I’ve been part of congregations which practiced church discipline and withdrew fellowship from individuals. Sometimes the excommunication, if you will, took place over false doctrine and other times the disfellowship took place over unrepentant sin. I’ve sin those disfellowshiped come back to the fold almost immediately, and I’ve seen feelings get hurt and whole families […]
If we claim to be without sin, we lie and do not practice the truth. Furthermore, we make God a liar when we claim to be sinless. Dr. Justin Imel, Sr., examines some times when we claim to be without sin.
How one can blaspheme the Holy Spirit is an oft-asked question in Bible class. Can one commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit today? What is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? Should you be concerned about having committed blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? Listen as Dr. Justin Imel, Sr., explains how you can blaspheme the Holy […]
If you preach on a regular basis, you know all too well that you are a sinner. Of course we are all sinners—“There is no one who does not sin” (1 Kings 8:46). Yet, speaking from personal experience, sometimes the difference between what you proclaim as God’s standard and what you see in your own […]
It’s going to happen—your preacher is going to sin. He may commit sins you know nothing about. He may commit a sin that is public to the congregation—losing his temper in a meeting, speeding on his way to worship (I’ve known a few preachers to get tickets on Sunday morning when they were running late), […]