March 28, 2017

It’s Hard To Believe

By Johnie Edwards

The goings on among some churches of Christ is hard to believe. Take a look at some of these things which are going on among some churches of Christ:

1. Supporting a Billy Graham Crusade: A Nashville, Tennessee church of Christ is bringing Billy Graham to Nashville this month to preach. Mr. Graham preaches, among other things, salvation by faith only. The Bible does not teach such. James said, “Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only” (Jas. 2:24). It’s hard to believe some have drifted so far!

2. A Good Friday and Easter Service: The Bering Drive Church of Christ in Houston, Texas conducted a “Good Friday Service” in April. Their bulletin stated, “Come remember the day Jesus died on Good Friday at 7:00 p.m. “Join us for breakfast, a dramatic presentation from the Gospels, and a celebration of Jesus, the Resurrection and Life. Come worship as the Bering Chorus presents special songs for Easter.” Ever read anything in the Bible about the Lord’s church conducting this kind of a service? It’s hard to believe but it happened!

3. A Passover Meal: A church of Christ “shared a Passover Meal.” I thought the Passover belonged to the Jews of the Old Testament as they remember the sparing of their first born in Exodus 12. Beats me!

4. Baked Potatoes, Ice Cream and Prizes: A church of Christ conducted a fifth Sunday singing and their bulletin stated: “The April singing offered a new menu for the supper with baked potatoes, pies and ice cream. Prizes will be given to those who can answer special questions about singing.” I thought the gospel of Christ was the drawing power (Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 15:1-2), not potatoes, pies and ice cream with prizes! Didn’t Paul say that the “Kingdom is not meat and drink . . .” (Rom. 14:17)?

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Truth Magazine Vol. XLIV: 23  p21  December 7, 2000
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