Body Piercing Ecumenism Grassroot FIVE THINGS YOU DON’T NEED IN ORDER TO BE AN EFFECTIVE MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST Jewelry – Is it a Sin to Wear? Women Wearing Pants Is Christ a God?

Is it all right to pierce our body when it is supposed to be the temple of the Holy Spirit? Although there is no scripture that directly prohibits the piercing of the body for decorative purposes, there are several teachings that should make believers beware of the practices that are common today. Leviticus 19:28Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.…

Brother Matthew Costella of FEA wrote this article below about the bridging of the gap between Roman Catholic and Evangelical Christians today. It is very important to understand that there are people who have been working day and night to make everyone come “together for the sake of love”. Most will tell you to forget about the doctrine, and let’s embrace more love. We should not be blinded by the havoc the catholicism had caused…

Many Christians today are under the impression that in order to be truly effective or useful for the Lord, they need a better education or more credentials or a flashy program to implement or follow. Some perpetually seem to feel that God can only use them if they were to live somewhere else or if their circumstances were different. They often think this is true because so many of the voices clamoring for their attention…

Jewelry – Is it a Sin to Wear? I often see Christians fighting more over such items as this and ignoring more important matters. However, it is a good question and one that deserves an answer. Please understand that I do not consider myself the final word on these matters. I am simply seeking to understand the scriptures to the best of my ability. There are a number of scriptures that deal with jewelry but…

What about Women Wearing Pants? I have to admit that I dread answering this one. Not that it is unimportant and not that it is an improper question. It is a good question. But it seems to generate too much unprofitable venom and hatred–from both sides. I will answer it and we will put the question and answer up, but I state here and now that I will ignore the challenges that come in questioning…

Jesus is not a God in the sense of being a additional God. However, He is God in His unity with the Godhead. The Bible teaches that there are three persons of the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Their relationship is different from anything we experience in our world. They are each God, but they are not three separate Gods, only separate persons within the Godhead. There is only one God.…

On the day of Pentecost, when the disciples assembled together and the Holy Spirit descended, the believers began to speak in tongues, and others heard the wonderful works of God in their own language. Did the apostles miraculously speak other languages, or did the listeners simply hear the works of God in their own language? In other words, was the miracle of tongues the speaking or the hearing? WHAT HAVE YOU BROUGHT TO JESUS? A…

How a Christian can Lose SalvationThe 14 step plan. By Pastor David F. Reagan. Used with permission from Learn the Bible.Definitively answers the question: “Once saved, always saved?” IntroductionSo… you want to lose your salvation. Well, you don’t really want to lose it—but you think you have, or could, or that someone you know certainly has lost theirs. They used to go to church every service and teach a Sunday School class, but now they…

Culture and the Bible In Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary, there is no meaning of the word culture as it can be used at times today. The 1828 meaning basically defines it as any labor for improvement or growth. When did this word change its meaning? The reason I was thinking about this is because some people who call themselves Christian refer to the Bible’s “culture” at the time. Someone has told me that in the…

By Pastor Gary Freel Sadly, a growing number of believers are “ignorant” (lacking knowledge and wisdom as well as the application of that knowledge for life and godly behavior), not only when it comes to knowing the chronology of end-time events and the effect that such knowledge should have on daily living (1 Thess. 4:13; 5:1) but even about some very basic gospel truths (Gal. 1:6-9; 2 Cor. 11:3-4). They fail to earnestly embrace “sound…