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•   Names for God the Father  
"And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you..." Exodus 3:14
See also the Names for God the Son   and   God the Spirit.

•   Commandments of our Lord Jesus
Love your enemies; do good to them that hate you; Resist not evil: if a man smite thee on one cheek, turn to him the other also; Render not evil for evil, or railing for railing; but contrari- wise, blessing; Put away anger, wrath, bitterness, and all evil speaking. These commands and many more by our Lord Jesus.

•   The Backsliders List
"The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself." Proverbs 14:14   Here is a list to keep you alert of that slow decline of the Backslider in Heart.

•   The Christian Flag
The Christian flag is the only free flag in the world. It is different from every other flag, religious or secular, ancient or modern. It is uncontrolled, independent, and universal. Unlike all national flags and all denominational flags of various churches, it has no earthly bonds or allegiances. Christ and Christ alone is its Master.

•   Miracles
"God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles , and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?" Hebrews 2:4   "Jesus Christ the same yesterday , and to day, and for ever." Hebrews 13:8

•   True Worship
Great reverence and respect to God will open the channel to true worship, we will not then be indifferent or take lightly that which should be considered serious. Worship to God is holy in the utmost, therefore our whole character in worship must be holy towards God.

•   True Praise
Ever need a reason to praise the Lord? How is this for a good reason... "In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God." Psalms 62:7  Read more good reasons why we owe our praise to God.

•   Brief Overview of the Main Doctrinal Studies
A brief overview of the main doctrinal studies of the Bible such as Ecclesiology, Christology, Anthropology, Soteriology, Harmartiology and much more. A good start for learning more about these important doctrines.

•   The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Scrolls appear to be the library of a Jewish sect which was hidden away in caves around the outbreak of the Jewish-Roman War (66 C.E.). Archaeological evidence indicates the settlement had been inhabited since about 150 B.C.E.

•   Chronological Order of the Bible
A chronological order of biblical events starting at the beginning at Eden, and stretching to the year 100 A.D. when John is said to have died at Ephesus. A vauable tool for all students of the Bible.

•   Books of the Bible With a Brief Outline
An excellent break down of each book of the bible, its group category and a brief description of each individual book. Great for students of the Bible and for memorizing the Bible book order.

•   Archeology
Of all the religions and faiths in the world, the Christian faith is different and unique in its historical component. While all the other religions and faiths "contain" histories, the Christian faith is "based" upon history.

•   Great Christian Works
The deep writings of great christian preachers like Andrew Murray, Jonathan Edwards, John Owen, William Booth and T. Austin Sparks to name only a few. (Some of these are very long messages, but entirely Spirit breathed!)

•   The Creeds
A Creed is a formal declaration of faith or a confession of religious beliefs. There are many Creeds that have been written, such as the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, Luther's 95 Theses, the Augsburg Confession, the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Rule of Faith, and The Didache. Today we call them a doctrinal statement or statement of beliefs. Read the Doctrinal Statement of Fundamental Truths of The Old Time Gospel.

•   Parables of our Lord
This is a complete list of the parables Jesus taught all located in the four gospels. In short, a parable is an earthly story with a spiritual application. The list is alphabetically arranged.

•   Ships in Biblical Times
Used in foreign commerce by the Phoenicians (Genesis 49:13). Moses (Deuteronomy 28:68) and Job (9:26) make reference to them, and Balaam speaks of the ships of Chittim (Numbers 24:24). Solomon constructed a navy at Ezion-geber by the assistance of Hiram's sailors (1 Kings 9:26-28; 2 Chronicles 8:18). Afterwards, Jehoshaphat sought to provide himself with a navy at the same port, but his ships appear to have been wrecked before they set sail (1 Kings 22:48, 49; 2 Chronicles 20:35-37). In Jesus' time fishermen's boats on the Sea of Galilee were called ships. Much may be learned regarding the construction of ancient merchant ships and navigation from the record in Acts 27, 28.

•   Religions of the World
A break down of the major religious groups in every country of the world. A good look at where christianity must bring the true light. We must reach every soul for Christ, this is the christian mandate! Go ye unto all the world... and preach Christ crucified!

•   The Clothing of the Bible
Our knowledge of the clothing worn by people in The Bible comes primarily from the Scriptures themselves, as well as from illustrations on various monuments, seals and plaques that have been found. Findings in grave and tomb remains by archaeologists have also provided direct evidence.

•   Musical Instruments of the Bible
Music fills the courts of heaven as heavenly beings praise our Lord and Creator. When God created the world, the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy (Job 38:7). God created man in His own image, to be a instrument of praise. He gave humans the ability to sing and to make music with musical instruments to complement the voice.

The Sovereignty of God

This simply refers to the fact that all things are under His rule and control, and that nothing happens in this Universe without His direction or permission. He is a God Who works, not just some things, but all things after the counsel of His own will (Ephesians 1:11). God's purpose is all- inclusive and is never thwarted (Isaiah 46:11). Nothing Takes Him by Surprise

  •   God is sovereign over the entire universe: Psalms 103:19; Romans 8:28; Ephesians 1:11
  •   God is sovereign over all of nature: Psalms 135:6-7; Mt 5:45; 6:25-30
  •   God is sovereign over angels & Satan: Psalms 103:20-21; Job 1:12
  •   God is sovereign over nations: Psalms 47:7-9; Daniel 2:20-21; 4:34-35
  •   God is sovereign over human beings: 1 Samuel 2:6-7; Galatians 1:15-16
  •   God is sovereign over animals: Psalms 104:21-30; 1 Kings 17:4-6
  •   God is sovereign over "accidents": Proverbs 16:33; Jonah 1:7; Matthew 10:29
  •   God is sovereign over free acts of men: Exodus 3:21; 12:25-36; Ezekiel 7:27
  •   God is sovereign over sinful acts of men and Satan: 2 Samuel 24:1; 1 Chronicles 21:1; Genesis 45:5; 50:20

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