1975-1979

An Apostate Denomination: Stay in or Leave?

EditorialNovember/December, 1977Volume 12, Number 6 In the matter of separation from one’s denomination, there are many gray areas where we may easily let personalities, prejudices, and extraneous activities determine our decision. On the other hand, separation from the denomination seems justifiable when the Church in its official doctrinal statements opposes the Gospel and refuses to …

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Is the Church of the Brethren a New Testament Church?

EditorialSeptember/October, 1977Volume 12, Number 5 The message featured this month was delivered at the Brethren Revival Fellowship “Insight” session on June 23, 1977 at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia. We hope readers will profit from its instructions and concerns. –H.S.M. By Paul W. Brubaker Christian greetings to all of you! …

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The Three-Fold Plan of Salvation

EditorialJuly/August, 1977Volume 12, Number 4 The 1977 Church of the Brethren Annual Conference is being held in Richmond, Virginia. Twenty-five years ago the Brethren’s Yearly Meeting was held in Richmond also. In this editor’s opinion, one of the last great doctrinal messages given as a Moderator’s Address, was the sermon delivered by the Moderator, Brother …

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The Equal Rights Amendment and Bible Principles

EditorialMarch/April, 1977Volume 12, Number 2 The Equal Rights Amendment is designed as a legislative attempt to gain “equal rights” for women and men. The ERA was first introduced in Congress in 1923 as an outgrowth of the struggle for women’s suffrage. It was not until 1972, however, that Congress voted overwhelmingly for its passage. Now, …

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Biblical Instruction in the Congregation

EditorialJanuary/ February, 1977Volume 12, Number 1 The general lack of Scriptural training and the inadequate understanding of basic Bible doctrines on the part of members of our churches is appalling. The decline in church membership during the past decade is a further cause for concern. One factor contributing to these conditions is simply that many …

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