By Mac Deaver We live in a unique moment in history. We have not seen anything like this in our country or world before. The world has experienced and/ or witnessed many calamities before our time, and we see some of these recorded in Scripture. But personally, none of us has ever been alive during… Read More Can a Church Cancel Services During a National Emergency?
Note: See all the available speeches at this link. Eventually, there will be sixteen speeches, total (each participant will have four affirmative and four negative speeches).
By Mac Deaver Recently, in response to my criticism of Derek Estes’ Master’s Thesis conclusion that certainty must be rejected from the concept of “knowledge” as an essential trait (which criticism I presented in my article, “I Am Probably Writing This Article”), I received a very cordial email from Derek. I do indeed appreciate the… Read More Is It Epistemological Agnosticism Or Not?
By Mac Deaver Several weeks ago, a friend of mine sent me a digital copy of a Master’s Thesis written for Abilene Christian University by Derek Estes. It was published in 2016. The thesis is entitled, “Epistemology in the Churches of Christ: An Analysis and Critique of Thomas B. Warren.” I was very interested in… Read More I Probably Wrote This Article (An Exposure of Epistemological Agnosticism)
By Mac Deaver In John 8:43 the Lord once asked some of his contemporaries, “Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word” (ASV). The footnote shows that the Greek word translated “understand” is actually the word for “know.” The Lord was asking why it was that those who spoke… Read More Other Tongues
By Mac Deaver Our society places a lot of emphasis on the concept of “youth.” If one did not know better, he might by such a cultural stress get the idea that youth is what life is all about. He would, however, be wrong. While there is certainly a benefit to that time period in… Read More I have been young
By Mac Deaver With the absolutely absurd recent decision rendered by the United States Supreme Court with regard to marriage, I am ashamed. I am ashamed because the nature of marriage entails heterosexuality as any right thinking person should know. One does not have to be a Bible student in order to determine that in… Read More I Am Ashamed
By Mac Deaver Recently, Weylan posted the oral exchange between my father, Roy Deaver, and Gus Nichols (listen at: biblicalnotes.com/audio/roy-deaver-gus-nichols-debate). The exchange took place on the campus of the then Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tennessee in 1973. At issue between the two parties was whether or not the “guilty party” of Matthew… Read More Remarriage Right and the Law of the Husband
By Mac Deaver [The Tarlac Bible Forum was conducted in November 2014 at the Nick Hotel in Gerona, Tarlac, in the Philippines. Five lectures were presented by Mac Deaver on the theme of “The Baptism of the Great Commission.” We are publishing his teaching outlines here in the order delivered.] Lesson 5: Has the Great… Read More Has the Great Commission Been Fulfilled?
By Mac Deaver [The Tarlac Bible Forum was conducted in November 2014 at the Nick Hotel in Gerona, Tarlac, in the Philippines. Five lectures were presented by Mac Deaver on the theme of “The Baptism of the Great Commission.” We are publishing his teaching outlines here in the order delivered.] Lesson 4: Correct and Incorrect… Read More Correct and Incorrect Reasons for Rebaptism