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Good News!
I don't have any news but the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to report today.
The Bible tells us man was created in a state of holiness but soon fell from that state into one of depravity. Adam sinned and death invaded mankind. Man has proved since then to be hopeless in self recovery. Man is unable to save himself or to pay for the price of redemption. Man is in need of divine grace and mercy. Man is unworthy of being made new but God sent his only begotten son, made of a woman to come, to live and and to die in our place. Jesus is the Christ, the promised one who is God incarnate; he came and lived a perfect life under the law and died to satisify the justice of God because we did not live in obedience to the law. It is Jesus Christ who atoned for the sins of the elect, he reconciled us to God by his death, burial, and resurrection from the dead. Jesus Christ lives today to intercede on behalf of his elect. "He shows his wounded hands and claims me as his own." The gospel is always good news how that "Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" (I Cor. 15:3-4)

BIC

Bible Institute of Correspondance was started by Pastor Forrest Keener in 1979. He taped 3 semesters each of studies in theology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and Bible survey. Previously the 96 lectures have been available only on cassette tapes and through purchase. Today you can find them online at no cost on the web stie of Berean Baptist Church in Spingdale, Arkansas, Brother Larry Banks, pastor. Brother Banks has taken the time to convert these lectures into an mp3 format and made them available for our use. Make use of these studies and pass along the information to others who need sound study material that will help prepare any young preacher or teacher of God's word.