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Monthly Reader – June 2022

June 23rd Mike Ratliff concluded his series earlier this week. Well worth reading, and check out the two Paul Washer sermon links in Part 4. The Compromised Church Part 5 – Self-Deceived Godliness June 9th - It’s worth spending the hour watching the Jason Lisle video in Elisabeth Prata’s post yesterday! It’s June 2nd, and… Continue reading Monthly Reader – June 2022

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Strange Fire

Timely article Mike. Not a message we hear often today. If one searches on The Regulative Principle of Worship a number of other good articles can be found explaining this Reformed Biblical concept, summarized in both the Westminster and Belgic Confessions. Most ignore it today, and practice whatever they wish or will or feel good about. Or they focus on the pragmatic, whatever builds the largest church must be used. As for Strange Fire there was a good conference on that a few years ago, still online. And the American Gospel documentaries show many of the more extreme misdirections, the world, not just the US, follow. Just earlier this month Justin Peters did another documentary on the World of Faith churches.

But there have been warnings since the beginning:

Act 20:29  For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Act 20:30  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
Act 20:31  Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them. 2 And fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. Leviticus 10:1-2 (NASB) 

9 But you are A chosen race, A royal priesthood, A holy nation, A people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10 (NASB) 

Until 2004 I could not stand to read some Old Testament books such as Leviticus and Job. I…

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Commandments – Do we listen any better today?

For some time now I have been trying to understand the mystery of character of worship and faith as seen in the majority of the visible church. If you really take the time to research the size of the world community that in some way, shape or purpose uses the name of Jesus or Christ… Continue reading Commandments – Do we listen any better today?