I grew up among kindly people of the Baptist affiliation. My father’s family was of this persuasion. A more gracious, benevolent group of folks could scarcely have been found. It was heartbreaking, therefore, to eventually discover that the church of my ancestry was unknown to the New Testament.
The dangerous and harmful effects of the false doctrine that a child of God cannot fall from grace
Who was John the Baptist? What was his relationship to Jesus?
Why did John the Baptist seem to doubt the identity of Jesus Christ?
In a previous article, I inadvertently mischaracterized Professor Daniel Wallace’s religious affiliation. He kindly corrected the matter. Here is my response.
Was the church of Christ established on the day of Pentecost? Or was it established at some earlier time in human history?
Members of the Lord’s church are sometimes erroneously referred to as “Campbellites.” What exactly is behind such appellation?
Here are several important references to the church at Ephesus.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches the dogma of the “primacy of Peter.” Does the Gospel of Mark hold a key piece of evidence pertaining to this controversy?
Is justification from sin by faith or works? Does it result from neither, one as opposed to the other, or both?
Some allege that some 3,000 people could not have been immersed on the day of Pentecost because: (a) There was not enough time for twelve apostles to accomplish that feat; (b) There was not enough water in Jerusalem to accommodate such a great multitude.
It is commonly alleged that Jesus, in John 6:37, endorsed the idea of “predestination” as popularized by John Calvin in the 16th century. Did he? Far from it. Study this issue with us in this week’s Q&A segment.
A subtle, but important, point from the Greek text helps us to distinguish several factors in the plan of salvation
Have you ever heard or read a statement that made you wonder how it ever could have been conceived? For example Bill O’Reilly, Fox News guru, said on national television that “the Catholic Church invented marriage” (WorldNetDaily, 2/10/2010). How does anyone that obtuse deserve a national audience? But he is not alone. Consider a few more quotes that are “simply outrageous.”
The sacred historian Luke once declared that some of the Jews “justified God” when they accepted the immersion administered by John the Baptist (Lk. 7:29). How could this possibly be? Can a man “justify” God?
Does this passage prove the Calvanistic doctrine of hereditary total depravity? Not in the least.
Did the first-century Christians employ mechanical instruments of music in their worship of God? If so, where is the evidence of such? If not, why did they refrain from such when instruments were readily available in that era?
Carefully study Isaiah 2:2-4 and absorb the rich truths of this prophecy.
Does the Bible say that little babies are by nature born in sin?