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The Seed of Woman

A curious expression occurs in Genesis 3:15 that might easily escape the notice of the inattentive reader.1 The verse reads: “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” This prediction is uttered in context by...Continue reading

Closing the Coffin Lid

The coroner closed the door, and another death was recorded. Years earlier a diagnosis had been made and treatment was started. For months doctors tried to get the patient turned around and moving in the right direction. Lab work and scans were ordered, but often the results were ignored or overlooked. A specialist was brought...Continue reading

Back to the Bible

As one looks at the religious landscape, it can be confusing.  One may ask, how did religion get in this position?  There are over 33,000 different churches within the United States today.  All teach different doctrines and worship God in different ways.  Just looking at it all makes one’s head spin.  However, this was not...Continue reading

Emotional Religion

[NOTE: The following was written by A.P. board member Frank Chesser.] Sin moved from the mind of Satan to the heart of Eve, destroyed her purity and innocence, soiled her soul with consequences for life, and broke the heart of God.  Sin is the soothing sound of religious error that blinds the mind and calms...Continue reading

Our current situation

Our current society is in a complete downward spiral with regards to religion.  A recent report states that most Americans (over half of the country) do not attend weekly church services.  We have musical performances on network television that praise the altar of Satan, along with sin and immorality filling our children’s minds through cartoons...Continue reading

The Piercing of Jesus

Two fascinating Messianic contexts are found in Psalm 22 and Zechariah 12-13 where a flurry of several very specific anticipations is presented. One of these anticipations predicts that the Messiah would be “pierced.” Compare the Psalmist’s allusion with Zechariah’s: For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My...Continue reading

All about Thee in 2023

Here we are a few months into a new year.  By this time many of our “new year’s resolutions” have been forgotten and we have just went back doing the same thing we did last year.  However, it is not too late to begin a start a new resolution, not only a new one, but...Continue reading

ARE YOU ADOPTED?

As a parent who has an adopted child, adoption is such a blessing – to both the child and the parent.   There are many children in this world who are seeking to be adopted and loved by loving parents, and many loving parents who are seeking to adopt.  Just as in our physical lives, we...Continue reading

When did the church of Christ begin?

Recently I listened to a sermon which was preached by Buddy Bell at the Landmark church in Montgomery Alabama.  In this sermon, Mr. Bell attempted to justify the use of instrumental music in worship, by saying that it is a “preference” and not a “salvation” issue.  Of course, I completely 100% DISAGREE with Mr. Bell...Continue reading