor Tim – A Change in the Covenant is clearly expressed by calling it a ‘new,’ covenant (Heb 9:15), the ‘second’ covenant ( Heb 8:7), and a ‘better’ covenant (Heb 7:22 & Heb 9:16-17). However, only the nature of the covenant changed at the coming of the Lord and not the original promise.

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The One Thing

by Pastor Tim – Luke 10:42 “But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” What Is The ONE Thing?

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The Power Team

by Pastor Tim – Letter I wrote to the First Baptist Church Of Hendersonville after the Power Team from TX visited our town.

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Katie Shoemaker

The Trail Of Blood

by J. M. Carroll – Following the Christians Down Through the Centuries . . .or The History of Baptist Churches From the Time of Christ, Their Founder, to the Present Day

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The Twenty-First Century Pastor

by Pastor Tim – The ministry is not chosen as a man chooses a profession. It is in obedience to a special divine call from God. When God calls a man to preach, he preaches under obligation. If he does not preach, to him it is sin:

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Thou Shall Not Gamble
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Thou Shall Not Gamble

by Pastor Tim – Gambling is a form of robbery by mutual consent. Gambling transfers wealth not earned and receives wealth without giving anything in exchange. Gambling is the spirit of thievery and covetousness. The Bible charges us to stop stealing and get our money by working for it:

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rapture
Katie Shoemaker

What Rapture?

by Larry T. Taylor – Although many may attempt to scripturally prove the millennial reign of Christ on earth, the “Rapture of the Church” doctrine is no where to be found the Bible

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church
Aaron Binion

What’s Missing in Church Today?

by Aaron Binion – People attend church all of their lives never growing in sanctification (1 Thessalonians 4:3), learning the basic elements of the Christian faith (Hebrews 5:12), or conducting themselves properly in church (1 Timothy 3:15)

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Who Are These People

by Pastor Tim – The cheap grace evangelism so widespread in our day, with its high pressure techniques, makes merchandise of the souls of men. Am I really saved? Do I, in truth, belong to the Lord? Have I a genuine hope?

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Mail
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You’ve Got Mail

by Pastor Tim – One of my greatest concerns is our lukewarmness toward divine institutions: One of the first things God instituted was the Family or home and through the coming of Christ we have the privilege of having a “Christian Home”.

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