The Road Well Traveled

(Originally printed in the January/February 1996 Issue of the MCOI Journal) Jesus said that the road to life was narrow, and few there were that find it. He also mentioned another road; a popular well-traveled thoroughfare; the road to destruction. A few years back, a book was published that was to become a bestseller in secular as well as Christian circles. The title of the book was The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck. … Continue reading

Xerox People

(Originally printed in the January/February 1996 Issue of the MCOI Journal) Greetings, In light of the discussions regarding the Biblical teaching on the resurrection of Jesus, I thought we now should look at the WTBTS* teaching on the resurrection through a Q&A format. We will let their own literature answer the question from their perspective: 1 – Q. Does the very person who died rise up from death? A. “… it is the individual, the … Continue reading

New Light Update

(Originally printed in the January/February 1996 Issue of the MCOI Journal) Watchtower Society watchers are amazed anew by the brazenness of this organization to change truth when it becomes outdated. Those of us who engage in missionary efforts to Jehovah’s Witnesses have been saying for years that there would soon have to be an “adjustment” of their teaching regarding the 1914 generation. Why? Because, as former JW elder and author David Reed pointed out in … Continue reading

Tina’s Story

By Tina Ehrhardt (Originally printed in the January/February 1996 Issue of the MCOI Journal) “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you, free” (John 8:32). Being raised a Roman Catholic, I was ‘taught that Roman Catholicism was the truth and the only way to heaven. I was the youngest of two children, born to two wonderful, hard-working, devout, Roman Catholic parents. Our biggest loves in life were our Slovak heritage and … Continue reading

Does the Bible Teach Reincarnation? : How New-Agers Use the Bible

By Richard G. Howe (Originally printed in the January/February 1996 Issue of the MCOI Journal) Introduction No doubt, some in our society today find the doctrine of reincarnation to be strange, at best; and false, at worst. In Christian circles, especially, reincarnation is looked upon as heretical. Many Christians, without being able to articulate the subtle differences between other faiths that embrace reincarnation and their own Christian faith, nevertheless sense an incompatibility. But there are … Continue reading