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The Strange Case of Julian “The Apostate”

According to some historians, the influence of that Roman ruler, known as Julian "the Apostate" (A.D. 361-363), was a critical point in the history of the Christian movement. Let us pick up some background on this matter. The new religion of Jesus Christ was scarcely out of its swaddling clothes when persecution hit it hard. First, as the book of ... read more »

The Nature of History

Historian David McCullough has said "we need history as much as we need bread or water or love." History is tremendously important. When consulting a physician, it is crucial to have one's medical history. Frequently, in transacting business matters, chronicling one's financial history is essential. History is vitally important in religion; the Christian's faith, indeed his hope of eternal life, ... 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 »

The Role of Woman

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. And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him. And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the ... read more »

The Great Commission According to Matthew

Before Jesus ascended back to heaven, he gathered his disciples together and declared: "All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth. Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I ... read more »

The Trail of Tears

Human beings are the only biological creatures on earth to shed tears in times of emotional distress. And what is even more interesting is the fact that tears of emotion are chemically different than those caused by physical forces, e.g., wind, fumes, etc. Those who subscribe to the theory of evolution cannot explain the presence of tears in man. Some ... read more »

Who Are the Seven Spirits?

"What are the 'seven spirits' mentioned in the book of Revelation?" The expression "seven spirits" is found only in the book of Revelation, and then just four times (1:4; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6). Here are the texts: "John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from him who is and who was and who is ... read more »

Were John’s Disciples Required To Be Reimmersed?

"Were those who were immersed by John the Baptizer required to be re-immersed on or after the day of Pentecost?" This question has generated much discussion. Some contend that John's disciples were obligated to submit to the baptism of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38). This assumption is based almost entirely on Luke's narrative in Acts 19:1-7. ... read more »

Are You an Evangelist?

The Great CommissionA former tax-collector, a political activist, and a few fisherman - eleven common Hebrew men. Having no organization and no resources but their faith in the promises of Jesus Christ, these first-century citizens of Palestine were charged by our Lord to do the impossible - go evangelize the world. What an awesome task - what an awesome responsibility! ... read more »

Times That Try Our Souls

There may be many things upon which brethren in Christ are at variance, but there is one matter upon which most all agree: we are at a very critical point at this stage of our modern history as the New Testament church. We are on the brink of a major division, if, in fact, such has not occurred already to ... read more »