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8 Mistaken Ideas About Baptism

Although baptism is mentioned dozens of times in the New Testament, the rite has been so grossly misunderstood in a great variety of ways.

The Abuse of Love

Love is a fantastic emotion, from both divine and human vantage points. But it can be abused—and frequently is.

An Abused Passage — 2 John 9

Both the liberal left and the radical right have seriously distorted 2 John 9 to support their causes. What does this passage mean, and how does it relate to modern religious controversy?

An Accessory to Adultery

Can a person, though not actually involved in the commission of a sin, be an accessory to that transgression? Let’s think about it.

The Accuracy of the Book of Acts

Over the years, from time to time, critics direct their hostility at the book of Acts, attacking its credibility. Repeatedly, however, it has weathered the storm of criticism.

The ACLU – Bible Enemy No. 1

What a perverse operation it is, when the ACLU uses the Bible—which it detests so much—as a money-raising scheme for its God-dishonoring agenda.

Acts 10:6 – Simon, the Tanner

The Bible is such a marvelously rich volume. It contains countless tiny details — little nuggets of truth containing great lessons — which one is likely to pass over in his reading if he is not very studious. Let us consider for a moment an interesting narrative in the book of Acts.

Acts 15:9 — Hearts Cleansed by Faith

Some religious folks assume that this passage teaches that salvation is given upon the basis of faith alone — without additional acts of obedience. This is a tragic mistake.

Acts 2:38 – Carroll Osburn and “For the Remission of Sins”

Many denominationalists have long argued that “for the remission of sins” in Acts 2:38 can mean “because of” (i.e. – be baptized because your sins have been remitted). But the same term is found in Matthew 26:28 – clearly indicating the meaning of the term.

Acts 4:32 – The Jerusalem Church of Christ

The Jerusalem church of Christ is a model that all churches should pattern themselves after. After all, they were operating under the direct instruction of the inspired apostles. The results are apparent in Acts 4:32.