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The Bible Doctrine of Sanctification

The Greek terms that are rendered into English by "sanctification," "holy," and "saints" convey important biblical truths. Unfortunately, in the world of "Christendom" many erroneous ideas have grown up around these expressions. Some interpret "sanctified" as the equivalent of "saved." Practically speaking, the saved and the sanctified represent the same class of people, but the terms have different points of ... read more »

Acts 4:32 – The Jerusalem Church of Christ

One of the most thrilling passages in the book of Acts is recorded as follows: "And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and soul..." (4:32). Several important points from this passage must be noted. The Church, a MultitudeThe church had come to consist of a "multitude."It started on Pentecost with at least 3,000. "They then that ... read more »

Do Angels Minister to Christians Today?

"Please explain Hebrews 1:14. Do angels minister to Christians today?" The inspired passage poses this question: "Are they [angels] not ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?" There are several points worthy of note here: First, as the question is framed in the Greek New Testament, there is the use of ... read more »

Is the Mormon Church the Restored Church?

The Mormon doctrine concerning the church is a maze of confusion and contradiction. According to Mormon teaching: "When Jesus Christ lived in mortality he established a Church" (Petersen 1974, 1). It is contended, however: [W]ith the passing of the so-called apostolic age the Church gradually drifted into a condition of apostasy, whereby succession in the priesthood was broken; and that ... read more »

Principles of Interpretation: The “Expansion” Concept

It is rarely the case (if ever) that the entire body of truth, relative to a doctrinal matter, is found neatly compacted in one contextual location. In researching a biblical theme, therefore, one must gather the available data pertaining to an issue from various sources, systematically harmonize whatever the Scriptures say about the subject, and then take the whole. One ... read more »

Matthew 25:41 – “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and Hell

At the time of the Judgment, Christ will announce to the wicked: "Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels" (Mt. 25:41). There are three important truths suggested in this passage. Note them. The punishment of the wicked will involve separation. "Depart . . . ." (cf. Mt. 7:23). Hell ... 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 »

Acts 10:6 – Simon, the Tanner

On account of the death of a Christian woman whose name was Dorcas, Peter had been summoned from the town of Lydda over to Joppa - a distance of some eleven miles (cf. Acts 9:38 - note that distance in your margin). After the apostle raised the benevolent saint from the dead, he remained in Joppa for many days. Doubtless ... read more »

Nero Caesar and the Christian Faith

One of the most despicable manifestations of human flesh ever to disgrace this planet was Nero Claudius Caesar. Born in A.D. 37, Nero was educated at the feet of the philosopher Seneca (whom he eventually forced to commit suicide). Nero murdered his way to the imperial throne, which he occupied from A.D. 54-68. His life was characterized by debauchery, violence ... read more »

1 Corinthians 1:8 – Confirmed unto the End

The power to perform miracles was a gift present in the first century church of Christ. How long was this miraculous phenomenon to abide? Some suggest until the very end of the Christian age. One of the passages used in attempting to establish this idea is 1 Corinthians 1:8 where Paul, addressing the saints in Corinth, declared that God "shall ... read more »