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Women were the first Evangelists

Rowan and Irene LeCompte, Mary Magdalene in the garden with Jesus   The word Evangelist is a Greek word meaning bearer of good news. Who were the first bearers of the good news of the resurrection? Women! In fact the … Continue reading

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Why do Fundamentalist Families resemble Alcoholic Families?

I remember inviting a family from church over to our house for Sunday lunch several years ago. They had many children. They had recently left a Pentecostal Church to join the church we were attending because the Pentecostal Church had … Continue reading

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Why Evangelicals Don’t Help the Poor

Reasons Evangelicals give for not helping the poor: 1. Poor people are lazy The apostle Paul said, “If they won’t work, neither let them eat.” However, there aren’t enough jobs in the United States for all the workers. The unemployment … Continue reading

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Appointing Elders, A Puritan Tradition

The Churches of Christ in which I grew up, appointed elders in three different ways. One group cited the commands to Timothy and Titus to appoint elders with specific qualifications, and had preachers appoint elders in congregations. They either had … Continue reading

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The Primitive Baptists and the Churches of Christ

I was reading up on the Primitive Baptists this week and was astounded at how parallel their history is to the Churches of Christ: 1. The Primitive Baptists sing acapella, because that is the way the Scriptures teach them. They … Continue reading

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Sex and Evangelicals

99% of Fundamentalists and Evangelicals have been opposed to having sex before marriage. “Save yourself for marriage” has been the watchword. They point to passages of scripture that teach about marriage. And they point to verses that condemn “fornication.”  Fornication … Continue reading

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Toilets are Unbiblical

I grew up in a religious tradition, the Churches of Christ (Restoration Movement), that emphasized God’s original intent, for example: 1. God’s original intent for the church was a simple congregational group led by elders in every congregation. Therefore denominational … Continue reading

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