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The Sin of Bathsheba

The Sin of Bathsheba

The Sin of Bathsheba And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house:and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. (II Samuel 11:2) We hear a great deal about the sin of David, but […]

Origin of the Stars? (Letter to the Editor)

Origin of the Stars? (Letter to the Editor)

Letters to the Editor Origin of the Stars? Today you ran, “Scientists Detect Signal from ‘Cosmic Dawn,’ when Stars First Lit Up.” Sadly, this represents gross journalistic prejudice and irresponsible reporting! It’s filled with inaccuracies and bigotry. Seth Borenstein says that astronomers have detected “the dawn of the universe” that occurred 3.6 billion years ago “when the earliest stars were […]

Overcoming Sin Through Christ – Apathy, Complacency, or Indifference

Overcoming Sin Through Christ – Apathy, Complacency, or Indifference

Overcoming Sin through Christ  A Comprehensive List of Sins (Alphabetically Arranged) Richard Hollerman The plan of this study is simple.  We will look at a large number of sins, one by one, alphabetically.  We will define the sin, describe it, and comment on it, along with noticing Scripture references on the particular entry.  Some illustrations will be offered along with […]

Allergies and Nutrition

Allergies and Nutrition

Allergies and Nutrition Does diet influence seasonal allergies? The best medicine for seasonal allergies may not be medicine. Instead, healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle go a long way in lessening symptoms.   A study of 56 different countries found that populations with higher rates of tobacco use, trans fat intake, and acetaminophen use had higher rates of allergies and asthma; […]

Overcoming Sin Through Christ – Anxiety or Worry

Overcoming Sin Through Christ – Anxiety or Worry

Overcoming Sin through Christ A Comprehensive List of Sins (Alphabetically Arranged) Richard Hollerman The plan of this study is simple.  We will look at a large number of sins, one by one, alphabetically.  We will define the sin, describe it, and comment on it, along with noticing Scripture references on the particular entry.  Some illustrations will be offered along with […]

The Spiritual Disaster of Young People in High School and College

The Spiritual Disaster of Young People in High School and College

The Spiritual Disaster of Young People in High School and College Some 70 to 90% of young people go astray. Don’t let that describe you! Richard Hollerman Let me address those of you who are in your teens and twenties.  This is a warning, one prompted by both love and fear–a love for your soul as well as a fear […]

Overcoming Sin Through Christ – Introduction

Overcoming Sin Through Christ – Introduction

Overcoming Sin through Christ  Sins of the Old Life and How to Overcome Them Richard Hollerman Introduction The world generally fails to understand the nature of holiness that God wants for His people in the midst of living in an unholy world.  People around us do not comprehend the depths of sin in which we dwell or the heights of […]

Creation and the Age of the Earth

Creation and the Age of the Earth

GUEST ARTICLE Creation and the Age of the Earth For thousands of years Genesis chapter one has been understood as the original creation of the Universe that took place in six normal, but majestic, days. Within the last two centuries, many have been conned into believing that the billions of years required for evolution must fit somewhere within the first […]

A Review of Recent Arguments for Women Preachers

A Review of Recent Arguments for Women Preachers

GUEST ARTICLE A Review of Recent Arguments for Women Preachers [Some of the following arguments are directed to aberrations in the so-called “Church of Christ” but the same arguments are found in various Protestant (and Catholic) churches, activists, and change-promoters.] Every significant movement within society will eventually, to some degree, make itself felt in the church. The phenomenon of “women’s […]

Worship Without Musical Instruments

Worship Without Musical Instruments

 GUEST ARTICLE Worship Without Musical Instruments Before the time of Christ, God’s children worshiped Him through the observation of laws, feast days, sacrifices, and offerings. Many types and symbols were used. This worship included the use of musical instruments. Their use is mentioned frequently in the Old Testament, and especially in the Psalms. David was a singer who was skilled in […]

Are There Modern-Day Apostles?

Are There Modern-Day Apostles?

Are There Modern-Day Apostles? [We may have some reservations regarding these contents but there is much here for our consideration. This article does show that NT apostles can’t exist in our day.] The incredible diversity of viewpoint that exists in religion today is startling and disconcerting. We are witnessing a breakdown of respect for authority in American culture, as well […]

You Only Have One Shot!

You Only Have One Shot!

GUEST ARTICLE You Have Only One Shot The present pluralistic climate that prevails in American culture has disastrous implications. To suggest that all religions, all ideologies, all philosophies, and all beliefs are of equal validity, and ought to be tolerated as such, is to generate social anarchy and the destabilization of society that can end only in national suicide. Unless […]

Giving to Brothers and Sisters

Giving to Brothers and Sisters

Giving to Brothers and Sisters “Contributing to the Needs of the Saints” (Romans 12:13a) Richard Hollerman This world is full of needs—physical, material, and spiritual. Have you ever been perplexed with the needs that come your way? Over the years many people from overseas have written letters or emails to me with a request for various material things. Sometimes it […]

Christian Giving

Christian Giving

Christian Giving And the Question of the Tithe Richard Hollerman   What does God want you to give? Does He require you to tithe—give 10%? What does the Lord say about riches? What principles do we see in God’s Word? Did you know that one’s attitude toward money may send him to hell? We are living in an age of […]

Why Women Should Not Be Pastors

Why Women Should Not Be Pastors

GUEST ARTICLE Why Women Should Not Be Pastors [Shepherds] INTRODUCTION We are witnessing in the church today an unprecedented phenomenon and trend. More women are training for, and entering into, the pastoral ministry than in any other time in the history of the church. The reaction to this relatively new phenomenon ranges from bitter outrage to hearty endorsement. Quite often, […]

Human Opinion or Biblical Teaching Regarding Women Teachers?

Human Opinion or Biblical Teaching Regarding Women Teachers?

Star Telegram Opinion Human Opinion or Biblical Teaching Regarding Women Teachers?  In today’s (Jan. 31, 2007) Opinion column, Bob Ray Sanders writes, “It’s hard to believe that God would exclude half the human race from the call to ministry.”  He goes on to decry the decision of the Southern Baptists to not allow professor Sheri Klouda the right to teach […]

A Needed Balance on Women

A Needed Balance on Women

A Needed Balance on Women The recent letter by Cameron Rhoads (Star-Telegram, June 2, 2000) does point out the need to accept all that the New Testament reveals concerning the position and service of women in Christ. Although Cameron does misuse or misinterpret several passages of Scripture, it is true that Jesus had women disciples (Luke 8:2-3) and some of […]

Why I believe…God Hates Christmas

Why I believe…God Hates Christmas

Guest Article Why I believe… God Hates Christmas! [See our disclaimer toward the end of the article. RH] I believe with all my heart that God is disgusted and saddened about what Christmas has deteriorated into in the minds of MOST people. I sincerely believe that God hates Christmas in America. Christmas has become so synthetic, so phony, so meaningless. It’s a […]

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 […]

Is there a Biblical Baptismal Formula?

Is there a Biblical Baptismal Formula?

  Is There a Biblical Baptismal Formula?   Must we say:  I baptize you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.   Or must we say:   I baptize you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.   Consider:  Must certain precise words be audibly spoken by the baptizer in order for Baptism […]