Division Within the Church: An Ugly Trend to be Avoided

By Rowland Femi Gbamis | Tennessee, USA Text: Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment ( 1 Corinthians 1: 10-NKJV). Introduction By division, I mean

“Thou Shall Not Get Drunk, But Thou Shall Drink In Moderation”

By Rowland Femi Gbamis | Ontario, Canada Text:  “But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil”;  “And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things

Faith Under Fire

By Jefferson David Tant  Among the various threats we face in our nation today is the role of the government in seeking to quash or eliminate any semblance of the religious freedom that has characterized our nation from the day of our founding fathers. This is evident in different areas of our public life, and

National Association Of Gospel Ministers: How Scriptural?

Osamagbe Lesley EGHAREVBA | Lagos, Nigeria On August 1st, 2022, a letter was in circulation among brethren in Nigeria, inviting preachers in the churches of Christ in Nigeria to the 12th Annual National Conference of the Church of Christ – Nigeria National Association of Gospel Ministers. It was stated in the letter that the conference would

I Am Determined To No Longer Linger

By Rowland Gbamis | Ontario, Canada The word determined in dictionary.com 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

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

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