“Coming Attractions”

Posted: May 14, 2021 in Uncategorized

Whether you go to the movies or watch television, there usually are previews of coming attractions. Commercials are designed to entice you to become a “regular, repeat customer” of their products and/or services. Of course, there is a charge/fee that is associated with these things.

Enticement. Samples of perfumes, hand cream, food, pain killers, drugs, and many other things are shown or distributed to customers with the hope that they will want more of the same. Wise King Solomon wrote: “Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant, But [the simple one] knows not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell” (Proverbs 9:17, 18). He wanted “To deliver [his son] from the immoral woman, from the seductress who flatters with her words” (Proverbs 2:16). Do you know anyone (whether a man or a woman) who uses flattery for personal gain? Do you use it yourself sometimes (Psalm 5:9)?

Zest For Living. It comes from being able to anticipate something good in the future. Keep this in mind: The believer’s future is as bright as the promises of God. Many people are depressed because they don’t know (1) where they came from, (2) why they are here on earth, and (3) where they will go when they die. Is this a problem that you have? God’s Word has answers to these questions.

Banish Boredom. One of the main reasons heaven will never get boring is because God will keep on revealing new truths about Himself to the believers who will spend eternity with Him (Ephesians 2:7). We will never become gods, as some cults teach, but Christians will get new bodies like Christ’s resurrected, glorified humanity with a garment of light (1 John 3:2; See Luke 24:36-43; 1 Timothy 6:16). We won’t be taking our earthly wardrobes with us to heaven.

Contrasts. With the temporal, earthly bodies that we now have, consisting of flesh, bones, and blood, we’re not able to fully appreciate what God has in store for those of us who are a part of His “Forever Family” – whether one is an Old Testament believer or a New Testament believer. (Don’t confuse the two groups. God doesn’t.) Our glorified bodies, like Christ’s glorified body, will have flesh and bones, but no blood (See 1 Corinthians 15:49, 50; Hebrews 9:12). We’ll be able to travel at the speed of thought like Christ can (John 20:17). Unlike the devil, who is a liar (John 8:44), God never lies or deceives us (Titus 1:2; 17:17). Truth is one of His Divine attributes (John 14:6).

Inheritance. Not all believers will inherit the same things or receive the same rewards (Daniel 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15). The Jewish believers who live on the renovated earth (Isaiah 35:1 ff; 40:4) during the millennium will possess all the land from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River as God promised (Genesis 15:18-21). When the Millennium is over, God will destroy the present heavens and earth, which has been polluted by sin and which has a curse on it (Genesis 3:17; Romans 8:22, 23). Then He will create a New Heavens and a New Earth, and the Jewish believers will inherit a new world where righteousness will finally settle down and feel at home (Romans 4:13; 2 Peter 3:10-13).

The Bride. Christians, who make up the spiritual “Body of Christ” will become the “Bride of Christ.” We will reside with Him in the heavenly New Jerusalem (John 14:1-3; Philippians 3:20; Revelation 21:9 ff), and go with Him wherever He goes (John 14:1-3). Where will you spend eternity? It all depends on what you do with the Lord Jesus Christ. Consider the following information –

Bad News. [2] All of us start our physical lives as children of the Devil (John 8:44; 1 John 3:9, 10). (Consider the secular assessment of the Minnesota Crime Commission about all babies. They are savages.) [1] This is why we must be “born again from above” (John 3:3-7). All those who die physically in unbelief will spend eternity with the devil and his angels/demons in the Lake of Fire (Matthew 25:30, 41, 46; Mark 9:44, 46, 48; John 16:11). There will be no manifestations of the life of God in that awful place. Some of them will suffer more than others (Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 10:15; 11:22).

Good News. You don’t have to go this frightening place if you’ll simply put your faith and trust in the Christ of the Scriptures alone, Who died for your sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). We’re not saved by our good works, or by our faith plus our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5). Have you been saved by God’s grace through faith in Christ yet? If not, why not trust Him right now as your personal Savior?

Growth. Once you’ve been “born again from above” into God’s family, spiritual growth is made possible through the intake of the milk of the word and then stronger food (1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18). We are here to help those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17).

Don’t Follow Them. [The] false teachers are like “… wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever” (2 Peter 2:7). “For when [the false teachers] speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage. For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: ‘A dog returns to his own vomit,’ and, ‘a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire’” (2 Peter 2:17-22).

Deceived? Have you been deceived by false teachers? Would you like to be set free from your enslavement to them, and their father the devil, and from your own sin nature? You can be. Interested? Contact us. We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

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[1] MN Crime Commission – Babies. https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/heres-a-switch-use-it/

[2] “Bad News & Good News” – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

Scripture verses taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

“What’s For Dinner?”

Posted: May 13, 2021 in Uncategorized

Crow & Humble Pie

Imagine that you and your family are traveling across the country to “See the U.S.A. in your new Chevrolet.” (Are you old enough to remember that commercial on TV?) Not long after you’ve been traveling, one of your the kids asks, “Are we there yet? I’m hungry. When are we going to eat?” On the side of the road you see a sign inviting you to a restaurant out in the middle of nowhere. So you decide to stop there for a meal.

