The Church the Body of Christ
"And he is the head of the body, the church." --Col. 1:18.
VARIOUS are the figures employed by the inspired writers for the purpose of illustrating that religious organism which is called "the church of God, the ground and support of the truth"; and in every such figure Christ is spoken of as supreme. Are the members of the church represented a ...read
The Middle Wall
"He is our peace who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us." Eph. 2:14.
THIS text is only a part of a lengthy argument, employed by the apostle, for the purpose of settling a very unpleasant controversy which was agitating the public mind at that time. This controversy had reference to the rights and ...read
The Name "Christian"
"And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch." --Acts 11:26.
HAVING spoken, in this series of discourses, on the new church in contrast with the old Jewish kingdom, and having considered that church under the figure of the human body, of which Christ is the head, and having pointed out some of the leading features or distinguishin ...read
The Sect Everywhere Spoken Against
"But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that everywhere it is spoken against." --Acts 28:22.
In the last chapters of the Acts of the Apostles, we have an account of Paul's perilous voyage to Rome, where he was taken as a prisoner for his devotion to, and his labors in, the cause of Christ. When he ...read