September 1, 2007
|A Fallen Church | Charles E. Orr||Warning|
It is surpassing strange that one reformation does not profit by the downfall of the preceding ones.... The worldliness they could not once tolerate they are now themselves engaging in. Then the spiritual ones form another movement....
July 1, 2008
|Five Reasons Why I Do Not Seek the Gift of Tongues | Elmer E. Shelhamer||Warning|
We do not for one moment deny that there is a gift of tongues.... I would not dare do as many brethren, who denounce the entire Tongues movement as of the devil. I have found some of these people nearer heaven than some who oppose them.
April 12, 2011
|Foundation Truth, Number 27 (Winter/Spring 2011) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2011||Warning|
I think my biggest battle was myself. I expected more. I wanted to see progress. It was trying on patience to sit with an unresponsive child and give instructions to deaf ears. ...I wondered what the point was. I was handicapped and resented it.
September 1, 2013
|Foundation Truth, Number 32 (Summer 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Warning|
In the world of professing Christianity, there is hardly anything but counterfeit money.... The command to try the spirits is only possible for people that have the true Spirit, else it is only people comparing the false with the false, i.e., counterfeit with counterfeit.
September 1, 2012
|Hear God’s Voice and Follow Him | Fred Pruitt, 2012||Warning|
Brothers and sisters in Christ, let us keep in our hearts a love for the truth and the crucified way, lest we be led astray by any of the deceivers around us.... Those who get grounded and settled in the truth will not be blown about by different winds of doctrine.
October 1, 2012
|“I’m Glad I Settled It Last Night” | Herbert M. Riggle, 1918||Warning|
A miner came to the altar seeking Christ.... After more than an hour of seeking, the minister dismissed the congregation, while he himself remained with the seeker. After a long time he suggested that they go home.... But the penitent man would not be put off.
November 1, 2011
|Ishmael | Mark P. Spinks||Warning|
Our Ishmaels exist because we listen to some voice other than that of the Holy Spirit. Our motives may be pure, and the cause laudable, but we are badly out of our depth when we lean on human wisdom and understanding to attempt the work of God.
March 1, 2015
|Is Holiness Legalism? | John Wesley, 1762||Warning|
Do not say, "I can do nothing." If so, then you know nothing of Christ. Then you have no faith. For if you have faith, if you believe, then you "can do all things through Christ" who strengthens you. You can love Him and keep His commandments.
April 1, 2012
|Jehoshaphat and Ahab | Mark P. Spinks, 2006||Warning|
Jehoshaphat got too far from God and too close to Ahab. The same will happen to you and me unless we live continually in the presence of the Holy Spirit. Without His aid... sin does not appear so exceedingly sinful anymore.
February 1, 2014
|Lukewarmness | George D. Watson, 1896||Warning|
As a rule, lukewarmness of spirit is so decent and well-behaved, that it chloroforms its victim and kills him without a scream of terror. This is what makes it so awfully fatal. While open sin slays its hundreds, nice, respectable lukewarmness slays its tens of thousands.
March 1, 2019
|Over-Waiting for God | James R. Miller, 1896||Warning|
There are times when closet prayer is not the duty of the hour.... We may think we are honoring God by waiting... but really we are dishonoring Him by lack of present faith and ready obedience. Blessing... cannot be given to us until we go forth to get it.
October 1, 2010
|Remember Now Thy Creator | Ostis B. Wilson, Jr., 2010||Warning|
Whatever it takes for you to save your soul, whatever sacrifices you may have to make, whatever the cost may be, whatever you may have to deny yourself.... This life is just a little while. Eternity is a long time.
February 1, 2011
|The Pumpkin That Caught Geese | Anonymous/Unknown||Warning|
Sometimes people are fooled, too. There are many things in life which look harmless enough and yet are fatal. We hear warnings about drugs and other harmful things and often forget the most common and most serious death trap of all.
June 1, 2012
|The Responsibility of My Soul | Mark P. Spinks, 2012||Warning|
Most human beings do not value their soul as they should, but are instead incredibly careless. This neglect of the soul is beyond irresponsible, beyond criminal, beyond comprehension.... So the souls of men become easy pickings for the enemy of mankind.
March 1, 2014
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 63 (Winter 2014) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2014||Warning|
What should you do when the devil sneaks up with bad thoughts or tells you that you'll be happier if you disobey?... The only way to win is to "resist steadfast in the faith." Will you believe in God's love and power more than anything else?
August 1, 2017
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 72 (Summer 2017) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2017||Warning|
We can easily jump to conclusions when we know only a few things about a subject. What if your Mom isn't in the kitchen. Does that mean she went shopping? No. ...facts might help you come to the right conclusion, but even then you could be wrong.