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Do the Dead Observe Earth’s Activities?

"Is there any Bible evidence that would indicate that members of our family, who have passed on into the realm of the dead, are aware of our activities on earth today?" There is no detailed discussion of this topic in the Bible. Our conclusions, therefore, can be drawn only from isolated and rather vague portions of Scripture. Note the following. ... read more »

Did the Early Church Observe the Lord’s Supper on a Daily Basis?

"It is becoming increasingly common to hear Christians argue that the first-century church, under the oversight of the apostles, observed the Lord's supper on a daily basis. Hence, it is alleged that it does not matter upon which day Christians partake of the communion elements. The time and frequency are said to be optional matters.We have been asked to comment ... read more »

Lessons from the Catacombs of Rome

The term "catacomb" derives from a compound Greek term with the components kata (down) and kymbe (hollow). The word is used of that vast network of tombs beneath the city of Rome (and at other places as well) where ancient Christians buried their dead-and even met for worship during times of severe persecution. It has been estimated that this maze ... read more »

The Separation of Paul and Barnabas

Saul of Tarsus had been such a vicious persecutor of Christians that even after his conversion the brethren were still afraid of him. When Paul eventually returned to Jerusalem following his conversion to Christ, Barnabas had to persuade the disciples to let the apostle fellowship with them (Acts 9:26). As a result of this intercession, a wonderful friendship between Paul ... read more »

Was Mormonism’s “Prophet” Misrepresented?

A previously published article on this website entitled, Is the Mormon Church the Restored Church? respectfully contended that it is not. One aspect of that piece dealt with the Mormon claim that Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the cult, was a "prophet" of God. We noted that Mormon writers argue that: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has ... read more »

The Pain of Lingering Regrets

Nathan Hale elevated the term "regret" to a new high in 1776. Hale, a lad of twenty-one years, was a captain in the colonial army. He was arrested by the British as a spy and sentenced to hang. His courageous, final words were: "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." More often than ... read more »

LDS Baptism Annulled Due to Protest from Jews

Many people are aware of the unusual ritual of the Mormon Church in the practice of "proxy baptism." This is the notion that someone now living can be baptized on behalf of someone else who has long been dead. This idea, with due respect to our sincere "Latter-day Saint" friends, is wholly adverse to the teaching of the Scriptures. The ... read more »

The Corinthian Church – Confidence or Coercion?

Paul "boasted" about the Corinthian church. He lived there for a year and a half, "teaching the word of God among them" (Acts 18:11, ESV). He was confident in their agape (dedicated) love for the Lord's work. A large cooperative effort was underway. Paul encouraged support for impoverished Christians in Jerusalem. The Corinthians' interest was known by Paul, but a ... read more »

Fundamentalist Mormonism Is the Original Mormonism

The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made significant news over the past several years. The "Fundamentalist" church (FLDS) emerged from the Latter-day Saint church in Salt Lake City (LDS-SLC) around 1930, mainly in protest to the abolition of the doctrine of polygamy, as originally initiated by the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith Jr., and also practiced ... read more »

Stranger? Or Family and Friend?

"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God" (Ephesians 2:19). The foregoing are words that Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, a congregation with which he worked for three years (Acts 20:31). Some nineteen centuries before the birth of Jesus, Jehovah selected Abraham ... read more »