November 20, 2017

Does Error Honestly Taught Become Truth?

By Dorris V. RaderTwo neatly dressed young men came calling at my door a few days ago. They were very polite and courteous. After giving their names, they quickly commented about a sticker near the door that gave warning to any would-be burglars. They inquired if I had considered why we have need … [Read more...]

Ichabod in the Pulpit?

By Mike VestalThe name "Ichabod" means "without glory" or "the glory has departed" (1 Sam. 4:20-21). How we should all pray that Ichabod never enters the pulpit! After all, preaching Jesus Christ necessitates proclaiming a message that glorifies and exalts him as Lord, and that remembers what he has … [Read more...]

“Does Man Have to Sin?”

By Leslie E. SloanSin is the universal problem of man. Ever since the transgression in the Garden of Eden, all men (with one exception) have become guilty before God through sin (Rom. 3:23; 1 John 1:8-10). And just like Satan's deception through human reasoning then, men are induced to accept his … [Read more...]

That Vulgar “B” Word

By John WallaceCall it a fetus, an embryo, a blob of tissue or a product of conception, but don't use the profane 'B" word. It's the worst vulgarity, almost as bad as saying marriage, family, or husband. It must be eradicated from our dictionaries and its users' mouths washed with abortionists' … [Read more...]

The Family Dinner Table

By Connie W. AdamsThroughout the Bible the word "table" has been used both literally and figuratively. When God gave instruction about the tabernacle, he ordered a table of shewbread (Exod. 25:23). The Psalmist described the bounty of God's provision in that "thou preparest a table before me in the … [Read more...]

Taking Wages For Service

By Johnie EdwardsThe apostle Paul wrote the Corinthians, "I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service" (2 Cor. 11:8). Some look upon the gospel preacher as an object of charity or benevolence. Not so! The law of Moses provided for the ox, when it was said, "Thou shalt not muzzle … [Read more...]

Is Discussion Not Possible?

By Steve WallaceIn the spring of 1996 Dennis Scroggins and this writer worked together in spreading the gospel in Kaunas, Lithuania. The theme we chose for the lectures one Sun-day dealt with matters related to the Holy Spirit. When that Sunday came, a small group of Pentecostals were in attendance … [Read more...]

Philippine Profiles (3)

By Jim McDonald"They groaned because of their burdens"The following is a letter which was received in late June from brethren in Tambobong, Davao City, Mindanao: "Greetings to you all from the Tambobong Church of Christ in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ .. . We here in Tambobong are … [Read more...]

When Do the Tears Stop?

By Jefferson David TantThe day began a little earlier than usual. I woke soon after five, and since sleep had fled, I got up and accomplished a few things in preparation for my trip to Birmingham. There were many things to gather  checkbook, will, deed, title, burial policy. Today it was time to go … [Read more...]

Is Marriage to an Unbeliever an Unequal Yoke?

By Weldon E. WarnockThe Bible states: "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers" ( 2 Cor. 6:14). Some have applied this passage through the years to marriage, saying that a believer is prohibited here from marrying an unbeliever. Does Paul include marriage in this text?Let us notice that … [Read more...]