The Bible is the authoritative word of God. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword.” When God says something it is going to happen. Nothing can stop it. Not only is the word of God living and powerful, but it will last forever. 1 Peter 1:23 says, “the word of God lives and abides forever.” The word of God will follow us into eternity. Continue reading “The Authority Of God’S Word, by Ron Boatwright”
What should an eldership look for in a preacher? Seldom will an elder place greater significance on this question than when selecting a new preacher. However, our expectations of a current preacher should be no less than that of a prospective preacher.
Most of us know men who were considered “sound” gospel preachers only a few years ago. Now, some of those preachers cannot be described as true to the word of god. God gave the responsibility to elders to “feed the church of God.” God also warned that “grievous wolves would enter in not sparing the flock” (Acts 20:28-29). Words such as these charge elders with the duty to look for these qualities in a preacher: Continue reading “What An Eldership Would Like To See In A Preacher, by James Williams”
Our eternal salvation is the most important thing in this life. It doesn’t matter what we have accomplished if we lose our souls in Hell; we lose it all. Jesus says in Matthew 16:26, “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Nothing in this world is worth losing our soul over. This life is very short. “It is even as a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (James 4:14).