pc01 Should a Christian celebrate Halloween?

Should a Christian celebrate Halloween  (Day of the Dead)?

by David Cox
[PC01] v1 ©2005 www.coxtracts.com
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“Halloween was originally a festival of fire, dead, and the powers of darkness” – Encyclopedia of Man, Myth, and Magic” by Richard Cavendish

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Matthew 18:6

If Halloween is concentrated in concepts dealing with darkness, and we promote it to our children, participating in something that is highly connected with the forces of evil, don’t we fall under the condemnation of Matthew 18:6, causing them to trip up in their spiritual life by our foolishness? Halloween is no innocent entertainment, but has customs and roots in Satanism and pagan religions.

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salv31 How to tell if you are dead! (spiritual life)

Spiritual Life versus spiritual death

How to know  if you are Dead? (spiritual life)

By David Cox v1 © 2011 2014
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What a strange topic! Why or in what case would this question be valid? Very simply this is a question that every person should reflect on, and see if truthfully you are to be considered spiritually alive or not. There are many walking around in the world thinking that they are saved and that they are Christians when actually according to the Bible, they are totally dead in the spirit, unsaved. While so many presume to be spiritually alive, it is very important to understand that according to the Bible, they are dead. Continue reading

pent05 Is it correct for women preach, teach, or lead?

Women in the Ministry
Is it correct when women preach? (Teach, speak, or lead)

By David Cox
[pent05] v1 ©2005 www.coxtracts.com
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Acts 2:17 I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flash, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy… 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in tose days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.

(Many use this verse as the basis for women preaching, but the verse says nothing about to whom they will minister, to mixed groups or groups of only women.)

The Assemblies of God have 4,000 ordained and licensed women. The United Methodist Church began ordaining women in 1954, and today has 4,743. The Presbyterian Church (USA) has 2,419 leaders. In 1979 this church made it a requirement of their congregations to ordain women to these leadership positions over the church. Moreover they force the disqualification of any minister among them that opposes the ordination of women. The United Church of Christ has 1803 female leaders. Women today compose a third of seminaries students across the board, and in Harvard and Yale seminaries they are half of the students.

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pent08 Benny Hinn: false prophet

Benny Hinn: The False Prophet of the Word of Faith Movement

By David Cox
[Pent08] v1 ©2006 www.coxtracts.com
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Not given to filthy lucre… teaching things which they ought not, for filthy’s lucre’s sake. Even a prophet of their own said the Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies” Titus 1:7-12

Is Benny Hinn a great man of God filled with faith, gifted with the powers of healing and doing miracles or is he a false prophet? Well the truth is that he is no man of God, because every true man of God obeys the will of God, and follows the Word of God. Hinn was pastor of the church, “Orlando Christian Center” in Orlando Florida, and later pastored “World Outreach Church” and after that “Faith World Church” when he launched himself into evangelism. Actually he is the source and spokesman for the Word of Faith movement. Hinn takes in 100 million dollars a year, and lives in a $3.5 million dollar mansion, and stays in $2000/night hotels. He wrote “Good morning Holy Spirit,” which was very popular and sold 250,000 copies in the first two months.

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fam02 Seeking a Christian mate

Seeking a Christian Mate

Seeking a Christian mate
By David Cox [email protected]
[fam02] v1 ©2006 www.coxtracts.com
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Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

The Perfect Will of God – We know that God has a perfect will for each of us. We also understand that at times this perfect will of God does not quite go always as we would like it to go. We want to be happily married, but it appears that God “is not cooperating.” We begin to understand things when we start with the will of God. If a person is not subject to the will of God, they will never encounter peace and tranquility in their life. One has to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and understand that they must daily seek God’s will, or their lives will be nothing more than a great big mess, problem after problem. The key to being happy is to first be saved, then serve God with all your heart and life, and seek after God. Without this, whatever happiness they may think they find is hollow and deceptive. This is the foundation of everything including marriage.

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pc50 Narcissism versus Love

Narcissism versus Love

Narcissism. By David Cox
[PC50] v1 ©2014 www.coxtracts.com
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Narcissism. The “Narcissist” is a person who focuses his whole life on himself. This is Narcissism. In Mexico, we say “Me first, me last, and me in the middle”. Truthfully this is the type of person who literally adores and worships his own self, and doesn’t even know it. This is really spiritual worship, idolatry really, like what we are to do towards God, but the narcissist misdirects this back towards himself like Satan does. He thinks that he himself (or she herself) is of such great value, that the whole world should appreciate him for that greatness.

This attitude is greatly in conflict with what the Bible presents us in Jesus, which is our moral pattern. In Jesus’ character, we see humility, meekness, worry for others, service towards others, selflessness, and personal sacrifice for the benefit of others. The narcissist is a person that has captured the very essence of Satan’s personality and character, and is imitating it exactly. They are cruel, arrogant, egotistical, and the opposite all around of what a good Christian should be. Narcissism Continue reading

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