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Why was Simon’s name changed to Peter?

Simon’s name was changed to Peter (Mat. 16:18) because Jesus wanted to highlight the important role Peter would have in the early church. Peter means ‘rock’, so when Jesus said ‘on this rock I will build my church’ (Mat. 16:18) he was using a pun to refer to Peter’s role as one of the strong, […]

Who is Phoebe? What role did she play in the Bible?

Phoebe is mentioned in only one place in the Bible: I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae, that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron […]

Was the church in the Old Testament?

The full question was: If in acts 7:38 Stephen called Israel the church, does that mean the church was in the Old Testament or should we just call ourselves Israel? This question is presumably based on Acts 7:38 in the KJV: This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel […]

How can I restore my faith?

You say: I have been feeling spiritually empty. I mean I know God exists and Jesus died on the cross for my sins but recently I have been feeling this emptiness inside of me.  I desperately want to heal my spiritual faith in the Lord, it’s just I don’t know what to do.  I was […]

Should we bring worldly things into the church?

Detailed question: Is there and where is it found pertaining to bringing world things into the church. Our fellowship hall is not big enough to show christian based movies in and seat everyone. We have a projector in the church sanctuary and have shown these in there. I would like to know if there is […]

Are you accountable for your church’s doctrine?

You also ask: Is it true that if you’re in a church that doesn’t follow Christ’s doctrine correctly or step by step, the whole church & congregation is accountable? What’s the difference between the Church of Christ and all the other named churches? Baptist Church, Methodist Church, Seven Day Adventist Church, Christian Centers and Non-denominational […]

Who belongs to the communion of saints?

There are many references to saints in the Scriptures.  The faithful in Israel were called saints (Psalm 148:14), and the believers in the New Testament are frequently referred to as saints.    Distinguishing features of saints as mentioned in Scripture: Excellent ones in whom God delights (Psalm 16:3) Those sanctified in Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:2) Those […]

Is it alright to become a member of a non-denominational Christian fellowship, who follow the Bible teachings?

The Bible does not mention any particular denominations as they had not yet formed during the period the Bible was written. What we are told is to meet with other believers regularly (Heb 10:24-25). You should attend whichever church is teaching truly according to the Bible and where you will be helped to follow the […]