After sitting at the table, you’re given a strange looking menu. The only thing on it is “Crow & Humble Pie.” [1] You can’t believe it. But since there is nothing else on the menu, and no other restaurants for miles, and you and they are starving, you decide that you’ll try it. Yuck! Without your knowing it, God intended for you to come to this restaurant to eat. He wanted to teach you a valuable lesson about humility.

Instead of crow and humble pie, God once forced a proud king to eat grass like an animal for seven years. After this harsh lesson, King Nebuchadnezzar, the most powerful king of his day, came to his senses and humbly acknowledged that the Most High God rules in the kingdoms of men and gives it to whomever He wants to give it (Daniel 4:17). Never forget this – He is sovereign. But He allows the devil and his children to try their hardest, without success, to overthrow God. (Read about their foolish plan and God’s advice to them in Psalm 2. It may have an application for you if you’re a rebel at heart.)

“These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren” (Proverbs 6:16-19). Read this list again slowly.

Are you, if you’re a Christian, guilty of any of these things? Be honest. If you are, repent (change your mind about what you’ve done), and then confess your sin(s) to God your Father by naming them to Him. Then humbly and gratefully accept His forgiveness (2 Corinthians 7:8-10; 1 John 1:9). With God’s help, don’t keep repeating these things (See Philippians 4:13; Proverbs 28:13).

If you don’t make things right quickly with God and others whom you’ve offended, you could face serious, disciplinary measures. “For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons” (Hebrews 12:6-8). You could become weak, sick, and even die prematurely (1 Corinthians 11:30; See James 5:19, 20; 1 John 5:16). You could also be turned over to the torturers and suffer Satanic or demonic oppression (Matthew 18:34; See 1 Corinthians 5:5; 1 Timothy 1:20; 2 Timothy 2:24-26).

Pharaoh, the unbelieving, rebellious King of Egypt, refused to submit to God’s command, even though he was given ample warnings to let the Jews leave Egypt (Exodus 5-10). “He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck, will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy” (Proverbs 29:1). He and his army perished in the Red Sea, and the Egyptians were made aware of the fact that the God of the Jews alone was/is the true and living LORD (Exodus 15:4). Do you believe this and act accordingly? What do you know about God’s character? See the link below. [2]

Are you puffed up and proud? “For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it” (1 Corinthians 4:7)? Are you proud of your race, place, or face? [3] If so, beware; repent – change your mind before you fall and hurt yourself badly (Proverbs 16:18).

Fellow Christian, with God’s help let us walk humbly before Him and through love serve one another (Galatians 5:13; See Micah 6:8; 1 Corinthians 13; John 13:34, 35). “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).

We’re here to serve and glorify God by trying to make Him known to others and assisting those who are teachable and willing to change for the better (1 Timothy 2:2, 25; 3:16, 17). We have a FREE “Understanding The Times Dispensation Chart” book marker on our website: www.kelseypeach.com. Please make a copy for yourself and a few extras for others.

If this article has helped you, we’d like to know how it has. Then please SHARE this with others. If you aren’t sure of your salvation, please read “The Bad News & Good News.” [4] Click on “Follow” to receive future articles as they come out.

[1] “Eat Crow” – To eat crow means to admit a humiliating error one has made, to concede a humiliating defeat. Crow is an unappetizing food, even listed in the book of Leviticus in the Bible as an animal that is not to be eaten. (See Leviticus 11) (https://grammarist.com/idiom/eat-crow/) To eat humble pie, in common usage, is to face humiliation and subsequently apologize for a serious mistake. Doing this, when necessary, can give us a good conscience toward God (1 Peter 3:21).

[2] God’s Attributes – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2017/11/17/a-caricature-of-god/

[3] Pride https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/pride-of-race-place-and-face/

[4] Bad News & Good Newshttps://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

Scripture verses taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

“The Apostles’ Creed”

Posted: May 12, 2021 in Uncategorized

Do you ever recite or sing “The Apostles’ Creed” (Beliefs) in your church? [1] If so, do you understand and agree with everything it says? If not, with what do you disagree? Please let us know. Will the mere recitation of it or giving mental assent to it save anyone from eternal condemnation with the devil and his angels/demons in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41, 46)? “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even demons believe-and tremble” (James 2:19). But they aren’t saved.

Are you absolutely sure you’re headed for heaven the moment you die, without having to go to Purgatory first? Is there such a place? Could you tell a dying person how to be saved with just 24 words? Is it possible for a believer to have assurance of salvation before he/she dies physically?

It may surprise you to know that there are many people in our world today who know little or nothing about the Bible, the true God, Man, Sin, Salvation, the Church, or Future Things. What do you know about these things? Would you like to learn more? If so, why? What would you do with the information? Are you teachable and willing to change for the better (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17)?

Some people equate the “Gospel for salvation” to be the entire Word of God; Others think it refers to the 4 Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John which, they say, must be believed if someone is to be saved. Problem – What if there is something they don’t fully understand or believe? How could such a person have assurance of salvation? I hear many preachers talk about the Gospel without telling people specifically what it is, and what they need to do in response to it?

