Question: Hello, I am a newer Christian and love your site. Thanks so much for making it available. While I have much growth spiritually, know that you are helping me to grow. My cousin and I do not agree on the benevolence work of an individual Christian vs. the Local Church. He wants to study…

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Question: We have addressed several people on the subject and I went to the computer and found different ones saying the same thing. My problem was I just couldn’t figure out how we could not leave the building and still not be assembled.  The church is the called out and when we are gathered in…

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Question: I am interested in knowing what can the church do for the widows? There is a lady who is a widow and a member of the Lord’s church.  She has five grown children. Can the church pay for her husband’s funeral out of the treasury? What if all members quit paying their life insurance…

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Question: Tell me your thoughts about “lectureships.”  Is this a scriptural term?  Do we have authority for women lectureships? Answer: Let us establish a basic point. The question is not whether a particular term is found in the Bible or not. After all, language changes constantly. What might have made a good translation in say…

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Question: I wanted to have a bake sale at our church to raise money for my pastor’s anniversary. One of the deacons told me that I was wrong about this. I was told about how Jesus got angry at the people for using the temple for a den of thieves. I do not see that…

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Question: Can a church consist of just one person? Answer: A church is an entity separate and distinguishable from a single individual Christian. This can be seen in the separation of responsibility seen in I Timothy 5:16, “If any believing man or woman has widows, let them relieve them, and do not let the church be…

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  I.          Orphans are not mentioned often in the New Testament, once to be precise, but many have developed unusual ideas about how to care for the orphans in our midst.              A.         Unusual, because their teaching does not follow the plain statements of the New Testament.              B.         The passage we will delve into is James 1:27. II.         The Bible’s…

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