Some Thoughts on Church Discipline — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: May/June, 2021)

The apostle Peter recognized the great necessity of Christians being “stir(red)…up by way of reminder” (2 Pet. 1:12-13, 15; 3:1-2).  Along these lines, this preacher believes there are a few topics which should be preached and taught from once to several times a year.  Withdrawing of fellowship, commonly known as church discipline, is one of… Read More Some Thoughts on Church Discipline — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: May/June, 2021)

Is Homosexuality Hereditary or a Choice? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

There are few issues in American society today more volatile than those dealing with human sexuality. Anyone looking at our culture with an objective eye would be right to conclude that sexual mores are in a virtual free fall. Topics like homosexuality, transgenderism, and pansexualism dominate everything from Facebook posts and tweets from celebrities to… Read More Is Homosexuality Hereditary or a Choice? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Literal And Figurative Language in the Bible — David R. Pharr

The original languages of the Scriptures were intended to be read and understood by people of average education and intelligence. Most words should be understood according to their ordinary meaning at the time they were written. Legitimate interpretation is discovering what was intended by the writer, not what we think he should have meant. Ordinarily… Read More Literal And Figurative Language in the Bible — David R. Pharr

How To Study The Bible With The Right Attitude — Edwin Jones

In aviation, attitude is the inclination of the three principal axes of an aircraft relative to a horizontal plane. Simply stated, the idea is that you want to be flying horizontally if you are going to fly at all. In Bible study, we want to be studying relative to a fixed Christlike position or “attitude.”… Read More How To Study The Bible With The Right Attitude — Edwin Jones

The Bible Is Its Best Commentary — Michael Farris

Superior to any other book, the Bible informs us of humanity’s origin, history, present condition, and distinct destinies.  It is our Creator’s complete, fully inspired message regarding our need for salvation and purpose of righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16-17).  Therefore, our copy of the Bible is our most valuable, tangible possession.  Careful study of it becomes… Read More The Bible Is Its Best Commentary — Michael Farris