Matters of the Church

The Best Apologetic is Also the Oldest!

I’m often asked “What is the best apologetic argument?”, and in almost every case, after a few questions, it’s clear that the real question is “All of this apologetics stuff is just too overwhelming. Can you give me a single, easy to remember argument that I can use whenever I have to defend the faith?” […]

A Christlike Response to Those Who Support the LGBT Lifestyle

(Note: instead of citing Scripture throughout this article as usual, I will list relevant passages at the end) The comment I hear quite often about Christians is that we are bigoted/intorlerant/hateful just because we refuse to condone and enable a lifestyle that we disagree with. Granted, there are a few “Christian” groups and quite a […]

Essentials #8 – The Triunity of God

You may notice that I’ve slightly reordered our list of essential Christian beliefs. I’ve done so because in this revised order, the first eight in our list now (as one of our more logically-minded readers suggested) makes a progressive path of doctrine that makes number 9 on our list much more understandable once you grasp […]

Essentials

Recently, I was posed this question: You often go on about the ‘essentials of the faith’ or ‘core Christian doctrine’ but you never really give an explanation of what these are OR why they are considered essential. Can you at least give me some kind of explanation about this? So, the next few articles are […]

Is the Church Age Over?

This is a very interesting question: “Is the church age over i.e. what about church purity Gods plan? (sic)”  Since there are two ways to approach this question my first thought was to ask for clarification. But, after some more thought I decided that it is probably more beneficial to address both possible issues. Of […]

Quick Thought : Who Can Baptize?

I was rather surprised that the question of who is authorized to perform baptism came up twice in a matter of a few days recently. It is a question that I’ve never been asked before! So, briefly, here’s my answer. Although many denominations restrict ‘baptizers’ to clergy, in Scripture that isn’t the case. Baptisms are […]

Why Bother to Pray?

This question deals with Matters of the Church. A question I often get asked is “Since God knows everything and is in control of everything, why bother to pray? He’s going to do whatever He wants anyway.”   There are many reasons to pray,and more books than I can count have been written on the whys […]