What is the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/what-is-the-blasphemy-of-the-holy-spirit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn Luke 12:10, it is mentioned that there is forgiveness for speaking against the Son of Man, but no forgiveness for blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.  Please elaborate. Luke 12:10 states, “And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven […]

Why did Melchizedek meet Abram in Genesis 14?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/why-did-melchizedek-meet-abram.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn Genesis 14:17-18, Melchizedek brings forth bread and wine. Was he residing in Sodom?  If not, where did he come from, and why was he on the scene? Let’s read Genesis 14:17-18: “And the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of […]

How Does the Sacrifice of the Widow’s Mite Apply Today?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/how-does-the-story-of-the-widows-mite-apply.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHow does Mark 12:41-44 apply today?  Does Matthew 19:21 apply to this example?  If so, how? Mark 12:41-44 is the story of the widow who cast in her two mites to the temple treasury.  Jesus said of her, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor […]

Must I Be Baptized to Go to Heaven?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/must-i-be-baptized-to-go-to-heaven.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDo you have to be baptized to go to heaven? Yes.  In our previous question, we’ve just discussed all of the wonderful blessings that are in Christ.  One cannot go to heaven without these blessings.  But to have these blessings, we must be in Christ, that […]

Does God Answer the Prayer of the Non-Christian?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/does-god-answer-the-prayers-of-the-non-christian.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDoes God answer the prayer of a non-Christian or does he not listen to the prayer prayed by a non-Christian? The Bible tells us clearly that God does not hear the prayer of sinners.  In Psalm 66:18 we read, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, […]

Who is the Lord in Genesis 18?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/who-is-the-lord-in-genesis-18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWho is the “Lord” referred to in Genesis 18?  We know that no man has ever looked upon the face of God and that Jesus Christ was not yet born of woman.  Since Jesus Christ always was, did He appear at this time as the Lord? […]

What is the qualification for elders and deacons to have children?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/what-is-the-qualification-for-elders-and-deacons-to-have-children.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat is the qualification for elders and deacons to have children?  Does the Greek word for “having” bear any significance in this regard? There are two places in the New Testament that discuss the qualification of having children in order to hold the office of an […]

Do Demons Possess People Today?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/do-demons-possess-people-today.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSI don’t believe demon spirits can possess a person in the Christian age.  Am I right?  If so, how would you explain this to a person? This question isn’t entirely accurate.  We have instances in the Bible where demons possessed people “in the Christian age.”  Paul […]

Should We Pray for the Holy Spirit?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/should-we-pray-for-the-holy-spirit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIs Luke 11:13 appropriate for today? Yes, it is appropriate for today because all scripture is inspired of God and profitable (2 Timothy 3:15-16).  Now, let’s discuss why it is appropriate today.  The context of this verse is Jesus’ teaching about persistence in prayer.  Earlier in […]

Literal vs. Figurative

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/literal-figurative-question.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSI would like to know the difference in literal language and figurative language used in the Bible. Let’s begin by looking at the dictionary definition of literal and figurative.  The word literal means “in accordance with, involving, or being the primary or strict meaning of the […]