WHAT'S NEW AT BATMQ?
Click on the links below to view the latest , new or recently revised, doctrines/presentations:
11/29/18 The presentation, "Scripture Confirms Scripture," has been posted.
11/23/18 The presentation, "Giving Thanks In The Midst of Adversity," has now been posted.
11-15-18 The presentation, "The Local Assembly Where "Everything" Goes," has been posted.
Recent and archived Holiday Season doctrines and presentations:
Giving thanks in the midst of great adversity
Giving thanks when all is well and going our way is relatively easy, although it is in times of prosperity that we tend to forget the source of our blessings. In this presentation, believers are challenged to give thanks in the midst of great adversity.
The Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union.
Most Christians are well familiar with the miraculous conception and incarnation of the Son of God, producing the Person we now know as the Lord Jesus Christ. But how many of us know WHY these things HAD to take place in order for the acceptable Lamb of God to be produced. This knowledge, and the knowledge of all that the Lord Jesus Christ had to go through to maintain the integrity of His bodily sacrifice, can generate a greater appreciation for all that took place leading up to and following the First Advent (Christmas).
Where is the peace on Earth that was announced by the Christmas Angel?
We read the phrase "Peace on Earth" on Christmas cards, Church marquees, and holiday displays, etc., but how does this angelic announcement square with the words of the Lord Jesus Christ, "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword (Matt. 10: 34 NASB)."
In this presentation, we will see that the type of peace that was announced by the Christmas Angels refers to peace (the absence of hostility) between God and those who are born again, and not the world at large. Nor was the type of peace that was announced by the Christmas angel to be understood as bringing harmony between people. Christianity is often mocked by those who fail to make these distinctions, suggesting that the First Advent failed to bring the violence of the world we live in to an end. The Lord Jesus Christ made it clear that wars and rumors of wars (Matt. 24: 6 NASB) will be a part of the human environment until international global peace is experienced during in a future dispensation to come (Rev. 20: 4), and eventually for all of eternity in the new Earth (Rev. 21), still to come. Inter-personal peace will be established as long as the fallen nature in Man exists.
The means of the type of peace announced by the Christmas angels is the Gospel Message. While believing in the Gospel Message is what saves the soul and ends the hostility that existed between God and the soul, the Gospel Message will be the source of conflict between those who believe, and those who disbelieve it. The Gospel Message will be the source of conflict between those who accept it and those who accept false Gospels. The Gospel Message will be the source of conflict between those who maintain its simplicity (John 3: 16, 18), and those who complicate it, pervert it, or add to it in the name of Man-made religion.
God's Christmas Gift To You
A poem that speaks of the gift that God gave to Man at the First Advent
Happy New Year 2019
A poem addressing the New Year.
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