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Terrorists in the Church

The 2nd Epistle of Peter was written by Simon Peter, an apostle of Christ, who also penned First Peter (see 2 Peter 3:1). The principal design of this letter was to "stir" Christian minds to a greater level of spirituality, and to fortify them against the danger of certain false teachers who threatened their faith. A looming heresy involved a ... read more »

Woman’s Role in the Church

And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him (Genesis 2:18). And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep ... read more »

Isaiah’s Prophecy of the Church

Seven centuries prior to the birth of Christ, Isaiah proclaimed: "And it shall come to pass in the latter days, that the mountain of Jehovah's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many peoples shall go and say, Come ye, and let ... read more »

3 John – The Church Boss

The apostle John is frequently characterized as the "apostle of love" because there is a marked interest in love in his writings. But love does not ignore wrongdoing, and John was not averse to rebuking error when the occasion demanded it. In his letter to Gaius, John spoke of Diotrephes, a brother who was consumed (as indicated by the present ... read more »

Atheism: The “Church” of Amorality

A while back, U.S. News & World Report (11/13/06, 40-41) published an article titled "The New Unbelievers." The piece discussed a new breed of atheists that are a militantly "in your face" variety. Names like Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion_) and Sam Harris (_Letters to a Christian Nation) are coming to the forefront because these men defiantly have challenged belief ... read more »

Harold Camping’s New Revelation: “Leave the Church!”

In 1992, Harold Camping, a syndicated television preacher operating out of Oakland, California, penned the following words: "The results of this study indicate that the month of September of the year 1994 is to be the time for the end of history" (1994?, New York: Vantage Press, p. 531). Some 3,500 years earlier, Moses wrote: "[W]hen a prophet speaks in ... read more »

1 Corinthians 14:34 – “Silence” in the Church

A number of years ago, a faction arose within the church which argued that it is sinful for women to teach the Bible to children in the class arrangement when the church comes together. This practice, they alleged, violates Paul's instruction for women to "keep silence" in the churches (1 Cor. 14:34). Some of our old debaters responded to this ... read more »

Ephesians 2:8 & Revelation 2:4-5 – The Church at Ephesus

The cause of Christ was planted in Ephesus when Paul came to that city during the course of his third missionary journey. There, he encountered twelve men who had known only the baptism of John the Baptist (having received that ordinance after its expiration). Accordingly, Paul instructed them more precisely in the gospel, and immersed them "into the name of ... read more »

Alexander Campbell and Christ’s Church

It is a tiresome thing to have to respond, again and again, to the same misguided (and frequently dishonest) charges. But one is compelled, from time to time, to do so. A recent article in Calvary Contender (June 15, 1999), a Baptist publication, chastises the magazine, Christianity Today, for accepting an ad from Harding University (Searcy, AR). The piece charges ... read more »

Denomination Claims Biblical Worship

A denominational church publication makes the following claim: "Our worship is based upon the Bible's pattern of worship unto the Lord." [It further contains the following.] "We hope this pamphlet will explain to you why we worship as we do." In consideration of the pamphlet, there are both positive and negative things upon which we must reflect. The positive aspects ... read more »