Over the past several months I have received numerous emails and questions from inquiring minds regarding articles I posted concerning women’s roles and how they relate to teaching. Both publicly and privately I have been accused of holding positions that I do not hold as straw men have been established and quickly torn down. Some of my writings have been taken out of context or misunderstood due to a lack of clarity. Thus I would like to clarify my position and attempt to answer some of the questions posed by sincere minds.
Is membership in the Lord's Church essential for salvation?
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Does Christianity require being a member of the Church?
Please consider this thought provoking message and share with others. Be sure to check out Brother Kevin's site and his other videos. www.letthebiblespeak.tv
I recently ran across this old article that appeared in the January 1, 1933 edition of the Old Paths Advocate. I appreciate the author's simplistic approach of quoting Scriptures as answers. Scripture can speak for itself, yet we often feel the need to add to it, or even worse, explain it away. May we listen when Scripture speaks.
Preaching Publicly on Facebook and in Other Public Settings: Men's and Women's ROles by Nathan Battey
The apostle Paul wrote the following words regarding men's and women's roles:
1 Timothy 2:8-12
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. 11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. 12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.
What Richard Sherman Taught Us About America: A Reply to Isaac Saul’s Article By Nathan Battey
In a recent article for the Huffington Post, journalist Isaac Saul has attempted to run to the defense of Richard Sherman and deflect some of the negative attention he has received as a result of his rant in a post-game interview on Sunday Night Football. The following is a quote from Mr. Saul explaining what he feels we really learned from Sherman’s actions:
This is a great article regarding a controversial verse of Scripture. Is the "Gift of the Holy Spirit" in Acts 2:38-39 speaking of the Holy Spirit Himself, or is it speaking of salvation, or is it speaking of the promise of miraculous power? Please read and consider carefully in light of God's Word.
Young Speakers’ Meetings are among the fastest growing trends in church activities today within our brotherhood. If congregations want to have a successful meeting, where people from area congregations and even surrounding states turn out in droves, a Young Speakers’ Meeting is sure to do the trick. People who normally will not travel across town to hear the gospel taught will travel half way across the country to attend such an event. It seems that each year a new congregation announces it is beginning an annual Young Speakers’ Meeting and in the first year of doing so meets with great success.
So, the questions arise: Why are Young Speakers’ Meetings becoming so popular? Why are they so successful? And, is it wise to have such meetings? Though these questions are rarely, if ever raised, they are worthy of our consideration.
The Old Paths Advocate From 1932-2005
By clicking on the tab below you will be taken to a site where you can download all of the back issues of the Old Paths Advocate paper from 1932-2005. This paper contains a wealth of Bible knowledge as well as history of our brotherhood. Special thanks goes out to George Battey and Richard Bunner for making this possible. Use, share, and enjoy!
is an evangelist of the Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas.