Church history is a vital area of study for any concerned Christian. Many positive elements will be demonstrated in time from such a study. First, a serious study of “His-story” will kindle within the believer a spirit of toleration. Far too many believers feel they have exclusive possession on ultimate truth in all areas of… Continue reading Church History: A Vital Area of Study
The Bible says of itself that it is inspired. Scripture is the Word of God to men. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16). Throughout human history, philosophers have argued, from man to God, in order to answer… Continue reading A Choice to Make About the Bible
“And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was… Continue reading A Letter of Love from the Lord to the Church of Pergamos
“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou… Continue reading A Letter of Love from the Lord to the Church of Ephesus
“We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old" (Psa, 44:1). There are several important reasons why Christians should study the past in general, and Church history in particular. First, the past is a great stimulus to faith. When… Continue reading Why Study Church History?
Few prominent religious figures have been more admired, or hated, than Billy Graham. Mr. Graham said on one occasion that, during his active ministry, he would receive about one hundred death threats a year. I can believe it. Growing up in the cultural religious environment known as Fundamentalism, Mr. Graham was vilified, and demonized, incessantly… Continue reading When Should a Concerned Christian Leave a Congregation?
The local pastor is not much different than the parishioners among whom he ministers. Some pastors are young and inexperienced. Some are mature and experienced. Some pastors have exceptional leadership skills, while others are lone rangers who feel they must do everything themselves. Some pastors suffer from familiar weaknesses in humanity to include paranoia, insecurity,… Continue reading Ten Ways to Help Your Pastor be Better