It’s There in Black and White: A Conversation with Glenn Colley, Ben Giselbach, Hiram Kemp, and Melvin Otey

Editor’s Note:  Last year these four brothers in Christ co-wrote a book titled, It’s There in Black and White: Scriptural Answers to 37 Questions People Are Asking about Racial Tension in the Church.  Recognizing its relevancy in the times in which we live, I read the book and was glad I did.  The insights laid… Read More It’s There in Black and White: A Conversation with Glenn Colley, Ben Giselbach, Hiram Kemp, and Melvin Otey

Are Christians Under The Ten Commandments Today? — David R. Pharr

The Ten Words (Decalogue) were spoken by Jehovah in a mighty display of majesty, authority and power. They were subsequently preserved on stone tablets, “written by the finger of God” (Ex. 31:18). “Both the choice of stone as the material for the tables, and the fact that the writing was engraved, were intended to indicate… Read More Are Christians Under The Ten Commandments Today? — David R. Pharr

The Value of the Old Testament — Dustin Forthun

The Old Testament is a treasure trove of information for the diligent student. Paul beautifully declares that the Old Testament was written for our learning (Rom. 15:4).  It is also credited with bringing us to Christ (Gal. 3:25). Despite this high praise, some still claim that members of churches of Christ don’t believe in the… Read More The Value of the Old Testament — Dustin Forthun

Government and Capital Punishment — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: March/April, 2020)

In continuing our series of editorials on what the Bible says about government, we now turn to the issue of capital punishment.  God inspired Paul to command us to bless our persecutors, repay no one evil for evil, live peaceably as much as possible with all and not avenge ourselves when wrongs are done to… Read More Government and Capital Punishment — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: March/April, 2020)

What The Bible Teaches About The Sabbath Day — Jon Mitchell

Despite what evolutionists claim, it is a fact that Jehovah created this world and universe in six literal days, and then rested on the seventh day. Centuries later, God blessed the seventh day and set it apart from the other days. The seventh day became known as “the Sabbath Day,” from the Hebrew word shabbath,… Read More What The Bible Teaches About The Sabbath Day — Jon Mitchell

“What DO You Believe, Christian?” — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: September, 2019)

The reader has likely deduced that answering common accusations thrown against the Lord’s church is the theme of this issue of the Carolina Messenger. The need to do so is apparent when we remember the divine directive to “always (be) prepared to make a defense” (1 Pet. 3:15) and “contend for the faith that was… Read More “What DO You Believe, Christian?” — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: September, 2019)

“You Believe You’re The Only Ones Going To Heaven!” — Victor M. Eskew

This statement is made often by people who hear members of the church advocate for the divinely authorized existence of only one church. It is a statement designed to be extremely controversial. Those who put it in question form usually want a “yes” or “no” answer. They want us to say: “Yes.” If we do,… Read More “You Believe You’re The Only Ones Going To Heaven!” — Victor M. Eskew

Soul-Winning For Jesus: Teaching About Baptism — Adam Carlson

Among the most common obstacles a Christian may encounter when sharing the gospel is objection to or misunderstanding about the role and purpose of baptism. Some teach baptism for the dead, others teach baptism by the Holy Spirit while others teach that faith and/or grace alone saves us with nothing being required by us. The… Read More Soul-Winning For Jesus: Teaching About Baptism — Adam Carlson

Correctly Interpreting The Bible: Authority and the Testaments — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: January/February, 2019)

The editorial in the last issue started a study on whether it is possible to correctly interpret the Bible. It examined the necessity of doing so (Matt. 7:21-23; Heb. 5:9; 2 Tim. 2:15), the false notion that truth is not absolute, the need to heed the entirety of God’s Word (Ps. 119:160), and the benefits… Read More Correctly Interpreting The Bible: Authority and the Testaments — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: January/February, 2019)