The following articles are related to the topic of CHURCH OF CHRIST

Zechariah 6:12,13 – The Royal Priest

The writing of Zechariah probably contains more messianic prophecy per square inch than any other book of the Old Testament. Of the several important points within this context, we select three for notation. Branch (Christ) was to build the temple of Jehovah.He would function as a priest.While serving as priest He would likewise be ruling as a king, thus effecting ... read more »

Hank Hanegraaff and the “Christian Research Institute”

Hank Hanegraaff is president of the Christian Research Institute, an organization located in southern California that specializes in reviewing the major doctrines of various "cults" that profess an identity with "Christianity." Hanegraaff is the host of a radio program, called The Bible Answer Man. The program is broadcast daily throughout the United States and Canada. Currently, however, the "Answer Man" ... read more »

A Response to a Lutheran Pastor

In a past issue of The Christian News (5/20/96, p. 20), a paper published by a gentleman who is affiliated with the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church, Keith Schweitzer, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church of Burkburnett, Texas, castigated churches of Christ because of their rejection of the dogma of "original sin." The particular object of the "pastor's" hostility was ... read more »

The Acts of the Apostles — from Jerusalem to Rome

Christianity has been the most powerful religious force in the history of Western civilization. Whence its origin? It exploded into existence in Jerusalem twenty centuries ago, and swept across the landscape of antique society like a storm in full fury. By the time of Stephen's death, Jerusalem could boast of 20,000 Christians. As the first century drew to a close, ... read more »

Acts 2:21 — Calling on the Lord’s Name

In his sermon on the day of Pentecost, Peter declared: "Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21). In view of this statement, folks sometimes ask: Why do members of the church of Christ insist that baptism is a requirement for being saved? One should not assume that calling upon the Lord's name, and ... read more »

King and Company Go Transdenominational

In a previous aricle, The Menace Of Radical Preterism , we discussed some of the identifying traits of a heretical movement that subscribes to the notion that (in the words of one of the dogma's advocates) "God accomplished the fulfillment of all [Bible] prophecy culminating in the destruction of the Jewish Temple in A.D. 70." This theory is variously known ... read more »

Clouds Without Water: A Review of the New ACU Commentary

In the little letter that bears his name, Jude, a half-brother of our Lord, addressed a malignant first-century movement that threatened to undermine the integrity of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Certain teachers had wormed their way among the early saints with the ambition of changing the fundamental composition of Christianity. They wanted an "emerging church," different from that of ... read more »

Hell Is a Hot Topic These Days

Some years ago the British philosopher, Bertrand Russell, produced an essay titled, "Why I Am Not A Christian." One of the reasons he cited was the fact that Jesus, the founder of Christianity, believed in hell. When I first read that observation, my inclination was this: "Well, at least Russell understood what Jesus believed about that matter"-which is considerably more ... read more »

The Wolf and the Lamb

Seven centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ, the prophet Isaiah peered into the future and depicted the glorious nature of the Messianic era for those who seek refuge in Christ. In vivid symbolism, he wrote: And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion ... 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 »