The word “Gospel” means “Good News.” In order for there to be “Good News,” there also must be “Bad News” that stands in contrast to it. [2] (See the link below.)

In an article entitled, “Do We Really Know The Gospel?” Dr. Manfred Kober talks about some of the false Gospels being proclaimed today which can’t/don’t save anyone from eternal condemnation. To make sure that you are truly saved (2 Peter 1:10), or if you want to help someone else get saved, we invite you to read carefully what he wrote. He deals with the Human Problem, the Divine Provision, and the Personal Procurement. He shows you how you can present a “Clear Gospel” message with 24 words so an unsaved person, who is about to die, can be saved. (See link below.) [3] Christians who lead others to Christ for salvation can earn “The Crown of Rejoicing” (1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20). What about you? Have you ever lead another person to Christ? Would you like to do this?

To be saved, one needs to know the correct facts of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Then he/she needs to give mental assent to the facts. But if a person stops there, he/she isn’t saved yet. There must be a transfer of faith and trust from one’s good works over to the Christ of the Scriptures alone, not toward the Christ of the cults who can’t save anyone (See Matthew 24:4, 5; 2 Corinthians 11:3, 4, 13-15). Read “Which Jesus Saves?” [4]

In His“Sermon on the Mount” Jesus said to some Jews who were anticipating His setting up of His kingdom on/over the earth, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of [the heavens], but he who does the [desirous] will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day [of judgment], ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:21-23; See Matt. 25:41, 46). Sad words for anyone to hear, but they are the truth because there is only one way to be saved (John 3:16, 18; 14:6).

Jesus explained what doing “the will of the Father” involved. “[The Jews] said to Him, ‘What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?’ Jesus answered and said to them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in Him [Jesus] whom He [God the Father] sent’” (John 6:28, 29). He also said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him [the Father] who sent Me has [eternal] life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24).

They had to believe that Jesus came forth from God the Father [See John 3:16], and that He shared an absolute equality with God the Father. (See John 1:1-18; Colossians 2:9.) He said, “I and My Father are one” [meaning- we share the same essence.] (John 10:30). For a Jew to be saved today, he/she must believe the same Gospel that non-Jews must believe (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:16, 17), and he/she must acknowledge and believe in the full Deity of Jesus Christ (See Romans 10:9; 1:16, 17), and trust in Him alone to save him/her. What about you? Have you done this yet? If not, why not now?

Correct Formula: Grace + Faith = Salvation + Works (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Incorrect Formula: Grace + Faith + Works = Salvation (Titus 3:5)

Need Help? If you are not sure about your personal relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ, and that you will go to heaven the moment you die, (rather than having to go to “Purgatory” first), or if you need more help and/or have questions, we can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. You can have a part in another person’s deliverance from eternal condemnation by SHARING this article with him/her. Jesus said,  “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15; See Acts 1:8). Can we count on you to help us get the Gospel out to others? If yes, please let us know.

[1] The Apostles’ Creed – https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/prayer/apostles-creed-prayer-of-faith.html



[2] Bad News & Good News – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

[3] Dr. Manfred Kober – https://faith.edu/faith-news/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

[4] Which Jesus Saves? https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/which-jesus-saves/

Dr. Ron Shea, Clear Gospel Illustrated – http://www.cleargospel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/English/English-Display-Pkg-2014.pdf

Scripture verses taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

It’s Imminent. Perhaps Today! That would be wonderful for those Christians who make up the true Church that becomes Christ’s Bride at the Rapture (Ephesians 5:32; Revelation 22:17), but not for those who are merely “professing Christians,” or for the Old Testament believers. (See Daniel 12:2, 12; 1 Corinthians 15:20-24) So, what’s keeping Jesus Christ from coming back for her? Let’s find out.

The Church’s Origin. It began on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) about 2,000 years ago. This was 50 days after Passover when Jesus was crucified. Since that day God has been adding true Christians to “His Church” from every tongue, tribe, and nation (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 1:8; 2:47). It is made up of a specific number of people known only to God. Jesus said, “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out” (John 6:37).

How Are People Saved? We are saved by believing in Christ alone, through the Gospel. The Apostle Paul wrote, “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved…” (Acts 16:31). “For by grace [unmerited favor] you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8, 9). Merely knowing the facts, and giving mental assent to them won’t save anyone. There must be a transfer of faith and trust from ourselves and our good works over to Christ alone who can save us. Have you done this yet? If not, why not right now?

Good Works. Not only is it necessary for all these people to be saved before Christ returns, they also need to do some praiseworthy works that God planned for us to do. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). On Judgment Day, for New Testament Christians, Jesus Christ, the righteous Judge, will find something praiseworthy in every true Christian (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 4:5). Sadly, not every Christian will receive all the crowns, rewards, and praise from God that were intended for him/her (Revelation 3:11). What about you? Would you like to learn more about these things? If so, ask.

