Why did God not just give us some commands to g by like the 10 commandments so that we would know if we were doing his will?
God, in his infinite wisdom (Isaiah 55:8-9), wrote the Bible as he saw fit. What men often think is too difficult and makes no sense at all, makes perfect sense when “rightly divided.” The Bible “fits like a glove” when handled correctly. Every part of it matches with every other part. There are no contradictions. Man is the author of confusion, not God (1 Corinthians 14:33). Man makes the Bible difficult by not searching the Scriptures to learn God’s Way. Continue reading “Why Was The Bible Written In Such A Hodgepodge Of Ideas?, by Garland Robinson”
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”