The New Testament makes it clear that for one to be considered a Christian, that person must be recognized by a biblical church because there is no salvation outside of the Body (John 15:1-11; Colossians 1:24; 1 John 2:18-20) and because it is the church who holds the keys to the kingdom (Matthew 16:18-20; 18:18-20). […]
Why not just baptize yourself?
Today there exists a large number of people who hold that one’s faith should be considered valid simply because they themselves say it is valid. In modern Christianity, it is quite common to hear statements such as “my faith is between God and me,” “I don’t need the church,” “I just follow Christ,” “I can […]
Women in positions of spiritual leadership Part 2: Should we separate?
In our last post on this topic, we established why a woman who functions in a position of spiritual authority over men in the local church is serious sin, is a denial of male headship, is a hindrance to the gospel and cancels God’s pattern of spiritual leadership. I concluded the article by stating that […]
Women in positions of spiritual leadership Part 1: 4 reasons that the Bible does not allow it
Recently, there has been a great deal of discussion about an interview given by Mark Driscoll to a British journalist. During the interview, it was discovered that the journalist is married to a woman who is also the head elder in their church. Driscoll rightly points out that her holding that position is wrong according to the […]