Interesting Facts From The Temple Of Serapis

  In the writings of Socrates, there is found a very interesting passage about the temple of Serapis.   We read:  "When the Temple of Serapis was torn down and laid bare, there were found in it, engraven on stones, certain characters which they call hieroglyphics, having the forms of crosses. Both the Christians and... Continue Reading →

What Are The Facts About 1 John 5:7?

  By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist) Near the end of the Apostle John's First Epistle, he makes a powerful statement about the Godhead:  1 John 5:7-For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.   What is tragic is that many versions of... Continue Reading →

Is There A God? A NASA Scientist Weighs In

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist) Introduction Leslie Wickman, Ph.D., is a very fascinating woman! She is a corporate test astronaut, a rocket scientist, and a Hubble Space Telescope engineer. In March of 2014, after the possible discovery of gravity waves in the cosmic microwave background radiation, Leslie was invited by CNN to write an editorial on... Continue Reading →

The Argument For The Deity Of Jesus Christ

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist) As New Testament Christians, our faith is dependent upon the identity of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the foundation of the church of Christ (Matthew 16:13-18; 1 Corinthians 3:11; Ephesians 2:20-22). In this article, we are going to carefully examine and explicate the basic argument which shows that Jesus Christ is the... Continue Reading →

Job Bible Class: Job’s Friends-Part One

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist) Quotation For Consideration "Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? (Abraham Lincoln) Introduction Most of the Book of Job is a series of conversations between Job and his three friends: Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. While much of these friends' attitudes... Continue Reading →

Will Animals Go To Heaven?

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist) One of the questions I have often wondered about, and which I myself have been asked by several individuals, is whether or not animals will be in Heaven. Lots of people ask this question because they love animals. Some have told me that when their animals die, it is almost like... Continue Reading →

Prophesying In Proportion To Our Faith

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist) In the Book of Romans, there is a very interesting passage which the Apostle Paul has left for us: Romans 12:6-Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; What lessons may we... Continue Reading →

Not Under Bondage

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist) In the seventh chapter of the Book of First Corinthians, the Apostle Paul discusses questions that the Christians in Corinth had posed, especially relating to questions of marriage. After pointing out that Christians who are married to non-Christians need to do everything they can to maintain their marriage (in the hopes... Continue Reading →

An Examination Of The Book Acappella Music In The Public Worship Of The Church-Part One

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist) One of the first things which visitors to churches of Christ notice is the absence of instrumental music in our worship assemblies. Considering the entertainment-driven culture of religion found in many common-day churches and denominations, where bands and instruments of all kinds are used to energize and bring forth emotionally charged... Continue Reading →

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