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Jesus Is Only Begotten

“In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him” (1 John 4:9). Jesus is special because:

1) The word, “manifested” means “made obvious,” and so: “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13);

2) He is God’s “only begotten Son,” because no one else has been made like Him! Jesus is not God’s “only” Son, for “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:26);

3) “And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin” (1 John 3:5).

 

Jesus said, “if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins” (John 8:24).

  • Words of Wisdom article, 10/21/2019

 

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Calendar Apostasy Article Available

My article Calendar Apostasy is available in Bible Articles.

 

It was published in the Gospel Gleaner in February, 2011, and on the Fellowship Room website in April, 2014.

 

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Outline of the Book of Jonah Now Available

My outline of The Book of Jonah is now available in Bible Outlines.

Documents are provided as PDF for easy access on electronic readers and smartphones. Please click here to know more.

 

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Try, Again

Crimes come from the heart, not the neighborhood. “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). But at Paul’s preaching in the sinfully corrupted city of Corinth, “many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized” (Acts 18:8). More laws on the books, newer housing projects, larger police forces, and longer prison sentences cannot change one heart like Jesus Christ can. To a world of sinners who need to change, Jesus said, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16). The church of Christ is composed of scrubbed sinners.

 

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Any questions?

If you would like me to address a question you have in your study, please feel free to contact me personally through the website Contact.

Please review my previous answers to questions on the Questions Answered page.

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Outline of the Book of Obadiah NOW Available

My outline of The Book of Obadiah is now available in Bible Outlines.

Documents are provided as PDF for easy access on electronic readers and smartphones. Please click here to know more.

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Wuhan Woe 3/30/2020

Despite the extreme efforts to contain and stop the Wuhan Virus, there is an even more devastating virus that is being overlooked. A fear of the Wuhan Virus is of those who may have it and not know it, but be spreading it to others. Wuhan only affects the body; the Virus of Sin affects souls forever. John said, “He who sins is of the Devil” (1 John 3:8). Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin” (John 8:34). Jesus also said, “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man" (Mark 7:21-23). The cure “is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith” (1 John 5:4).

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Sermon Audios Available

During this time where home worship is more frequent, please refer to my Sermon Audios page for some useful lessons to assist you. 

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Bible Basics Available for Family Study Material

During this time for more family time, it might be an idea to discuss some Bible fundamentals with your children or as a family. Please refer to my Bible Basics page for some useful charts, articles, and outlines to assist this study.

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Is Genesis History? Movies for Quarantine

Tell Your Family & Friends!

We know a lot of people are stuck at home, so we will be regularly uploading new videos as long as this quarantine lasts. It's a great time to learn more about the wonders of God's creation. Just check in regularly to our Facebook page to see what’s new. (Of course, we have over a hundred videos already available on our YouTube Channel.)

May the Lord keep you safe during this most unusual season.

Most sincerely,

Thomas Purifoy, Jr.
Producer

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