fam03 Biblical principles for a solid marriage

Biblical Principles for a Solid Marriage

By David Cox
[f03] v1 ©2005 www.coxtracts.com
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A Biblical Foundation

There are three biblical foundations for a biblical marriage that pleases God and is a pleasure for those involved:

(1) Obedience to God and His will, (2) An understanding and practice of biblical love, and (3) An understanding and respect of the principle of one flesh (sex). The decision of which person you marry is something personal, but once made, God enters this relationship to ratify (make legal) the relationship and to make it obligatory for life Matthew 19:6.

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doct25 Jesus is our Moral Pattern

Jesus is our Moral Pattern

[doct25] v1.1 ©2014
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Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

The Bible is very clear, that the character of God is very different from what we commonly see in humanity (He is holy, He is separate), and it seeks to convert our character from sin (things outside His will) to a character which is like God. Salvation is a matter contending with our sin (which is a form of living which displeases God), and this salvation is a process whereby God totally changes those sinful elements, and imposes a different moral character.

The Bible speaks much of this “other moral character” (it is righteousness) that opposes this sinful conduct. Many groups see this as “perfection” or “holiness”. But it is only a part of salvation, which should occur after we have understood salvation, and after we have grown a little towards maturity.

We should Imitate Jesus

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ch16 Example of the man of God

The Example of the Man of God

Man of God. Is it correct to mark a Man of God as your spiritual example?
By David Cox
[ch16] v1 ©2008 www.coxtracts.com
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Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Hebrews 13:7

It is a grave error in Christianity of our day to gloss over as unimportant the idea that each minister should be an example of a man of God 1 Tim 3 and Titus 1, which marks the requirements of a man of God. We should insist that our ministers be good examples of what is a man of God, a copy of Christ, and if they aren’t, we should remove them, or leave that church.

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Ch09 Our One another Relationship

One another Relationship
By David Cox

God made man a Social Being

Gen 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

God created man as a social creature, and here Adam lacked a social mate. This alludes to our social relationships in which a person participates. We are social creatures, and we are part one with another. It is as if we are members in a spiritual body, 1Cor 12:21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

What is the Great Priority of Salvation?

Matt 22:36Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 ​Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Another way to see our salvation is that it is to love God. Without the love of God, no person can be saved. Salvation is the desiring of God in the depth of the soul. Salvation is being part of the body of the redeemed, and appreciating (desiring) them as well as Jesus (the Head of that body). This should dominate our thinking. We should desire God for who He is, his moral and spiritual character. This deep desire of the soul is difficult to capture and appreciate. God created these relationships to give us life and demonstrate to you what is your relationship with God by your relationship with others. In Mat. 25:31-46, God explains that we should see and relate to our spiritual brethren as if they were Jesus himself. Continue reading

ch39 What should we preach? sermon topics

What should we preach?

The ministry of the Word
Por David Cox
[CH39] v1 ©2009 www.coxtracts.com
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What is “biblical preaching”?

1Ti 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

The word “preacher” is a herald, somebody that repeats loudly the words of the king.

Eze 3:17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

It is important that preachers concentrate in their preahing on what God has commanded us to preach (nothing more, nothing less, nothing else, completely). In our day, many pulpits have sidetracked into sermons, content, and non-biblical elements such as jokes, stories, and current events. In this tract we examine what we are, and are not, to preach. Continue reading

pc46 Sins of Facebook

The Sins of Facebook

By David Cox

[pc46] v1 ©2014 www.coxtracts.com
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1Tim 5:13
And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

God prohibited the spread of information and getting involved in other people’s lives for the sole purpose of “just knowing about others” (curiosity). This prohibition is exactly the purpose of social networking, so what are we as Christians doing on social networks? We can probably legitimately “keep up” with family and close friends, but quickly it becomes tattling (repeating unsubstantiated stories and revealing personal information) and being a busybody in other people’s affairs.

Even though the title of this tract is “Facebook”, we are really speaking about any and all social networks. A computer is like a shovel, in and of itself, it is not wrong or bad, but if you hit somebody else over the head with it and kill them, then it is put to wrong use and becomes bad. It is not a sin to have a Facebook account, but depending on how you use it, it can quickly become sinful. Continue reading

cult12 – The Bible vs Koran

The Bible vs Koran

by David Cox
[cult12] v1 ©2014 www.coxtracts.com
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Psa 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Psa 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
Prov 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Muslims believe both in the Bible and the book of the Koran. But if Muslims believe that both are the inspired Word of God, then there are problems to resolve. How can we accept that Allah is the same as the God revealed in the Bible if he gave both inspired books, and they contradict themselves.

Within the Bible, there is a perfection in which the Bible has no errors, no imperfections, no contradictions. We can trust the truth of the Bible because God has secured its purity. We do not see that with the Koran.

Actually this position of believing that both the Koran and Bible as our divine authorities simply cannot be. Either the Bible is God’s authority or the Koran is, but both cannot be true if they contradict themselves. Muslims say the Bible is corrupted, but they do not allow the thought that the Koran is the corrupted one here. The Koran contradicts itself.

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doct01 Fundamentals of Christian Faith

The Fundamentals of the Christian Faith

The Fundamentals of the Christian Faith
by David Cox
[d01] v1 ©2006 www.coxtracts.com

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He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. Luke 6:49

Jesus proposed the concept of fundamentalism, that there are certain essential parts of the Scriptures (biblical beliefs) that in erring on them it would result in the perdition of everything, even your soul in hell and your salvation. Continue reading

ch26 Don’t touch the anointed of God

Don’t Touch the Anointed of God

Is it biblical to oppose a minister? Does Anointed of God mean untouchable, and the minister can do whatever he wants? Anointed of God
By David Cox
[ch26] v1r ©2007 www www.coxtracts.com
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Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. Psa 105:15

Today it is very popular that ministers use this saying “don’t touch the Anointed of God” to protect themselves. They also often use Mat 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. This implies that any member or other person should not examine that minister’s personal life, his doctrine, or obvious sins. Continue reading

salv02 Now that you have Believed

Now that you have Believed

By David Cox
[sal02] V2 ©2006 www.coxtracts.com
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First steps for the new believer

(1) You should read and study the Bible daily.
(2) You should pray to God daily.
(3) You should be baptized in a good church.
(4) You should assemble in a good church.
(5) You should participate in the work of God.
(6) You should shun sinful habits.
(7) You should seek to serve God.
(8) You should honor God with your money by tithing.

Many new Christians begin to faint in the first steps of their Christian life. There are always hard times, but you should not give up. The dedication in your soul should be set to go ahead with God and with the things of God, and this is more important than anything else in your life. Put the priority of your life in God and the church. At times some people can hurt you very much, and at times it may even be a Christian brother or your own church. But you need to keep your vision set on Christ, not on men. Follow Christ no matter what the rest does.

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