Why Do We Do What We Do?

by Doug Loss I was born into a religious family.  Many of my relatives were active in the Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) church, as ministers and as laity.  Albert Einstein once said, "What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life?"  That's pretty much how I viewed religion in my early life; something that was all around, so pervasive that it was a general assumption and not something I really noticed. As I grew older, I became curious about the tenets and practices of my denomination and my faith.  "Why do we do the things we do?  What do the various actions represent?  What makes this church, this … [Read more...]

Plymouth Brethren To Orthodox

by Edward Justin Raised in a wonderful, loving, godly, Protestant (or, more precisely, Anabaptist) Christian home, I grew up believing in God and calling upon the Lord Jesus Christ to save me. I consciously committed my life to Christ at about age eight and was baptized when I was thirteen in the "Plymouth brethren" assembly in which I had grown up. From my parents I learned to seek the Truth with my whole heart, to speak it in love, and to live it. From the assembly I learned to seek the Truth in the Scriptures and to love them and to study them diligently and to apply them to my everyday life. … [Read more...]