Canceled!

by Jefferson David Tant During our recent Christmas holidays, several churches around the country canceled their Sunday services. Some of the statements made by church spokesmen probably revealed more than they realized, as they not only reflected an attitude towards the mistaken idea concerning the birth of Christ but an attitude towards the religion of…

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We Are Not a Religious Non-Denomination

by Terry Campbell Sentry Magazine, September 2001 “Denominationalism” denotes a group of people devoted to a specific religious belief system who assemble under the name of a person, or concept, as their focus within a formal organizational environment governed by those of prominence that hold to that belief system. They have creeds and by-laws that…

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Religion that Lives in the Past

Author Unknown Sentry Magazine, December 2001 (Editor’s note: I would love to give credit to the author of this excellent piece but there was no name attached to the article. There may have been one on the envelope but when it was detached from the article it became impossible to give proper credit. I wish…

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God Is NOT the Author of Confusion

by Jefferson David Tant To authenticate the title, consider its source. Paul wrote in I Corinthians 14:33: “for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.” There are two significant points made. God is not the author of the confusion in the churches claiming to…

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Denominationalizing the Work of the Lord

by Jerry F. Bassett Sentry Magazine, March 2003 To denominate is “to give a name to: designate,” according to Miriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. This same source defines a religious denomination as “a religious organization uniting local congregations in a single legal and administrative body — denominational” being the adjectival form of this term. A local…

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Where Did They All Come From?

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Timothy 4:1-11 I.         Christ founded but one church – Matthew 16:18             A.        It belongs solely to him. It is not a democracy – Matthew 28:18                         1.         He is the head of the church – Ephesians 1:22-23                         2.         We must keep the commandments because he is the only Sovereign – I Timothy 6:13-16             B.        It…

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The Apostles’ Creed

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: John 17:11-23   I.         Every once in a while someone will ask what is our statement of faith.             A.        Back when we were home schooling, we were wanting to get involved with a local group, but they wanted us to sign a statement of faith             B.        Another name for a statement of faith…

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Is any one church or religion the proper way to believe?

Question: This is not a question, but great big praise and thank you for such wonderful resources and images!  This is exactly what I’ve been trying desperately to locate image-wise for weeks!  Thank you so much for sharing your collection of images, sermons, answers, studies, articles, notes, resources, and church information, and for making it all…

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What if you feel that a particular church is not suitable for you?

Question: What are the suggestions if one cannot afford monetarily to attend church, or feels that a particular church is not suitable for him? If he does private bible study, is this enough? Does he have to go through the baptism ceremony? If a Christian continues to study other religions and philosophies, is this against…

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