From the book of Joshua through the end of the Old Testament, the Bible gives readers the story of the ancient Israelites from their arrival in the land of Canaan to their return from exile in Babylon. During this period, God’s people form a nation, develop their own wisdom tradition, and tremble at the preaching… Read More How We Got the Old Testament (Part 2) — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
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 word fellowship is not something you will quickly find in the Old Testament. Psalm 94:20-23 is likely the verse you will find: “…Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?” The thought presented in the verse is an interrogative statement. It is asking a rhetorical question to… Read More Old Testament Insight Into Fellowship — Travis Main
When individuals hear that the churches of Christ teach that the Old Testament has been “done away” (2 Cor. 3:11), they often believe that the churches of Christ do not believe in the Old Testament. Such is not true. Too, there are some members of the church who despise any preaching from the Law of… Read More Preaching From The Old Testament — Victor M. Eskew
Perhaps the subject of this article strikes you as something that is obvious. However, there are many religious bodies, proclaiming to be the church Christ founded, which validate some of their religious practices not from Christ’s new covenant, nor from the eternal principles of God, but from the Law of Moses. God gave the Law… Read More The Law Of Moses Doesn’t Apply To Christ’s Church — Travis Main
As Christians, we often sing phrases like, “Jesus is Lord” and “He’s my king.” Jesus is not only our Savior from our sins, but He also the Supreme King we are to submit to in love. The reality of Jesus’ kingship/lordship is set forth throughout the Writings of the New Covenant, the covenant in His… Read More Jesus As King: An Old Testament Perspective — Gantt Carter
When I was a teenager, I hated doing chores. My parents would tell me to clean my room, wash the dishes, or mow the lawn. I would eventually do it, but I would grumble and complain the whole time. The problem is I did not fully appreciate Paul’s exhortation: “Do everything without complaining and disputing”… Read More Complaining and the Christian — Stephen Hughes