All Feeling, No Proof

by Robert Turner via¬†Plain Talk, April 1970 The current rash or tongue-speaking, miracle-sanctioning, and the far more common errors concerning direct Spirit indwelling, that infects many institutional churches of Christ, was not brought to earth in the Apollo 11 moon dust. It sprang from causes within the ranks. Last month we suggested that reaction to…

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Is it wrong to clap after someone is baptized?

Question: Is it wrong to clap after someone is baptized? Answer: Clapping is a way of showing approval or appreciation. We generally use clapping to show approval to something that entertained us, but it can be used for other things we approve. As such it isn’t particularly wrong, but I do have a concern when…

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Is it wrong to clap or raise hands during singing?

Question: I love the Lord our God with all that I am. Daily I give my all to show Christ through my actions. Of course, I am a sinner and I know that this is a daily growing experience, but what a journey it is! I am a married young female and understand, accept, and…

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Who is Closer to God?

by Bob Pulliam Now don’t get me wrong! This is not a contest mentality being advocated here. But the question does enter my mind. I surfed over a channel the other day where people had the lights dimmed low, all were holding candles and swaying while singing¬†Alleluia. I’m not trying to poke fun at anyone…

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Emotionalism

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Acts 20:18-38 I.         When we look at the various denominations around us, it is hard to miss their enthusiasm and the emotional quality to the things that they do.             A.        They really get involved in their worship.             B.        The bigger churches services are large productions.             C.        A friend once told me about a revival…

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