The majority of the editorials in the Carolina Messenger this year have studied various aspects of what the Bible teaches about government and governing authorities. As we close out the year, we come to the often-controversial question of whether governments have a divine right to wage war. The numerous and various atrocities committed by man… Read More What Does The Bible Teach About War? — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: November/December, 2020)
The resurrection of Jesus is one of the central tenets of Christianity. The apostle Paul ties it to the saving work of Christ (1 Cor. 15:14, 17) and includes it as a non-negotiable aspect of the Christian faith (1 Cor. 15:3). It plays a part in the life of every Christian because Jesus’ resurrection is… Read More The Historicity Of The Resurrection — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
The human body basically runs on electricity. The food we eat contains electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc.), and the water we drink helps them pump in and out of cells constantly, allowing electricity to run through the body powering muscles and nerves. Without these, our bodies would not be able to function. We have… Read More Women Of The Bible: Lydia — Samantha Harvey
Coming out of Romans 11 into chapter 12 is the idea that through God all men can be united. He has made all. He has had mercy upon all. He has not set one man to be of greater worth than another. Therefore, when we come to Christ we transform! The old man of sin… Read More The Character Of A Transformed Man — Travis Main
Paul wrote, “Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying” (Rom. 12:12, CEV). March 31, 2013 is a date my family will never forget. It was the beginning date for an unrelenting storm over my family and me. While teaching my Sunday morning Bible class, I was… Read More Finding Joy In Storms — Jesse Tubbs
We throw the term “love” around a lot. “I love pizza!” “What do I think of that one ride at Six Flags? Oh, I just love it!” Even Christians at times, with a greater understanding of what biblical love actually is, can still use the term loosely in a manner not quite fitting its definition. … Read More Let Love Be Genuine — Jon Mitchell
The apostle Paul wrote, “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all… Read More Our Role In The Church — Steve Miller
People are created to be social beings. In the beginning, God created Adam and said, “It is not good that man should be alone…” (Gen. 2:18). God then created Eve to be a companion and a mate for Adam. Inherent in this statement made by God is the understanding that people are dependent on the… Read More Conformed Or Transformed? — Michael Grooms