April 24, 2019

A Shameless Society

By Edward O. Bragwell, Sr."Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed; nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time I punish them, they shall be cast down," says the LORD (Jer. 6:15; also see 8:12).The Lord's … [Read more...]

Is Jesus Human Now?

By Johnie EdwardsThere are those who believe that since Jesus was human while he was one the earth, therefore he is still human in heaven. There are some real problems with this idea. Paul said, "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth … [Read more...]

Dear Abby, Newspapers and the Bible

By Don WillisNewspapers attempt to keep the public aware of current ethics and attitudes. Enclosed is a letter to Dear Abby (Houston Post, 9/24/90, p. B-8) from a concerned brother. Paragraphing is deleted to conserve space.Dear Abby, I have a sister who taught at the local high school until she was … [Read more...]

What Is the “Washing of Regeneration”?

By Ferrell JenkinsHe saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit (Tit. 3:5, NASB).In Titus 3:5 the apostle Paul declares that "God saved us" and that such was done "according to … [Read more...]

Discipleship and the Age of Accountability

By Shane ScottGo therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit" (Matt. 28:19, NASB).The Greek word that we translate "disciple" (mathetes) derives from the Greek verb "to learn" (manthano). A disciple, then, is a person who … [Read more...]

E.A. “Dike” Dicus: (March 14, 1913-November 3, 1990)

By Lewis WillisOn November 3, 1990, Emrold Aaron Dicus, affectionately known as "Dike," finished his journey in time. His funeral service was conducted on November 7, 1990 at the building of the Lorain Avenue Church in Cleveland, Ohio. The building was filled with his family, brethren, business … [Read more...]

Spiritual Maturity

By Tom M. RobertsMost of us understand that "maturing" is more than simply growing old. Maturity is the process where one passes from childhood into adulthood with the acquired ability to use wisdom and experience in the decisions of life. By the very nature of life, juveniles should ripen, develop … [Read more...]

The Deity of Christ (4)

By Mike WillisIn this concluding article, I would like to wrap up this study of the deity of Christ. When we have finished this study, I hope that we will have no question that Jesus was God in the flesh.The Son of Man Is the Son of GodThere are two frequently used phrases to describe Jesus: Son of … [Read more...]

The Mission of the Church

By Aude McKeeThe title of this article was the subject of a lesson taught by Randy Harris on May 13, 1990, at the Woodmont Hills church of Christ in Nashville. Since some of the division in the Lord's church has been brought about by departures from the truth on this subject, I thought that the … [Read more...]

Jamaica: October 1990

By Jerry AngeloJamaica gets its name from an Indian word meaning "Land of Wood and Water." Looking out of my office window, Montego Bay lies below me and I can see about 20 miles of coastline beyond. It truly is beautiful. However, when you get downtown the stench of garbage is everywhere. Vendors … [Read more...]