The following articles are related to the topic of ELDERS

Why Were Humans Created?

A student at a major university is troubled by questions his professors are asking. For example: Why did God create man? If one replies that God "needed someone to love," why couldn't he just have loved the angels? Whatever may be said about man could apply to them as well. If God already had angels, then why did he create ... read more »

Fashion Oddities and Public Worship

I well remember an occasion in my early teens when a friend of mine got a "mohawk" haircut. I asked my parents if I could get one. They said "no," and that settled the issue. Those were the days when parents still were in control, and the "tail" didn't wag the "dog." Ever since the radical "60's," it appears that ... read more »

What About Singing “Psalms”?

"Since the law of Moses was abolished by the death of Christ (Colossians 2:14), and the Psalms were a part of that law, why did Paul allow the singing of psalms in Christian worship (Ephesians 5:19)?" In the first place, when one recognizes that the Mosaic law was abolished by Christ's death - and it certainly was (Romans 7:4; Galatians ... read more »

The Power of the Pen

I recognize that the title of this article is considerably obsolete. No one much uses the pen anymore in literary construction. But it is far more poetic to say, "the pen is mightier than the sword," than to suggest that "the word processor is more influential than the missile." I have always loved to read. When my sisters and I ... read more »

Lord, Teach Us How To Pray

The disciples saw something in Jesus that they lacked. So one asked him, "Teach us how to pray" (Luke 11:1). Can we develop this spiritual quality? Can we learn how to pray? Certainly we can, and we must, in order to stay strong through the temptations and trials of life. Think of the times of day when Jesus was found ... read more »

My Husband Is a Snake

Human beings instinctively are worshiping creatures. Generally speaking, if a person does not worship God, he will worship something else. It could be the sun, a tree, money, or self. Human degeneracy knows no limit. The apostle Paul addressed the issue in the opening segment of his epistle to the saints in Rome. He pointed out that the Creator made ... read more »

Tick, tick, tick....

In the days of Hezekiah, king of Judah, the ruler fell ill; he was informed that presently he would die. He wept bitterly and prayed for deliverance. His prayer was heard and the Lord promised him an additional fifteen years. As a sign of the integrity of Heaven's pledge, the shadow of the sun on the palace steps moved backward ... read more »

Acts 2:38—Not So Tough

The Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry maintains a website that operates out of southern California. It is under the oversight of author and webmaster, Matthew J. Slick, BA, MDiv. Mr. Slick is also an associate "pastor" and "elder" with the Wellspring Christian Fellowship in Escondido, California. [Note: In the New Testament, the titles "pastor" and "elder" represent the same role ... read more »

What Must Be Done?

"And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he spake the saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. But he turning about, and seeing his disciples, ... read more »

What Is Sola Scriptura?

There are at least three serious errors-advocated by the prevailing authorities of the Roman Catholic Church-that pertain to the nature of the Scriptures. First, it is contended that the sixty-six books of our common Bibles do not contain the whole of the collection of divine writings. Hence, Catholic Bibles are appended with several extra books known as the Apocrypha. However, ... read more »