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Halloween, Nike, Mazda, and Paganism

Many go “all out” for Halloween.  Houses are decorated.  Costumes are selected.  Candy is purchased.  Did you know that ¼ of all candy sold in the U.S is sold for Halloween?  (Halloween 2018- History, history.com).  Personally, I have never understood … Continue reading

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Easter, a Special Holy Day?

Some people avoid any connection with Easter.  It is to them an unauthorized special holy day at best, and a pagan holiday at worst. Some people place special emphasis on Easter Sunday.  They attend the worship assembly, when they ordinarily … Continue reading

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Brethren, We’re Drifting!

J.D. Tant (1861-1941) was not impressive by the standards of many.  He was not a large man.  He stood 5’7″ and never weighed more than 160 pounds.  He was not eloquent.  Fanning Yater Tant acknowledged, “Tant was no orator.  The rolling periods, the fine … Continue reading

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The Veil, Long Hair, and the Red Purse

Years ago, Roy Deaver wrote, “If the time ever comes when all impure women of Ft. Worth identify themselves by carrying a red purse on their right arm, I would argue strongly—   in light of 1 Cor. 11:2-16—that it would … Continue reading

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Washing Feet

“Pugh! I am not touching his feet.”  Such may be the reaction one would get today to the idea of washing another’s feet. However, the washing of feet is commended in the Bible (Luke 7:36-46; John 13:3-14; 1 Timothy 5:9-10). … Continue reading

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The Holy Kiss

The instruction for brethren to greet one another with a kiss appears five times in The New Testament (Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:26; 1 Peter 5:14). How should we understand this? Kissing was a … Continue reading

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Role of Women (part 2)

The role of women has greatly increased over the years in the western world.  In the year 1900, only the country of New Zealand granted suffrage to women.  By 1914, seven countries were on board (New Zealand, Australia, Iceland, Finland, … Continue reading

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What Will Future Homes Look Like?

Some months ago, there was a big push for America to recognize homosexual marriage.  The mayor of San Francisco was licensing and performing such marriages, defying the state.  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts decided to recognize such marriages.  While at the … Continue reading

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