The History of the Institutional Controversy

By Jefferson David Tant | Tennessee, USA Those who have a general knowledge of churches of Christ today are aware of the fact that a division took place during the last half of the 20th Century. This division took place over doctrinal issues concerning the organization, work, and mission of the Lord’s church. In many

Faith Without Works Is Dead

By Osamagbe Lesley Egharevba | Lagos, Nigeria “But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?“ (James 2:20) Many people today in the world teach the “salvation by faith only” doctrine. By this, they mean that faith (belief) is the only thing required for one to be saved and

Making Effective Use Of The Internet & Social Media

By Osamagbe Lesley Egharevba | Lagos, Nigeria The Internet is one of the most important and wonderful technological advancements in the world today. It has made the world become a global village wherein communication is made easy regardless of distance. By definition, the Internet is a vast network that connects computers all over the world.

The Beginning of Apostasy

By Andy Sochor | Kentucky, USA As we noticed in the previous article, the early Christians often faced severe persecution for the cause of Christ. While many abandoned their faith in order to avoid these persecutions, there were others who remained faithful even to the point of death. Because of this, the enemies of the

Why Not Tear Off The Old Testament?

Question: Why do churches of Christ follow only the teachings of the New Testament? Is it that they do not believe in the Old Testament? Shouldn’t they tear out the Old Testament from their Bibles if it is completely irrelevant? Why should they still read it? Answer: Churches of Christ believe in the Old Testament.

Barbs With A Point

By Rowland Femi GBAMIS | Ontario, Canada 2 John 9 “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.” The above Bible passage should cause us to pause and reflect on all human-made religious empires and organizations beyond the

Alcoholic Drinking: What Level Are You?

By Rowland Femi Gbamis | Ontario, Canada We read in 1 Peter 4:2-3: “That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but for the will of God.For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles

What America Needs

By Ken Weliever During the past couple of days, I’ve been listening to politicians, political pundits, and experts from various fields discuss the “why” of the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that snuffed out the lives of 19 innocent little children. This occurred just 10 days after a gunman went on a shooting rampage

Contend Earnestly for the Faith

By Dylan Stewart | Alabama, USA Jude 3 reads, ” Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” The Greek word used here translated as “contend” means

Gay Marriage

Pat Donahue | Alabama, USA Any passage that condemns homosex would automatically condemn gay marriage, because sex is an integral part of marriage (I Corinthians 7:2-5).  And there are plenty of passages that condemn homosexuality.  Romans 1:24,26-27 destroys the gay church’s contention that the Bible approves of their practice.  It reads, “Wherefore God also gave