The following articles are related to the topic of APOSTASY

Is Church Attendance Required?

"Does the New Testament teach that Christians must be present at every meeting of the church?" This is not a question that can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no." There are several elements to the issue that must be taken into consideration. Perhaps the most controversial passage relating to this matter is Hebrews 10:24-25. Before we consider the ... read more »

1 Corinthians 3:15 – Saved through Fire

Augustine - and after him John Calvin - taught the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints, i.e., the notion that a child of God can never so sin as to be finally lost. One of the passages that is supposed to support this notion is 1 Corinthians 3:15. There Paul says: "If any man's work shall be burned, he ... read more »

The Earth: A Planet Plagued with “Evil”

There are many remarkable features on this marvelous planet which God created. Warm sunshine and refreshing showers cause the Earth to produce a magnificent garden of beauty. Our world abounds with an amazing array of curious and delightful animals. The love that humans are capable of sharing in their domestic and communal lives is thrilling indeed. And the blessings that ... read more »

Are Apostates from the Faith beyond Repentance?

"Please explain Hebrews 6:6. Is it 'impossible' for some people to repent of their sins and be saved? This seems to be in conflict with Peter's statement that God wants all people to come to repentance (2 Pet. 3:9)." Hebrews 6:6, especially the part that reads, "it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance," is troubling to many sincere ... read more »

Can a Sheep Stray from the Fold?

"A friend of mine insists that a Christian can never fall away from the grace of God so as to be lost.One of the Bible verses that she uses in support of this idea is in John's Gospel, chapter 10, verses 27-28.'My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal ... read more »

The Lord’s Day

The small island of Patmos is located in the Aegean Sea about fifty-six miles southwest of Ephesus. According to the testimony of history, the apostle John was exiled to this remote region in the reign of the Roman emperor Domitian (A.D. 81-96). Here he received a series of revelations from, and about, Jesus Christ (1:1). Principally, the message of the ... read more »

The Extended-Sabbath Argument and Darwinism

People who are intimidated by the claims of modern "scientism" are ever looking for biblical loopholes by which they may force the Genesis record of the creation events into the mold of evolutionary chronology. Evolutionists begrudgingly concede that without a sufficient span of time, there is no chance that macro-evolution (the development of all living organisms from a single, original ... read more »

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens' famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities, closes with the oft-cited words, "It is a far, far better thing that I do ..." With apologies to the renowned author, we wish to reflect upon two cities of the ancient world - one of which did "far, far better" than the other in its response to the gospel of ... read more »

Acts 1:16 – Scripture Inspiration

After Christ ascended back to heaven (Acts 1:9-11), the eleven apostles returned to Jerusalem to await the fulfillment of the Lord's promise concerning the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (cf. Lk. 24:49; Acts 1:8). Others convened as well, and during these days, Peter stood up and said: "Brethren, it was needful that the scripture should be fulfilled, which the Holy ... read more »

Ezra 1:2 – Cyrus the Deliverer

As a consequence of its spiritual apostasy, the Lord declared that the kingdom of Judah would be taken into Babylonian captivity for a period of seventy years (Jeremiah 25:12). After a series of devastating campaigns, Judah fell; the city and temple were destroyed in 586 B.C. In 536 B.C., however, Babylon fell to the Persians. The new Persian monarch was ... read more »