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 […]

Are There Degrees of Punishment in Hell?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/greater-and-lesser-punishments-in-hell.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn 2 Peter 2:20-21 where it says that it would be better for these “not to have known the way of righteousness” than having known them and turned away, is this speaking of a greater or lesser degree of punishment? The Bible does seem to indicate […]

Why Do We Meet Twice on Sunday?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/why-do-we-meet-twice-on-sunday.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe scriptures teach that the church met on Sundays to worship (Acts 20:7). However, we are never told how many times during the day on Sunday. Since we have a command to assemble (Hebrews 10:25), one assembly per Sunday would suffice. We should note too that […]

Please Explain 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 and Authority

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/men-women-authority.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, Paul gives some ordinances, customs, or signs of authority to women concerning their hair. Would you please explain this passage? There is perhaps no more difficult passage within the New Testament as this one discussed. In large part this is a difficult […]

Does Mark 9:40 conflict with Matthew 12:30?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/for-us-or-against-us.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPlease explain why these verses do not conflict: Mark 9:40, Matthew 12:30, Luke 9:50. Mark 9:40 and Luke 9:50 are parallel accounts.  Matthew 12:30 contains the idea that seems to conflict with the other two verses.  So let’s look at them.  In Mark 9:40 and Luke […]

What Does the Bible Teach Regarding Saints that Die?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/asleep-or-conscious.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat does the Bible teach regarding saints that die? Are they alive in another state (paradise)? Or asleep in the grave until the resurrection? Let’s add some Bible verses to this to expand upon the question.  Jesus told the thief on the cross in Luke 23:43: […]

What does “Things Under the Earth” Mean in Philippians 2:10?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/things-under-the-earth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn Philippians 2:10, what is meant by, “and things under the earth”? Philippians 2:10 in the New King James Version says, “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth.”  […]