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Do We Understand?

While President Harry S. Truman was in office, there was an attempt to assassinate him. Endeavoring to protect the president, one of the guards was slain. With deep solemnity and sadness, the president commented,...
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Facts About the New Testament Church

Founder: Christ (Matthew 16:18) Place: Jerusalem Isaiah 2:1–3; Acts 2:5 Time: ad 33 (Daniel 2:44; Acts 2) Head: Christ (Ephesians 1:22) Organization:  Christ as the head (Ephesians 5:23) Elders oversee the local church (Hebrews 13:17; Titus 1:5) Deacons...

Timeless Questions, Satisfying Answers

The Bible gives satisfactory answers to timeless questions.  What is the meaning of life? In Ecclesiastes, King Solomon experimented with possessions, pleasures, and philosophy to find meaning in life. He tried money, sex, and power....

Religious Standards

People today follow all kinds of religious standards and have all kinds of ideas about what God will and will not accept when it comes to beliefs, practices, and moral conduct. Some believe that as...

Things About the church of Christ that Surprise People

Due to a strict emphasis on following only the Bible (rather than a mixture of Scripture and tradition), the church of Christ differs from other religious groups. Often people are pleasantly surprised-even refreshed-to learn...

The Curse of Jericho

“Then Joshua charged them at that time, saying, ‘Cursed be the man before the Lord who rises up and builds this city Jericho; he shall lay its foundation with his firstborn, and with his...

Reading with Your Tongue

In his book, The Wonder of the Word of God, Robert L. Sumner tells of a man in Kansas City who was severely injured in an explosion. The man’s face was badly disfigured, and he...

Why So Restrictive?

Here are some modern examples of unnecessary restrictions and infringements on believers. 1. Who says a congregation cannot select and ordain its own elders/pastors/bishops to oversee and feed the local congregation? (Acts 14:23; Titus 1:5).  2....

Millions are Read the Same Book at the Same Time

The Bible is on more nightstands, on more coffee tables, on more library shelves, and in more smartphones than any other book. It is the book that millions turn to each day for instruction...

You Can Prove Anything by the Bible

Have you ever heard, “You can prove anything by the Bible”? This is only true if someone misuses the Bible and misapplies its teachings. The Bible is unified; it harmonizes. It brings unity, not confusion...