The Importance of New Testament Church Principles

by W.E. Vine

In the Holy Scriptures God has provided for us “the faith which was once for all
delivered unto the saints,” Jude 3, not once upon a time, as if the provision of the
faith was a passing event, leaving something else to be provided later, but “once for
all,” indicating its completeness, its finality and its permanent authority. The Lord
Himself confirmed this authority as being binding and decisive by constantly appealing to
the Scriptures. When, for instance, a certain lawyer questioned Him on a matter of the
greatest importance, He said, “What is written in the law? How readest thou?”.

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Christ As The Burnt Offering

by Keith R. Keyser

The work of Christ is so unfathomable to the human mind that God has given us numerous
pictures of it in the Old Testament in order to help us appreciate the multifaceted glory
of the Messiah. Due to past abuses of typology, in recent days the typological
significance of many of the great events of the Bible has been either ignored or reviled
by many Bible teachers; nevertheless, the New Testament itself bears witness to the
presence of types and shadows in its ancient counterpart.

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The Promise, the Prospect, and the Period

Steve Hulshizer

In John 14 Christ encourages his disciples by declaring that while He
was leaving them, He would return. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in
God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I
would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for
you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may
be also.” (John 14:1-3)


The Observance of the Lord’s Day

As the sabbath was instituted to celebrate the old creation, so the Lord’s day celebrates the New Creation. Throughout this age the most Spirit-filled,
devout believers to whom the will of God has been clearly revealed, have kept the Lord’s day apart from any sense of responsibility to keep the seventh day. It is reasonable to suppose that had they been guilty of sabbath breaking, they would have been convicted of that sin.

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Evangelists and Evangelism

Montague Goodman

Thousands of men are honorably engaged mainly in their leisure hours in
teaching and preaching Christ. Yet it is probably true to say that the number of
evangelists is lamentably few, and as a direct consequence our churches and fellowships
languish. If we are to covet earnestly the best gifts, then surely there is a call in
these days for young men to covet, with a holy ambition, that rare yet greatly desirable
gift of the evangelist. What, then, are the outstanding, and in some part, unique marks
and indications of the gift of an evangelist?