Category: Authority

Where Is The Bible?

In in 1980’s Wendy’s had a lady in a commercial where she asked the question, “Where’s the beef?” Then  she would say, “I don’t think there’s anyone back there.” It was a favorite of a lot of folks. When I watched the commercial, I wondered what people in the religious world would say about the

You Must Be Born Again

“Be born of water and Spirit” OR “Be born of water and spirit.” There are sixteen of Jesus’ sermons recorded in the Bible. Jesus taught more “one-on-one.” We find one of these times in John 3:1-21. Nicodemus was one of those who had witnessed the miracles that Jesus had performed in Jerusalem.  We find that

Consider The Work Of God

Solomon said, “Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?  In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.” Ecclesiastes 7:13-14. Wisdom

What Have You Done?

             In Genesis 3:13 we find the first question God ever asked a woman. “And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” This question took place after Eve had eaten of the forbidden fruit and after

Harmony in the Congregation

            When the congregation has harmony, we are “…having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind….in lowliness of mind…esteem[ing] other better than themselves. Look[ing] not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” Philippians 2:2-4. We are to have this same mind-set because it was

When The Church Pleases God

             As a student of the Bible, I must see all of what the Bible has to say on any subject. The “church” has many designations. Jesus said, “my church,” Matthew 16:18, “my kingdom,” Luke 22:30; John 8:38, “the Kingdom of heaven,” Matthew 16:19, and “the Kingdom of God, John 3:5; Luke 22:16. The apostles

“Bible Scholars Disagree” Argument

            There has been a discussion on one of the groups of which I am a member about those who are departing from “the faith.” 1 Timothy 4:1. Some doctrinal issues have been discussed such as the 70 AD doctrine, divorce, premillennialism, and some others. One point was made about “Bible Scholars Disagree.” Their point was,

“Jesus Did Not Condemn It In The Gospels”

I heard the title of this article on Fox News when they interviewed Patricia Ireland, the president of the National Organization of Women (N.O.W.). The subject matter being discussed was the passing of the one man for one woman law in eleven states during the election of November 2, 2008. Ms. Ireland stated that she

By What Authority?

“And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?” (Matthew 21:23). Once again the Jewish leaders were challenging Jesus. In their minds, since none of them