Posts by Doug DIngley

Are You Aware Of God’s Holy Severity?

(PLEASE NOTE: The following article was authored by brother Jason Patrick Hilburn, pulpit preacher for the Nesbit, Mississippi, congregation of the Lord’s church (www.nesbitchurchofchrist.org), and is reprinted here with his full permission and blessing. For other outstanding and insightful articles from brother Hilburn, please visit his personal website at: www.TheBibleDomain.com.) God is gracious, loving, and merciful…

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Haunted Houses; Lifeless Lives

You see them all over town — empty, vacant, hollow and haunted-looking. Of what am I speaking? The now darkened and deserted houses that dot the town’s geography where formerly happy families once lived, laughed, loved, played and worked? No. I speak of something far more sinister, saddening, and soul-wrenching. I speak of the empty,…

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism

How difficult is the concept of ‘ONE’ to really understand? Ephesians 4:1–6, written by the divinely-inspired Apostle Paul (Eph. 1:1; 2 Tim. 3:16–17) to the first-century congregation of the church of Christ (Rom. 16:16) that worked and worshiped together in Ephesus (Acts 20:17–38; Eph. 1:1, 3:8–12; Rev. 2:1–7), has been the subject of countless millions, probably even billionsI…

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Just "Playing" At Church

As was so well-chronicled and documented by the January 2016 issue of the Spiritual Sword, denominationalism is indeed on the decline. This, as many are apparently growing sick and tired of the surface, shallow, ‘driven about by every wind of doctrine,’ spiritual teaching and preaching they are receiving at most man-made and never found in Scripture…

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The GREATer Sin

We have a tendency to believe and teach that all sin is the same; that “sin is sin” as the old saying goes. And we do so for the most part, with pretty good reason. For example, we explain: ‘The Scripture lists such sinners as “gossips” and “slanderers,” right alongside and in the very same…

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The Great Easter Verse Hunt (Epilogue); 2016 Calendars

Ah, the incredible inconsistencies one has to try to make at least some sort of sense of when seeking to follow man-made religions! How much simpler and easier life would be for all of us if we all sought to only follow the same pattern of religion as the first century churches of Christ (Romans…

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The Great Easter Verse Hunt

Most Bible-professing Protestants are quite shocked when they eventually discover that “Easter” isn’t even in the Bible. It is never found in any of the more modern, dependable, strictly literal translations, and actually only occurs once in the King James version (Acts 12:4), wherein the word is a 1611 substitution — not translation — for…

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Of Funeral Flyers & Futility

Funerals. Memorial Services. Call them whatever you’d like. Since our arrival in Cleveland during the spring of 2009 to serve the Lord’s people as the preacher and his wife, I have been called upon to conduct some 19 of them, with countless others occurring in and amongst the lives of the congregation members, their family,…

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