February 21, 2017

Seeing Self

George Stiekes

Then said I, Woe is me! for I am unclean; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Isaiah 6:5

In the first century B.C., Narcissus sees himself in a pool of water and falls in love with himself. The Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year for 2013 was “selfie.” It is an informal noun defined as a self-photograph taken with a smartphone or webcam and then uploaded to a social media website. For some, selfies are a nice form of communication between friends and loved ones far apart. Young people find it to be loads of fun. Then there are some who tend to become narcissistic — self-absorbed, admiring, and egotistic. It is just another fad of our humanistic society made possible through technology.

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The Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International Is Alive and Well

My friend Jeff Straub’s headline, “The Fundamental Baptist Fellowship is No More” is inaccurate and misleading. The FBFI will continue to function under its corporate name, Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International, Inc. FBFI members and readers of both FrontLine magazine and our blog, Proclaim and Defend will notice little or no change in references to FBFI for the immediate future. To us, the word fundamental is dear and clear. But, to many outside our circles it has taken on a sinister meaning. When word usage changes, constant explanations or qualifications are needed, and often fail. Many fundamentalists have tired of having to make excuses for the term.

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Enduring Temptation

George Stiekes

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Daniel 1:8

Daniel purposed in his heart not to defile himself when he was faced with that opportunity. It is wise to purpose in your heart prior to being faced with the opportunity and then to continue growing in your relationship with the Lord so that when you are faced with the wrong kind of circumstances, you will be strong in the Lord to be able to resist.

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Why I Cannot Change My Mind on the Premillennial Return of Christ

Matthew Recker

In a Gospel Coalition article, Sam Storms has a piece entitled “Why I Changed My Mind on the Millennium.” He says that it is now impossible for him to hold to premillennialism, having now switched to an amillennial position.

As a response, I would like to share why I cannot change my mind on a premillennial position.

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What’s an Evangelical to Do? (4)

Mark Minnick

FrontLine • September/October 2008

Part 1Part 2Part 3

Part 3 established the fact of false teachers and showed how they can appear to be orthodox, yet their reality can’t be denied. Part 3 closed with this question:

But practically speaking, how are we to detect him?

Back to the Question of Fruit

We’re back to the question of fruit. Our Lord says that wolves in sheep’s clothing cannot produce good fruit. But that raises a question. How then do you explain bad men (e.g., Balaam and Judas) who apparently did and spoke so much good? The answer to that question can evidently be complex. But I think that there are certain considerations that point toward the answer and start us on our way.

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