It is sad that Christians have forgotten the meaning of the word church in the New Testament.
The pressures and changes of modern life in both the church and world regularly elicit from naive conservatives in every generation impassioned appeals for a return to "the old-time religion."
Recently a California minister exhorted his radio audience, "This Sunday you need to attend a local New Testament church which lifts up Christ."
It's about time somebody verified publicly the excited whisperings in the Christian Reconstructionist world.
With the death of humanism, the fall of Communism, and the utter hopelessness of modern life, a vigorous Christian Faith, rooted in the unchanging truths of God’s infallible Word, could usher in a great new era of covenantal blessings.
When Paul went into Macedonia he left Timothy at Ephesus to resist those who preached "other doctrine." Paul here identifies himself as an apostle with authority from both the Father and the Son not for Timothy's sake, who would not have doubted such, but for those to whom this letter would be delivered after Timothy. Paul's name represented the authority conferred on him by the Father and the Son. Paul's name not only conferred authority on his own words, but on Timothy, his "son in the faith," to whom he had given instruction to warn against "other doctrine."
As Israel was about to enter the promised land God was emphatic that they were "to love those who are aliens" (Deut. 10:19). He also gave them a reason: "for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt."
In 1972 I was defrocked by a denomination which had very ambivalent feelings about frocking. Apparently, the Southern Baptist Church, which had licensed me to preach, was not enamored of ecumenicism, long-haired low-tithers, praying for the sick, or having their dispensationalism questioned.
Matthew 28:19 is among the "linchpin" verses of the Christian Faith. Once saved and knitted into the fellowship of the beloved, the new believer is supernaturally drawn to the Great Commission as his natural assignment.
If I got a vote for everyone who ever said to me "a vote for you and your party is a lost vote," I kid you not, not only would I be sitting in the House of Commons, but my seat would be secured for the next five elections.
Since September 1994, Namibia's de facto State of Emergency along its northeastern border with Angola has resulted in at least 376 persons killed, or missing and presumed dead. At that time, Namibia tightly closed its border along Angola's Cuando-Cubango province, a key UNITA stronghold.
An incredible opportunity has been presented to us. For a number of years, representatives of R. J. Rushdoony’s Chalcedon Report have been involved in discipling key leaders (including those at the highest levels of government) in one of the world’s major “hotspots” — Southern Africa.
The great Russian writer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, has described the evangelical preachers of Russia as "semi-literate."
Such confused thinking prevails concerning the Sabbath, which is commonly identified with Saturday. The day of Israel's redemption from Egypt was the Passover, and all Sabbaths dated from that event.
Christians need to rethink their attitude towards contact sports such as football, hockey and boxing. Are they godly?
A Scriptural example does not a norm make. David's gyrations while accompanying the ark to Jerusalem have been appealed to as a justification for liturgical dance. Wrong.