Category Archives: Doctrine

Should We Keep the Sabbath? ( Part 4)

In this lesson we shift from considering some common arguments for observing the Sabbath, to some arguments against binding the Sabbath on men living today. Arguments Against 1.  Let no one judge. Colossians 2:16-17 reads, “So let no one judge … Continue reading

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Should We Keep the Sabbath (Part 3)

In this lesson, we will continue to consider some common arguments for observing the Sabbath. Arguments For 16.  He added No More.  After The Ten Commandments were set forth (Deuteronomy 5:1-21), we are told that, “He added no more” (Deuteronomy … Continue reading

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Should We Keep the Sabbath? (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will continue to consider some common arguments for observing the Sabbath. Arguments For 11.  Another Rest Not Mentioned This argument is based on Hebrews 4:8, which reads, “For if Joshua had given them rest, then He … Continue reading

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Should We Keep the Sabbath? (Part 1)

What is the Sabbath?  The Hebrew word in its verbal for means “cease; desist” (BDBG).  The Israelites were instructed that they were to keep a weekly Sabbath on the seventh day of the week (Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15).  No ordinary … Continue reading

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Denominations: Unitarian Universalist Association

There are about 153,000 members of the UUA (UUA Membership Statistics, 1961-2020, uua.org).  The top three states by number are: (1) California; (2) New York; (3) Texas (Demographic and Statistical Information, uua.org). History The UUA was formed in 1961 when … Continue reading

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Denominations: Community or “Non-Denominational,” Cowboy and Biker Churches

Community Church or “Non-denominational” Church refers to independent local congregations which have no affiliation with the major denominations.  Determining exact numbers is difficult.  A study released in 2010 by the Hartford Institute For Religion Research reported that there were more … Continue reading

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Denominations: The Salvation Army and Church of the Nazarene

The Salvation Army (TSA) states that it has about 27 thousand officers (minsters), and about 1.5 million soldiers and junior soldiers (members, or salvationists) in 2021 (statistics – The Salvation Army International, salvationarmy.org).  It claims about 430,000 members in the … Continue reading

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Denominations: Pentecostals

Ascertaining accurate total numbers is difficult. Pentecostalism is not a single denomination, but an umbrella term which includes many denominations “The World Christian Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (2020) currently counts 644 million Pentecostals/Charismatics worldwide” (The Society for Pentecostal Studies at 50 … Continue reading

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Denominations: Methodist/Wesleyan Church (Part 2)

Authority 1.  Bible “The Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation;  so that whatsoever is not written therein, nor may be proved thereby is not to be required of any man that it should be believed as an article … Continue reading

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Denominations: The Religious Society of Friends

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) numbered about 380,000 worldwide in 2017 (New Worldwide Quaker Map Released, Friendsjournal.org).  There were about 76,000 friends (Quakers) in the U.S.A. in 2012 (Worldwide Distribution of Quakers 2012, quakerinfo.com).  About 52% were located in … Continue reading

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