Problem. Maybe you’ve been saved from the penalty of sin (Romans 8:1), but you haven’t yet presented/yielded your body to God as a living sacrifice for Him to use you for His glory and for the good of others (Romans 12:1, 2). Is He your Lord/Master (1 Peter 3:15)? Jesus said, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another” [with God’s quality of agape love] (John 15:16, 17; 1 Corinthians 13; Galatians 5:13, 22, 23). We can’t do this unless we are “filled with the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). We must not be “grieving” (Ephesians 5:30), or “quenching” (1 Thessalonians 5:19) Him. Are you doing these things? If so, confess your sins to God and claim His forgiveness (1 John 1:9; See James 5:16).

Fruit. Such spiritual fruit might involve our having and displaying a Christlike character (2 Peter 1:5-8; Galatians 5:22, 23), a life characterized by good works (Colossians 1:10), being a faithful witness (Romans 1:13; 1 Corinthians 16:15), a pair of lips that praise God (Hebrews 13:15, 16), and generous giving (Romans 15:28; Philippians 4:17). (See Dr. Charles Ryrie, So Great Salvation, p. 50)

Effects . Those believers who love and anticipate Christ’s imminent return in the Rapture (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) will live differently. It’s called “The Blessed Hope” because it makes us happy (Titus 2:13). It’s called a “Comforting Hope” for Christians who have had believing loved ones taken from us in death (1 Thessalonians 4:18). It’s a “Purifying Hope” because it will motivate believers not to be engaged in anything that would be displeasing to Christ (1 John 3:2, 3; See 2 Corinthians 5:9, 10). It’s also a “Sure Hope” because it is based on the immutable promises of God rather than the wishful thinking of men (John 14:1-3).

Help. If you’re not sure that you’re truly saved, or if you lack assurance of salvation, or need additional information, we can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. If this article has helped you, please SHARE it with others.

The Believers’ Hope – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/the-believers-hope/

After The Rapture – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/the-order-of-coming-events-2/

Lordship Salvation – https://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2011/03/what-is-wrong-with-lordship-salvation.html

Scripture verses taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

How ironic. With it I can bless God and then turn around and curse men (James 3:9). And even though I’ve been saved by God’s grace through faith in Christ, I could succumb to a temptation from the devil to lie, or to tell half truths with the intent to deceive, to gossip, to slander, to malign others, or use it for inappropriate language. I could even speak the truth to hurt someone rather than help and edify him/her. As a Christian, I should always speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15), at the right time, for the right reason (1 Corinthians 10:31).

From King Solomon. “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). “A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1). “Keep your heart [mind, will, and emotions] with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).

What/How? The Apostle Paul admonished Timothy to – “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort [notice] with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:2-4 NKJV).

Church? Do you attend a church where the Pastor tells people what they want to hear rather than what they need to hear? Did you know that church leaders are judged by a stricter standard (James 3:1), and that faithful Pastors/Shepherds can earn the “Crown of Glory” (1 Peter 5:4, See 1 Corinthians 4:2)?

Reproof. God uses His Word to reprove us when necessary (2 Timothy 3:16,17). Why? The Apostle Peter lied when he denied his Lord (Matthew 26:75); Ananias and Sapphira lied about the money they gave (Acts 5:1-4). Some believers were using their tongues to bite and devour others (Galatians 5:15). Corrupt communication (Ephesians 4:27-29), gossiping, and tale bearing (1 Timothy 5:13) took place among the believers. It has been suggested that the Old Testament Prophet Isaiah may have had a problem with the use of his tongue (Isaiah 6:5-7). But an encounter with God changed that.

Untamable. Does the fact that the tongue is untamable excuse you and me and make us not liable for the words that come out of our mouths? No! Jesus said, “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36 NKJV; See Hebrews 9:27).

Solution. What is the solution for this problem that plagues all of us to a lesser or greater degree? We, as Christians, must recognize that lying or using inappropriate speech are temptations that come from the devil or demons (Acts 5:1-4; Ephesians 4:27-29). When tempted to engage in these things, we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18), and be sober and vigilant (1 Peter 5:8). Then we must submit ourselves to God and rely on Him for divine strength to overcome these strong desires/lusts that come from the devil or demons (James 4:7). Then we must put on the whole armor of God and use the “belt of truth” and the “sword of the Spirit which is the word [individual utterances] of God” as counter measures and thoughts (Ephesians 6:14).

God’s Word. “Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight” (Proverbs 12:22). “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8). “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. [Please notice the following carefully.] And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Our relationship with God changed when we placed our faith and trust in Christ alone, Who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day. Have you done this yet? If not, why not now?

Sin No More. Once a person has been saved from the penalty of sin (Romans 8:1), he/she no longer needs to sin (act lawlessly) even though we will periodically (1 John 2:1, 2; 3:1-10). God has provided everything we need for life and godliness within the pages of His Word (2 Peter 1:3). But we must “Be diligent to present [ourselves] approved to God, [workers who don’t] need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).

Help. If you’re teachable and willing to change (if necessary), we’re here to assist you (2 Timothy 2:2). If you have questions and/or comments, we can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com Please SHARE this with others if it has helped you.

