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The Gospel vs. Christian Gnosticism

Gnosticism originated before the time of Jesus. After the birth of the church, Gnosticism made quick inroads into the church in both teaching and practice. Today, many of these Gnostic infiltrations still exist in the church. However, they aren't recognized as Gnostic. So what is the true gospel, and what is Gnostic heresy? Pastor Ray...

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Divorce from Religion

Jesus told a story of a wedding banquet in which one man did not wear the appropriate clothing. As a result, he was cast out of the banquet and sent to hell. This man was speechless. Why? Because he thought that his “religious” clothes would get him in. Instead, what he needed was the “clean...

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The Holy Spirit Takes Possession

Yesterday's broadcast provided a Biblical foundation for every believer to seek the Pentecost baptism of the Holy Spirit after conversion. So, we thought a modern-day illustration would be helpful. In this story, we read Rees Howells' detailed experience of the Holy Spirit taking possession of his body and life. Three years after this young coal...

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Indwelt by Jesus

The Christian life is not completed in conversion. In the new birth, a person is changed from a sinner to a saint. Now, free to never sin again, the new Christian must go on to seek the Pentecost baptism of the Holy Spirit. Jesus also described this as the indwelling of the Holy Spirit: he...

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Face to Face with God

No one but the prophet Isaiah saw the Lord, high and lifted up, that day in the temple. Why? Why didn't everyone see God's glory? Simply, they were too concerned with other things. Worldliness, materialism, ambition, and religious tradition prevented them from coming face to face with God. However, a closer look at this temple...