The following articles are related to the topic of APOSTASY

Are Vegetarians Holier than Thou?

An organization known as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) toured the country this past summer protesting the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. They carried signs claiming: "Pigs Are Friends-Not Food." [When someone starts attacking "hot dogs," they are very close to getting on my nerves!] On a more serious note, my real complaint is this. The PETA group launched ... read more »

Acts 4:32 – The Jerusalem Church of Christ

One of the most thrilling passages in the book of Acts is recorded as follows: "And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and soul..." (4:32). Several important points from this passage must be noted. The Church, a MultitudeThe church had come to consist of a "multitude."It started on Pentecost with at least 3,000. "They then that ... read more »

The Bible Doesn’t Say, “Don’t Do It,” Does It?

Solomon once wrote that "there is no new thing under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Certainly that saying is true with reference to the arguments that a swelling "progressive" element within the church is employing in defense of the idea that the use of musical instruments is permissible in Christian worship. Or at the very least, they allege, the issue is ... read more »

Is Christ’s Coming Very, Very Soon?

A major advertisement appeared a while back in various newspapers throughout the country. It was titled: "Christ Is Coming 'Very, Very Soon.'" The piece begins like this: "The evidence for the soon return of Christ is overwhelming." Several "clues" then were offered whereby one might calculate that Jesus' return is quite near. The advertisement suggested that several "signs" (purportedly found ... read more »

Does Archaeology Prove that Baptism May Be Administered by Sprinkling?

Those who practice ritualistic "sprinkling" as a substitute for water immersion, commonly allege that "baptism," from the very commencement of the Christian age, was implemented either by immersion, pouring, or sprinkling. They claim that ancient literary references, together with modern archaeological discoveries, support this diversity. Will this assertion stand up under the test of critical scholarship? First, it must be ... read more »

The Jewish Talmud and the Death of Christ

In one of his epistles, Paul, lifting a text from the book of Job (5:13, LXX) to emphasize the folly of human wisdom in contrast to that which is divine, observed that God "catches the wise in their own craftiness" (1 Corinthians 3:19). A fisherman "caught in his own net" is a pathetic sight. Or, as Chrysostom (c. A.D. 347-407) ... read more »

Lessons from Lamentations

One of the little-known portions of the Bible is the book of Lamentations. Although frequently neglected by some students, this narrative truly contains some rich deposits of truth which will abundantly reward those who examine its contents. In the Hebrew Old Testament the book is entitled ekah, meaning "how" or "alas," taken from the first verse. The Septuagint calls it ... read more »

The Blood of Christ Across the Centuries

John the baptizer introduced Jesus Christ as "the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world" (Jn. 1:29). In the concluding book of the New Testament, the apostle John depicts the Lord as "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Rev. 13:8, KJV, ASVfn). "From the foundation of the world" means that the death of ... read more »

The Little Horn of Daniel’s Sea-beast

In the second year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign over the Babylonian Empire (ca. 603 B.C.), Daniel, a Hebrew in captivity, was called upon to reveal and interpret a dream for the monarch. He told of a great image in the form of a man consisting of four sections. The head was of gold, its breast and arms were silver, the belly ... read more »

What About Christian Fellowship?

Every serious student of the Bible is aware of the emphasis on fellowship within the sacred volume. At the point of our conversion, we are called into fellowship with God, with Christ, and with the Holy Spirit (1 Jn. 1:3; 1 Cor. 1:9; 2 Cor. 13:14). And of course there is the blessed fellowship that saints enjoy with one another ... read more »