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A Letter of Support to Dr. John MacArthur

By Ronnie W. Rogers / August 7, 2020 / Comments Off on A Letter of Support to Dr. John MacArthur

I sent the following letter of support to John MacArthur. I am not sure if he will see it or not, but I pray he and the church do. However, I thought I would post it to express my public support for a sister church seeking to worship God freely. The church where I pastor…

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Twenty Reasons Why Every Christian Needs a Local Church

By Ronnie W. Rogers / April 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Twenty Reasons Why Every Christian Needs a Local Church

Active membership in a local church is required for every Christian who desires to be faithful and honor Christ by following him and contributing to the church, which is the only thing Christ is building in this age (Matt 16:18). The following summarizes twenty reasons why every Christian should be an active and contributing member…

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Where Is God’s Temple Today?

By Ronnie W. Rogers / September 18, 2018 / Comments Off on Where Is God’s Temple Today?

Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Cor 3:16) The church in the New Testament has replaced the sacred Old Testament temple. The New Testament says that Christ’s body is a temple (John 2:19-21), the universal church is a temple (Eph…

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God Protects His Temple and So Should We

By Ronnie W. Rogers / February 5, 2018 / Comments Off on God Protects His Temple and So Should We

“If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him” (1 Corinthians 3:17a) “Under the Old Testament any person, other than the high priest on the Day of Atonement, who dared to enter the Holy of Holies, would drop dead on the spot. He would not need to be put to death by…

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Dr. Patterson’s Review of My Book, The Equipping Church: Somewhere Between Fundamentalism and Fluff

By Ronnie W. Rogers / September 14, 2017 / Comments Off on Dr. Patterson’s Review of My Book, The Equipping Church: Somewhere Between Fundamentalism and Fluff

Even a crusty old academe loves a pleasant surprise. And for much of my academic experience Ronnie W. Rogers, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Norman, Oklahoma, has been regaling me with one surprise after another. The other day, a copy of the book The Equipping Church: Somewhere Between Fundamentalism and Fluff, written by Ronnie…

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We Are Truly God’s Temple

By Ronnie W. Rogers / December 26, 2016 / Comments Off on We Are Truly God’s Temple

“Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) The church in the New Testament has replaced the sacred Old Testament temple. The New Testament says that Christ’s body is a temple (John 2:19-21), the universal church is a temple (Ephesians…

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God’s Temple, the Local Church

By Ronnie W. Rogers / April 11, 2016 / Comments Off on God’s Temple, the Local Church

“If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are” (1 Corinthians 3:17). In our day, when the local church is designed by cultural gurus who exalt tertiary aspects to primary status, and is often evaluated by whether she is…

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The Equipping Church: Somewhere Between Fundamentalism & Fluff

By Ronnie W. Rogers / January 19, 2015 / Comments Off on The Equipping Church: Somewhere Between Fundamentalism & Fluff

This is my latest book. The following is from the flap on the hardcover followed from an excerpt from the forward. To the traditionalist, the present contemporary church model appears irreverently trendy and unacceptably shallow, more influenced by culture than influencing culture. To the ecclesiastically avant-garde often known as the church growth movement, emergent, or…

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