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Biblical Church—What is it?

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We will begin by first saying what we are referring to as a biblical church, as it exists on this earth today, will never be a perfect church. The perfect church awaits the heavenly perfect age. But, it is a church that does aspire to be perfect.

With each year, we can see the apostate church increasing. The truth of the Bible is denied or perverted, heresy reigns and sin abounds. We know that God’s Word tells us ungodliness and apostasy will abound. But, this does not mean our spirits aren’t grieved and our hearts hurt because of the condition of this last days’ apostasy and the rebellion and wickedness of men’s hearts.

There is a famine in the land today for the Word of God, just as happened to Old Testament Israel. The Bible tells us of this. (Amos 8:11-12; II Tim. 4:3-4) True believers increasingly find themselves starved for the Word of God. They are becoming more and more famished for it—thirsty in a dry land.

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Is Having a Victorious Christian Life the Cry of Your Heart?

During my early Christian life (born again in1975), I poured over theological doctrines trying to determine which were valid and how they practically applied to everyday Christian life. I also moved about through many theological “camps” and experiences. More than anything, I wanted to have a victorious Christian life, not one characterized by the ups and downs of carnality and defeat.

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God’s Love in Holiness

A holy God has called us to a holy life. God’s attribute of holiness is an attribute that is consistently manifested in God’s love. For example, God’s attribute of love may be manifested in a variety of ways, such as tender kindness or as stern chastening, but the manifestation of His holiness in these is always the same. God’s holiness (His absolute moral excellence) is revealed at all times, the same way.

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