“Good accounting records and good stewardship go hand in hand,” said the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. “Your church is the trustee for the money it receives
Friends from other Christian traditions have voiced a common complaint that churches are drifting from sound doctrine to the idea that all of us are God's children, no matter what we believe, so we should just get along. Paul takes a different tack, understanding that
In his commentary on Revelation, Edward A. McDowell, former professor of New Testament interpretation at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, rightly declares that our text is from a “strange book, and to many, a closed book” (p. 1).
Ecclesiastes, this odd little “wisdom” book, had some trouble getting into the Bible. Its Hebrew is a later form than other Old Testament writings, and it was written between 332 and 200 B.C., when Judea was under Greek rule. It faced objections that it showed