What (Who) Are We Living For?

By Dylan Stewart | Alabama, USA “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” – (Matthew 6:21).  Famously, General George Patton was quoted as saying, “Live for something rather than die for nothing.” Many of us have made the distinctly clear choice to live for something/someone today, that being God and our

The Importance Of A Christian Mother In The Home

By Victor M. Eskew The home of a Christian mother is filled with love, compassion, comfort, encouragement, forgiveness, and tranquility. The societal influences in the US have taught a different picture of the home than the one presented in the pages of God’s Word. Two people no longer have to get married. If they do

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

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,

Predestination

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

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

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