December 2016 Issue of Christian Worker (Difficult New Testament Passages)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics you will find:

  • Matthew 12:1-8: Situation Ethics? (Bryan Hodge)
  • Romans 2:14-15: The Law of the Heart (Cody Westbrook)
  • Mark 8:22-26: The Two-Fold Miracle (Steve Lloyd)
  • Hebrews 6:4-6: Impossible Repentance? (Tom Wacaster)
  • Revelation 20 and Premillennialism (Don Walker)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions.

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Multiple judgment days? Not according to the Judge!

Judgment of the wicked. Judgment of the righteous. The white throne judgment. All at different times! Says who? Not according to the judgment of the scriptures.

Not one time is the final judgment day of God, the day which begins with the return of Jesus, referred to in a plural form. It is judgment day – not judgment days.

I know premillennialism says otherwise. But that doctrine can’t say what it teaches if the scriptures are handled correctly (2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Peter 3:15-16).

Again, I will say the Bible calls it “Judgment Day” – not judgment days…not one time.

Did you know the Lord said the people of Sodom and Gomorrah will be judged on the same day as the people of Continue reading

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The only thing getting left behind in the rapture is the scriptures

To believe in the rapture (per premillennial doctrine) you have to leave the scriptures behind.

Premillennialism teaches that Jesus’ rapturous return will be “silent”, but the scriptures teach that Jesus’ return will be anything but quiet: Continue reading

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November 2016 Issue of Christian Worker (Difficult Old Testament Passages)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • Can God Repent? (Billy Bland)
  • God and Man’s Free Will (Cody Westbrook)
  • Job 19:25 —Job’s Redeemer (Daniel F. Cates)
  • Isaiah 11:6-9—The Wolf and the Lamb (Kerry Clark)
  • Proverbs 31:4-7 —To Drink or Not to Drink (Richard D. Melson)
  • Malachi 1:2-3 —Jacob Have I loved and Esau Have I Hated (Troy Spradlin)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions…or by clicking on the link provided here in The Fellowship Room under the “Friends” category to your right.

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Where did Jesus say that?

I have watched little snippets of the History Channel’s “Bible Secrets Revealed” (at least I think that’s the name of the show) and I am always surprised at one of two things when it comes to their topic and the Bible: 1) how elementary the topics really are, or 2) how the topic doesn’t even exist in the Bible…and let me quickly add another one – 3) how the majority of their revealed secrets revolve around the end of the world.

For example, when it comes to the elementary aspect, on one episode a person actually says people might be surprised to know that Jesus had siblings. Well I guess they might be surprised if they have never read the Bible because I don’t really see how that’s a Bible secret considering the fact the Bible plainly says that he had brothers and sisters (Mark 6:3).

But one thing/statement on the show really caught my attention when it comes the other aspects that always surprise me. On the episode that dealt with Jerusalem and how it’s been divided up amongst the world’s religions over the centuries there was person who said that Jesus said he was going to return to the Mount of Olives to begin his reign in Jerusalem. Huh?

That’s where I need your help because to be perfectly honest I don’t know where Jesus said this. Maybe I’m reading over this “Bible Secret” that’s so plain to the eyes of others. Am I failing to add up some formula in Matthew 24?

So if you adhere to premillennial beliefs (as the person on the TV obviously did) would you do me a favor and give me a book, chapter, and verse for where Jesus actually said he was going to return to the Mount of Olives and begin reigning as King in Jerusalem. 

Thanks.      

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