By Oscar M. Baker

Prayer is communication. Supplication is only one part of it. There doesn’t need to be any supplication in it. Prayer can be just talking with God like when Adam talked with God in the garden. Abraham had communication with God, and Enoch walked with God. David had some communication with God, and his Psalms show this forth. Now there are different kinds of prayer.

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RD 101 - Three Spheres of Blessing

By Jack Eberle

God’s Holy Word speaks of three spheres of blessing. They are the Earth, the New Jerusalem and the Upon-heavenlies. Genesis 1:2 says that God created the heavens and THE earth. While heavens are plural, there is only one earth. God’s plan for His earth centers around His creation of His chosen people, Israel.

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Getting An Understanding - The Resurrection of The Recompense 2

By Joseph L. Watkins

We would first ask our readers to go back to our last paper if you have it, and bring yourself up to where we want to start our study this time. As we are seeking to know and have a better understanding, and a fuller appreciation of just what it is we are to answer to as we much be recompensed at the resurrection of judgment (John 5:29); to find some of the things we must consider, we are going through the seven epistles that together make up Paul's one book, that he wrote as "truth for today." Yes, seven chapters: Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon. And we were in Eph. 3:9 as we closed our last paper.

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En Tois Epouranios #26

By Michael S. Mecikalski

In The Heaven Far Above All Heavens #26

Please review article #25 in this series and read I Pet.1:18-25.

Another “belief” as to what Scriptural predestination is has been entertained by thousands thru-out history; this idea is one that was brought to popularity on the world stage by a man named John Calvin (1509-64 A.D.). The Calvinistic viewpoint states that you are either predestinated by God Almighty to be a saved believer or you are predestinated to be lost. Although this belief does not have every creature created and born as eventually being saved, it does have inherently within it the idea that ultimately there is no choice in the matter. Glory to God if you are predestinated to salvation, plumb out of luck if you are not! Certainly this creed leaves a huge “out” for mankind to be responsible, at the very least, to the Creator, for how can anybody be responsible to the Lord if they are predestinated not to be?!! Scripturally sound? I know that this “position” is not.

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