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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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Is There Not A Cause?

The account of David and Goliath’s battle is not just an entertaining child’s story. There are numerous spiritual principles that can be learned from this historical event. [ READ ]

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Some Lessons From Church History

Church historians have observed drastic changes in the church of antiquity. Are these changes still affecting the followers of Christ today? [ READ ]

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When Silence Is Eloquent

During his trial before Pilate, Christ boldly confirmed that he was a king, but that his followers did not fight—a bold claim since hours earlier one of his disciples attempted to decapitate a government official. Why, then, was this one little statement by Christ not exploited by his enemies? [ READ ]

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The Authority of Jesus Christ

Authority is one of those words that usually creates an instant emotional reaction—in some folks, fear and distrust, in others safety and order. While Jesus was the image of love and gentleness, he also possesses and exercises great authority. [ READ ]

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Do Human Beings Have an Immortal Soul?

Some contend that the Bible teaches that human beings possess an immortal soul. Others deny that this is the case. Where do the facts lie?

Tick, tick, tick….

Time! How precious it is. But “time” is not a comodity to be teased, flirted with, or ignored. Time is a hard task-master! Respect it.

Haggai 1:6 – A Bag with Holes

The Old Testament prophet Haggai instructs us on what is really important — and what is not.

Killers Killing Killers

Murder is always a despicable act.

The New R-word Label

Racism is an insidious evil that lies at the root of much hate against both man and God.

What About that Two-Stage Miracle?

Some have charged that one of Jesus’ miracles was incomplete on the Lord’s first “attempt,” and that such reflected upon his power. What is to be said in response to this charge?

The Controversy Rages: Mel Gibson’s “The Passion”

Mel Gibson’s motion picture, “The Passion of the Christ,” has ignited a storm of controversy, once again raising the question, “Who was responsible for the death of Jesus of Nazareth?” This week’s Penpoints explores this “hot” topic.

Thinking Straight About Abortion

This essay discusses the illogical positions that many argue with reference to aborition.

Did Christ Literally Bear Our Sins on the Cross?

When Christ died on the cross, did he literally bear the “guilt” of our sins, or did he merely take upon himself the penalty that was justly due us? This is an issue of supreme importance. Study it carefully.

Did Solomon Teach the Doctrine of Soul-Sleeping?

A critic writes to argue that the book of Ecclesiastes teaches that the dead are not conscious. What are the real facts of the case?