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The Narrow Gate – John Bunyan

The Narrow Gate by John Bunyan (1628-1688) “Strive to enter in at the narrow gate; for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” — Luke 13:24. These are the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and are, therefore, especially to be heeded; The subject matter of the… Continue Reading

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The Shack author Awarded Honorary Degree

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Warner Pacific recognized alumnus and best-selling author William Paul Young ’78 with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree during Winter Commencement ceremonies, Dec. 19, at New Hope Community Church, in Portland. Young is the author of the international best-selling book “The Shack,” which has over ten million copies in print and has… Continue Reading

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All Kinds of Strange Teachings – J.C. Ryle

“Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by ceremonial foods, which are of no value to those who eat them”  Hebrews 13:9 The text is an apostolic caution against false doctrine. It forms part of a warning which Paul… Continue Reading

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What Is Pragmatism & Why Is It Bad?

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In a column published some years ago in a popular Christian magazine, a well-known preacher was venting his own loathing for long sermons. January 1 was coming, so he resolved to do better in the coming year. “That means wasting less time listening to long sermons and spending much more time preparing short ones,” he… Continue Reading

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Pragmatism is Modernism Recycled

Ashamed of the Gospel by John MacArthur

Is Pragmatism Really a Serious Threat? I am convinced that pragmatism poses precisely the same subtle threat to the church in our age that modernism represented nearly a century ago. Modernism was a movement that embraced higher criticism and liberal theology while denying nearly all the supernatural aspects of Christianity. But modernism did not first… Continue Reading

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Standing for Truth – J.C. Ryle

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Let us resist false doctrine, and contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints. Let us not be ashamed of showing our colors and standing out for New Testament truth.   Let us not be stopped by the cuckoo cry of “controversy.”  The thief likes dogs that do not bark, and watchmen that… Continue Reading