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

My People Are Destroyed for a Lack of Knowledge

In those days before the fall of the northern kingdom of Israel to the Assyrians (722 B.C.), the prophet Hosea focused upon one of the causes of Israel's impending destruction - ignorance was a fundamental problem (Hos. 4:6). In a similar vein, Isaiah, speaking for the Lord, warned the southern kingdom of Judah of a coming time of punitive devastation: ... read more »

The Ascension of Christ: A Most Significant Event

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the foundation truth of the gospel (1 Cor. 15:13-19). For that reason, occasionally the resurrection narrative has overshadowed the ascension record. But the ascension event is of equal significance, and careful attention should be given to it. Prophetically Announced A thousand years before the Savior's birth, David prophesied the ascension of Jesus ... read more »

How Can the Church Be the Fulfillment of Daniel 2:44?

We recently received a question concerning the fulfillment of Daniel 2:44, as to how it can be said that the establishment of the church crushed and brought an end to earthly kingdoms. When Daniel gave Nebuchadnezzar the divine interpretation of the king's dream, he said: "And in the days of those kings shall the God of heaven set up a ... read more »

A Rose Is a Rose; Or Is It?

A few years back, I was teaching some students in a remedial reading class. I remember working with a young boy named Jacob. As we were sounding out the words on the page, we came to a couple of sentences like these: John rose from the table. John smelled a pink rose. The task was a relatively simple one: Determine ... read more »

Scholastic Subterfuge

Franklin Johnson was a professor at the University of Chicago. His book, The Quotations of the New Testament From The Old - Considered in the Light of General Literature, is a valuable resource in discerning the manner in which the New Testament writers employed texts from the Old Testament in the propagation and defense of the gospel. While reading this ... read more »

Man: From the Beginning

The name of the game is intimidation. It is a tragic but true fact that many views are propagated in today's world simply on the basis of intimidation. The vocal majority frequently bullies the muted minority into an acceptation of their ideas. And this is precisely what has happened in the case of many professed friends of the Bible. Evolutionists, ... read more »

Identifying the Church of the New Testament

The following material is the transcription of a lecture presented to a group of interested Bible students. The style is, therefore, more spoken than written. It is not burdened with technical argument or documentation. Several months ago, the nation's news programs were dominated by the story concerning the young woman from California who worked as a congressional aide, and who ... read more »

A Review of Recent Arguments for Women Preachers

Every significant movement within society will eventually, to some degree, make itself felt in the church. The phenomenon of "women's liberation" is no exception. There are those within the body of Christ who are clamoring that women must throw off the yoke of male domination and claim their rightful place in the family of God-namely, an active role in preaching ... read more »

Are the Dead Conscious?

There is an ongoing controversy in the religious community as to whether or not human beings, after death, exist in a state of consciousness. The Watchtower movement claims: "The dead are shown to be 'conscious of nothing at all' and the death state to be one of complete inactivity" (Aid to Bible Understanding 1971, 431). Unquestionably, the Bible teaches otherwise. ... read more »

The Creation “Days” – Literal or Figurative?

Dr. George Wald of Harvard University was a militant proponent of the theory of evolution. He was, though, at least honest enough to admit that the theory was fraught with some very serious difficulties. These problems, however, in Wald's view, were not insurmountable. He solved some of the "impossibilities" by appealing to time. Time itself, he said, "performs the miracles." ... read more »