“Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4, NASB95) One cannot look at Hebrews 13.4 and conclude anything other than sex outside of marriage, whether fornication or adultery, is wrong. This isn’t a Puritan sexual ethic that... Continue Reading →
Lesson 3: But why doesn’t everyone have the same opportunity to learn the gospel?
Growing up in the Bible belt has its advantages and disadvantages. There is a basic sense of morality that most agree with, even if many do not practice it. Many people are religious and love God, although they worship in a variety of churches all of which practice and teach different things. But, the Lord’s... Continue Reading →
Lesson 2: Why do we think we are right and others are wrong? (Part 2)
Hopefully we understand from part 1 of this study that the goal of our religious convictions isn’t to pat ourselves on the back for being “right” and ridicule those who are “wrong”. No, the point is to please our Sovereign King! (Psalm 2.10-12; Galatians 1.10). But how can we know that we please Him? How... Continue Reading →
Lesson 1: Why do we think we are right and others are wrong? (Part 1)
Many of us have heard something like this: “the church of Christ thinks they are the only ones going to heaven.” These kinds of things are said for a couple of reasons: First, religion has adopted a post-modern mindset where truth is relative and subjective. Thus, many no longer think of a “right church” or... Continue Reading →