Concern About Biblical Authority

by Doy Moyer Why be concerned about biblical authority? For this one simple reason: “Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7). If we aren’t concerned about authority, then we place ourselves in God’s position of reigning. It really is just that simple. Jesus is Head (Colossians 1:18). We aren’t. Does stressing authority mean we don’t think grace…

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Jericho and our Salvation

by Jefferson David Tant After reading the title, some might wonder what the battle of Jericho has to do with our salvation today. The battle when Israel conquered Jericho was about 1410 B.C., over 3,400 years ago. Thus the question might be, “What in the world would some event over three thousand years ago have…

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Are there different gospels?

Question: Hello, I have been seeing more and more about the Kingdom Gospel vs the Gospel of Grace. Dispensationalism is becoming very popular on YouTube, and people are actually turning toward this teaching. I have seen comments that the churches of Christ intertwine the kingdom gospel and the grace gospel. Basically, they are saying that…

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Obligations of Grace

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 18:21-35   I.         Every person is important!             A.        “Well, of course!” You might be thinking. “I’m glad someone sees my worth.”             B.        But Jesus told a parable – Matthew 18:12-14                         1.         When one person gets himself into trouble, it is God’s will that he be rescued, if possible.                         2.         And that will mean that…

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What is Arminianism?

Question: Good morning Jeffrey, I’m having an issue understand something. A lot of the denominational world is under the assumption that if a person is not a Calvinist, then they are an Arminian. What is an Arminian? I’ve thoroughly studied Calvinism and its faults, but I can’t seem to find much info on Arminianism. I…

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By Grace Through Faith with the Washing of Water

by Terry Wane Benton Notice the prepositions: by, through, and with. The Book of Ephesians uses all three to describe what is involved with our salvation. It teaches we are saved by grace. It teaches we are saved through faith. It teaches we are saved with the washing of water by the word. It is…

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How Noah Was Saved

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Peter 3:18-22   I.         In our reading, Peter draws on the account of Noah’s salvation to illustrate how the Christian is saved.             A.        Many people object to the straight forward reading of I Peter 3:21 because it stands contrary to what they have accepted.                         1.         To many people, baptism is simply a…

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Freedom in Christ

by Matthew W. Bassford A few days ago, I posted a bulletin article about Galatians 3:23-25 and Paul’s proclamation that we are no longer under the Law of Moses. In particular, I applied this to the use of instrumental music in worship and explained that the use of the instrument in Psalms and elsewhere is…

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Another Chance

by Carey Scott Many people in the denominational world embrace doctrines which offer a second chance to everyone. Many realize that they will fail God, and the thought that they might get a second chance intrigues them. For some, this is all the crutch they need to just continue in their sins, for after all:…

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Why All the Fuss about Grace-Fellowship?

by Aubrey Belue, Jr. via Gospel Guardian, August 15, 1974 In recent months, much writing –“pro” and “con” (but mostly “con”) — has been done on the “grace-fellowship” issue. Due to the misdirection and “side issues” that now obscure the scene, wisdom requires us to seek a clear definition of matters as they currently stand.…

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