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Seal of God

God’s people will be sealed during the Great Tribulation, before Jesus returns to take them home. Each of us is born with a sinful nature, but during the Great Tribulation God will remove the carnal nature from His children and replace it with a pure heart that has no attraction for sin! This booklet is…

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Galatians — Explained (Interlaced Version)

In the early Christian church, controversies arose over many issues. These often stemmed from reconciling Jewish tradition with the assumptions of new Gentile converts. This interlaced version of Galatians explains part of Paul’s approach to resolving these disputes. This booklet is based on material published on our website. To study further, visit our website at…

Morality | Sin

Should Sinners Shun Sinners? (Part 2) – Immoral Behavior

First article in series… Shunning Immoral Behavior Previously, we examined several references in the Bible showing situations where shunning may be appropriate. For example, God required that people be ostracized for sexually immoral behavior. (Leviticus 18:29; Revelation 2:14, 20; 1 Corinthians 5:11) God’s commands are for our benefit even if we do not understand His…

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Should Sinners Shun Sinners? (Part 1) – Church Rejection

Church Rejection Shunning is a religious practice in which a religious body chooses to socially and emotionally avoid a person or group of people. Shunning can take the form of censure (a person is not permitted to speak openly or hold church office) or it can be as serious as expulsion from membership. If a…

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Our Response to the Holy Spirit Determines Our Eternal Destiny

“ . . . . Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14) The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in Washington D.C. estimated in 2011 that a total of 108 billion people have lived on Earth. (See http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2002/HowManyPeopleHaveEverLivedonEarth.aspx.)  Since there is no census data on world population for most…