pc16 Why Christians shouldn’t use drugs?

In pc16 Why Christians shouldn’t use drugs? we examine what is a biblical position about hallucinogenic drug use. The Bible condemns this kind of drug use as being a doorway to the demonic world. It is regularly used in witchcraft and wicked, pagan religions to “communicate with the spirits”, and we offer help in the form of Bible verses to break the addiction to drugs.

Why Christians shouldn’t use drugs?
By David Cox
[PC16] v1 ©2008 www.coxtracts.com
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See Drugs and Theology

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All things are lawful unto me,
but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
1Cor 6:12

It is very sad to see that the use of hallucinogenic drugs is already very common, even among some Christians. Let me clarify and limit this tract to illegal drugs, those not with a doctor’s prescription for a disease. When a doctor prescribes aspirin for a headache, this drug is legitimate and restores health. This tract deals with illegal drug use for recreational and entertainment purposes.

Two out of every 3 young people in high school have tried an illegal drug before they graduate. If we consider alcohol as a drug (and it is), then this rate rises to 90%. 30% have tried a drug stronger than marihuana. The first cause of death among youth 15 to 24 is drunk driving. Continue reading

pent01 Why I am not Pentecostal

why I am not pentecostal

pent01 Why I am not Pentecostal explains the doctrinal and practice errors of the Pentecostal movement. Note that not all Pentecostal groups nor Pentecostal churches are involved in these errors, just the majority.

https://www.davidcoxmex.com/tracts/cox-tracts-on-pentecostals/

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Doct28 What will heaven be like?

What will heaven be like?

What will heaven be like? The entire objective of salvation is to go to heaven iafter everything is said and done, but many Christians don’t have a good idea of what this entails.

[doct28] By David Cox v1 © 2011
http://www.coxtract.com
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heavenThe Bible certainly declares to us several realities of life: man lives in sin against God, salvation is only by faith in Jesus Christ, and eternal life is to go to_heaven after death and live always with God. The topic that we present in this tract is “What will_heaven be like?” The entire objective of salvation is to go to heaven_after everything is said and done, but many Christians don’t have a good idea of what this entails.

Hollywood, films, the popular concepts, false religions, and many other points of view have affected how people think heaven_will be, and they have “tainted” our view of_heaven, and contaminated it. Some think it is an endless party with cigarettes, alcohol, dancing, and free sex with beautiful girls. Islam presents it this way. Hollywood has promoted this scandalous view of eternal life, and they depict_heaven as boring, no activity, and not interesting, just sitting around for all of eternity. Continue reading

calv01 Calvinism What’s the Truth?

Calvinism

Calvinism What’s the Truth?

Calvinism

Calvinism

What’s wrong with Calvinism?
by David Cox
[calv01] v1 ©2006 www.coxtracts.com
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Ezek 18:23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: [and] not that he should return from his ways, and live?

Calvinism is a theological system that distorts the concepts of God, salvation, and man and denies that God has offered divine mercy to sinners, if they would only respond to it. It tries to enclose God in a will without taking into account that by divine decree, God has also given man a will, for which he is responsible. John Calvin was a “protestant pope” with his own secret police, and practiced the execution of heretics. He burned Michael Servetus at the stake for doctrinal differences with Calvin. Calvin wanted Servetus to say “the Son of the eternal God,“ but Servetus would only say, “the eternal Son.” Calvin did not have the spirit of a saved man, but was cruel, evil, and extremist. Titus 3:10 says that we should reject a heretic, not burn him, and Calvin’s actions make him a murder (1Pet 4:15; Rev 21:8 “murderers… shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death”). Calvin believed in the baptism of infants for their salvation, likewise in the sacraments as works that communicate or give grace to the unsaved (good works). Are these the marks of true man of God? Continue reading

ch45 Grading a Bible Teacher

Grading Your Bible Teacher

Grading a Bible Teacher is a guide for understanding the false or bad teacher of the Bible from a true man of God.

