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Once again, here in the United States, we come to the time of year when pause and take the time to give thanks to God for His bountiful blessings. During this Thanksgiving holiday, we want to let all our friends of the FEA know how thankful we are to the Lord for your friendship, fellowship, and support. God has sustained this ministry for over 92 years, and He has used friends and co-laborers to encourage and strengthen us in His work. We thank you, and we trust you will take the time this week to thank the Lord for His goodness and lovingkindness. Specifically, consider three things for which we can thank the Lord. The Psalms are full of general exhortations to give praise to the Lord and express heartfelt thanksgiving to Him. But if we look at all the passages that exclaim thanks to God or encourage us to…

Generally speaking, the Church Growth/Church Marketing Movement is dangerous because … It is based upon the perceived needs of sinful men rather than upon the eternal declarations of the Word of God (what one desires rather than what one truly needs). It minimizes Biblical doctrine and emphasizes the feelings and emotions of mankind (how one “feels” rather than what one “thinks”). It uses the amusements, fads, philosophies and gimmicks of the world and fails to exhort people to have a different mindset from the world. It changes the message of Christ by focusing primarily upon the “positive” texts of Scripture and frequently neglecting the “negative” words of God. In this manner, the “whole counsel of God” is no longer taught or emphasized. It furthers the agenda of the ecumenical church by encouraging unity with men and ministries that either disbelieve or question God’s Word or that join hands with those…

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