Do Churches Discriminate Based On Race?

Do churches discriminate based upon race? What does the Bible say about this?Salvation through the Jews When Jesus encountered the woman at the well and she told Him, “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship” (John 4:20), Jesus tells her “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salva … [Read more...]

Should Churches Donate To Political Campaigns?

Can churches donate to political campaigns or are they not allowed under the current tax laws?Churches and the Culture Christianity has always had a positive influence on the community, in the culture, and on the nations. They were always the first to build colleges and hospitals, as well as public schools, orphanages, charities, and convalescence homes. That is crystal clear from history, so why can’t a church play a major role in politics in addressing the moral issues of our day? Based u … [Read more...]

Should Churches Endorse Political Candidates?

Should Churches endorse political candidates? The Salt of the Earth Jesus told His disciples that they were to go into all the world to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19-20), but He didn’t say, “You will remake the nations.” That’s not our job. God is sovereign even over those who don’t know Him (Prov 21:1). Never are we to force people to be His disciples. Jesus never forced Himself on anyone. That’s not the way salt and light work. Jesus told His disciples (and us), “You are the salt … [Read more...]

Can Women Serve As Deacons At A Church?

Can women serve as deacons in the church? What does the Bible say about this?Paul’s Instructions for Titus An elder can be a pastor or preacher but also an elder in the church but this office apparently is only for men as the Apostle Paul writes to Titus in how to select elders in the church. Paul writes that Titus is to “appoint elders in every town as I directed you” (Titus 1:5) and that it is for those who are “above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and no … [Read more...]

What Type Of Music Should Be Sung In Church?

What type of music does your church play? What type do you think is best?Worship Music in the Bible You might not think that there is worship music in the Bible but there most certainly is. In fact, when we read the Apostle John’s writings in the Book of Revelation, he reveals that he “heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, and they were singing a new song before the t … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Domestic Violence Or Abuse?

Does the Bible say anything about domestic violence? If so, what does it say?The Laws of the Land There is no room for doubt in Pauls’ assessment about the place of local, state, and government authorities in society, including those in law enforcement. He writes to the church at Rome, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what Go … [Read more...]