Grading a Bible Teacher

By David Cox v1 © 2011
[ch45] www.coxtracts.com
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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; 2Tim 4:3

Today it is in fashion to reject the traditional local church and a good pastor in order to sit under expert Bible teachers. Typically these are charismatic personality teachers, that people just love to hear. From hearing their followers, “everybody should leave their local churches and come study with these great teachers.” The Bible has a response to this, and it is the model for learning which God has given us, in a local church with a qualified pastor. Continue reading

ch15 Congregating because we Love

Congregating because we Love

Congregating because we Love is a tract about why we attend church. Our relationship with our brethren in Christ is highly integrated with our salvation. This tract, Congregating because we Love, explains part of that. Congregating because we Love

By Pastor-Missionary David Cox
[CH15] v2©2013 www.coxtracts.com
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Psa 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. 

Psa. 50:5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

Salvation is often misunderstood. When God saved us, He made us part of the redeemed and the body of Christ. Salvation unites us with the community of the redeemed, the community of faith, with the saved by Jesus Christ. Believers get together the day God chose (Sunday) for the purposes He chose. Salvation is not something isolated from the present until after death, but is something that is active, dynamic, and fills our life from the moment of salvation until our death and for all eternity.

The life of every believer should be centred in communion with the other redeemed in the church, and afterwards in heaven. Heaven is to live together with God and the rest of the redeemed. God had his purposes in saving us, and the main purpose is to form us into part of His work (extending the kingdom of God) for His glory. We should shine our best for God before the world. Continue reading

calv02 Did Christ Die for the Whole World, or only part of it? Limited Atonement

Limited Atonement

Did Christ Die for the Whole World, or only part of it? Limited Atonement

[calv02] By David Cox v1 ©2011 www.coxtracts.com You may freely reproduce this tract for non-profit purposes

Limited AtonementCalvinism teaches that Christ died for only the redeemed. For them, the decision of each person’s eternal destiny happened before the creation of the world. They promote this concept because it goes hand in hand with their concepts of man’s inability to repent, to believe in Jesus, and to act in any way in order to be saved. Practically, these concepts disturb and discourage the unsaved to come to Christ in place of motivating them to accept Christ. Clearly the Calvinist declares “no man can accept Christ as his Savior because God has not given him the ability to do so. He is actually uncapable.

The Bible exhorts us constantly to repent of our sins and to follow the way of justice in order to be saved. Moreover, God exhorts us to believe in and receive (an action presented as completely within our ability and power) Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. According to the Calvinist, Christ died only for the sins of the redeemed, not for the sins of the whole world. Because this is not very popular (nor can one defend this position from Scripture) many Calvinists try to smooth this position by saying Christ died for the whole world, but the death of Christ was “effecacious” (effective grace) only for the elect. Calvinists propose “another gospel” and “another doctrine” which was not given by the Apostles. Continue reading

pc10 Sexual Purity

Sexual Purity
By David Cox
[PC10] v1 ©2008 www.coxtracts.com
This tract can be freely copied for non-profit use.

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It is not an impossible fight!

1Pet 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

With the increase of pornography and the constant lowering of standards, sexual temptation has become one of the principal problems for Christians. It is a spiritual fight so intense that almost every Christian has it. This fight is not impossible to win, but it is very difficult.



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cat02 Should we worship the Virgin Mary? No.

Worship Mary

Mary the Mother of Jesus
Should we worship or reverence her?
[C02] v1 ©2005 www.coxtracts.com
You may freely photocopy and reproduce this tract for free distribution
By David Cox [email protected]

“A graven image… is not profitable… is profitable for nothing? Isaiah 44:9,10

Many times Catholics ask, “Why don’t Protestants worship Mary?” They tell us, “You have no respect for the mother of God.” Our answer is very simple, “we respect all women, especially godly Christian women, but we do not worship anybody that is not God himself”. We reserve this reverence and honor only for God.

This tract will investigate the matter of the relation and attitude of a true Christian towards Mary, the mother of Jesus’ humanity.




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