Many have been taught, or accepted by tradition, that the Bible says Sunday is a day of worship. Christ strongly warned about errant tradition (Matt. 15:6, Mark 7:13). Christ’s strongest condemnations were reserved for those who distorted the Truth of God, while compelling others to accept their errors (Matt. 23:13-36).
The General Epistles were written by James, Peter, John, and Jude. This series will draw from these epistles. Since the Epistle of James is the first in the order of these works, his epistle will be the first to be considered. The Apostle James was the physical brother of Christ. James was not one of… Read More
Control of the tongue is a major problem for most people. Chapter Three of the Epistle of James addresses this issue. Control of the tongue is the indicator of self-control in almost every aspect of Christian life. James states: “My brethren, be not many [teachers], knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. For in… Read More
Many of the Christian-living principles found in the writings of Paul and James are also found in Peter’s Epistles—those of First and Second Peter. Since the Apostles addressed their epistles to different peoples, it was necessary to teach the principles that should be common to Christians everywhere. While the Jews were allowed to continue with… Read More
Most Bible commentators regard the Apostle John to be the youngest of the Apostles and the one who lived the longest. Since he is believed to have lived to around AD 90, his epistles reflect what was taking place in the Church near the close of the first century. Being an eyewitness of the life… Read More
We begin this article in 1 John 4:1. John writes: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” A very important facet of Christian living calls for the ability to detect false doctrines that are being promulgated by false… Read More