Tongues – A Human Language Or Just Gibberish?

By Patrick Donahue | Alabama, USA Were the tongues in the Bible just gibberish like what we see in so called “Pentecostal” churches today? I’ve been to a number of services where people were claiming to speak in tongues, but it just sounded like a bunch of gibberish to me. Is that what we see

Pouring Water On A Duck’s Back

By Osamagbe Lesley Egharevba | Lagos, Nigeria To “pour water on a duck’s back” is an expression that is usually used when a person’s action is seen as having no effect. The water droplets literally roll off of duck’s back when you pour water on it. Thus, one is seen as pouring water on a

Jacob Creath, Jr.: Willing to Be Ruined

By Andy Sochor | Kentucky, USA Jacob Creath, Jr. (1799-1886) was one of many preachers in the nineteenth century who began to question the commonly held doctrines among the denominations of which they were a part. Creath had been associated with the Baptists. In 1826, he received a letter of commendation from the Baptist Church

Does the Bible Promise Prosperity to Believers?

By Emmanuel Oluwatoba | Niger, Nigeria Introduction The prosperity gospel states that God’s plan is always for us to be wealthy and that if one has enough “faith”, then they will experience great material blessings. If God intended for believers to be prosperous, why do we read of so much affliction, persecution, scorn, and trials

God Holds Your Breath

By Henry Stevenson III | Texas, USA “But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass,

Helping God

By Julius Egharevba | Lagos, Nigeria “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have

The Silence of the Scriptures

By Osamagbe Lesley Egharevba | Lagos, Nigeria Suppose you sent someone to get you some fruits and he comes back with some apples, has he obeyed your instruction? Definitely yes! But suppose you sent him to get you some bananas and he comes back with some oranges, would that be obedience to what you have

The Blessing of Autonomy

By Andy Sochor | Kentucky, USA One characteristic of the Lord’s church that makes it different from most churches of men is autonomy. Autonomous local churches are not linked together in or through some larger organizational structure. Why did the Lord design the church to be this way? Obviously, we cannot always know every reason behind


By Andy Sochor | Kentucky, USA As we look at the work God has given to the church, we find a great amount of work to do. Jesus told His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few” (Matthew 9:37). This means that there is plenty for all of us to be doing.

The Protestant Reformation Movement

By Emmanuel Oluwatoba | Niger, Nigeria Introduction Up until the year 1500, the Roman Catholic Church was very powerful both politically and religiously. During this period, the Roman Catholic Church had been seen as an institution plagued by internal power struggles. Popes and cardinals lived like kings having temporal and spiritual power; they commanded armies,