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Why We Are Not Primitive Baptists (Part 3) - Pagan Holidays (Christmas, Easter, Halloween)

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74:32 minutes (15.42 MB)

VIII. Pagan holidays.
1. The pagan origin of Christmas.

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 16) - Christian Duty

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75:48 minutes (15.74 MB)

XII. Christian Duty
1. So you know and understand who the true God is, what the true word of God is, how to study and understand the Bible, that men by nature are totally depraved and condemned under sin, that Jesus Christ saved His elect eternally by grace alone, that belief and obedience of the gospel saves God's children temporally, and that believers ought to be baptized and added to a true church that worships God in spirit and in truth.
A. At this point, if you understand and believe all of the above, you should be a baptized member of a true New Testament church.

Video Blog - We Have Rejected God - A Poem

We Have Rejected God - A Poem

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Blog - We Have Rejected God - A Poem

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We Have Rejected God - By: Pastor Chad Wagner

We have rejected God's omnipotence; now we have a powerful Police State.
We have rejected God as our king; now we have an emperor.
We have rejected God's dominion and kingdom; now we have an empire.
We have rejected God's omnipresence; now we have a surveillance state with cameras everywhere.
We have rejected God's omniscience; now we have the NSA and government databases which know everything about us.
We have rejected the Great Physician; now we have Obama Care.
We have rejected God's provision; now we have a Welfare State.

Why We Are Not Primitive Baptists (Part 2) - Closed (Not Close) Communion

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49:40 minutes (10.27 MB)

VII. Interchurch communion.
1. Communion is a local church ordinance.
2. The apostle Paul dealt much with the issue of communion with the church at Corinth.
A. The first epistle to the Corinthians was addressed specifically "unto the church of God which is a Corinth" (1Co 1:2).
B. Paul tells them that "ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular" (1Co 12:27).
i. The body and members under consideration is the local church and the members of it (1Co 12:12-26).

Video Blog - Should the US Bomb Syria?

Should the US Bomb Syria?

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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 15) - True Worship

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87:53 minutes (18.27 MB)

XI. True Worship
1. The necessity of worshipping God in truth.
A. God must be worshipped in spirit and in truth (Joh 4:24).
i. Truth - I. The quality of being true. 1. a. The character of being, or disposition to be, true to a person, principle, cause, etc.; faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, constancy, steadfast allegiance.
II. 5. a. Conformity with fact; agreement with reality; accuracy, correctness, verity (of statement or thought).
ii. True worshippers worship God in truth (Joh 4:23).

Video Blog - When Should Christians Lie?

When Should Christians Lie?

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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 14) - The Local Church

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X. The Local Church
1. A church is a congregation of people (Heb 2:12 c/w Psa 22:22; Act 7:38 c/w Exo 16:2).
2. There is more than one type of church found in the scriptures.
A. In the last section, it was shown that baptism adds a person to the church. In this section, it will be shown which church is under consideration.
B. The Bible speaks of the universal church comprised of all the redeemed from all time as the church (Heb 12:22-23).
i. This is the whole family of God (Eph 3:15).
ii. This church is the bride that Christ died for (Eph 5:25-27).

Why We Are Not Primitive Baptists (Part 1) - Sonship of Christ; Church Autonomy (associations); Church Government

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66:48 minutes (13.82 MB)

Why We Are Not Primitive Baptists

I. The reason for this study.
1. Since the Minneapolis Church is an independent and autonomous church and not part of a denomination or an association, it is difficult in a few sentences to explain to someone "what kind of church" we are.
2. For that reason, we sometimes will tell inquirers that compared to modern denominations or associations, we are most similar to Primitive Baptists.

Video Blog - Churches Shouldn't be 501(c)(3) Corporations of the State

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 13) - Baptism (Part 2)

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vi. What about "household baptisms" in the Bible?
a. Let's examine each of the five "household baptisms" in the Bible.
b. Cornelius' house (Act 10:47-48).
1) It is true that more than Cornelius was baptized by Peter.
2) Cornelius had invited his kinsmen and near friends to hear Peter (Act 10:24).
3) The members of Cornelius' house were all old enough to fear God, since he feared God with ALL his house, which could not include infants as they are too young to fear God (Act 10:2).

Corruption in Modern Bible Versions (Part 4) - More Verse Comparisons Between the KJV, NIV, NASB, and NKJV

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49:05 minutes (10.13 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and for more resources on the modern Bible perversions, click here: Bible Versions

See the attached outline for verse comparisons between the King James Version (KJV), the New International Version (NIV), and the New American Standard Bible (NASB) which show that changes in the modern versions affect important Bible doctrine.

Video Blog - Was Jesus Christ Eternally Begotten?

Was Jesus Christ Eternally Begotten?

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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 12) - Baptism (Part 1)

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81:41 minutes (17.03 MB)

IX. Baptism
1. What is baptism?
A. Baptism - 1. The action or ceremony of baptizing; immersion of a person in water, or application of water by pouring or sprinkling, as a religious rite, symbolical of moral or spiritual purification or regeneration, and, as a Christian ordinance, betokening initiation into the Church.
B. Baptize - Etymology - [a. F. baptise-r, -izer (11th c.), ad. L. baptiza-re, ad. Gr. βaπτξειν ‘to immerse, bathe, wash, drench,’ in Christian use appropriated to the religious rite, f. βάπτειν to dip, plunge, bathe.]

Blog - It's More Important to Make a Difference Than a Fortune

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In a day when people live by maxims like "He who dies with the most toys wins" and "You only get to go around once", the title of this blog is likely anathema. We live in a society in which both heathens and Christians are given to covetousness and put the highest priority on stuff. I hate to break it to you, but the old saying "You can't take it with you" is not just an old saying, it's a divine saying, "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out" (1Ti 6:7). So important is this concept that God decided to repeat Himself two more times.

Corruption in Modern Bible Versions (Part 3) - Verse Comparisons Between the KJV, NIV, NASB, and NKJV

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51:20 minutes (10.61 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and for more resources on the modern Bible perversions, click here: Bible Versions

See the attached outline for verse comparisons between the King James Version (KJV), the New International Version (NIV), and the New American Standard Bible (NASB) which show that changes in the modern versions affect important Bible doctrine.

Video Blog - Preservation of the Saints

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 11) - The Purpose of the Gospel

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69:27 minutes (14.48 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

VIII. The Purpose of the Gospel
1. A common question which is often asked when someone first hears of the doctrine of sovereign grace is: "If God chose people to save before He even created the world, then what is the point of preaching the gospel?".

Video Blog - Non-intervention Foreign Policy - A Biblical Defense

Corruption in Modern Bible Versions (Part 2) - Vaticanus and Sinaiticus; Changes in the NIV

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62:03 minutes (12.83 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and for more resources on the modern Bible perversions, click here: Bible Versions

VII. Some facts about the manuscripts, Vaticanus (B) and Sinaiticus (Aleph).
1. Vaticanus (B)
A. Vaticanus was discovered in the Vatican in 1448.

Video Blog - Irresistible Grace

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 10) - Temporal Salvation

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78:35 minutes (16.36 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

VII. Temporal Salvation
1. The Bible makes a distinction between things that are temporal and things that are eternal (2Co 4:18).
A. Temporal - 1. Lasting or existing only for a time; passing, temporary. Now rare or merged in 2.

Blog - Why Bad Things Happen to Good People - An Economic Analogy

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When a tragedy happens in our lives (a loved one dies, a baby is born with a disease, we lose a job, etc.) we often ask, "Why did this happen to me?" or "Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?".

Corruption in Modern Bible Versions (Part 1) - Different Underlying Greek and Hebrew Manuscripts

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66:24 minutes (13.72 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and for more resources on the modern Bible perversions, click here: Bible Versions

I. “...stand still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God” (1Sa 9:27).
II. Some basic facts about the Bible.
1. The Bible is inspired by God; it is the word of God, not man. (2Ti 3:16; 2Pe 1:21; 2Sa 23:2)
2. The Bible is infallible. (Psa 12:6; Psa 19:7; Pro 30:5)
3. God regards His word above His very name! (Psa 138:2 c/w Eph 1:20-21)

Video Blog - Limited Atonement

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 09) - Salvation by Grace

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62:51 minutes (13.08 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

VI. Salvation by Grace (Eternal Salvation)
1. Given that men by nature under sin are spiritually dead, unrighteous, and filthy and cannot seek, understand, please, nor believe in God; if man will be reconciled to God and spared eternal punishment, it is God who must save the sinner.

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 08) - The Wages of Sin is Death

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61:59 minutes (12.86 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

V. The Wages of Sin is Death
1. As was before proved, men inherited a sinful nature from Adam (Rom 5:12; Eph 2:3).
A. We not only inherited a sinful nature, but we have all sinned ourselves (Rom 5:12; Rom 3:23).
i. Sin is the transgression of the law (1Jo 3:4).

Blog - Thy People Shall Be My People, And Thy God My God

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"And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: 17) Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me. 18) When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her." (Ruth 1:16-18)

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 7) - We Are Likely Modern-day Assyria and Babylon

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52:01 minutes (10.74 MB)

X. We are likely modern day Assyria and Babylon and are the rod in God's hand to destroy wicked nations, but will most likely be destroyed by God after he is done with us.
1. God punishes wicked nations at sundry times and in divers manners.
A. Sometimes God using the weather to accomplish His chastening of people (Job 37:11-13).
B. Sometimes God uses natural disasters (Nah 1:2-8).
2. Sometimes God uses wicked men or nations to punish other wicked men or nations.
A. The wicked are God's hand and sword that He uses for His purposes (Psa 17:13-14).