Bible Q&A: A Question About Teaching Baptism and Romans 6:3-5

What if someone is baptized for the remission of sins in order to become a member of the church of Christ…but does not know that baptism is a likeness of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ when baptized (Romans 6:3-5)? Good question.  On the one hand, the conversions recorded in Acts do not show… Read More Bible Q&A: A Question About Teaching Baptism and Romans 6:3-5

Zechariah: A Warning, Some Encouragement, and a Messianic Prophecy

Both Christ and His church are depicted in the New Testament (with imagery similar to Zechariah’s) as fighting a spiritual war against Satan (2 Cor. 10:3-5; Eph. 6:10-18; 1 Thess. 5:8; Jude 3; Rev. 1:16; 6:2; 19:11-13).  Whatever victories the church has in this spiritual war are because Jesus is with us (John 15:4-5), and those within the church shall certainly rejoice because of the salvation given to them by God’s grace (Phil. 4:4-7).  It strengthens my faith to see – in us – the fulfillment of these prophecies.… Read More Zechariah: A Warning, Some Encouragement, and a Messianic Prophecy

Bible Q&A: Is It Sinful for a Christian to Salute or Honor A National Flag?

Christians must only worship the God of heaven (Rev. 22:8-9).  Yet, we are also commanded to give honor to governmental authorities (Matt. 22:21; Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Pet. 2:17).  The “Caesar,” “governmental authorities,” and “emperor” referred to by Jesus, Paul, and Peter would be the same entities which persecuted Christians severely and who would have a hand in their deaths, but Christians were still commanded by God to show honor to them. … Read More Bible Q&A: Is It Sinful for a Christian to Salute or Honor A National Flag?

Zechariah: Prophecies About Alexander the Great, the Maccabees, and the Messiah

While it is certainly true that any and all victories over Seleucid and Grecian pagan influence by the Maccabees can be attributed to God saving them, it is also true that this paved the way for the Messiah to come not long afterwards, “in the fullness of time” (Gal. 4:4), and bring eternal salvation from sin to “the flock of his people” (cf. John 10:1ff; 1 Pet. 5:4; Heb. 13:20).… Read More Zechariah: Prophecies About Alexander the Great, the Maccabees, and the Messiah

Bible Q&A: Three Questions About What Happens During Worship in the Lord’s Church

Why no music, why no praising during service, should women wear a cover over our heads when the minister speaks? According to musicians, singing is music.  Thus, there is music during our worship.  As to why there is no music coming from musical instruments, the reason is because the only type of music commanded by… Read More Bible Q&A: Three Questions About What Happens During Worship in the Lord’s Church

Bible Q&A: Since Women Are Not To Exercise Authority Over Men In The Church, Would It Be Wrong For Women To Attend Congregational Meetings?

Since women are not to exercise authority over men in the church, would it be wrong for women to attend congregational meetings in which the business of the church was discussed? It is true that God inspired the apostle to write that Christian women are not to teach or exercise authority over men (1 Tim.… Read More Bible Q&A: Since Women Are Not To Exercise Authority Over Men In The Church, Would It Be Wrong For Women To Attend Congregational Meetings?

Bible Q&A: A Question About Fossils and the Age of the Earth

If the fossils found are billions of years old, and the earth is only millions, where did this come from? The fossils found are not actually billions of years old, and the earth is not actually millions of years old. The earth is actually only about 6,000 years old.  Historically, Jesus was crucified about 2,000… Read More Bible Q&A: A Question About Fossils and the Age of the Earth