Posts by JDBarger

Will “Good” Folks Be Lost Eternally?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2023 in Articles | 0 comments

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Isaiah 64:6 We hear this saying so many times, “surely God won’t punish a good person eternally will He?” Usually, this statement is made as some type of defense for one who is unfaithful or caught up in some man made religion. First of all, good is a relative term. What you might determine as good very possibly won’t be seen as good in my eyes. For example, a farmer may look at a tractor, and based on his needs might feel it...

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Where Are Saved People Found?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2023 in Articles | 0 comments

And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. Revelation 5:9 The old saying “birds of a feather flock together” is one of the most accurate. It has been my observation that we naturally gravitate to those with whom we share an interest and or goals. The places and people we associate ourselves with voluntarily often define us. For example, starting this Friday, high school stadiums will be filled with those involved with...

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So Much Knowledge To Be Gained

Posted by on Jul 28, 2023 in Articles | 0 comments

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.  2 Timothy 2:15-16   Coming off a week of wonderful lessons from God’s Word and outstanding fellowship with those of like precious faith, I still find myself impressed with how much knowledge can still be gained. The Bible, throughout its pages, commands us to dedicate ourselves to study. Psalm 119:105 says, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”. This passage pleads...

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Our Legacy

Posted by on Feb 17, 2023 in Articles | 0 comments

Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. Psalm 112:1-3 Lord willing, tomorrow our nation will observe President’ Day. According to the U.S. Government, the third Monday of February is set aside to observe George Washington’s birthday and increasingly became an occasion to celebrate the birthdays of both Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We celebrate these men...

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God’s Plan Includes Christian’s Work

Posted by on Sep 2, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. James 2:24 God, from the beginning, has expected mankind to be both obedient and active. This is what we are talking about when we discuss Christian works. Sadly, many skew passages such as Ephesians 2:8-9 and teach “nothing we can or should do” as it pertains to salvation. However, in the same epistle, the faithful Christians are urged to “walk in love” and “be imitators” (Ephesians chapters 4 & 5). Also, it’s mentioned one must be in Christ and have redemption in His blood. According to the Bible, obedience to the...

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