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Spiritual Decline

Volume 43

January 2020

Number 1

Beloved:

The SUPERFICIALITY and SHALLOWNESS seen among GOD’S PEOPLE in these days of SPIRITUAL DECLINE surely calls for a THOROUGH EXAMINATION of the basic fundamentals of the CHRISTIAN FAITH. An EASY BELIEVISM allows the GROSSEST SIN, for apparently one has only to “CONFESS” it to the Lord to get off scot free. 

Such is the DEAD APOSTASY of present day EVANGELISM which seems to guarantee salvation even to those who REFUSE to FORSAKE THEIR SIN in direct contrast to the challenge of the Apostle Paul: "Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? GOD FORBID” (Romans 6:1-2). 

There MUST be an abhorrence of sin in EVERY testimony to the SAVING GRACE and POWER of the Lord Jesus Christ! The SAVED sinner will NEVER be perfect in this life (he knows that well enough) but he no longer makes EXCUSES or SEEKS PROVISION to fulfill his lust with the thought that he can always get away with it on the ground of occasional “confession”. He MUST confess with the object of FORSAKING his sin, that he might be cleansed from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).

As we begin our journey together through the year 2020, Please keep this in mind: NOT ALL CHANGE IS PROGRESS!

I appreciate so much what YOU are doing for THIS MINISTRY. Your gifts and prayers keep us going. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I love YOU dearly in our Lord. 

Now a word from HIS WORD: “For the time has come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17).

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