By Mike Riley

Many sincerely religious folks have a very narrow view about baptism and this includes, sad to say, many that claim to be members of the Lord’s church. To many people, baptism is seen only as an initiation into the church. Some think baptism is a sacrament. Others say it is not necessary for salvation. Still others only know baptism “for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38).

By David Hersey

Why are there so many different churches today? When we open the Bible, they are not all there. Do all of these different religious organizations belong to Jesus Christ? The psalmist wrote that unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it, (Psalm 127:1). Jesus said that every plant the heavenly father has not planted shall be rooted up, (Matthew 15:13). We must ask ourselves if God accepts all of the religious organizations we see today. Are we allowed to pick through a variety of churches until we find one that suits our taste or lifestyle and expect God to honor that choice and welcome us with open arms?

By Kevin Cauley

There are many people who ask this question today. It is difficult to answer such a question in so short a space as I have in the bulletin, but I am going to try to give a few practical bits of information that I hope you will find valuable as you purpose to study the scriptures on a regular basis.