Why do you use a capital “C” in “church”?

Question: I noticed your website and church sign used a capital C on “church.”  This practice is opposed by every church of Christ I have ever known.  Why is it OK or not OK? Answer: Yes, there has been a fad among Christians to use a lowercase “c” in the names of churches. However, it…

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Is a church right because it calls itself a church of Christ?

Question: How do you know if a church is the right church? Is it because they bear the name “church of Christ”? Isn’t it possible that a church might also be a Bible-believing church but might not have a “church of Christ” attached to their church? Or is the name “church of Christ” the only…

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The Divine Name

by Keith Sharp If you consider what the Oklahoma bomber Timothy McViegh, the family at Ruby Ridge, the Abilene, Texas dooms-day leader Yisryal Hawkins, and the branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas, have in common, you will arrive at a surprising answer. They all know the creator’s true and original names (Warren). The Scriptures is…

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What are the differences between the three names of God in Psalms 136:1-3?

Question: What are the differences between the three names of God in Psalms 136:1-3? Answer: “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His lovingkindness is everlasting” (Psalms 136:1-3).…

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Despising His Name

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/DespisingHisName.mp3 by Alan Feaster

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What is the proper thing to say as you are baptizing someone?

Question: Hi Jeff, I read an article that asks what does someone says before they baptize someone else. It almost answered my question but not completely. I have always been taught that it is not a proper baptism unless the proper things were said. After taking their confession and then preparing them for baptism, it…

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Was the term “Christian” originally a derogatory reference?

Question: By your teaching the disciples were first called “Christians” at Antioch of Syria, which is true; however, who at Antioch was calling them this term and why? It was a derogatory term toward them, my friend. Then again by King Agrippa, another pagan. Then one other time this name is mentioned by Peter only…

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What is the Christian’s new name?

Question: When we accepted Christ we were given a new name and identity. What is our now or name? Answer: The phrase “new name” is only stated three times in the Bible: “The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of…

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