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The Bible Apostolic Logo features the golden sun rising from a deep blue morning sky. The Bible as  the one foundation upon which we build and are establishes is marked open by the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Great Creator who so loved us  that He became flesh and dwelt among us, then bled and died to pay the debt for our sins. The golden sun arc doubles to represent the open tomb from  which He arose triumphant. The descending dove represents the coming of the Holy Spirit to us and the flame represents the fire and power of the Holy Spirit in the life of every true believer. When asked if we are Fundamentalist, we are more Fundamental than they. Are we Evangelistic? Very! Are we Baptist? We place a higher value on Biblical water baptism than the Baptists. Are we Pentecostal? We definitely believe in the entire of the Acts 2 experience including that the promise of 2:38 and 39 is to all that the Lord our God shall call. Are we Apostolic? Our desire and goal is to preach, teach and practice that exact same Gospel that Jesus Christ and His Original Apostles taught and would still be teaching if here in person, as we prayerfully try to be their faithful representatives. — Samuel M. Smith, Editor,
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The Oldest Question In The World

Today, our lives are full of questions. How am I going to pay my bills? Should I marry John (or Susy)? or should I live with him (or her) first? Should I buy a new home? A new car? Can I really trust my wife (or husband)? In this time of world troubles, will there be war? Which church should I go to? Is it alright to smoke, drink, use drugs or enter into casual sexual liaisons? What will my friends say?

Actually, hundreds of questions face each of us daily. Finding answers to those questions may sometimes cause us great anxiety and worry and the choice of the wrong answer may cause disaster, frustration and bitterness. What a great thing if we could always come to the right answer to every question instantly! What disappointment, anxiety and grief we could avoid.

Basically, all of those questions are but new forms of the oldest question in the world - "Yea, hath God said...?"  This question first was asked of Eve by Satan in the Garden of Eden, and is still, today, the basic question at the root of all others.

And,  just as Satan mis-stated the question to Eve, so today the question is usually asked in a round-about way calculated to raise doubt. "Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" Eve knew the Word of God well enough to correct Satan. "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it lest ye die."

More of us would be able to find the right answer to our questions if we knew the Word of God better. And if Eve had stood firm on the Word of God as the foundation for her next actions, the world might yet be in the Edenic paradise state, rather than the mess that it is in today.

The wiley Satan then point -blank accused God of lying - not by saying so directly, but by contradicting God. But the bait he used then and still uses today was to take Eve's eyes off of what God had said and what was pleasing to God and put the focus of her attention on what was pleasing to the eye and to the selfish desire or self-gratification.

The key to it all, then, is to keep one's eyes on the Lord Jesus and choosing to do those things which His Word plainly declares ARE pleasing to Him. If we keep busy DOING those things that please Him, we have no time for the temptations of Satan.  (This "Doing" is NOT any form of "earning your salvation through good works, for "...By Grace are ye saved...") We are too busy pleasing the One we love to be concerned with pleasing ourselves, because we know that he also loves us and is ever in remembrance of what we need to be truly happy.

If you find yourself asking, "Hath God said...?" and find yourself questioning whether a thing is right or wrong, just ask one more question: "Is this thing I am considering doing or not doing going to honor and please My Lord?" If you realize the answer is "no," and that the thing is something aimed at self pleasing, take the route of Divine Peace and Joy - DON'T. That will end the anxiety, worry, frustration and bitterness and you can rest in the assurance that "No GOOD THING will He withhold from them that walk uprightly," and "My God SHALL supply ALL your needs..." (Philippians 4:19).

Any time Satan can make you question what God has said, he has brought doubt as to God's will into your life. That doubt cancels and short-circuits your faith so that you do not fully believe God to do the thing you need or desire and your own doubt may then cause you to miss a blessing from God which you then blame God for not supplying your desire or need and next you are questioning God. That little question, "Yea, hath God said..." can make you doubt and thereby lose God's best blessings in your life as well as bringing you into doubt and worry and fear and anxiety which are all sins.

Any time Satan can make you question what God has said, he has brought doubt as to God's will into your life. That doubt cancels and short-circuits your faith so that you do not fully believe God to do the thing you need or desire and your own doubt may then cause you to miss a blessing from God which you then blame God for not supplying your desire or need and next you are questioning God. That little question, "Yea, hath God said..." can make you doubt and thereby lose God's best blessings in your life as well as bringing you into doubt and worry and fear and anxiety which are all sins.

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