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Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity1 Cor. 16:13, 14 Herein lies the key to victorious and fruitful service. What was needful for the Corinthians to serve the Lord aright is also required of us. We should give careful heed to these brief, yet blessed, commands.’Watch ye”–Be circumspect in your walk and watchful of whatever would cause offense. The Corinthians were admonished to be on the alert lest the spiritual error which had so plagued them in the past should once again gain the upper hand. Believers who have come to grips with the devastating effect of sin, as was brought to the attention of the Corinthians in this Epistle, must be especially careful of falling prey to further deception. A wariness of sin is an essential fruit of repentance (2 Cor. 7:11). The philosophy of…

[The following article, written by Dr. William Evans, briefly describes the role the Holy Scriptures should play in the life of the church and of individual Christians today. When so many people–believers and unbelievers–are undermining the importance and sufficiency of God’s Word, it is more important than ever that true believers hold a high view of the Bible.] One of the prominent characteristics of the “latter days” is that there shall be a departure from the faith once for all delivered to the saints. Whether we are living in the “last days” or not may be questioned by some, but that many persons (preachers included) are leaving the old landmarks of Christian belief there can be no reasonable doubt. It seems as if the simple sound of the gospel were not sufficient; a gospel with variations is sought. It may not be out of place, therefore, to draw the attention…

Jesus could return at any moment. Are you ready? The apostle John exhorts us to “abide in Him (Jesus Christ); that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming” (1 Jn. 2:28). The Bible tells us to anticipate the imminent (any-moment) return of Christ. For example, the apostle Paul, in attempting to stir the Roman church out of her spiritual lethargy, told the Roman believers to “wake up” and understand that they needed to live a Christ-honoring life. Paul said, “Now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed” (Rom. 13:11). Because those to whom Paul wrote were already justified in the sight of God, “salvation” in this verse could only refer to the future aspect of salvation; that is, the believers at that moment were closer to experiencing eternity…

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