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Why I Left the Lutheran Church

Why I Left the Lutheran Church

Why I Left the Lutheran Church  Richard Hollerman My experience as a searching teenager How the Bible became the Living Word to me What I discovered in my Biblical studies The reasons why I left the church of my youth  A story of interest to members of many mainline denominations:  The Methodist Church the Presbyterian Church the Anglican Church the Episcopal […]

Repentance: Help to Fulfill the Hardest Command

Repentance: Help to Fulfill the Hardest Command

Repentance Help to Fulfill the Hardest Command! Many commands are found in the Word of God, and some of these are difficult to obey.  The command that we need to think about at this time is absolutely essential-if you wish to be with God in heaven eternally.  I refer to the neglected, compromised, and distorted command to repent! God sent […]

TATTOO: The Mark of Rebellion

TATTOO: The Mark of Rebellion

    TATTOO: The Mark of Rebellion The Bible, from cover to cover, and over and over, condemns rebellion. The Lord God considered rebellion so serious – He compared rebellion to witchcraft. And may I remind you, witchcraft was punishable by death! “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, . . . ” 1 Samuel 15:23 “Thou shalt not […]

Women Pastors, Preachers and Teachers

Women Pastors, Preachers and Teachers

Women Pastors, Preachers and Teachers A Blessing–or an Abomination? Richard Hollerman  The Church Following Society  We all know that God calls His people to be different from the world and to influence that world. He wants His sons and daughters to live distinctive lives that are counter to the culture in which they live. Today we are living in a […]

Baptism: Single or Triple Immersion?

Baptism: Single or Triple Immersion?

  Baptism: Single or Triple Immersion? Richard Hollerman Baptism: single or triple immersion? You may think, “That is an interesting question!” But what does the Scriptures teach about this subject? The question of whether baptism into Christ, the water baptism mentioned in the New Testament, consists of a single immersion or a triple immersion is seldom discussed in religious circles.  […]

My Name is Gossip

My Name is Gossip

GUEST ARTICLE    Many people consider gossip to be a harmless pastime. What about you? “My Name Is Gossip. I have no respect for justice. I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. The more I am quoted the more I am believed. I flourish at every level […]

Only One Life

Only One Life

Only One Life Two little lines I heard one day, Traveling along life’s busy way; Bringing conviction to my heart, And from my mind would not depart; Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. Only one life, yes only one, Soon will its fleeting hours be done; Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord […]

The Plan of Salvation and the Churches of Christ

The Plan of Salvation and the Churches of Christ

The Plan of Salvation and the Churches of Christ With Particular Emphasis on the so-called “Steps of Salvation” Richard Hollerman (This article was written years ago but there are aspects of it that are still relevant for the 21st Century.) The question of salvation from sin should be one that captures the attention of everyone. If we are aware that we […]

The Dawning

The Dawning

  The Dawning The Dawning The Story of Aishath and Her Quest for the Truth of God (This comes from the pen of an 18-year-old homeschooled student. You will find it worth reading) It was late in the afternoon, and the hot sunshine blazed down on the Pakistani village of Kamalia. Little barefooted, brown-skinned children ran about on the dusty […]

Letter to Our Mennonite Brethren

Letter to Our Mennonite Brethren

  (Typical Mennonite Meeting House) Letter to our Mennonite Brethren A Sincere and Passionate Appeal of a Mennonite Pastor to His Brethren A Case of Love for God or Love for our Mennonite People and Tradition  The following letter is one of the most unique we have ever read. It was composed by a Mennonite pastor and his wife as […]

The Biblical Teaching on Support of Preachers with Warnings and Contemporary Violations

The Biblical Teaching on Support of Preachers with Warnings and Contemporary Violations

  The Biblical Teaching on Support of Preachers with Warnings and Contemporary Violations Does the Bible teach support for preachers? Are there any dangers to this practice? How do preachers abuse the Biblical teaching? What do popular preachers financially receive?  Does the Bible teach support for preachers? Are there any dangers to this practice? How do preachers abuse the Biblical teaching? What do […]

The Hand Sign

The Hand Sign

The Hand Sign Maybe you have seen the hand sign or hand signal that has become popular in certain circles. When you go to Google, as I did, you will find dozens or hundreds of websites that give examples of such signs. Some of them are used to communicate with the deaf, but there are also many others. Notice above […]

World War II and the Conscientious Objector Overseas

World War II and the Conscientious Objector Overseas

World War II and the Conscientious Objector Overseas The Gestapo, Nazi Germany’s feared secret police force, was created by Hermann Goring, and controlled during World War II by Heinrich Himmler. The Gestapo’s greatest weapon was the fear that it created—terrorism at that early date. During an interview at the Nuremberg Trials, Goring described how denouncing and outlawing pacifism was an […]

Reach Out with Love, Kindness, Gentleness, and Friendliness

Reach Out with Love, Kindness, Gentleness, and Friendliness

  Reach Out with Love, Kindness, Gentleness, and Friendliness Being Christlike in attitude, words, and relationships Richard Hollerman We are living in a cruel and hard world.  The world often seems cold, unfeeling and harsh in their attitudes and disposition. This is true of the world at large (1 John 5:19). We’ve all had the experience of stopping at a […]

Spiritual Blessings in Christ Jesus 

Spiritual Blessings in Christ Jesus 

  Spiritual Blessings in Christ Jesus   Many people in this world view Jesus as merely an historical figure—perhaps nothing more than a great teacher, a worthy example, or an unfortunate martyr.  Others acknowledge that Jesus was the Son of God and our Savior—but they fail to recognize the full richness of His nature and character.             God wants us […]

The Larger Issues (Baking Cake for Homosexuals)

The Larger Issues (Baking Cake for Homosexuals)

The Larger Issues I fully endorse the letter, “Religious Freedom vs. Discrimination” by Thomas F. Harkins, Jr. It is unreasonable, coercive, and unkind for those who believe in any form of sexual immorality (including homosexuality) to force a sincere person to choose between his “sincerely held religious convictions” (on the one hand) and keeping his business operative (on the other […]

Daily Purposes for the Christian

Daily Purposes for the Christian

  Daily Purposes for the Christian Are you a true Christian? Do you follow the Lord Jesus Christ and seek to do His will? Is He the center of your life and do you desire to please Him in what you think, say, and do? These few simple thoughts are for you! It is always good to be able to […]

How were the Early Communities of Christ Organized?

How were the Early Communities of Christ Organized?

How were the Early Communities of Christ Organized? Did the body of Christ in the first century have popes, cardinals, bishops, pastors, ministers,monks, nuns, priests, ruling elders, clergymen, and other functionaries? What does Scripture say? Soon after the days of the apostles and continuing until today, people have manifested their discontent with God’s ways by devising various forms of church […]

The Plague and Power of Counterfeit Christianity in the World!

The Plague and Power of Counterfeit Christianity in the World!

The Plague and Power of Counterfeit Christianity in the World! Let’s Not Believe All the Statistics! Richard Hollerman Has it ever occurred to you how much damage occurs when a professing “Christian” church, denomination, or religious organization purports to be a genuine part of Christ’s body in the world today? There are billions of people on earth who assume that […]

Homosexual Woman Methodist Bishop?

Homosexual Woman Methodist Bishop?

Homosexual Woman Methodist Bishop? We’ve heard or read of the sodomite Episcopal bishop—and now we read of the Methodist bishop! As most of us know, the United Methodist Church is among the most liberal of denominations in the United States. (We have an entire series of articles on this website on the various false teachings and practices of this organization.) […]