“Of Gossip & Feathers”

Posted: May 5, 2021 in Uncategorized

“It’s been said, knowledge is power. Unfortunately, many people like to spread damaging information or intimate details about others, whether true or not. This is what is called gossip. It used to be that people called gossip, dishing the dirt. Whatever it’s called, people use gossip to hurt people, in order to feel good about themselves and to feel like they have power over others.” Dawson McAllistar [1] “Gossip magazines” are money makers for many stores. Don’t waste money that you receive from God on them. (See Deuteronomy 8:18)


Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It’s gossip.” ~ Erma Bombeck.

“Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.”  ~ Korean Proverb

If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all.”  ~ Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events.

Small minds discuss people.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“There are many places [in] the Bible dedicated to warn us against ‘malicious gossips, busybodies, slanderers, talebearers, whisperers, false witnesses, quarrelers, meddlers, deceivers, backbiters.’”  [Here are a few verses that deal with these subjects that would be good to review periodically and/or memorize:]

“Where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.” (Proverbs 26:20)

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear” (Ephesians 4:29).

“If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless” (James 1:26).

“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell” (James 3:6).

“Remind them…to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people” (Titus 3:1, 2). [3]

God’s Desire. He always wants His people to do what is right in His sight, to be compassionate to those who are hurting, and to walk humbly before God. (A paraphrase of Micah 6:8) Are we doing this or not? If not, why?

Unusual Penance

“The story is often told of the most unusual penance St. Philip Neri assigned to a woman for her sin of spreading gossip. The sixteenth-century saint instructed her to take a feather pillow to the top of the church bell tower, rip it open, and let the wind blow all the feathers away. This probably was not the kind of penance this woman, or any of us, would have been used to!

“But the penance didn’t end there. Philip Neri gave her a second and more difficult task. He told her to come down from the bell tower and collect all the feathers that had been scattered throughout the town. The poor lady, of course, could not do it — and that was the point Philip Neri was trying to make in order to underscore the destructive nature of gossip.

“When we detract from others in our speech, our malicious words are scattered abroad and cannot be gathered back. They continue to dishonor and divide many days, months, and years after we speak them as they linger in people’s minds and pass from one tale-bearer to the next.” [4]

Problem. Some Christians, even from the earliest days of the church, had some serious problems. They were busybodies and tale-bearers (1 Timothy 5:13-15). These particular temptations come from the devil/demons and must be overcome by putting on the whole armor of God and specifically using the belt of truth to overcome them (Ephesians 6:10-17).

Questions. Allen Redpath suggested that before speaking of any person or subject that might be controversial, ask these questions. If what we are about to say doesn’t pass these tests, it’s best to keep our mouths shut. (We should memorize and use this acrostic (THINK) to remind ourselves to guard our words.)

T–Is it true?
H–Is it helpful?
I–Is it inspiring?
N–Is it necessary?
K–Is it kind? [5]

Day Of Reckoning. Believe it or not, Judgement Day is coming (Hebrews 9:27) and all of us will give an account to Judge Jesus (John 5:22; 2 Timothy 4:8) for every word that we say, and everything that we do (Matthew 12:36; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:11-15). These separate judgments will be to determine our degree of enjoyment in heaven, or our degree of suffering in the lake of fire (Daniel 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:12, 13).

Don’t Be Confused. Faith or lack of faith in Christ alone and the Gospel will determine the place of our eternal destiny (John 3:16, 18, 46; Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Where will you spend it?

Sure? My Friend, Are you absolutely sure that you will go to heaven the moment you die? Why should God let you into His heaven? Is there anything you could do or fail to do that would cause you to lose your salvation? If so, what? We’re here to assist those who aren’t sure of their eternal destiny, and to help Christians grow spiritually. We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com If this has helped you, please SHARE it with others.

Some of the material for this article was gathered from these websites:

[1] https://www.thehopeline.com/danger-of-gossip/

[2] https://www.thepositivemom.com/35-powerful-quotes-that-will-make-you-rethink-gossip

[3] https://pastorunlikely.com/23-forceful-bible-verses-on-gossip-and-slander/

[4] https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/religion-and-philosophy/philosophy/the-feathers-of-gossip-how-our-words-can-build-up-or-tear-down.html

[5] http://www.sermonillustrations.com/a-z/g/gossip.htm

God is omniscient – all knowing. He knows all about the sparrows that fall to the ground, and even the number of hairs on your head (Luke 12:6, 7). He knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10). Jesus, as the God-man, knew what was in the hearts of men (John 2:24, 25), and He knows the motivations behind our actions (1 Corinthians 4:5; Hebrews 4:12-16). Absolutely nothing is hidden from Him. This can comfort us when we are being abused unjustly, but it can/should disturb us when we, as Christians, are acting lawlessly (James 2:19-25; Hebrews 10:30, 31).

The Judge. One day the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrected, glorified, and righteous Judge (John 5:22; 2 Timothy 4:8) will evaluate everyone’s works to determine the unbeliever’s degree of suffering in the lake of fire forever (Revelation 20:11-15), or the Christian’s enjoyment in heaven, or the Jewish believer’s enjoyment on the new earth that was promised to them (John 14:1-3; Psalm 16:10; Romans 4:13).

