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Why does our Statement of Faith (#10) repeat “As a result — not a cause — of redemption, believers should. . . .”

Why does our Statement of Faith (#10) on Christian Living in This We Believe keep repeating “As a result — not a cause — of redemption, believers should. . . .“ Doesn’t this water down the importance of obedience?   With you (the questioner), the Church of God affirms the high value Scripture places on […]

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Unbroken: Path to Redemption will be released in theaters September 14. The film follows the second half of Laura Hillenbrand’s New York Times best-selling book, Unbroken. It tells the inspiring and powerful Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s post-World War II story and his struggle to find peace and forgiveness after his ruthless treatment as a Japanese prisoner […]

The Commandments and the Church

In 1664, Stephen Munford introduced the Seventh Day Baptist Church and its observance of the seventh-day Sabbath to North America. Nearly two centuries later, the Sabbath was introduced to, and accepted by, a portion of William Miller’s failed Adventist movement. A member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church named Rachel Oakes convinced Frederick Wheeler, a […]

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What Redemption Means for Followers of Christ

We say it as often as we can: Jesus-followers have been re-created by Christ to lead on His behalf in our everyday lives and circles. But why? Because of His redemption. With an accurate understanding of this common Christian word, we come to a greater personal appreciation of the gospel. And with that greater appreciation […]

Back from the Dead

“Going to Texas. Nice knowing you.” The handwritten note on the TV set stunned me. It was from my wife Daneen. Without saying anything to me beforehand, she had taken our little daughter and left me behind in Oklahoma. In a way, I couldn’t blame her. I had been coming home at four in the […]