A Sorrowful State of Affairs

I just had a discussion with a Professor filling the pulpit in a congregation that used to be a faithful congregation of the Lord's church. It was sad and very revealing about why so many once faithful congregations are no longer so. I asked a series of questions and let him answer, trying very hard not to debate with him - and it was very hard. Here are my questions and a summation of his answers. Is it your view that there is no Scriptural prohibition to the use of mechanical … [Read more...]

A New Facebook Page for Bible Q-n-A

I have started a new Facebook page for Bible Q-n-A posts. I will be posting "short answer" videos and sharing new episodes from this site. Be sure to like the new Facebook page for the quickest way to get new content from Bible Q-n-A. Please "Like" and "Share" and join in the discussions! … [Read more...]

What’s the difference between “Denomination” and “Non-Denominational”? What are you?

There are many false beliefs where is the true church ? Thank you for the GREAT question! It has become somewhat "trendy" for churches to claim that they are "non-denominational." This is part of the Community Church trend that started several years ago. However, most of those so-called Community Churches are simply denominations that have dropped the denominational name. They are still teaching and practicing, pretty much, the same things they did before they dropped the denominational … [Read more...]

That Which Never Changes

Mt 16:19 The Unchanging Principles of Heaven In this passage, Jesus refers to that which is bound and loosed in heaven. To bind means to enforce something as law, to restrict within legal bounds. To loose means to grant freedom in some aspect. Regarding those things which are bound: We know that it cannot be the customs of the early church because they have changed over the course of years and culture. We know that it cannot be restricted to the expression of law … [Read more...]

Salvation in the Church of Christ

The Following Question Comes From Zach K. I had a few questions I would like you to check out. I've been watching your videos and I was listening about when you were talking about grace and works and that there are works of faith and works of merit. And, correct me if I am wrong, but the works of faith were those God commanded for salvation (Hear the gospel, Believe the Gospel, Repent, Confess, Be baptized...ect). I also understand from your videos that baptism, for it to be valid, must … [Read more...]

The Biblical Doctrine Of The Holy Spirit

This is a two part lesson on the biblical doctrine of the Holy Spirit presented for Jerseyville church of Christ in Jerseyville, IL. I discuss the Holy Spirit in the three areas of who He is, what He does and how He does it. Both parts have been edited together into one video. … [Read more...]

What We Believe About Works & Grace

Is what you believe about works and grace the same thing the Bible teaches about works and grace? This YouTube playlist looks at this biblical doctrine to see if what we believe on this crucial subject matches what God said in His word. … [Read more...]

Be Ye Separate!

We believe and teach that participation in "Union" worship services with denominations is unscriptural and therefore not permissible. (1 Pet 2:9; 2 Cor 6:14-18) Many may read this statement and wonder, “What are ‘Union’ worship services?” It typically refers to a joint meeting of various denominations to “worship” together. Members of faithful congregations of the Lord’s church have avoided such meetings for several reasons. However, in more recent times, liberal congregations have made it … [Read more...]

The Scriptural Mode of Baptism

We believe and teach that scriptural baptism is immersion for the remission of sins, and is in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost/Spirit.  (Act 8:35-38; Mat 28:19). In the last article from our doctrinal statement we established, from Scripture, the essentiality of baptism to salvation. However, there are many who believe that the command to be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38) can be satisfied by the mode of sprinkling or pouring. There are also those who … [Read more...]

The Necessity of Baptism for the Remission of Sins

We believe and teach that no accountable person who has not been scripturally baptized can, or will be saved  (Mark 16:16). Another way of saying this would be, “It is not possible to be saved without being scripturally baptized.” Sometimes it is good to define the terms used in a statement. Because of the gross misuse of many terms in the statement, it is certainly needed in this case. … [Read more...]