Destinies. Our eternal destiny will be determined, not by our works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5), but by our faith or lack of faith in God and His promises (John 3:16, 18, 36; See Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:3, 23, 24). Today, one must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day, if he/she is to be saved (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; See Romans 1:16).

Judicial vs Family Forgiveness. At the point of our salvation God judicially forgives believers (Ephesians 1:7; See Romans 8:1). He acknowledges that the believer acted right by dying for his sins in the person of his Substitute, the Lord Jesus Christ, and that he/she was raised with Him into newness of life (Galatians 2:20; 1 Peter 3:18). Family forgiveness takes place when a believer confesses his/her sins to God the Father by naming them specifically to Him (1 John 1:9; See Proverbs 28:13; James 5:16). But wait. Before confessing our sins, we must examine ourselves and discern what we have done to displease God (1 Corinthians 11:28, 29; See Hebrews 4:12), and then repent/change our minds about what we did (2 Corinthians 7:9)

Another Opportunity. When God forgives us He doesn’t hold our sins against us (Psalm 103:12; See Ezekiel 33:16). But, being omniscient, He can’t/doesn’t forget what we have done. He knows and determines when it’s necessary for us to be tested again with the same temptation that led to our sinning so that we are given another opportunity to demonstrate either our love for Him or for the temporary pleasure that we had by engaging in the sinful activity (James 1:12-15; See 1 John 2:15-17; Hebrews 11:25). Yes, there are temporary pleasures when we engage in sin/lawlessness, otherwise we wouldn’t engage in them (Proverbs 5:1-5; 7:1-27; 14:12). Think about that for a moment. Isn’t that true?

Consequences. Believers who fail to confess their sins to God may be subjected to weakness, sickness, or sleep – a premature physical death (1 Corinthians 11:30; See James 5:19, 20; 1 John 5:16). Demonic oppression and mental disturbances could also occur if we refuse to forgive others (Matthew 18:34). Why should we forgive others? No one has wronged us as badly as we have wronged God (See Ephesians 4:32). Confession of our sins doesn’t mean that we won’t have to suffer the natural consequences of our sins for the rest of our lives on earth. God disciplines His unruly children, sometimes severely because He loves us. Those who aren’t chastened by their heavenly Father should question who their real father is (Hebrews 12:5-11; See John 8:44; 1 John 3:9, 10).

Questions: Have you placed your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, who died for your sins…and rose again bodily on the third day? If not, why not now? Are you sure that you will go to heaven the moment you die without your having to go to a purging place before you can get into heaven? Why should God let you into His heaven? If you believe that you’re truly saved, is there anything that you could do or fail to do that would cause you to lose your salvation? If so, what would that be?

Help. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change, if necessary (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. If this article has helped you, we’d like to know how it has. Then SHARE this with others please.

The Psalmist David wrote, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). And, “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips” (Psalm 141:3).

The Apostle Paul wrote, “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, [graciously] forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:29-32 NKJV). “But if you [Christians] bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another” (Galatians 5:15 NKJV)

The Lord’s Half Brother, James also had some words to say about our untamable tongues. Please read and/or listen to his words: https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jas/3/1/s_1149001

Temptation. When a Christian is tempted by the devil to use corrupt/inappropriate/foul language, he/she must “put on the whole armor of God” and then use “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word [specific, appropriate words] of God” to counter the temptation (Ephesians 6:12-17). If we fail the test, we must confess it to God first and then claim His forgiveness (1 John 1:9; Proverbs 28:13). Then we should try to make things right with those whom we offended (James 5:16).

Omniscient. God is listening to everything we say and do, and knows what kinds of words are coming forth from our mouths. So, let’s all be a part of the “construction crew” rather than the “demolition crew”?

Help. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

For further reading:

“Check The Weight Limit”

Posted: April 28, 2021 in Uncategorized

Our world is filled with people who are stressed out by current events. Many are committing suicide. Maybe you yourself are somewhat depressed, discouraged, and disturbed by the things you see and hear on the news or on social media. Why is there so much hatred in our world? Why are the rich, powerful, and elite people of the world pushing their “New World Order” agenda so hard? Will their “Utopia” be a wonderful place without God? What is the basic problem in the world today?

Visualize. Before we try to answer some of these questions, I’d like for you to picture these things clearly in your mind: A ladder, an elevator, a truck, a bridge, and an airplane? What do all these things have in common? They all have weight limits. You probably haven’t given much thought to this even if you’ve been on a ladder recently, or in an elevator, or hauled things in a truck, or as you drove across a bridge, or flown in an airplane.

Assume. We take it for granted that each of these things will do the job they were intended to do to insure our safety. But if, perchance, we have exceeded the weight limits, we might be crippled or dead today. Gravity is a strong force that must not be ignored. Neither is sin to be ignored. But sadly, it is.

Sin. What is it? How does it affect us every day? How did it affect those who have gone before us? Why do people get sick and die? What can we do to avoid sickness and death? Can science and technology save us? Are heaven and hell real places or not? If they are real, how can we avoid hell and gain heaven?

