QUESTIONS TO THE CHURCH (Part 8: Can You Divorce For Any Reason?)

I was asked a question about marriage, divorce, and remarriage. It was asked, “I know Matthew 19:9 says that one cannot divorce except it be for fornication, but what if your spouse is physically abusive, should you not be able to divorce and leave that person?” Sadly, some people have been trapped in terrible situations…

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QUESTIONS TO THE CHURCH (Part 5: Living Together Before Marriage?)

Some weeks ago, I was asked about the appearances of evil. One young Christian asked, “Is it wrong for one to live with a member of the opposite sex even if you are not committing fornication?” The Bible warns of fornication and the fact that it condemns a person (Heb. 13:4, Matt. 19:9, Gal. 5:19-21).…

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QUESTIONS TO THE CHURCH (Part 4: Was Jesus Born on December 25th?)

I am often asked about the biblical truth or perspective of Christmas around this time of year. There are those who want nothing to do with the celebrations of Christmas because they see the celebration as unbiblical. Yes, many people say that December 25th was the day on which some ancient people celebrated the winter…

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QUESTIONS TO THE CHURCH (Part 3: Falling Away)

If the Bible has taught the world anything it is that God loves mankind and wants all to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (John 3:16; 1 Tim. 2:4). Wanting to redeem the lost in sin sits at the core of God’s message. This is why humanity has the Bible. Why…

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QUESTIONS TO THE CHURCH (Part 2: Rebaptism)

Many have pondered rebaptism in various forms throughout the years because they have children or extended family who were members of a denomination (not the churches of Christ) but wanted to become members of the Church of Christ later in life. Naturally, when the elders of the church considered the validity of their immersion, the…

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QUESTIONS TO THE CHURCH (Part 1: Is the Sinner’s Prayer in the Bible?)

Not too long ago, one dutiful studier of Scripture asked about the sinner’s prayer. The individual asked, “Where can I find the sinner’s prayer in the Bible?” The Baptist preacher and evangelist, Billy Graham popularized the sinner’s prayer. For the last half-century, Billy Graham and other denominational evangelical preachers have taught millions of people that…

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GLORY IN THEIR SHAME (Part 5: Tobacco)

In 2013, 25.5 percent of the U.S. population age 12 and older used a tobacco product at least once in the month prior to being interviewed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In addition, almost 55.8 million Americans (21.3 percent of the population) were current cigarette smokers. Needless to say, the individual reading this…

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