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The Destruction of Legalism
April 20, 2020
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Note: by Joe Cassada Welcome to the fourth and final article in this series within a series. If I may, I’d like to preface this last post with a word of thanks to Tom Brennan for entrusting me with the important task of addressing a complicated issue – one that,…
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What Does the Bible Say about Pandemics?
March 27, 2020
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A Summary of Biblical Words for Infectious Outbreaks The outbreak of the coronavirus disease called COVID-19 has surprised many of us. Yet infectious outbreaks and pandemics are nothing new. They’ve occurred throughout history and the Bible mentions them a lot, especially in the Old Testament (OT). So, what does the…
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The Detection of Legalism
March 23, 2020
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This is the third in a four post mini-series on legalism set within the context of this series on grace. These are by Pastor Joe Cassada of the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Maryland Heights, Missouri. In the last two posts, I warned that two popular understandings of legalism will…
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The Definition of Legalism
November 29, 2019
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This is the second in a four post mini-series on legalism set within the context of this series on grace. These are by Pastor Joe Cassada of the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Previously, I mentioned that two popular understandings of legalism fail to take the battle…
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The Danger of Legalism
September 22, 2019
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Note: In planning this blog series on grace I felt I wanted to cover the subject of legalism in some depth. I have asked my good friend, Pastor Joe Cassada, of the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Maryland Heights, Missouri, to address this topic for us. This is the first…
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Consider Jesus Christ
September 17, 2019
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“...consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus” “Now consider how great this man was...” “For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself...” Hebrews 3:1; 7:4; 12:3 The cited word consider means “to observe fully, to contemplate, to draw analogy or conclusion, to participate…
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I Have Seen Thy Tears
January 17, 2019
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“...I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears...” (II Kings 20:5) Brief study of II Kings 20 will demonstrate that this chapter falls during the reign of Sargon, the Assyrian who was king after Shalmaneser and before Sennacherib. Among the evidences of this order of events is that,…
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How To Deal With Pride (Part 2)
September 10, 2018
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Proverbs 16:17-25, The highway of the upright is to depart from evil:  he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.  Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.  Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. …
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Pie in the Sky or Steak on the Plate: What is Christianity?
July 12, 2018
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The old preacher once said, “I’m glad for the pie in sky when I die, but I’d like some steak on my plate while I wait!” Although this is a lighthearted remark, sadly, it is representative of the way a vast number of people understand classical Christianity. The idea advanced…
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Priestly Praying
July 2, 2018
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“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood…a royal priesthood…” “…and hath made us…priests unto God…“ I Peter 2:5, 9 (selected) Revelation 1:6 Levitical priesthood law, according to Hebrews 7:11-19, has changed. “There was made of necessity a change” because the priests who were Aaron’s…
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