Category: Doctrine

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May 31, 2021 / / Church

Speaking in tongues was a miraculous gift given on the Day of Pentecost following Jesus rising from the dead. Though we don’t find examples of speaking in tongues in the Old Testament, we do see a consistent pattern: God signified the pouring out of the Spirit by bestowing miraculous gifts. Another interesting pattern emerges: speaking in tongues only happened in cases when the apostles were present.

April 25, 2021 / / Doctrine

What does the Bible say about marriage and divorce? The Bible records God consecrating marriage in the Garden of Eden. Under the Old Law, Moses permitted divorce and, at times, the practice of divorce was abused. By the first century, the institution of marriage was in real trouble among the Romans. Divorce was rampant. The Jews in Jesus’s day believed the Bible taught a no-fault divorce. Jesus narrowed the scope significantly, restoring marriage and divorce to their proper place.

March 26, 2020 / / Doctrine
March 26, 2020 / / Doctrine
March 26, 2020 / / Doctrine
October 30, 2015 / / Doctrine

It is a common practice among many groups today to perform a collection during the worship assembly. More often than not, this takes the form of a communal plate that is circulated among the attendees in the sight of all. Some groups are more discreet (a small box near an entrance or envelopes conveniently placed in the pew). Where did this practice come from?

December 24, 2014 / / Apologetics

“Jesus of Nazareth is easily the dominant figure in history…the historian disregarding the theological significance of his life, writes the name of Jesus of Nazareth at the top of the list of the world’s greatest characters.” ~ H. G. Wells


Few can say that they have never heard of Jesus Christ.  In a 2010 TIME Magazine article entitled, “Who’s Biggest? The 100 Most Significant Figures in History,” in which the authors attempted to rank “historical figures just as Google ranks web pages, by integrating a diverse set of measurements about their reputation into a single consensus value,” Jesus came out first1.   Loved or hated, the name of Jesus Christ is a “household name,” and has been for centuries.  Everybody’s heard of Jesus.