“Christ Did Not Send Me to Baptize”

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:17 One of the notable points of disagreement we have with the religious world is over baptism. We teach that baptism is necessary for salvation. In general, the “Christian” religious world rejects this. Paul’s statement in 1 Corinthians 1:17 is often used to say that baptism is not necessary. We need to understand […]

Problems with Premillennialism

Premillennialism says: Jesus Failed – Colossians 2:9 The Church was an Afterthought – Ephesians 3:10-11 The Church & Kingdom are Distinct from Each Other – Matthew 16:18-19 Prophecies went Unfulfilled – Deuteronomy 18:20-22 Symbolic Language is Literal – Revelation 20:4-6 The Kingdom is Physical in Nature – John 18:36 We Are Looking Forward to a […]

What is the New Testament?

Different views: The Product of Men – John 16:13; 1 Corinthians 2:10ff A Product of the Church – Catholic idea; church can therefore alter/amend it A Series of “Love Letters” – merely an expression of God’s love A General Guide – openness to different ideas/interpretations; mindset behind “unity in diversity” Our Law Today – Hebrews […]

Doing What Has Been Authorized

Text: Colossians 3:17 How Do We Determine What has been Authorized?

Taking Away the Seed

Text: Luke 8:12 How does Satan take away the seed of God’s word? “We can’t understand the Bible” “One interpretation is just as good as another” “I have (or my family has) always done/believed this” “Grace will cover our sins regardless of what we do”