Defining Religion

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a word or action which causes another person to stumble in the faith or to continue in sin or error.

Old Adam

the sinful nature that every person has inherited from his parents since Adam's fall into sin. This sinful nature remains in us even after conversion and produces sin in our lives. When we die we will be transformed, freed forever from our old Adam and the consequences of sin.

Open communion

the improper practice of inviting or allowing to partake of the Lord’s Supper those who are not communicant members of churches that are one with us in all that we teach and believe (1 Corinthians 10:17, Romans 16:17, 2 John 10-11, 1 Corinthians 11:27-29).