Christ the Man of Prayer #2

By Oscar M. Baker

Luke 3:21-22. "...Jesus also being baptized,and praying..." A lot of people go over these verses and never notice that He was praying there when baptized.

Mark 1:35. "...rising up a great while before dawn...prayed." Notice that! And read verse 34. He would never allow demons or the devil to bear testimony of Him. Now compare Ph'p. 2:10. These that bow the knee will do it willingly, and the devil and demons will not be among them.

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The Life and Epistles of St. Paul

The Life and Epistles of St. Paul

The Life and Epistles of St. Paul by Conybeare and Howson
As the title suggests these authors spend a great deal of time explaining the historical surroundings and the environment that were present during the Apostle Paul's lifetime. The 14 Epistles that were written by St. Paul are quoted (KJV) and then some notes given as an explanation of these Scriptures.

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Search to See

Our book in review is entitled Search to See by Alvin Johnson
Our author's desire was to write a book using poetry (i.e. a poetic form) in such a way as to provoke curiosity and a greater interest in the Bible and finally to promote Bible study.  He hoped that others would "Search to See" whether or not these things are true by searching the Scriptures.

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Enoch & Elijah: R.I.P.

Enoch & Elijah: R.I.P.

Enoch and Elijah: R.I.P. by M. Thomas Wark  
The purpose of this booklet is to prove that the patriarch Enoch and the prophet Elijah are not examples of men who have died and are now alive in heaven. It will be proven that Enoch is not a type of the "pre-tribulation rapture" of the Body of Christ at the end of this dispensation.  That Elijah was not taken to heaven in a fiery chariot thereby escaping death.  And finally that these two men are not the "Two Witnesses" of the Book of Revelation, chapter 11:3-12.  These two men do not have immortal souls and they are not examples of men who do.

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The Buddha of Christendom

The Buddha of Christendom

"The Buddha of Christendom" by Robert Anderson
The Reformation that took place in the 16th century is the subject of this book.  The Reformers believed that the Bible should be the supreme standard of authority, whereas Rome taught that "the Church" was.  These two differing viewpoints are still at odds in the days in which we live.  One position is Christianity and the other is the religion of Christendom and of its Buddha

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A More Excellent Way

By Oscar M. Baker

Our Lord loved people, and what did He do about it?  Why, His whole lifetime here upon the earth was helping people, teaching them, healing their diseases, bringing the dead to life, and so on.  That was love all the way through.  It is not sitting down somewhere in seclusion, or out on a mountain top somewhere, like Buddha, and doing nothing.  But you see that's somewhat of the old nature in man, just sit and do nothing.

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Acts and John Compared

By Oscar M. Baker

Each of these books has a present prospect, but used events of the past for proof and background.  Each one recognizes the line of demarcation where Israel ceased to be the favored nation with dispensational advantages over all others.  Each was written primarily to Gentiles.  And the background of each is the failure of Israel to recognize and receive her Messiah.

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A Song of Praise

By Oscar M. Baker

Isaiah 12 is short, only 6 verses, a song of praise. It's separate from the rest, and the translators recognized this, so they set it aside. The background for it is found in Isa. 11:16. It speaks of a day when Israel will be led back into their land. "And there shall be an highway for the remnant of His People. which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt."

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Things Most Surely Believed As To - Resurrection

By Joseph L. Watkins

"It is a "Faithful Saying" for if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him" 2 Tim. 2:11.

As we have shared our understanding of the truth of God concerning The Reconciliation of All, we have held in view always the truth of The Resurrection of All, in Christ Jesus, for only in Him can be found resurrection's power and authority. And that is the next logical subject in our quest - to know and understand His wonderful "Word of Truth".

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The Other Lazarus

The Other Lazarus

By George Feldman

There are two Lazaruses in the New Testament. One of them, along with his two sisters Mary and Martha, enjoyed a close friendship with the Lord. It is recorded in the eleventh chapter of John that, traumatic circumstances befell that family. Lazarus became very ill and died. His sisters called for the Lord Who raised Lazarus from the dead even though he had been dead four days. This caused the consternation of the chief priest and Pharisees who hated the Lord to the point that they plotted His death.

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The Prodigal

The Prodigal

By George Feldman

Our subject pictured above has hit rock bottom circumstantially. The only ones content are the hogs taking a siesta. From appearances it would be hard to believe the young man came from a wealthy family. The story of how he requested his inheritance from his father and squandered it in reckless living and a dissipated lifestyle is recorded in Luke 15:11-32. Added to this was a famine that worsened his situation and he ended up with an occupation feeding swine which was a despicable and insulting job for a Jewish person. However, the noteworthy high point of the story is that he came to his senses realizing his father's slaves were living better than he was! His decision to go back home and throw himself on his father's mercy to be restored to the family, acknowledging that he had first of all sinned against God, serves to illustrate the repentant sinner being welcomed back home by a loving and forgiving father.

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Majesty

Majesty

By George Feldman

The picture above would certainly be a strange and mystifying sight for anyone who has never read the Bible. Someone walk on water? How could that ever be possible? But we do read in the gospel narratives of this historical event that took place when the disciples of the Lord Jesus were caught in a storm in the middle of the Sea of Galilee during the very early hours of the morning. The disciples thought they saw a ghost and were terrified, but the Lord identified Himself and comforted them.

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Crumbs or a Feast?

Crumbs or a Feast?

By George Feldman

Those who have been initiated in right division (2 Tim. 2:15) will immediately recognize the lesson presented in the above picture. But others may need a hint as to the meaning of it all. When a Gentile woman came to the Lord in the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon and asked that a demon be cast out of her daughter, she was reminded that it was not proper to take the food intended for the children and cast it out to the dogs.

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The Trial of Faith

The Trial of Faith

By George Feldman

"Abraham, Abraham...lay not thine hand upon the lad. Neither do thou any thing unto him for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me" (Gen. 22:11,12).

It was not that God did not know what Abraham would do, but here is the proof. This was a test, such as a test of gold by fire. Job also had a testing and he came through without faltering. In his case it was a controversy between God and Satan. We do not know whether Abraham had been accused by the adversary, but it is very likely that he was. For Satan is the accuser of all that are good.

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The Mystery of Godliness

The Mystery of Godliness

By George Feldman

The pillar and ground of the truth and without any argument is the fact today that;

1. God came down to earth and tabernacled in flesh, in the likeness of man, and so was manifested to the world. God in His essence cannot be seen, so He came in a visible form so He could be seen and known.

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John 17 - Radio Message

By Oscar M. Baker

We have been on Holy ground in studying this chapter. We've had one lesson on it, we mentioned the fact that maybe we should take off our shoes as we approach this wonderful chapter and listen in on this prayer that our Lord has with the Father. Remember that this is the true Lord's prayer. The one that is often called the Lord's prayer is the disciples prayer or the tribulation prayer. That was a prayer that the Lord taught the disciples to pray when the time of the tribulation should come. But here, in John 17, is the real Lord's prayer.

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