Is It Scriptural To Celebrate Christmas?

On Dec 10, 2009, at 1:04 PM, Mindy wrote: You have received a message from Bible Q-n-A. Message details are as follows: Date and Time: Thursday 10th December 2009 12:04:39 Message: I would like to know if your church and/or your family celebrate christmas. I am a part of the church of Christ and would like to know what is right and wrong pertaining to this subject. Thanks, Mindy Mindy,   Thanks for writing and I appreciate your question. In short, me and my family … [Read more...]

A Discussion On "Once-Saved-Always-Saved"

Last week, I posted a clip from a sermon on Hebrews 6:1-12, "Going On To Maturity." The clip shows the danger of apostasy as addressed by the Hebrews writer to his audience. Here is the clip in question: As you might imagine, I immediately began receiving emails saying that I taught false doctrine in this clip. The reason, according to the skeptic, that I had taught false doctrine was because I showed from the text the very real danger of apostasy. According to the Calvinist, there is no … [Read more...]

The Necessity Of Water Baptism

  Question #11: Where Does The Bible Teach That Water Baptism Is Required In Order To Have One’s Sins Forgiven? The "Church of Christ" teaches that a sinner is forgiven of sin when he is baptized in water by a CoC elder. Where does the Bible teach that water baptism is required in order to have one's sins forgiven? The part of the statement referring to baptism requiring the participation of an elder is false. Whether the questioner included this clause out of ignorance or purposeful … [Read more...]

The Biblical Doctrine Of The Godhead

I recently posted a video on YouTube, "Where's Your Proof," showing that most denominational practices actually have no biblical authority whatsoever. In response to that video, on viewer made the following comment: "I tried to prove the Trinity from scripture but then I couldn't? find any verses to support it :(" I invited the commenter to engage in a discussion of this important topic, here on Bible Q-n-A, with the following comment: "I'de be happy to discuss that with you over at … [Read more...]

Ascertaining Biblical Authority

Question #10: How Do You Determine Scriptural Authority? If the "Church of Christ" claims to worship God only as "authorized" by scripture because they sing only (and do not use instrumental music), then where do they get the "authority" to use hymnals, pitchpipes, pews, and indoor baptistries in their worship services? If the answer is that they are "aids to worship," where does the Bible allow for that? Where is your required authorization? If a pitchpipe can be an "aid to worship" for the … [Read more...]

The Church: Christ’s One Body

Question #9: Why Do You Call Yourselves “The Church Of Christ”? Why does the "Church of Christ" insist that their name is scriptural when it cannot be found anywhere in the Bible? The church is referred to as the "church of God" eight (8) times in the Bible, but never is it called the "church of Christ." The verse they use is Romans 16:16, but it doesn't say "church of Christ." Where does the Bible call the church the "church of Christ"? First of all, to argue that the term “church of Christ” … [Read more...]

Returning From The "Point Of No Return"

Question #7: After becoming a Christian, are there any sins that will put me beyond the "point of no return" so that I cannot regain salvation? What sin or sins will put me in such jeopardy, so that, after becoming a Christian, I would be doomed to hell without any recourse? Please be specific and give me clear Bible references. The apostle Paul referred to himself as the chief of sinners (1 Timothy 1:15; cf. 1 Corinthians 15:9; Ephesians 3:8). He never forgot how, in his ignorance, he … [Read more...]

God’s Second Law Of Pardon

Question #6: How Is A Person Forgiven Of Sin After They Have Been Baptized? If as a Christian I can fall and "lose my salvation," is it possible to regain it? If so, how? If God "takes away" my salvation, doesn't that make Him an "Indian giver"? How could I ever know for sure that I was saved or lost? Some of the comments in the above “question” are redundant with number 5. I have already answered the “Indian giver” accusation against God in the last entry. I have also already answered the … [Read more...]

Magic Word Baptism?

Is it what the "baptizer" says or is it what the "baptized" believes that is important? I answer that question in this video. Magic Word Baptism? from Norm Fields on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Finding The True New Testament Church

Want to find the true New Testament church? Follow the written instructions God gave us in his word, the Bible. Finding The True Church from Norm Fields on Vimeo. … [Read more...]