Some Questions About Church Discipline — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: November/December, 2022)

As we conclude our study of church discipline which has taken place over the past two editorials, let us turn our attention to some questions submitted by readers concerning this topic. It seems that church discipline is not practiced today in the Lord’s church as much as it has been in previous generations and in… Read More Some Questions About Church Discipline — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: November/December, 2022)

Baptism In Ancient Literature And Archaeology — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Anyone who reads the Bible carefully knows that baptism is a vital part of the Christian life. Some religious groups dismiss its importance on theological grounds that stem from a misinterpretation of Scripture. Others take it very seriously but see baptism as optional. The serious reader of Scripture can see the many places where baptism… Read More Baptism In Ancient Literature And Archaeology — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Their Inner Thought Is That Their Houses Are Forever — Chase Green

Psalm 49 is a compelling psalm that causes the reader to ponder the fact that one’s status in life is infinitely less important than one’s status in eternity. This psalm uses the fact that we will all pass away (unless the Lord returns first) in order to impress upon the reader the importance of not… Read More Their Inner Thought Is That Their Houses Are Forever — Chase Green

More Thoughts on Church Discipline — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: October, 2022)

In continuing our discussion on church discipline which was started in the last issue, we should address a very pertinent question: who exactly should be disciplined?  In answering this question, it must first be said that it must be those who sin.  Jesus started his teaching about discipline within the church by stating, “If your… Read More More Thoughts on Church Discipline — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: October, 2022)

Jesus Vs. Paul — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

The Bible is a book of controversies. Sometimes it contains examples of disputes, such as Jesus’ discussions with the religious elite of his day (e.g., Mark 2:1-3:6); at other times, it generates them among modern readers. One of the more interesting conversations about Scripture regards the theological consistency between its authors. Some biblical authors explore… Read More Jesus Vs. Paul — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.