Category Archives: Current Issues facing the church

Advice to One Addicted to Porn

(The following article is based on a letter written to a person who asked for help on how to escape the addiction of pornography. I am not a certified counselor nor a psychologist. Individuals with serious addiction problems may need to get professional help. However, the following information is provided as steps that an individual may take in his own personal life to try to deal with the problem. I set it forth here in an effort to help those who have such a problem to escape this insidious sin.) Continue reading

Hate Speech, BY Carl Garner (part 1)

Several years ago in the state of Oregon, a man was tried, convicted and sentenced to six months in prison for failure to give warning about a bridge that had been washed away in a storm. He was aware of the danger, had opportunity and time to give warning, but failed to do so. When good people see a friend or associate in danger they have an obligation to warn that person. Why? Because good people care for that person. Would such a warning be regarded as evil? Would it have been “hateful” for that man to warn others in clear terms about the danger of that washed out bridge? Continue reading

Why Must The Church Of Christ Preach/Teach The Truth? – part 2

If he believes in the dangers of such evils, as the Bible teaches, he will warn them. But if he loves his well-paid position in the church more than he loves the truth of God and the souls of men, he will keep quiet. Paul was not like this….Paul affirmed that he was free from the blood of all men. He meant that he had preached the gospel sufficiently wherever he went that he could not be held accountable by God for those remaining in their lost condition (Ezek. 3:17-19; 33:4,7-9; Acts 18:6; Jas. 3:1; 1 Cor. 9:16-17; Acts 20:27). Continue reading