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More Preaching on Baptism?

What do you think? Do we need more sermons on baptism? Ask that question and you will receive a variety of answers. In fact, you will no doubt get conflicting answers -depending upon with whom you are talking. Some have expressed the opinion that "all we hear" are sermons on baptism. First, one need not apologize for teaching any New ... read more »

The Mystery of God

Why did Paul suffer so much? What inspired him to face five beatings of thirty-nine stripes by the Jews, thrashings by rods, a stoning, and a multitude of other perils (2 Cor. 11:24-28)? The apostle even viewed these experiences as a privilege, and a reason to rejoice, because it was for the "mystery of God" (cf. Col. 4:3). The Mystery's ... read more »

Who Is the “Natural” Man in 1 Corinthians 2:14?

"Please explain this passage from First Corinthians.'Now the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged' (2:14)." The passage is a difficult one due to the complexity of the phraseology.Moreover, its obscurity has been further shrouded by considerable theological baggage that ... read more »

Tiny Clues – Dramatic Results

Sometimes things on the surface appear so insignificant, yet they turn out to be dramatically important. Let me cite a couple of examples that speak to the issue of the credibility of the New Testament. The authors of the four Gospel narratives testify in unison that the first people to discover that Joseph of Arimathaea's tomb was empty (in which ... read more »

Joshua’s Farewell Address

Joshua, the great commander of Israel, was "old and stricken in years" when he gave a presentation to his people near the end of his illustrious career (Joshua 23:1ff). It is likely that this was not long before his death at the age of 110 years (24:29). As he stood before the leaders of his spiritual kinsmen, he gave a ... read more »

Electronic Church

In recent months numerous articles have focused attention upon the phenomenal value of the World-Wide Web as an evangelistic tool. A recent issue of the popular denominational journal, Christianity Today, was devoted entirely to this medium of communication as it relates to religious information. Twenty percent of those who use the Internet do so for religious purposes. During the final ... read more »

Acts 10 & 11 – Was Cornelius Saved before Being Baptized?

Was Cornelius, the Roman centurion, saved before and without baptism? Some so claim. They reason in this fashion: Cornelius received the Holy Spirit prior to being baptized (Acts 10:44-48). But only a child of God receives the Holy Spirit. Thus, Cornelius was a child of God before his baptism. The argument is invalid for several reasons. First, Cornelius' reception 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 »

Acts 8 – Philip Preached “the Christ”

According to Luke's record in Acts 8, following the death of Stephen, a severe persecution broke out against the Jerusalem church. The disciples, with the exception of the apostles, were scattered throughout the regions of Samaria and Judea. As these noble saints fled the Jewish abuse, they declared the gospel of the Son of God. Philip went to the city ... read more »

Was Christ Originally “Created” by God?

I have a question that was brought to my attention by some people who came to my door. They said that Revelation 3:14 proves that Jesus was the first one to be created. Can you please explain this chapter and verse to me? The people who came to your door almost certainly were those who refer to themselves as "Jehovah's ... read more »