Articles about GodWords

GodWords is an internet ministry of Disciples Report founder Tony Scialdone. As a former licensed minister and committed follower of Jesus, GodWords provides a place where he answers readers’ questions and engages visitors to serve God faithfully.

There is No Truth

Some like to say that there is no absolute truth. It’s a fun mental exercise, but nobody – absolutely nobody – lives that way. We all act as though what we believe is true. You do, and so do I… all day, every day. Try a little experiment: when someone tells you that there is no absolute truth, ask them, “Is that absolutely true?”

What is the New Apostolic Reformation?

The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is a movement made up of a number of like-minded people who call themselves Christian, but share a number of unbiblical ideas. Most NAR teachers are also Word of Faith teachers, another decidedly unbiblical set of ideas.

My Experiences with Seventh-Day Adventists

"When I was a teen, I went to a church in a Seattle suburb. Another church down the street had a split over doctrine. They were Seventh-Day Adventists."

Ox, Man, Lion, Eagle, the Compass, the Tribes and the Gospels

What do angels, a compass, the four gospels, the 12 tribes, three animals and a man have to do with each other? Is there some hidden spiritual connection between them? Is there a biblical pattern to these things?

The 10 Commandments in the New Testament

A lot of people, including many Christians, are confused about whether Christians should live by the 10 Commandments. There should be no confusion. Nine of the 10 Commandments are listed in the New Testament.

Why don’t Christians observe the original Sabbath?

The word “sabbath” means “rest”. This isn’t the kind of rest we need after a good workout. The word literally means ‘the ending of activity’. God didn’t rest on the seventh day because He was tired. God had finished creating the world, and so He stopped. He didn’t pick up where He left off when the weekend was over…He was done.

Name Changes in the Bible

A lot of people in the Bible had their names changed. Simon Peter, Saul, Barnabas and Dorcas are just a few of the people we know by more than one name. This growing list details the names, who changed those names, and the Bible verses where we learn about them.

How Will Churches Survive without Tithes?

Some people believe we should continue teaching unbiblical ideas because they can't think of a practical way to do God's work without those unbiblical ideas.

Does Purgatory Exist?

Because of the massive influence of Catholicism on the general theology of the world, a lot of people believe in something called purgatory. Before we can talk about whether purgatory exists, we need to first understand what it is, and where the idea came from.