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Tag Archives: culture
“Do not learn the way of the Gentiles… for the customs of the people are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the ax. They decorate it with silver … 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
Posted in Preachers, Preaching, Restoration History, Uncategorized Tagged culture, david lipscomb, dress, drifting, fanning yater tant, firm foundation, g.c. brewer, gospel advocate, grammar, j.d. tant, n.b. hardeman, texas preacher, tim perkins, u. g. wilkinson, why mot give up, why preach Leave a comment
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
Posted in Clothing, culture, Textual study, Women's roles, Word Study Tagged 1 Corinthians 11, culture, long hair, red purse, veil, Women's roles 1 Comment
“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
Posted in culture, Fellowship, Hospitality, Humility, Word Study Tagged culture, feet washing, foot washing, Hospitality, humility, service Leave a comment
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
Posted in Textual study, Women's roles Tagged culture, Deborah, Galatians 3, Huldah, Philippians 4, prophetess, Romans 16, Women's roles Leave a comment
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
Posted in Ethics, Marriage Tagged culture, group marriage, homosexual, marriage, the weekly standard Leave a comment