What Does It Mean to Quench the Spirit?

When you quench a fire, you put out the fire. When you quench your thirst, your thirst goes away. The word “spirit” here could refer to the Holy Spirit, or one’s own personal spirit. Either way, spirit is the source of all things spiritual. So the basic meaning of the command is not to put out the source of all things spiritual.

When is the Kingdom not the Church?

So usually when we read about the kingdom in the New Testament, it has reference to the church and vice versa. However, there are a couple of passages where the term kingdom doesn’t refer to the church, but to heaven.

Who or What is a High Priest?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/who-or-what-is-a-high-priest.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWho and what is a high priest? The Bible speaks of many different kinds of priests.  In Genesis 14:18 we read of the first high priest that the Bible introduces to us.  “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the […]

Are the Wicked Annihilated after Death?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/are-the-wicked-annihilated.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAre we to understand from Matthew 10:28 that the soul can be destroyed by God in hell or Gehenna? If so, is the word “destroy” used in the same way as we understand its meaning today? There are two questions here that need to be discussed. […]

Does God Hear the Prayer of Sinners?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/please-comment-on-john-9-31.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDoes God hear the prayer of sinners?  Please comment on John 9:31. The context for this statement begins in chapter 9:1.  Jesus was passing by a man who was blind.  He disciples asked Him why this man was born blind.  Jesus said it was so that […]

Can I Be Saved Like the Thief on the Cross?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/can-i-be-saved-like-the-thief-on-the-cross.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIf baptism is necessary to salvation then why did Jesus tell the thief on the cross that he would be with him in heaven? Good question. Thanks for asking.  The thief on the cross was saved just as Jesus said he was saved. The real question […]

Why did Paul say not to Baptize?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/why-did-paul-say-not-to-baptize.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn 1 Corinthians 1:17, Paul wrote, “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.”  The context in which Paul wrote this statement begins in 1 Corinthians […]

What Is the Opposite of Grace?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/what-is-the-opposite-of-grace.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis past week I asked this question on Facebook and received many answers.  The most popular answer was justice (6).  The second most popular was vengeance (4) which is associated with justice, but not quite the same. Two people said, “Wages.” Two people said “accounting for […]

Is the King James Version the Only Authorized Version?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/is-the-kjv-authorized-q-a.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSNo.  The question as it is asked assumes that the authority of the scriptures lies in the translation.  It isn’t the translation that has inherent authority, but the inspiration of the original texts that are authoritative.  Let’s talk about the King James Version for a moment.  […]

Is there any kind of preaching other than evangelism?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/evangelism-and-preaching-q-a.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe word “evangelism” means to tell the gospel of Jesus Christ to others.  In 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 we read, “Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are […]