What is God’s Purpose for His Church? Dr. Paul M. Elliott Part 7 of a 13-part series. Read part 6. In an earlier article in this series we identified the seven marks of a Scripture-driven church. In subsequent installments we are examining each one in detail. The second mark of a Scripture-driven church is this: […]

What Do 21st Century Evangelicals Believe? By Dr. Paul M. Elliott Part 2 of a 13-part series. Read part 1. Recent surveys indicate that the answer is, “Not nearly as much as they used to.” Doctrine Doesn’t Matter? As we mentioned in the first article of this series, reliable surveys tell us that only 15% […]

Scripture and the Church What Are the Seven Marks of a Scripture-Driven Church? (Introduction) Dr. Paul M. Elliott Part 5 of a 13-part series. Read part 4. Scripture identifies seven marks, or key characteristics, of a Scripture-driven church. Looking at how a church measures up to these seven standards gives us a Biblical report card […]

How Is Today’s Evangelical Church Like the Church at Corinth? By Dr. Paul M. Elliott Part 4 of a 13-part series. Read part 3. Like Corinth two thousand years ago, today’s church is putting up with those who bring in another Jesus, a different spirit, and another gospel. A Good Start The church at Corinth […]

Can Evangelicals Defend Biblical Morality – From the Bible? By Dr. Paul M. Elliott Part 3 of a 13-part series. Read part 2. Research shows that few Evangelical adults can articulate and defend Christian morality from the Bible, the book God declares to be Christians’ sole source of authority. But should that surprise us, when […]

The Greatest Story Never Read? By Dr. Paul M. Elliott Part one of a 13-part series. Reliable surveys tell us that for most Evangelical church members, the Bible has become just that – and the results are disastrous. The Church Unplugged The Evangelical church has become the church unplugged – largely disconnected from its source […]

6. The Church’s Authority: Why Scripture and Nothing Else? Dr. Paul M. Elliott Part 6 of a 13-part series. In our last article we identified the seven marks of a Scripture-driven church. Today we begin examining each one in detail. The foremost mark of a Scripture-driven church is that its people and leaders are committed […]