The Early Reformation

Andy Sochor | Kentucky, USA The four previous articles in this series focused on the apostasy that led to the development of the Roman Catholic Church. This was the product of the mindset that Paul warned the brethren in Thessalonica about: “Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus

Why I Want To Marry A Christian

By Ward Plato Living a life that is pleasing to God in this day and age is becoming increasingly difficult. Look at all the things that Satan and his army bombard us with on a daily basis. Sexual immorality, drunkenness, obscene music, movies, books, and television shows; not to mention immodest dress and the various

What It Means To Be A Christian

Samuel Matthews | Oregon, USA “King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.  Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as

How Can A Person Work Righteousness?

By Osamagbe Lesley Egharevba The religion of Christ requires that one must do something before he can be saved. Cornelius was told by the angel to send for Peter who “will tell you what you must do” (Acts 10:6). When Peter got to the house of Cornelius, he declared that “In truth I perceive that

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 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

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