Why People Do Not Understand the Bible

People know more about more things than ever before. Technology. Art. Health. Business. Music. Ecology. Accounting. Fitness. Relationships. Architecture. History. Math. Physics. Botany. Computers. Engineering. Film. Medicine. Economics. Genetics. People know less about the Bible...

The Only Book God Ever Wrote

Most popular authors are prolific. They write and write. Many had several books on the market before they became well known. God didn't do that. If you go in a Books-A-Million and search a database for "books that God wrote," you'll only find one listing.

Why Do Churches of Christ Not Use Instrumental Music?

Churches of Christ do not sing a cappella because we dislike other kinds of music. Most of us have as many songs on iPods as the next person. We do not lack financial means to purchase instruments or capable musicians to play them. We are not just trying to be different or stubbornly upholding a longstanding tradition. Why, then, do we sing a cappella?

Pray for Salvation?

Preachers sometimes invite listeners to pray something such as, “God, I am sorry I have sinned. Please forgive me and let Jesus come into my heart. Thank you for forgiving me and giving me...

The Simple Gospel

No book written by man has so many simple words as the New Testament.  There is an air of simplicity about the biographies of Jesus which, like the breezes from the Galilean hills, blows upon...

The Bible on One Page

Chronologically, the Old Testament ends with the book of Nehemiah. Every book coming after it can be placed somewhere in the framework of events covered from Genesis through Nehemiah.

Does Mark 16:16 Belong in the Bible?

Some modern Bibles cast doubt as to whether the end of Mark (including Mark 16:16) belongs in the Bible. Some omit Mark 16:9–20 altogether. Others have a shorter ending after verse eight that says,...

Come Let Us Reason Together

What could be worse than a dictator who imposes thought control on his people? Here is a possibility. What about a society that imposes limitations on itself, a sort of ignorance by peer pressure?

Something Special About that Day

“And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight” (Acts 20:7). ...

Why Become a Member of the Church of Christ?

Why should a person become a member of the church of Christ? May I offer some rea­sons for your consideration? Please read the scriptures found with each one. It was founded by the scriptural...