Bible-based articles

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


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

A lot to be thankful for

Here we are in the midst of the holiday season.  It is a time that we reflect on things that we are thankful for.  And here in Rabun County, we have a lot to be thankful for.  Here are just some things that I think we ought to be thankful for here in Rabun County....Continue reading

Crisis at the Border

Crisis at the Border Mckinley Pate Lately, we have heard the term “crisis at the border” a lot.  The debate going back and forth is whether or not this is a true crisis, and frankly that is another talk for another time.  However, the talk got me to thinking about the future crisis at the...Continue reading