Faulty Thinking. Many people have distorted views about the man called Jesus and His ability to save men and women from their plight and their problems. Most people probably don’t think of Jesus as Superman in the comic books. They know very little about the devil and demons. They have a hard time believing that one man could save another man from hell by dying in his place. They’re not convinced that a person can rise from the dead after being dead for three days. They don’t know, or have never been told that God the Father was satisfied with the payment that Jesus made on the cross for the sins of the whole world (See 1 John 2:2; 4:10).

Man’s Problem – Sin. “Sin is lawlessness” (1 John 3:4). It occurs when we do things that God tells us not to do, or when we fail to do the things He tells us to do (James 4:17). We all have a sinful nature (disposition) that resists rules and regulations (1 John 1:8; Romans 7:15-25). Sin has been responsible for man’s physical and spiritual deaths (Genesis 2:17; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 9:27). Death involves separation, not annihilation. To the dismay of many people who hope for a better life in the future, reincarnation is not taught in the Scriptures.

Unnecessary/Insufficient. Some people believe that Christ’s death on the cross was not necessary because they don’t think that they have been bad enough to deserve a death like His or hell (See Romans 3:10-23; 6:23; Isaiah 64:6). They might say, “I believe He died for me. After all, I’m a pretty good person and I’m worth it; God was lucky to get me.” Others think that His death on their behalf was not sufficient and so they try to add their good works to earn their way into heaven (See Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5; Matthew 7:21-23). This is what the religions of the world teach. Do you think Christ’s death was unnecessary or insufficient? Still others say, “I believe He died for my sins. But I don’t believe that He rose again bodily from the dead on the third day” (See 2 John 1:7).

A Glorified Body. The Scriptures teach us that Christ died for our sins (the whole human race – John 3:16; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 John 2:2) and then rose again bodily from the dead on the third day. His resurrected, glorified body consists of flesh and bones, but has no blood (Luke 24:36-43; 1 Corinthians 15). Those who claim to be Christians, but who don’t believe in His bodily resurrection “believe in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:2). They aren’t saved. What about you?

Living. A dead Savior is of no value to anyone. Think of all the religious leaders of the world who are still dead and incapable of helping anyone. I’ve never asked a dead person to do anything for me. They can’t. We don’t pray to the dead, or to the saints, or to Mary. She is the mother of Jesus’ humanity only, not the “Mother of God.” There is only One Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5). She even admitted that she herself needed a Savior (Luke 1:47).

Proof. Belief in Christ’s bodily resurrection from the dead is absolutely essential for our salvation. It was proven by His appearances to over 500 witnesses on ten different occasions over a forty day period of time (See 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:1-11). If He were still dead He wouldn’t be able to save anyone from eternal condemnation with the devil and his angels/demons in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41, 46; Revelation 21:8), and to take believers to heaven to spend eternity with Him (John 14:1-3).

The Father’s Role. God the Father raised Jesus from the dead to prove to us that He was satisfied with the payment that His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ made on our behalf (Romans 4:25; See 1 John 2:2; 4:10). He died once for all of our sins (Romans 6:10; Hebrews 10:10). Romanists falsely teach that Christ is re-crucified every time they observe the Mass, and that a person receives Christ through the wafer, and that they are saved by faith plus keeping the sacraments (See Ephesians 2:8, 9). Sadly, those who believe these heresies aren’t saved.

The Son’s Role. Did you know that Jesus Himself was also involved in His own bodily resurrection? He said, “… My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father” (John 10:17, 18; 2:19).

All Raised. Since Jesus has resurrection power, He can/will save anyone who believes on Him alone for his/her salvation (John 3:16, 18, 36; 6:37). He also will raise up from the dead everyone who has died physically (1 Corinthians 15:21-28; Daniel 12:2; Revelation 20:11-25). Believers will spend eternity with Him, and unbelievers will spend eternity with the devil and his angels/demons in the lake of fire. Where will you spend eternity? Not sure? You can be sure if you believe in/on the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior while you’re still alive here on earth. (See 1 John 5:13; Romans 8:16).

Carnal Christian? Are you a “carnal Christian” who is engaged in the “works of the flesh” which are all perversions of good things (1 Corinthians 3:1; Galatians 5:19-21)? If so, don’t bother telling others about Christ. You will do more harm than good. But if you’re a true Christian, who has your known sins confessed to God (1 John 1:9; Proverbs 28:13; James 5:16), and who has dedicated your body to God as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1, 2), and if you’re being filled with God the Holy Spirit and allowing Him to fill up where you are lacking in Christ likeness (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:22, 23), God wants you to be one of His witnesses (Acts 1:8). Will you joyfully be a true witness for Jehovah God, the Lord Jesus Christ, or be intimidated by the devil as Peter and Timothy once were (Acts 5:41; Matthew 26:34, 75; 2 Timothy 1:7)?

Crown. Christians can earn the “Crown of Rejoicing” when they point people to Christ and see them saved (1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20; Romans 10:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 3:6). The greatest joy will come when we help and see that new believer grow spiritually (1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18; 3 John 4).

Questions: Are you absolutely sure that you will go to heaven the moment your die? Why should God let you into His heaven? If you believe you’re saved, is there anything you could do or fail to do that would cause you to lose your salvation? If so, what would that be?

