by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Christians do travel. An obvious statement, but it needs to be pointed out because it raises issues we don’t often think about. A Christian drops in on a congregation while in town for business. It is common for brethren to invite him over for a meal so they can get better…

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Question: My mom was withdrawn from about 30 years ago when I was around 5 years old. She was withdrawn from because she got remarried after an unscriptural divorce. I am a faithful member of the church and I have two young children. What kind of relationship should I or can I have with her?…

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Question: I am helping an elderly lady financially, who has taken on her granddaughter.  Her granddaughter’s dad was killed and her mom lost custody due to drugs. I suppose she is considered an orphan.  I discussed with grandmom the need to become a Christian.  She said she was baptized into the Lord’s church years ago…

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Question: I have a childhood friend who was raised in the Buddhist religion. Through the years I had made small presentations of the gospel to him here and there. At some point during our friendship, I had begun sharing my knowledge about the church Christ established and why it would be beneficial to become a…

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Question: I just read your online article about Hymenaeus and Alexander shipwrecking their faith (I Timothy 1:20). Good thoughts. What’s your opinion of Paul’s statement that he had turned these guys “over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme”? Answer: “This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning…

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Question: I read your previous answer on a divorce and remarriage in a congregation involving an elder’s son. I have read through I Corinthians 5.  I have never been in a situation where a particular member was withdrawn from. Whenever you withdraw from someone in a congregation, does that mean that you dismiss them from the membership…

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