Many of the editorials published in the Carolina Messenger this year have focused on what the Bible teaches about government and its responsibilities. Any discussion about the biblical role of government cannot be complete without examining what Scripture reveals about the type of character and priorities God desires leaders in government to have. Americans have… Read More The Character And Responsibilities Of Governmental Leaders — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: September, 2020)
Why should anyone believe what the Bible says? What makes it any different from other religious texts? Why should I accept its authority over my life, and why should I trust it when it purports to tell me about God? Non-Christians often ask these important questions and many more like them. In a time where… Read More The Inspiration Of Scripture — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
Are you familiar with the English proverb, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink”? Its meaning is as obvious as the phrase is popular: you can present someone with an opportunity but you cannot force them to capitalize on it. A person will do as they will. However, you… Read More Women Of The Bible: A Thirst For Righteousness — Samantha Harvey
A covenant is a binding agreement between two or more parties. The terms of human covenants may be set by both parties or set by one and agreed upon by the other. The covenant terms between man and God are always established by God alone. God made a promise that through the seed of woman… Read More The Superiority Of The New Covenant — Roger L. Leonard
The Bible is a glorious book! Through scripture, our Creator has revealed Himself to His creation. The good news of how humankind may live in harmony with his God is revealed in the pages of the Bible. The eternal destiny of each person who is accountable for sin is dependent upon a proper understanding of… Read More Types And Antitypes — Michael Grooms
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 New Testament contains 27 books which can be divided various ways. For example: 1. Gospels: 4 books (Matthew-John). 2. History: 1 book (Acts of Apostles). 3. Letters: 21 books (Romans-Jude). 4. Prophecy: 1 book (Revelation). One overview that links faith, hope and love is: 1. Faith: 5 books (Matthew-Acts of Apostles). 2. Love: 21… Read More The Value of the New Testament — Steve Miller
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