November 22, 2017

Paul’s Amazing Statement on Christian Suffering

Matt Recker Colossians 1:24: Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for His body’s sake, which is the church. Paul’s statement on suffering is amazing on a number of levels. First, it is amazing that Paul rejoices in suffering. […]

Predestination

George Stiekes Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you. John 15:16 There have so many disputes, arguments, and even church splits over the issue of predestination. It is sad when brothers and sisters in Christ divide over the issue of free will or election because both are taught in the Bible.

Why a Universal Call to Salvation is Essential

Kevin Schaal It is hard to believe, but there were some mid-19th Century London Baptists who accused Charles Haddon Spurgeon of having a “a second-hand ministry, deeply tainted with an Arminian spirit.”[1] Yes. Spurgeon was called a closet-Arminian by some of his peers. Earthen Vessel, 1855, p. 241, quoted by Iain Murray in Spurgeon v. […]

The Routine of the Tabernacle Worship

Taigen Joos Most Christians are familiar with the first half of the book of Exodus. The calling of Moses, the ten plagues, the crossing of the Red Sea, the giving of the Law, etc. The latter part of the book may be less appealing because it is largely about the instructions for making the components […]

God Knows Us and Still Loves Us

George Stiekes The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3 God has a very special love for His own. His love is referred to in Scripture as an everlasting love, something no one on earth can […]

Approving Alcohol, Prohibiting Marijuana: An Inconsistent Position

Wally Morris One of the most significant changes in attitude and behavior among conservative Evangelicals and some Fundamentalists is the acceptance of the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The increase in consumption of beer, wine, and liquor is characteristic of the wider American culture and influencing Christians as well. One reason BJU published a book about […]

Martin Luther — The Man Who Started the Reformation

Sam Horn Bring … the Books FrontLine • September/October 2006 Since your Imperial Majesty requires a plain answer, I will give one without horns or hoof! It is this: that I must be convinced either by the testimony of Scripture or by clear arguments. I cannot trust the Pope or Councils by themselves, since it […]

Tempted to Quit? Do You Know Why You Shouldn’t?

Matt Recker Church attendance is dropping nationwide. Many think they are perfectly justified. They offer many excuses, but here are some common ones: “Someone said or did something to hurt me deeply.” “I’ve got new interests.” “I don’t like how the church treats people.” “I’m not being fed” or “the church is not meeting my […]

Opening Our Eyes to the Clash of Worldviews

George Stiekes And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:2). Ken Ham wrote: “Statistical research shows that approximately two-thirds of young people in America are leaving the church by […]

FrontLine Sept/Oct 17 – Mentoring into Ministry

FrontLine September/October 2017 | VOLUME 27 | NUMBER 5 Editorial by David Shumate We all have a sad tendency to take for granted some of life’s greatest blessings. In thinking about this issue of FrontLine, “Mentoring into the Ministry,” I came to the realization that my Christian life has been enriched beyond words by the […]