The Difference Between Truth And Tradition — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

We like traditions. They remind us of the past and give us a sense of having a distinctive place in history. We become custodians of the cultural treasures passed down from previous generations, making us a vital link between the past and future. Traditions give us a shared identity and a sense of value. Maintaining… Read More The Difference Between Truth And Tradition — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

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

What Does The Bible Teach About War? — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: November/December, 2020)

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 Historicity Of The Resurrection — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

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 Reality and Danger of Political Idolatry — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: October, 2020)

Perhaps idolatry is one of those sins easily dismissed by the modern Christian as something limited to the ancient past of the Bible and not prevalent in twenty-first century America.  After all, we don’t see people bowing to statues of pagan gods on every street corner as we read of in the Bible.  Due to… Read More The Reality and Danger of Political Idolatry — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: October, 2020)