It is interesting to go back in time to see the church in its primitive state …. when the Spirit was still directly instructing Christians on how God wanted religion practiced.
One of the most detailed cases of conversion is the Ethiopian whom Philip taught while traveling down a lonely back road (Acts 8:26-40). This treasurer requested baptism, and Philip conducted his baptism in the way God approves.
Note carefully how baptism was done in the New Testament. Continue reading
A lady of our acquaintance once complained that the leadership of the congregation where she attended was seeking to “church” the members to death. She resented the fact that her presence was expected for three hours on the Lord’s Day and one hour on Wednesday night or a total of four hours each week. After all, this consumed about 2.3 per cent of her week! During gospel meeting time she was expected to give nearly ten hours and that amounted to almost 6 per cent of her week. Seemingly, worship to her was irksome, tedious and boring and she felt like such emphasis just “churched” people to death. Continue reading