October 23, 2017

The Use of Human Reasoning In Understanding the Scriptures

By Tom M. RobertsIt has been suggested by sectarians and brethren alike that any use of human reasoning ability in arriving at an understanding of the Bible makes any such conclusions suspect. We are told that no one should bind any other than direct statements as limits of fellowship. Specifically, … [Read more...]

Footnotes

By Steve WolfgangFootnote. Cyril Ponnamperunis, review of Francis Crick, Life Itself. Its Origin and Nature, in New Scientist, 13 May 1982, p. 435.We have been, considering some of the alternatives proposed to replace the concept that the universe was created by a Divine being. Modem hypotheses … [Read more...]

Are Liars Saved Or Lost?

By Rick DugginRecent years have seen an epidemic of preachers who have been caught in less than honorable circumstances. Bob Harrington, Jim Bakker, and Jimmy Swaggart are notable examples of men who preached one standard as they practiced another.The May 29 issue of The Daily News journal featured … [Read more...]

To Be Educated

By Carolyn Cains, SupervisorIf I learn my ABCs, can read 600 words per minute, and can write with perfect penmanship, but have not been shown how to communicate with the Designer of all language, I have not been educated.If I can deliver an eloquent speech and persuade you with my stunning logic, … [Read more...]

The Power of Godliness

By Mike WillisIn Paul's description of the apostasy which would occur in the last days, he said that men would come, having "a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof" (2 Tim. 3:5). Godliness has both a form and a power. We need to understand what godliness is in order to see how one could … [Read more...]

“Whether Small Or Great”

By Harry R. OsborneAsa was the third king of Judah after the division of the kingdom. The two kings preceding him, Rehoboam and Abijah, exemplified the way of error. The inspired writer sums up the seventeen year reign of Rehoboarn by saying, "He did that which was evil, because he set not his heart … [Read more...]

Can An Unmarried Woman Care About The Lord?

By AnonymousRecently, a friend of mine let me read an article from Christianity Magazine, entitled "Still Single," written by Ed Smith. The article dealt with the subject of a Christian's attitudes toward those who are single. Due to different comments which have been directed toward me in the last … [Read more...]

The Priesthood Of Believers

By Robert F. TurnerChurch scholars generally agree that the nature of the church began to change very early in its history, and that this change was directly related to the development of a bishopric system. This soon became more than a change in church government. It resurrected the essence of the … [Read more...]

Signs On Church Buildings

By Greg GwinThere are some folks in the Lord's church who have a problem about attaching any sign to the meeting place or erecting any sign on the church owned property which reads "Church of Christ." Their contention is that the church is not the building, rather it is the people. Such signs, they … [Read more...]

The Big One

By Johnie EdwardsNorthern California was hit with an earthquake on Tuesday, October 17, 1989 around 7:04 p.m. Ellettsville, Indiana time. The quake lasted for about fifteen seconds and registered 7.1 on the Richter scale. It has been estimated that the damages may run into the 10 Billion Dollar … [Read more...]