The following articles are related to the topic of FELLOWSHIP

Does Matthew 18:20 Sanction Personal Assemblies?

"Could you explain Matthew 18:20. 'Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.' I have friends who frequently do not attend any church assembly on the Lord's day. When concern is expressed regarding this neglect, they respond: 'Oh, anywhere two or three are gathered, the Lord is with them.' I ... read more »

Reckless Suppositions — Reflections upon Radicalism

After Paul concluded his third missionary campaign, he finally arrived at Jerusalem. When certain Jews saw the apostle in the temple, they stirred up the crowds and seized him. Paul was accused of being a false teacher and of desecrating the temple; allegedly, he brought Greeks into the sacred precincts. The basis of the charge was this. Earlier, Paul had ... 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 »

The Baptist Church: An Historical Perspective

I grew up among kindly people of the Baptist affiliation. My father's family was of this persuasion. A more gracious, benevolent group of folks could scarcely have been found. It was heartbreaking, therefore, to eventually discover that the church of my ancestry was unknown to the New Testament. An Historical Overview The Baptist movement was started with the best of ... read more »

Israel’s Exodus from Egypt

As long as Joseph exercised regal authority in the land of Egypt, the Hebrew people flourished. But when a new king arose, who "knew not Joseph," the lives of the Israelites became "bitter and hard" (Ex. 1:8,14). Eventually, Jehovah commissioned Moses to confront Pharaoh, the Egyptian king: "Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, Let my people go" (Ex. 5:1). ... read more »

Are All People Children of God?

"Why are there some people who think they are the 'children of God,' but that others are not. Isn't it a fact that all human beings are children of God?" This is a concern that many express. Is there a legitimate biblical response? In the first place, it is not man's prerogative to arbitrarily determine who is or is not ... read more »

Feigned Miracles and Gullible People

There are hucksters in religion, and multitudes fall for them. Let me give you a couple of recent examples. "Raised from the Dead!" As I took the envelope from my mailbox, I saw the large letters across the top: Raised From The Dead! Instinctively, I knew two things: - This was a money-raising scam. - There would be no proof ... read more »

The Christian and the Workplace

More and more, it appears, Americans are finding that materialism isn't what it's cracked up to be. Without some sort of spiritual flavor, there is a void in life-an aching of the soul that longs for a greater satisfaction. In 1999, Business Week's lead essay was "Religion in the Workplace-The growing presence of spirituality in Corporate America" (November 1). This ... read more »

A New Edict from the Vatican

A document issued by the Roman Vatican on Tuesday, September 5, 2000, has ignited considerable controversy in the community of "Christendom." It alleges that other "Christian churches," i.e., those beyond the pale of Romanism, are "defective" in that they do not recognize the "primacy of the Pope." The thirty-six-page declaration was prepared by the Vatican's Congregation of the Doctrine of ... read more »

Sam Morris on Rum and Eternal Ruin

The Biblical Evangelist is a bi-monthly journal published by the Independent Baptist Evangelistic Association out of Raleigh, North Carolina. The editor is Robert L. Summer. The paper contains valuable material from time-to-time, e.g., book reviews, religious news matters, etc. The September/October issue contains a very stout article titled, "The Ravages of Rum." Appealing both to scripture, and to examples from ... read more »