The twenty-fifth chapter of the Book of 1 Samuel starts off with a sad scene: Samuel, prophet of the Lord, had died in Ramah. Samuel’s death marked the closing of an era, and brought with it shadows of gloom. Israel’s request for a king had brought great turmoil to the land and now the prophet of the Lord was no longer present to help face the issues of the day. Thus Israel gathered together to mourn. The passing of Samuel was remembered with sorrow and the children of God were filled with heavy hearts.
1 Corinthians 1:17
17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
Many have read this passage and have drawn the conclusion that baptism must not be necessary. After all, it would seem that if baptism were essential for salvation, then Jesus would have sent all the apostles forth to baptize.
The following article contains Brother Alan Bonifay's presentation from the 1988 Preacher's Study and addresses the following questions concerning the "Last Day':
1- Is 2 Peter 3:7-13 a reference to the second coming of Christ, or does it refer, instead to the destruction of Jerusalem in A. D. 70?
2. What does 2 Peter 3:7-13 teach concerning the destruction of this earth and its renovation?
3. What is the meaning of the phrase "new heavens and new earth?"
4. What are the implications of the last day as thus presented for the dispensationalist premillennial view?
Today we would like to share both an audio sermon and a written article discussing Paul's teaching in 1 Corinthians 11:1-16. The audio message is delivered by Nathan Battey and the article is presented by George Battey. Please consider these materials in light of God's word and authority.
is an evangelist of the Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas.