What Makes a Church a Church?

What makes a church a church? Is it the building? Is it the fact of Christians being together? Is it determined by how the time is spent together? Does a Tuesday night home bible study qualify as a church?  What about chapel services at Christian schools? If the answer is yes, why do most Christians who attend these events still attend another local church on Sunday mornings? If the answer is no, why not? What makes the difference between these events and the groups that gather on Sundays?

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The Unchanging Word of God

In 1970, archeologists were sorting through some ancient remains of a village called En-Gedi that had suffered from a fire way back in approx. 600 A.D. They found an ancient charred document amongst the remains but were unable to unroll and read the scroll for fear of damaging the badly overcooked piece of animal-skin parchment. Researchers have been forced to ignore their curiosity in the contents of the scroll until a later time when new methods were developed.

Those new methods have arrived

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Reliability of the Biblical Text

Some might read the previous post on the doctrine of the Scriptures and say “well, that’s how we should respond if the Bible is true, but how do we even know it is true? How can we be sure that Bible we read today even says the same thing it said 2,000 years ago?” So I thought that I would share a brief post on the reliability of the text of Scripture.

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