Is Your Church Healthy?

Is your church a healthy church? Here are some indicators of a healthy church.Humility If you really want to diagnose the health of the church, humility is the pulse of the body. God is opposed to any one and any church that has pride and He will extend His grace only to the humble (James 4:6). The Apostle Peter wrote to “you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (1 … [Read more...]

What Are Some Examples Of Religious Cults?

Here are a few examples of religious cults. What is a Cult? One cult expert defined a cult as “a highly manipulative group which exploits and sometimes physically and/or psychologically damages members and recruits." [1] The world defines a cult as any particular group's beliefs and practices that are sufficiently deviant or novel from that of the mainstream and often have ambiguous laws or requirements, so making a precise definition of a cult is rather difficult. Former members describe the c … [Read more...]

5 Signs You Are In A Cult Being Called A Church

Here are five signs that you are in a cult and not the true church of Jesus Christ.Deviant Behavior and Teachings The definition of a cult and a true church of Jesus Christ are nearly opposites of one another. A cult can have deviant behavior and doctrinal practices that are radically different from the mainstream church. Their beliefs and practices are problematic when contrasted and compared with the first century church and many churches today. The word “cult” comes from the Latin word “c … [Read more...]

What Are The Responsibilities Of A Church Elder?

What are the qualifications and responsibilities of a church elder?What is an Elder? An elder is the same thing as an overseer, shepherd or a pastor. Every pastor is an elder in some denominations but not every elder is a pastor. One qualification for an elder is that he is older. The name “elder’ means older which is why the Apostle Paul said “He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil “ (1st Tim 3:6). When God was re … [Read more...]

What Are The Responsibilities Of A Church Deacon?

What are the responsibilities of a church deacon, according to the Bible?What is a Deacon? A deacon is a ministry, position, or office in the church that is given to a man who is trustworthy and has lived a life of exemplary values. The same applies to the deaconess. The word deacon is from the Greek word “diākonos” which means “servant” or as it was known at the time of the establishment of this office, the word meant “a table servant.” This office was created by necessity in the first cent … [Read more...]

Should A Pastor Make Judgements Of Other Churches In His Sermon?

Should a pastor make judgment of other churches in his sermon? Paul’s Experience Did the Apostle Paul ever call out a church by name in his letters? What we don’t know is what he said in his sermons. Surely Paul preached when he visited the various churches he planted. There can be no doubt since Paul went into the Jewish synagogue every change he had so he would most certainly have preached while he was there at the different churches he visited and he identifies himself as a preacher (2nd Tim … [Read more...]