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[31 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 298 views]

A recent article from AFP news recounts an archaeological find in Jerusalem: a famed 1,500-year-old street which had been lost for centuries.
There was a map that showed the existence of a thoroughfare… the main road into the city of Jerusalem… that had been missing for years. Time and tradition had obscured it, and even another road was laid overtop of it. Through a diligent excavation, the old path was dug up and revealed.
Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, …

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[2 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 896 views]

A doctors mistakes get buried, but a preachers mistakes go to hell.

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[22 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 1,468 views]

PREAMBLE
WE BELIEVE the Bible to be inspired of God; the infallible Word of God. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).
The Bible is the only God-given authority which man possesses; therefore, all doctrine, faith, hope, and all instruction for the church must be based upon, and harmonize with, the Bible. It is to be read and studied by all men everywhere, and can only be clearly understood by those who are anointed by …

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[10 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 352 views]
Navigating Change

Recently Rodney Shaw, who is an accomplished author, editor and leader within the Apostolic Pentecostal movement, made the following statement regarding “change”…
I wanted to challenge both the establishment and the up-and-comers in a responsible, respectful way. Change is here, and if we don’t realize it, we will shrivel into nothing. On the other hand, there is an appropriate way to engage change. Our core theology is right. We cannot abandon our core because our methods and church culture are perceived to be stale. We need to understand where we came …

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[13 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 360 views]

By Darren Shelton
Some have asked the question, “do we have all truth?”
This is a prudent question with a simple answer and a right answer. Understanding that clarification is key to properly pursuing “all truth.”
The simple answer is no, we don’t have all truth in the sense that we don’t know everything there is to know about our great God. We will spend eternity learning and coming to know Him.
But at the same time, it is a mistake that can lead to egregious error to suggest that we are all just …

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[1 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 1,864 views]

By Anthony Tamel
Bro Tamel is co-pastor of Parkway Apostolic Church in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Published in the Forward Magazine Summer 2001
The Controversy
There is nothing new about controversy. Most churches differ in various matters of teaching, even among Apostolic churches. Some controversies are more serious than others, and one of the more seri-ous ones relates to the physical body of Christ. It stems from the thought that Christ’s physical body was heavenly in its origin and from the Father entirely, rather than Christ having an earthly body received from His mother, …

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[30 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 1,687 views]

Among those who believe and teach the truth of 1 Corinthians 11 in regards to women maintaining uncut hair, there are some who believe in error about the “power” that is linked to the doctrinal practice.
There should be a baseline of understanding set when approaching this discussion. First and foremost, there is no doctrine of a woman’s hair containing, eliciting, exuding, projecting, etc. any type of miraculous power in this entire chapter.
The word translated “power” (exousia) in this chapter is more accurately translated “a symbol of authority”. It is not …

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[22 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 465 views]

The following quotations are excerpted from a book published in 1834 and written by
Joshua Leonard, a Presbyterian minister who was a member of the Presbytery in Cortland, New
York. While the book was in production, charges of heresy were filed against him because of it,
whereupon he resigned and resumed his previous status as an independent congregational
pastor. The full title of the book on its title page is Solemn Reasons for Believing That God Is
One: and for Withholding Assent to the Proposition That God Is Three, and the short title on its
spine …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 300 views]

Cyril of Alexandria, Egypt, AD 444 wrote:
“For He is the Lord of all powers, fulfilling by His will what exceedingly surpasseth nature, and effecting at once what seemeth Him good. The mystery of the Incarnation passeth all marvel and discourse, and no less the benefits redounding to us. For how is it not next to incredible, that the Word, Begotten of God, should be united with the flesh and be in the form of a servant, and endure the Cross and the insults and outrages of the Jews? Or how …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 366 views]

By Cleveland M. Becton
As we observe the ministry of both Jesus and the apostles, it is evident that divine healing was not something peripheral to their ministries.  It was an important witness to Jesus as the promised Messiah and Savior from sin.  When the man with the palsy was let down through the broken roof to where Jesus was ministering, the Scripture says: “When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee” (Mark 2:5).
Immediately the scribes responded by asking, “Who …