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Understanding Before Conversion

In the Great Commission, Jesus said, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. […]

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Where the Apostles Baptized in Jesus’ Name?

Alexander Campbell made famous this nineteenth-century expression: “Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.” Basically he was saying that a teaching cannot be said to be “biblical” if is has no Bible verses for its evidence. With this in mind, there are three scriptural evidences that prove the Apostles of Jesus’ […]

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Repentance Causes the Messiah to Draw Near

The Jews believed that repentance caused the Messiah to draw nigh. John the Baptist, a Jew, was sent as the forerunner to the Messiah, Jesus. What was John’s message? Repentance! Jesus’ message paralleled John’s. He taught: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mar […]

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Faith Is…

The writer of Hebrews said, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). The way a person can know that they have faith and that they are pleasing God […]

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