Are Single People the Lepers of Today’s Church?

Top of page Introduction: See the bibliography at the end. Church of Christ members are among the most sincere students of the Bible. They are attempting to bring the church back to a pure biblical faith and obedient practice. This is most refreshing! They are a beacon of light in their effort to restore biblical Christianity.

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Karla July 11, at I am an Apostolic Pentecostal. I know I am too young to date now, but I have asked God in my prayers every night about my future husband for him to be a Pentecostal so that our future children will be raised in what i think is the truth.

Feb 21,  · By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor (CNN) — NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has canceled an appearance at a controversial Dallas-area church. The outspoken Christian quarterback was scheduled to speak at First Baptist Church on April

Firstly, I agree with Dr. Billy Sunday was a mighty Presbyterian minister in his time. Vernon McGee also was a faithful man of God within the Presbyterian denomination and a great Bible scholar during his lifetime. Thank God for these great men. Also, within the Methodist denomination are many faithful Christians today who love the Lord and are serving Christ. Howbeit, I am an Independent Fundamental Baptist. I am first and foremost a born-again believer, but I believe that the Baptists, particularly Independent Fundamental Baptists, come closest to following the Scriptures in their churches.

Look at the churches today who are winning the most souls to Christ and baptizing the most converts—Independent Fundamental Baptists. What do these terms mean? A prime example of the dangers of belonging to a convention is seen in the apostate Southern Baptist Convention.

Pastor Under Fire for Purging Members Who Attend Church Poorly

Before I get started I must premise this section by telling you that this is one of the most dangerous and destructive false teaching of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination. Teaching tithing is absolutely unbiblical and nothing more than mind control manipulation. There has been a lot of good information on the truth about tithing made available online and I will provide some links at the bottom of this page to web sites that I have read and agree with.

The purpose of this page is not to go into a lot of detail about tithing. I would simply like to point out the false teachings of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination in this area and touch on some of the important points about tithing that show why it is wrong. When I recently asked an Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination minister about tithing this was his reply was:

This post gives an overview of the independent fundamental baptist church, what they are and what their history is.

Simply put, we are a non-denominational, New Testament church. Members of the Church of Christ: Seek to duplicate the non-denominational church of the first century. Take the Bible as our supreme guide. Reject doctrines and practices that were introduced after the close of the New Testament. Seek to be Christians only. Believe this is the one and only way to unite all who are seeking to follow Christ. It is primarily a plea for religious unity based upon the Bible. In a divided religious world it is believed that the Bible is the only possible common denominator upon which most, if not all, of the God-fearing people of the land can unite.

This is an appeal to go back to the Bible. It is a plea to speak where the Bible speak and to remain silent where the Bible is silent in all matters that pertain to religion.

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When did it begin? The answer to the second question depends upon the answer to the first. Seven key passages in the New Testament describe the Church.

Set of Fourteen Carrara Marble Stations of the Cross Plaques, probably Joseph Sibbel Studios, each arched panel heavily carved and realistically modeled in high relief, depicting the series of events on the day of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion with the inscribed with station number to the projecting base, unsigned, ht. 53 1/2, wd. 29 1/8 in.

Sampson White then pastor of Abyssinian Church and four of his members who had grown weary of crossing the river from Brooklyn to Manhattan to worship. The four founding members were: Hagar Washington and Mr. White to be their first pastor. White was a well-known abolitionist. He believed strongly in the cause of black freedom and understood the precious power of faith in securing it.

White led the Concord congregation in taking an active role in the anti-slavery movement,and they used their homes and church as “sanctuary” for runaway slaves. When he escaped slavery, he came north. At Concord Church, he found a resting place from his life on the run, and an opportunity to share his God-inspired talents and gifts.

Yet, the enactment of the Fugitive Slave Act of required Free states to return runaway slaves to their previous owners.

The Church (the Body of Christ)

Construction[ edit ] The second room of the aedicula, purportedly containing the tomb of Jesus A diagram of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre showing the traditional site of Calvary and the Tomb of Jesus According to Eusebius of Caesarea , the Roman emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD built a temple dedicated to the goddess Venus in order to bury the cave in which Jesus had been buried. The remains are completely enveloped by a marble sheath placed some years before[ when?

However, there are several thick window wells extending through the marble sheath, from the interior to the exterior that are not marble clad. They appear to reveal an underlying limestone rock, which may be part of the original living rock of the tomb. From pilgrim reports it seems that the chapel housing the tomb of Jesus was freestanding at first, and that the Rotunda was only erected around the chapel in the s.

In , the Emperor Heraclius restored it and rebuilt the church after recapturing the city.

(reflections in process) Larry Bethune, Pastor University Baptist Church. The following study is a revised and updated version of the presentation I made to the people of the University Baptist Church (UBC)in when we began a serious conversation (which continues to this day) about how the church understands the issue of sexual orientation and how it ministers with gay and lesbian persons.

This ministry to Singles is built upon a foundation of 5 things: For personal resources and information on the latest events for Single Adults, visit our Facebook page. Worshipping together is a special time of lifting high the name of our Lord and also of the community that comes from a shared worship experience. Discipleship is another way that our Single Adults connect with God and with each other. More often than not, it is through intense study of His Word that we come to realize His purposes for us as believers and His personal will for us as individuals.

For a complete map of Southcrest, click MAP. Engaging Building strong relationships and an authentic sense of community is key to success in our Single Adult ministry. This is often accomplished through social interaction. Periodically, Singles church-wide will gather for fun events. Pot luck dinners, concerts, bowling, after church fellowships, game nights, movie nights and more, create opportunities for our Single Adults to build meaningful relationships.

But, while many single adults have to learn to embrace their wholeness in Christ, others who have experienced divorce, loss, loneliness or loss of identity need to find an extra measure of hope and healing for hearts.

Bible Questions for the Church of Christ

The Bible versus the"Church of Christ” This article is a slightly condensed version of a small booklet that I wrote a few years ago. It’s purpose is to expose the false teachings of the so-called"Church of Christ. What is the Church? The Church of Christ people fail to realize that the"true church” is a spiritual organism, NOT a physical organization. He is referring to his particular group of people who believe and practice the same things, NOT a spiritual body of born-again believers.

First African Baptist Church, located in Savannah, Georgia claims to be derived from the first black Baptist congregation in North America. While it was not officially organized until , it grew from members who founded a congregation in Its claim of"first” is contested by the Silver Bluff Baptist Church, Aiken County, South Carolina (), and the First Baptist Church of Petersburg.

May 29, A statue of Jesus Christ and accompanying artwork that has been displayed at Red Bank Baptist Church for more than a decade will be taken down by Thursday, according to church officials. The art will be removed because a majority of the congregation voted that the 7-foot-tall statue and sculpted reliefs were"causing some confusion. Be the first to know. No one covers what is happening in our community better than we do.

And with a digital subscription, you’ll never miss a local story. We understand that this is not a Catholic icon, however, people perceive it in these terms,” said a letter that was signed by Dr. The letter was sent to Bert Baker Jr. Baker is a former member of the Red Bank Baptist Church congregation. It’s been up there for 11 years,” Baker told The State on Tuesday.

Why I Left the church of Christ