Category Archives: Separation

Entertainment In This Modern Age

“I have the right to do anything,” you say — but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” — but not everything is constructive. (1 Corinthians 10:23, N.I.V.) A Christian woman once gave the great preacher … Continue reading

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Vance Havner’s Take on Worldly Christians

Vance Havner was born in Jugtown, North Carolina, in 1901, began preaching at the age of 14, and spent the next 70 years preaching, pastoring, writing, and speaking in revival services and Bible conferences. How much of a legend did … Continue reading

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How to Hurt Your Best Friend

Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says … Continue reading

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The Separation Over Wrong Doctrine

“Right Doctrine For Right Living” series: (post #6) Let’s say that your pastor goes to the pulpit one Sunday morning and announces that he no longer believes that Jesus died on the cross. Or let’s say that he preaches a … Continue reading

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The Sensibility Required Regarding Doctrine

“Right Doctrine For Right Living” series: (post #5) There are certain doctrinal teachings that are absolutely fundamental to authentic Christianity. Stating the matter bluntly, if you don’t believe these doctrines you can’t be a Christian. The hard part, however, is … Continue reading

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Your Mind Is Like a Hotel

One writer has compared our minds to a hotel. The hotel manager cannot keep a problem person from entering the lobby, but he can keep that person from getting a room and staying there. Similarly, you cannot cannot keep a … Continue reading

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What Bubba Smith Learned Too Late

Bubba Smith was an All American football player at Michigan State. He is one of only three players from that program to have his jersey number retired. Following his collegiate career, he was the #1 overall pick of the 1967 … Continue reading

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Are You Sure You’re a Soldier?

An elderly gentleman found himself seated next to a  young man who was dressed rather sloppily in civilian clothes. The elderly gentleman struck up a conversation to pass the time. After exchanging names and pleasant greetings, he asked the young … Continue reading

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The Mixed Multitude

Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds — a great deal of livestock. (Exodus 12:38, N.K.J.V.) … Continue reading

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“I Am the Joker”

Lately I’ve been preaching a series on the life of Samson. As you might recall, Samson lived his life under the Old Testament law’s Nazirite vow (Judges 13:5, Numbers 6:1-21). That vow had its definite particulars, but at its heart … Continue reading

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