Modern Christianity

Abstinence is Not Enough, Or Why a Prohibition Culture is Not Ready for the Opioid Crisis

I have been a Southern Baptist for my entire life. And, for as long as I can remember, I have been taught to abstain from alcoholic beverages. Of the many Bible verses that I heard while growing up, Ephesians 5:18 was a constant. “Do not be drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.” To this, every Bible-believing Christians can and should say, “Yes, and amen.” The problem, however, is not with the prohibition to…

Read More

A Biblical Basis for Meaningful Church Membership

Does membership matter? Though it may seem foolish to even ask such a question, the disparaging statistics regarding church attendance versus church membership must cause one to stop and wonder: Has the church gotten membership all wrong? The purpose of this article is to provide a biblical basis for meaningful church membership as the only acceptable type of the church membership in light of the nature of the church and its mission. After establishing this proposition, the article will conclude with some brief…

Read More

Consider Your Ways

The prophetic ministry of Haggai took place in the post-exilic life of the people of Judah that had been delivered from Babylonian captivity by the hand of the Persian empire. The people of Judah found themselves back in the land of Jerusalem rebuilding their former life. It is in this context that Haggai speaks the word of the Lord in verse seven of chapter one saying, “Thus says the LORD of host: Consider your ways.” For the most part, everything…

Read More

Subscribe For Latest Updates

Help Us Spread the Word by Signing Up for Our Latest Updates