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The Gospel vs. Christian Gnosticism

Gnosticism originated before the time of Jesus. After the birth of the church, Gnosticism made quick inroads into the church in both teaching and practice. Today, many of these Gnostic infiltrations still exist in the church. However, they aren't recognized as Gnostic. So what is the true gospel, and what is Gnostic heresy? Pastor Ray...

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The True Gospel in the Early Church and Scripture (October 2014)

In A.D. 148, Hermas wrote, “He said to me, ‘You have heard correctly, for that is so. For he who has received remission of sin ought never to sin again…‘” In this thorough and compassionate encore presentation, Pastor Ray shows that this view of Christian perfection prevailed for the first two centuries of the church....

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Giving up the Place of an Egyptian (Encore)

Many have stumbled in their pursuit of holiness over 1 John 1:8. A close reading of this verse as one in a series of couplets shows that John expects his readers to leave behind their lives in Egypt–the world–and live without sin in this life. As Adam Clarke wrote, “So he that says the blood...

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Unspotted by the World (Encore)

The story of Rees Howells shows the necessity of entire sanctification after the new birth. In order for Jesus to live in our bodies, as he intends to do, we must give him complete control of our lives. Revival in America hinges on individuals who will make this total consecration to Jesus. Beloved, will you...