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Smokers and Their Babies

Smokers and Their Babies

Smokers and Their Babies A news story appeared in the past month that should be of interest to fathers and mothers who smoke and who have young children. The Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program, a nationwide effort to test some 1,200 children. has been completed. (See “Babies at greater risk from 2nd-hand smoke, study finds,” Fort Worth […]

Dangers of being Overweight!

Dangers of being Overweight!

Dangers of being Overweight! (Elsewhere on our website, we’ve discussed the need to maintain good health through regular exercise, good nutrition, and other health measures. We believe that achieving a proper weight is also of utmost importance in our pursuit of physical health. If you are a true Christian as I am, we know that our body is the temple […]

Agradando a Dios en nuestra manera de vestir

Agradando a Dios en nuestra manera de vestir

verdades espirituales que lo guiarán en el momento de elegir cómo vestirse ¿Es usted  Cristiano? Si es así, este mensaje es para usted. Este mensaje no va dirigido a alguien con poco o ningún interés en hacer la voluntad de Dios en su vida. Si usted perteneces a Cristo, ¡ya no es la persona que solía ser! La Palabra de […]

The Skull: The Meaning and the Implications

The Skull: The Meaning and the Implications

The Skull: The Meaning and the Implications Richard Hollerman We know that this subject may be a very strange one for a short discussion in a website of this nature. Why would anyone wish to deal with the skull? What do we mean by the skull? Literally, the skull is “the bony or cartilaginous framework of the head of vertebrates, […]

Le temps presse !

Le temps presse !

Le temps presse ! Peut-être avez-vous passé un test chronométré à l’école comme je l’ai fait et saviez-vous que la fin du temps alloué approchait bientôt. Vous avez dû vous dépêcher de passer l’examen et vous avez senti que vous n’aviez pas fait un bon travail. Votre temps est écoulé! Vous avez peut-être eu une journée de congé, ce qui […]

Character Traits of the Spiritual Life: Meekness

Character Traits of the Spiritual Life: Meekness

Character Traits of the Spiritual Life: Meekness Richard Hollerman The meaning that we commonly give to the term meekness is somewhat different from the meaning of the Greek.  Our English definition for meek would be “showing patience and humility; gentle. . . . Easily imposed on; submissive.”[i][i]  Often it is thought of as “weakness.”[ii][ii]  The Greek adjectives would be praus […]

Character Traits of the Spiritual Life: Kindness

Character Traits of the Spiritual Life: Kindness

Character Traits of the Spiritual Life: Kindness Richard Hollerman Do you always try to treat others in a kind way?  Do you appreciate those who treat you with kindness?  Do people know that you are filled with a kind spirit and do kind acts?  All of us appreciate the virtue of kindness when we see it in people.  Scripture says […]

Character Traits of the Spiritual Life: Hopefulness

Character Traits of the Spiritual Life: Hopefulness

Character Traits of the Spiritual Life: Hopefulness Richard Hollerman Do you have trouble pulling yourself out of sadness and depression?  Are you constantly gloomy and focus all of your attention on the negative aspects of life?  Are you overwhelmed by the conflicts and wars, the natural disasters, the sins of society, and the sad state of the religious world?  Do […]

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 […]

What’s Wrong with Christmas?

What’s Wrong with Christmas?

GUEST ARTICLE What’s Wrong with Christmas? (A synopsis of the Christmas issue) Go to any public library and obtain any book that covers the history of Christmas and you will quickly find the following: The first Christmas was not celebrated until the 4th century A. D. when the Catholic church of that time accommodated the pagan practices of their day. […]

The Deadly Sin of Anger

The Deadly Sin of Anger

GUEST ARTICLE The Deadly Sin of Anger James warns us to be “slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God (Jas. 1:19-20). Imagine the curtain rising and before your eyes appears a hideous creature. He opens his twisted mouth saying, “I am wrath: I had neither father nor mother, I leapt out of a […]

A Look inside Sodom

A Look inside Sodom

GUEST ARTICLE A Look inside Sodom The name of Sodom has become one of the most common proverbs of our world. When we would describe the worst kind of wickedness or when we think of Divine judgment, we use Sodom to illustrate it. Seemingly, most people are only aware of Sodom’s sins of sexual immorality and perversion. However a careful […]

What Were the Early Christians Called?

What Were the Early Christians Called?

What were the Early Christians Called? Catholics? Protestants? Baptists? Presbyterians? Mormons? Adventists? Methodists? Orthodox? Many churches unashamedly confess that they are “denominations” and they are proud of the fact! The word “denominate” literally means “to give a name to” (The Random House College Dictionary). A “denomination” is a religious organization or society consisting of a plurality of local congregations following a […]

The Tragedy of Sin (A Self Study)

The Tragedy of Sin (A Self Study)

The Tragedy of Sin (A SELF-STUDY) (1) ALL ARE GUILTY OF SIN ____________________are guilty of sin (Rom. 1:18-32). ____________________are guilty of sin (Romans 2). ____________________are guilty of sin (3:9,23). Other evidence: ________________are condemned (Eph. 2:3). ________________need to repent (Acts 17:30). Christ died for _______________(1 John 2:2; John 1:29). (2) THE SOURCE OF SIN (a) The source of sin in each […]

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.  […]

What If

What If

What If . . .? What if Believers Chose to Obey God’s Word? Richard Hollerman Imagine with me what it would be like if we were determined to place our faith in Jesus Christ and take God’s Word seriously. What if . . . ? Use your Imagination Often in our day the imagination is employed in an unholy and […]

What Does the Bible Says About the Rapture

What Does the Bible Says About the Rapture

GUEST ARTICLE     What Does the Bible Say About the Rapture? “In case of the Rapture, this vehicle will be unmanned.” “The Rapture: the only way to fly.” The preceding slogans are but two of the many circulated by folks who believe in the so-called “Rapture” theory. You see these slogans on bumper stickers, Twitter, and Facebook. These slogans […]

Devoting Your Body to God

Devoting Your Body to God

Devoting Your Body to God If a great earthly king whom you highly respected gave you a gift, how would you respond to him and the gift?  Probably you would feel honored.  You would be grateful.  You would consider the gift a treasured possession, treating it with respect and care. You have been given such a gift.  God the Creator, […]

One Another Relationships

One Another Relationships

One Another Relationships   Again and again in the New Testament we are instructed to respond to brothers and sisters in a reciprocal way.  This relationship is often uniquely expressed with the pronoun “one another” (Gk., allelon) or, occasionally, the same thought is conveyed by “each other” (Gk., heautos; and also by heis ton hena, e.g., 1 Thess. 5:11).  This […]

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 […]