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The Brethren Card

This body of Christians originated early in the eighteenth century the church being a natural outgrowth of the Pietistic movement following the Reformation. Firmly accepts and teaches the fundamental evangelical doctrines of  the  inspiration  of  the  Bible,  the personality of the Holy Spirit,  the virgin birth,  the deity of Christ,  the sin-pardoning value of his …

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Minister’s Training Course Alternate Book List

Suggested by Brethren Revival Fellowship (links are to Christian Book Distributors, Amazon.com, Brethren Press, or used book outlets.BRF links to these sites as a service to our readers.Purchasing these books through these links may further the work of BRF.) INTRODUCTION TO HEBREW SCRIPTURESGeisler, Norman, Popular Survey of the Old Testament, (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1977), ISBN 0801036844, paper, …

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Reflections on the 2017 Annual Conference

This page does not attempt to report on everything that happened at the 2017 Annual Conference held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a reflection on things which likely are of the most interest to readers of the BRF WITNESS. There was good preaching, lots of well planned activities, and plenty of opportunities for sharing and …

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BRF’S Typical Response to Inquiries About Staying in the Denomination

July 1, 2012 Dear Brother/Sister, I am not sure that we ever met, but I assume that you know much about BRF beliefs and concerns from reading the materials that we have published. We are grateful for your interest and support. BRF’s position over the years—related to staying in or leaving the Church of the …

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Non-Conformity — A Scriptural Teaching

The basis for the nonconformity teaching is Romans 12:2, “Be not conformed to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds.” In observing this doctrine, Brethren have sought to follow the way of Christ in contrast to the way of the world. Wade Tannehill observes that a nonconformist, according to Romans, chapters …

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Recent Concerns Related to the Homosexual Issue — May/June 2012

Recent measures by Church of the Brethren leadership seek to drastically reinterpret or disregard the 2011 Annual Conference decision on homosexuality. One subgroup that promotes homosexual acceptance has been granted display space at Annual Conference in St. Louis, and has also been approved as a site for a BVS worker to serve. One accountable/reportable agency, …

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The Light of the World — Vitamins from the Scriptures

By Jordan Keller Matthew 5:14-16 As you read this devotional, you are being affected by light—sunlight, light bulb, flashlight, and hopefully God’s light. In the Bible, light is linked with God and righteousness. In 1 John 1:5 the Bible says, “God is light.” That’s why when we become children of God, His light shines through …

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Brethren Revival Fellowship Position on Homosexual Practice

By Harold S. Martin I speak tonight for the Brethren Revival Fellowship. We oppose the practice of homosexuality for the same reason that we oppose short hair on women, long hair on men, baptizing infants, and telling lies. These are practices which violate the teachings of Scripture. The Bible is our rule of faith and practice. The …

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RELIGIOUS PLURALISM AND HEADSHIP OF CHRIST

WHEREAS: We find ourselves in the midst of an ever increasing religious pluralism of non-Christian faiths in our society; and, WHEREAS: The need for clarity about the uniqueness of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world needs to be stated by the church in effecting evangelistic endeavors in the United States and abroad in fulfillment of …

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