The Council of Nicea

By Andy Sochor | Kentucky, USA In this article, we will primarily discuss the first ecumenical council that occurred in Nicea in 325 AD. It was a gathering of church leaders from across the Roman Empire who came together to discuss certain controversial issues and come to a consensus on the church’s “official” position on

I Am Determined To No Longer Linger

By Rowland Gbamis | Ontario, Canada The word determined in is defined as “resolute; staunch; decided; settled; resolved.”[1] The word determined indicates firmly established in one’s decision or course of conduct, especially for achieving a specific objective. A person who is determined has a solid drive to attain their goals. In other words, a

Response to A Custom, Not A Command

By Brent Sharp | Arkansas, USA To begin with, let’s fix the opening line: The apostle Paul’s message in 1 Corinthians 11 concerning head coverings has been variably interpreted by our brethren since the turn of the 20th century. Prior to the turn of the 20th century brethren were united on Paul’s admonitions for women

Response to Hats, Hair and Harridans

By William J. Stewart | Ontario, Canada When brethren come together, we see a variety of greetings. Many offer a good strong handshake; some might exchange a delightful and cheery “Hello;” others may even share a warm hug. But where is the “holy kiss”? The apostle Paul wrote to the Romans, “Greet one another with

Making Your Call And Election Sure

By Samuel Matthews | Oregon, USA “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:10-11). Loved Ones,


By Emmanuel Oluwatoba | Niger, Nigeria Introduction When most people refer to predestination, they refer to the Calvinist doctrine of unconditional election. This doctrine is the belief that God with no regard to the will of man, made an eternal choice of certain persons unto eternal life and some unto eternal damnation, and this choice