The function of the church is like a teacher's college, preparing the firstfruits and providing them with the needed education and character development.
Richard Ritenbaugh, citing the African Proverb, 'It takes a village' asserts that this principle more aptly applies to the church, specifically designed to serve as a support for those in need. In this era of 'going it alone' or 'cocooning,' we as a people like to be self-sufficient without any support from others. Consequently …
God's true church cannot be found without revelation nor can one join the organization; God calls and places each member in its appropriate place in the Body.
Herbert Armstrong wrote that his work was finished, but the work of the church continues. What is our work today? What is God's Work? Where should we focus?
The Laodicean congregation had a penchant toward materialism, which sidetracked them from their primary goal of following Christ.
We often spend so much time engaged in our present-day trials that we fail to understand and learn from the experiences of Christians of the past.
John Ritenbaugh, affirming that our future involves immersion in both religion and government, suggests that the church may be the most important teaching vehicle for getting us ready for leadership in God's Kingdom. All the sermons, commentaries, and Bible studies have been crafted to assist us in preparing for these leadership …