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

Catholic Doctrine of Purgatory

By Dudley Ross Spears One of the first contacts I ever had with a Roman Catholic Priest was in Cookeville, Tennessee. It was my maiden Voyage as a gospel preacher. The Roman “Pontiff” at that time, passed away and I received a letter from the local parish Priest asking me to pray for the departed

Three gods or One God in Three Persons?

By Dudley Ross Spears The Bible teaches there is only one God. Malachi 2:10 “Have we not all one father? Hath not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?” Romans 3:30 “Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision

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

Weddings and Funerals — Review No. 2

By Ralph D. Williams Brother Weldon Warnock and I agree the church is not in the business of providing for weddings and funerals. I’m sure we’d agree that such is an individual and family responsibility (1 Cor. 7:2; 1 Tim. 5:8). Yet, when the meetinghouse is used for these affairs, who has provided the place?

Weddings and Funerals in the Meetinghouse—No. 2

By Weldon E. Warnock Brother Ralph Williams said in a review of my February article on “Weddings and Funerals in the Meetinghouse” that “The real issue is: WHERE IS THE AUTHORITY? If such practices are allowable a simple N.T. precept, example or necessary inference is all that’s necessary.” But the issue is not one of

Should Christians Imitate the Pentecostal Mass Prayer?

Question: We have a problem with some Christians imitating the Pentecostal’s mass prayers where many people pray out aloud at once. I need your help with the Bible refutation. Answer: People tend to gravitate to things that are exciting and novel. A large noisy party is exciting. A lectureship in comparison is dry. Yet, in

Should A Believer Be Baptized Immediately?

Samuel Matthews | Oregon, USA “Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?” (Acts 8:36). KJV Loved ones, J.D.

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

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