Traits of Churches Without Elders

Franklin Roosevelt had to work hard to persuade Harry Truman to join the national Democratic ticket in the 1944 presidential election. Truman wanted to stay in the Senate, but incumbent Vice President Henry Wallace was unpopular with many Democratic leaders. So Truman was approached, and he accepted the job with extreme reluctance. On April 12, […]

I Love Elders

Some of us have been in congregations without elders. It’s not a lot of fun, is it? I have been in men’s business meetings that made me want to pull my hair out! In a congregation without elders, there’s not the right kind of vision, there are no shepherds. It’s often not a pretty picture. […]

5 Signs of a False Teacher

Flip on the television on Sunday morning, and you will find more than your share of false teachers. Some will preach a “wealth-and-health” gospel; “Send in some money,” they’ll say, “and God will fill your bank account.” Others will preach error when it comes to receiving salvation from sin. Others will tell you exactly when […]

Follow the Leader

This week I’ve been writing about error. Error deserves special attention, for error will cost many people their souls. “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers” (1 Timothy 4:16). Notice the implication in Paul’s statement: “Timothy, if […]