The following articles are related to the topic of FELLOWSHIP

Is Freemasonry a Religious Institution?

If all religious organizations are approved by God, it would seem that the more of them with which one might identify, the better off he would be. If, on the other hand, the Lord honors only one redemptive organism - the church which he planned, and for which his Son died (Acts 20:28) - then it would follow that affiliation ... read more »

What About “Local” Church Membership?

"Is a person required to be a member of a local church?Can he not be just a Christian, without a 'church' affiliation?" Before we address this question specifically, let us lay a broader foundation concerning the use of the term "church" in the New Testament. The English word "church" is derived from the Greek kurikon, meaning "belonging to the Lord."The ... read more »

A Poignant Invitation to a Wayward People

One of David's burning ambitions was to build a "house" for his God. He was not permitted to engage in that enterprise, however, because he had "shed much blood" (1 Chronicles 22:8). It therefore fell to Solomon, a less-aggressive ruler, to build the temple on behalf of Jehovah (1 Kings 5:3-5). The temple must have been magnificent beyond description. The ... read more »

The Value of Old Testament Study

Several NewTestament passages teach the temporary design of the Old Testament system (the Law of Moses), and the fact that the new covenant of Christ superseded the Old (Col. 2:14; Eph. 2:14-15; Gal. 3:23-25; Rom. 7:1-6; Heb. 6:12; 9:15-17). If the Old Testament has been abrogated, why should a person be concerned with studying it? This is a question pondered ... read more »

Divorce and Remarriage: White, Black, or Gray?

It must be wonderful to be one of those fellows who has every religious controversy perfectly figured out, with no room left for disagreement. I do not happen to be in that particular segment of the Christian brotherhood. I still have to exercise considerable study and practical wisdom concerning many issues, not the least of which is the divorce-remarriage controversy. ... read more »

What Happens To A Person At Death?

When the human body dies, it goes back to the dust of corruption (Gen. 3:19; Eccl. 12:7; 2 Cor. 5:1) where it remains until the "last day" of earth's history (Jn. 6:44, 54). At that point it will be raised in a new form, an immortal body (Dan. 12:2; Mt. 10:28; 1 Cor. 15:54). The human body is not "recycled" ... read more »

Contend Earnestly for the Faith

Jude was in the process of planning a correspondence-or perhaps actually writing-to his fellow Christians concerning their common salvation when suddenly (obviously under the impulse of the Spirit) he was constrained to urge his brothers to "contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints" (v. 3). It becomes obvious from the subsequent information in ... read more »

False Ideas Regarding Death

Each day of our existence we are reminded of the grim reality of death. It haunts us. We know so little about it. In fact, we know almost nothing regarding this ultimate physical experience, except for what is revealed in the Bible. But the biblical information is limited, and so false notions about death permeate society's thinking. The following discussion ... read more »

Are the Dead Conscious?

There is an ongoing controversy in the religious community as to whether or not human beings, after death, exist in a state of consciousness. The Watchtower movement claims: "The dead are shown to be 'conscious of nothing at all' and the death state to be one of complete inactivity" (Aid to Bible Understanding 1971, 431). Unquestionably, the Bible teaches otherwise. ... read more »

The Jesus Seminar – Part 2

As noted in our previous installment , the so-called Jesus Seminar has proposed a restructuring of Christian history-principally in three areas: First, this panel of liberal theologians has presented to contemporary society a new Jesus, whom they claim is the real Jesus. Their "Jesus" is not the virgin-born, raised-from-the-dead Son of God whom Christians serve; rather, this new Jesus was ... read more »