Category Archives: Authority

Heresy

by Keith Sharp In January, 1972, Robert F. Turner and W. Carl Ketcherside had an exchange during the Florida College Lectures on the subject of fellowship. Ketcherside asserted, “If you love one another as you should, you will not divide or fuss … Continue reading

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Instrumental Music in the New Testament

by William J. Stewart We have in previous articles looked at instrumental music in the book of Revelation, and in the Old Testament. This week, we focus on the occurrences of instrumental music in the New Testament, from Matthew through Jude, … Continue reading

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Instrumental Music in the Old Testament

by William J. Stewart In the search for instrumental music in the Old Testament, one need not go very far. In Genesis 4:21, among the offspring of Cain, we read of Jubal, who is identified as “…the father of all … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount

Keith Sharp The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5-7) is the most famous, profound, and admired but least practiced sermon ever preached. The authority of the preacher is absolute (Matthew 7:28-29; cf. 28:18). The moral goal of this discourse soars to the … Continue reading

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Counting Attendance

Question I have a question please. Can we count the saints every Sunday service or can someone should ask how many people in your church and count the saints after dismissal prayer. Because the Christians feel, I have seen when someone comes … Continue reading

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No Private Interpretation

William J. Stewart | Is That Really What It Means? Many  potentially enlightening Bible discussions have been avoided by fluffing off differences as merely a matter of opinion. “You believe it your way, I believe it my way,” is a … Continue reading

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Question on Eating in the Church Building

Question I love the series of lesson on institutionalism and I have challenged some of my brethren who believe, that it’s ok to eat in the church building after services Act 20:11. The question asked, which I have not biblical … Continue reading

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May a Woman Be a Preacher?

Keith Sharp I recently watched a YouTube video of Lauren King, preaching intern of the Fourth Avenue Church of Christ in Franklin, Tennessee. Yes, Lauren is a feminine name, and Lauren King is a young woman, a graduate of Lipscomb University … Continue reading

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The Autonomy of the Local Church

Sunday Ayandare | Ibadan, Nigeria One of the principles of the New Testament church that is grossly misunderstood by many is the autonomy of the local church. There are those who opine that congregational autonomy has to do with each local church being … Continue reading

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Question from Arkansas about Sectarian Names

Our Newspaper Article: Where Is Authority for Sectarian Names? | Keith Sharp We must have authority from the Lord Jesus Christ for all we believe, teach, and practice (Colossians 3:17). Where is authority from Christ for the sectarian names worn by denominations and their … Continue reading

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