Not Where They Expected

Early Church

With the coming of the church with great power on the Day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2, it was inevitable that at some point the apostles and early church would come into conflict with the religious leaders in Jerusalem. These religious leaders had believed they had defeated the followers of Jesus with His crucifixion, but instead an entire new body was being formed in their very city. And this new body was growing, three thousand men on the first day, and more day by day.

Biblical Ethics Exercise #3: Participation in Religious Associations

Choices of Association In this series of articles we will be exploring the realm of Biblical Ethics by considering example case studies and the arguments in support of and opposed to differing sides of ethical questions. This article we will look at: Is it right to participate in religious associations supported by those who teach falsehood for the sole purpose of evangelism? To set the stage for this particular question, it is to be assumed that the original participation in such an association is NOT for the purpose of acceptance (e.g.

Biblical Ethics Exercise #2: The 'Underground' Church

Hiding the Light

Over the next series of articles we will be exploring the realm of Biblical Ethics by considering example case studies and the arguments in support of and opposed to differing sides of ethical questions. In this installment:

Is it right to hide the activities of the church and the identities of individual Christians in a highly persecutory environment?

Part of a True Family

The Same Body

One of the interesting parts of traveling is the opportunity to visit other congregations of the body of Christ. In different cities, different states, even different countries we can meet fellow brothers and sisters who are a part of the same body. When greeting fellow Christians we are literally greeting our family, connected in a way more powerful than anything else in this world.

Dual-Citizenship

Citizenship Privileges

Many people born in this country do not consider what a privilege it is to be one of her citizens. Being a citizen of this nation means having the protection of her laws, the wondrous opportunity to be found here, and certain protections not afforded to others when traveling abroad. Bearing the name “American” describes one’s home, one’s culture, one’s loyalty and allegiance.