Tenses Of Salvation. Think about this: True Christians have been saved from the penalty of sin (Romans 8:1); we are being saved from the power of sin (Romans 6:14); and we shall be saved from the presence of sin (Romans 8:18-23). God wants us, as Christians, to cast our cares [concerns, burdens] on Him because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). Are you doing this? If you do, you can enjoy the “peace of God” in your life (Philippians 4:6, 7).

Help. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. Please let us know if this information has helped you and then SHARE this with others who may find it helpful too. Click on “Follow” to receive future articles as they come out.

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“Yes, You Can Help”

Posted: April 24, 2021 in Uncategorized

Those of us who have been saved by God’s grace through faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, by believing that He died for our sins, was buried, and rose again bodily on the third day [1], also believe that He is going to return for us some day and take us to the heavenly home that He has been preparing for us (John 14:1-3; Revelation 21:9 ff). “Perhaps Today!” Some deceased believers will need to be raised up from the dead; others, who are alive when He returns, will be changed into Christ’s likeness without dying (1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 John 3:2).

From Body To Bride. Before He returns for “His Body,” the true Church (1 Corinthians 12:12, 13), and makes it “His Bride” (Ephesians 5:25-33; Revelation 22:17), all those whom God the Father has given to Him (John 6:37) must be saved and have done some praiseworthy works (1 Corinthians 4:5; Ephesians 2:10; John 15:16). We don’t know who that last person will be, or when he/she will be saved. It could be a family member, a friend, a fellow worker, or someone else.

Complete. The spiritual “Body of Christ,” began on the Day of Pentecost – about 2,000 years ago (Acts 2; 11:15), and will be complete when the Rapture occurs (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). This group of Christians, with better promises than the Jews had (Hebrews 8:6; 11:39, 40), is distinct from the Old Testament believers, and those who will be saved during the Tribulation and the millennial reign of Christ (Daniel 9:24-27; Isaiah 9:6, 7; Revelation 20:1-7). The church has NOT replaced Israel (Romans 11). There are several resurrections mentioned in Scripture. (See 1 Corinthians 15:23, 24, 52, 52.)

Privilege. Every true Christian can/should do his/her part by being lead by God the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14) to lost, unsaved people. (See Acts 8:26-40; 16:6). We should share the Gospel in its entirety with them so they have Someone in whom they can believe in order for them to be saved. The bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is an essential part of the Gospel message and must be shared and believed if a person is to be saved (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Luke 24:36-43). A dead Christ can’t save anyone.

Believing In Vain? It’s not enough to know the correct facts of the Gospel (which, believe it or not, many people on earth have never heard), or to merely agree with the facts. Many people “believe in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:2; See Matthew 7:21-23). Unbelievers must transfer their faith and trust from themselves and their good works over to Christ alone, through the Gospel message, if they are to be saved. God, Who is omniscient, knows exactly when a person believes in/on Christ for salvation.

Baptism. But to demonstrate his/her faith to other people, the first thing the new believer needs to do is to be baptized/immersed (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 8:38; 1 Peter 3:21). It pictures our death, burial, and resurrection with Christ (Galatians 2:20). Note: Baptism doesn’t save us. We don’t believe in “baptismal regeneration” as some folks do.

Crown Of Rejoicing. This crown will be given to believers who have had a part in bringing the Gospel message to an unsaved person so he/she can be saved (1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 3:5-7). If you’re a Christian, don’t neglect your privilege/responsibility (Acts 1:8) to share the clear Gospel with others or let someone else get the crown that was intended for you (Revelation 3:11). The crowns (five are available for us to earn) we receive from the Lord at the Bema Seat Judgment (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10) will be given back to Him as we declare, “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created” (Revelation 4:10, 11).

Responsibility. “Our responsibility [as true Christians] is to preach the Savior and proclaim pardon and peace to every creature. All of us can do this. All of us should do this. All of us should do it more. As we are faithful to the Master’s mandate we can expect the [Holy] Spirit to empower us and the sovereign Lord to give the increase.” – Dr. Manfred Kober, “Do We Really Know The Gospel?” [2]

If you have questions and/or comments, please send them to us. We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change if necessary (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). Please SHARE this with others. We never know who is ready to receive the message and be saved (John 1:12; 3:16, 18, 36). Click on “Follow” to receive future articles as they come out.

If, as a result of reading this, you have placed your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone for your salvation, through the message of the Gospel, we’d like to know about it so we can help you grow spiritually in the Lord (1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 2:18). You don’t have to wait until you are dead physically before you can have assurance of your salvation (1 John 5:13; Romans 8:16).

[1] When sharing the Gospel with lost people, never leave out the bodily resurrection of Christ. (See 1 Corinthians 15; Luke 24:36-43) Without it, we have no Good News for people to believe. Consider – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

[2] Dr. Manfred Kober, https://faith.edu/faith-news/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

Additional help:

Dr. Ron Shea, “The Clear Gospel” http://www.cleargospel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/English/English-Display-Pkg-2014.pdf

Pastor/Prof. David Spurbeck – “The Gospel Checker,” http://bartimaeus.us/pub_dom/monographs.html