October 23, 2017

“Footnotes”

By Steve WolfgangFootnote Sydney E. AhIstrom, A Religious History of the American People (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972), p. 451.In 1829 the Baptists listed the "error" taught by the Disciples. Ahlstrom summarizes their charges: "1. They distinguish simply between the Old and New Covenants … [Read more...]

The Essentiality Of The New Testament Scriptures

By Dan WaltersSome of those who believe that we can achieve unity in the church without understanding or obeying the New Testament Scriptures have made an interesting argument. They say that the New Covenant was complete on Pentecost, but that the New Testament Scriptures were not available until … [Read more...]

Church History: The Restoration

By Aude McKeeIntroduction:I. For several weeks we have studied the Protestant Reformation.A. When viewed from its stated purpose - to reform Romanism - it was a failure.1. Catholicism was too deeply entrenched to be reformed.2. After 450 years (from the days of Luther), Catholicism remains basically … [Read more...]

Lessons From Jonah

By Mike WillisThe short book of Jonah tells the story of the prophet Jonah who refused to obey the commandment of Jehovah to call Nineveh to repentance. The zealous Jewish patriot did not want Nineveh to repent; instead he desired to see the city destroyed by the hand of God because of her … [Read more...]

Is An Alien A Sinner?

By R.L. WhitesideBy an "alien" I mean one who has not obeyed the gospel, and is therefore not in the kingdom of Christ. Is such a one a sinner in the sight of God? Do not dismiss this as an idle or foolish question; for it has to do with the very basis, or reason, for the scheme of human redemption. … [Read more...]

Church Sponsored Recreation?

By Mark MayberryIf ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, were Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then … [Read more...]

Beware Of False Prophets!

By J. Wiley Adams"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves" (Matt. 7:15)."Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world" (1 Jn. 4:1).There is no … [Read more...]

Brethren Borrowing From Crossroads And Boston

By Charles G. GoodallIsrael of old looked at the nations about them and said to God,, "Give us a king." Brethren in recent years have looked at the denominations said to God, "Give us control" or "give us conversions." Specifically, Crossroads and Boston have provided such attraction. Brethren, who … [Read more...]

Proverbs 25:11: Words Fitly Spoken: “The Power That Works In Us”

By James W. AdamsUnto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen (Eph. 3:20,21).Antecedent to our text, Paul had prayed for the … [Read more...]

Hobbyism Has Its Snares “Built-In!”

By Larry Ray HafleyUnder the heading above, Bill Jackson recently wrote:All believers in the Bible know that error is defeated by truth. That is so, whether it is error from outside the church, or some kind of error embraced by some in the kingdom. Within the kingdom, error is often seen in hobbyism … [Read more...]