I often think the only way to learn the truth in God’s word, is to step into the past, and see what the old preachers said decades ago.
I Corinthians 1:10 “Now I beseech you brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”
I looked back to a preacher from the past and I found wisdom and understanding of the scriptures in his sermons. Albert Sidney Higgins was this preacher’s name. He began preaching in 1906 in the Church of Christ and he preached into the 1960’s. He published a book in 1961 – “What The Bible Says.” Albert Higgins always used the King James Version of the Bible.
People believe miracles still happen today. This is contrary to what God’s word states. Miracles were given for a specific purpose and were limited to the apostolic age. Miracles were performed by Jesus, the apostles and those on whom the apostles laid their hands. When the last of these persons (mentioned in the new testament) died, miracles ceased.
Jesus performed miracles to prove he was the son of God. After the apostles received the gift of the Holy Ghost, they began to perform miracles as they spread the truth of the gospel throughout the world. Gifts or miracles were to cease when the “perfect” thing came. (The Gospel – Bible). Jesus could perform miracles without seeing or touching anyone. The apostles could only perform miracles through personal contact with a person.
II Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
I John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”