Misconceptions About the Church of Christ #1

Some people have been told, and believe, that members of the church of Christ do not believe in the Old Testament (OT). However, this statement is false. We believe that the OT was inspired of God, just as Peter said, “… knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for […]

Hate the Sin — and the Sinner

An incredibly popular religious slogan declares, “Hate the sin but love the sinner”. This of course must assume that “God hates the sin but not the sinner”. Properly understood, these are true statements. But the “slogan machine” of our modern society has run farther than the Bible, I believe. It may be uncomfortable to a […]

Beaches and Bikinis

Labor Day will soon be here, marking the unofficial end of the summer season, which is traditionally full of beaches and bikinis. How did you do this summer with your wardrobe? There’s little doubt that our level of acceptable clothing shrinks as time goes by. Some will tell us that modesty is relative. They say […]

“This Is That”

Acts 2:16-18 says, “… but this is that which hath been spoken through the prophet Joel: and it shall be in the last days, saith God that I will pour forth of my Spirit upon all flesh and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy and your young men shall see visions, and your old […]

If Denominations Are Okay Then They Violate Christ’s Teachings on Unity

A lot of people say that denominationalism is good because you can look for a church that suits you — one that you connect with. However, denominationalism is an affront to the biblical concept of unity. Jesus wants unity. He prayed, “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on […]

What Is the Church? #3

In the last post, we examined two misconceptions of the church today. The first was that the church is not a social club and the second is that the church is not a vehicle for social reform. We will consider our final two in this post. Fifth, the church (building) is not a wedding chapel. […]

What Is the Church? #2

In the last post, we examined two misconceptions of the church today. The first was that the church is not an ATM machine and the second is that the church is not in the entertainment business. We will consider two more in this post. Third, the church is not a social club. To some people, […]

The Deity of Christ: He Talked Like Deity #1

In a previous post, we introduced the subject of the humanity of Jesus. One can prove the deity of Jesus by showing how He talked and how He acted. We will start with the fact that Jesus talked as though He were deity. Jesus most commonly referred to Himself as the “Son of Man.” In […]

What Is the Church? #1

The gospels inform us that people were sometimes confused about the identity and purpose of Jesus. While some believed He was a prophet, while others tried to dismiss Him as demon possessed. Some saw Him as a good Man, others saw Him as a blasphemer. We should not be surprised to find that confusion exists […]

Christ’s Superiority #4

In the past three posts we have looked at some convincing arguments of how the new law, and Christ, is superior to the old law. During the writing of this letter to the Hebrews, the author takes a side track to address a problem. This problem was that the Hebrews that received this letter were […]