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Matthew's Account of the Virgin Birth

Matthew records eleven arguments establishing the virgin birth of Christ — an important doctrine related to Jesus’ divine nature. [ READ ]

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The Code of Hammurabi

The discovery of the Code of Hammurabi reveals several interesting ideas when compared to the Law of Moses. [ READ ]

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Enemies of Christ

There are two kinds of enemies of Jesus: those who campaign against him in public and those who are unwitting enemies of the cross. [ READ ]

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The Explosive Growth of the Kingdom of Christ

In the parable of the Mustard Seed, Jesus predicted that his kingdom would start in a small, relatively obscure fashion; exhibit extraordinary growth; and increase to a large size in proportion to its beginning. History has wonderfully demonstrated the fulfillment of the Savior’s words. [ READ ]

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What Does the Bible Say About the Origin, Nature, and Role of Angels?

Why do Christians believe in angels? What does the Bible actually say about the existence of angels, their origin, nature and role as God’s ministering spirits? [ READ ]

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Satan: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid To Ask

Is Satan an actual living, personal being? What does the Bible reveal about this malevolent enemy of God and man? [ READ ]

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Where Does the Bible Condemn Gambling?

While the Bible does not specifically identify gambling as a “sin,” that provides no license for the vice. God’s word condemns specific sins and many unnamed vices that violate a variety of biblical principles. [ READ ]

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Five Questions About Evolution that Charles Darwin Can't Answer

Here are five questions evolutionists can’t answer about the theory of evolution. [ READ ]

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What Does the Bible Say About the Rapture?

What is the Rapture theory all about? And what does the Bible say about this fantastic “end-time” event? Is it real or merely a fictional idea? [ READ ]

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What Do You Know About Demons?

The study of “demons” is a fascinating yet challenging topic in biblical literature. There is much to be learned from a survey of this theme. [ READ ]

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ARCHAEORAPTOR UPDATE: “Piltdown Bird”

On January 31, 2000, we reported in an article titled Another Fossil Flub about the embarrassing admission National Geographic posted on their web site, January 24, 2000. Now, we learn there was more than just an accidental mix up.

History of Instrumental Music

Though the use of mechanical instruments of music in worship are common in both the Catholic and Protestant communities of "Christendom, " most people do not realize that this function was unknown to the churches of the apostolic age. Rather, the practice was an innovation that came centuries after the establishment of Christ’s church, and such was wholly without New Testament authority. Noted scholar William Woodson discusses this digression in this month’s Feature article.

Help My Unbelief!

Once we cease struggling with our faith, and let it slide, we are headed down a slippery slope that may lead to eternal ruin. What a horrible thought to contemplate. Lord, I believe; but help me in my times of unbelief!

How Do I Cope with Bitterness?

When one has been deeply wounded, how does he/she cope with the anger that sometimes invades the tranquility of the soul? How can one forgive, and still feel resentment at times?

1 John 2:1 – The Advocate

Christ is our attorney, pleading our case before the Father. What a thrilling concept!

Is Lust the Equivalent of Fornication?

Some are alleging that “lust” is the consequential equivalent of “fornication.” Hence, if a woman determines her husband has “lusted” after another woman, she may, with impunity, divorce him—with the option of marrying another man. The theory is seriously flawed.

Didn’t Paul Command, “Forbid not to speak in tongues”?

What is the meaning of Paul’s command, “Forbid not to Speak in tongues” (1 Cor. 14:39)? Does this imply that the gift of tongues was to continue to the end of time?

Did Mary, Jesus’ Mother, Ever Sin?

Did the mother of Jesus ever sin?

S. D. Gordon’s “Dispensationalism”

Was the death of Jesus Christ a part of God’s eternal plan for human salvation? Amazingly, some have contended it was not—contrary to the explicit testimony of Peter (see 1 Peter 1:19-20).

Was Paul Uncertain About His “Inspiration”?

In a letter to the church in Corinth, Paul said: “I think I have the Spirit of God” (1 Cor. 7:40). Was the apostle uncertain of his possession of the Holy Spirit? Read this discussion of this puzzling passage.