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8 Mistaken Ideas About Baptism

Although baptism is mentioned dozens of times in the New Testament, the rite has been so grossly misunderstood in a great variety of ways. [ READ ]

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6 Reasons Why Some Prayers Are Never Answered

Why are some prayers never answered? Is it possible that we may be guilty of hindering our own requests to the Lord? [ READ ]

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A Review of Recent Arguments for Women Preachers

Influenced by society, many are looking for New Testament authority for expanding the role of women in the body of Christ. [ READ ]

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What Is Faith in Christ?

What is faith? Is it merely trusting Jesus to save you? Or is action necessary for a believer to be pleasing to God? [ READ ]

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Man: From the Beginning

For Bible believers, there can be no compromise between evolutionary chronology and the biblical historical record. [ READ ]

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Jesus Showed Himself Alive By Many Proofs

What evidence is there that Jesus actually rose from the dead? [ READ ]

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Can I Still Be Saved If I've Sinned Deliberately?

Does Hebrews 10:26 mean that anyone who sins “deliberately” is beyond hope of salvation? [ READ ]

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The Dangers of Youthful Exuberance

The apostle Paul taught Timothy how to conduct himself as a young gospel preacher—advice sorely needed today and in every generation. [ READ ]

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The Influence of Modern Trends on the Church

Is new always better than old? Not always. Some modern trends have had a negative impact on the church. [ READ ]

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This Generation Shall Not Pass Away

Are the visible signs of Matthew 24 indicators of the Lord’s Second Coming or of a conflict that would occur within the life span of “that generation”? [ READ ]

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The Value of Life

The Bible describes life as a sacred gift from heaven to honor the Creator and prepare us for eternity.

Terminal Illness – Living Wills

The earthly life of Terry Schiavo has ended, but the controversy that surrounded this case is far from over. How does one assess these tragic life-and-death situations which are fraught with difficult ethical questions? Ponder this issue with us in this week’s Penpoints.

Bertrand Russell and Christianity, Part 1

Part 1 in a two-part series on Bertrand Russell’s reasons why he rejected Christianity

2 Corinthians 2:6 – The Sufficient Punishment

The divinely prescribed method of church discipline is effective.

Jeremiah 50:24-32 – Babylon: Humbled by God

Babylon was destroyed for her pride. Jeremiah accurately prophesied this monumental event in ancient history.

THE GOLDEN TEXT: A Study of John 3:16

John 3:16 is often called the “golden text” of the Bible. Many hold this passage very dear. Tragically, the text is more often than not misunderstood. In this study, we take a close look at this amazing passage.

Matthew’s Use of the Term “Fulfilled”

When the apostle Matthew wrote that an Old Testament prophecy had been “fulfilled” by Christ, just what did he mean? Engage in this study with us.

The Uniqueness of the Biblical Creation Record

The ridiculous creation fables of mankind only serve to emphasize the genuineness of the Genesis account of the beginning.

The Bible Doesn’t Say, “Don’t Do It,” Does It?

It is interesting to observe the type of argumentation employed by religionists in attempting to establish their doctrinal positions. The following article illustrates the flawed logic of many.

The Crucifixion of Christ: The Real Emphasis

Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” continues to generate controversy —especially the prolonged scenes of violence. How does this emphasis compare to the Gospel accounts of the death of Christ? Read this week’s Penpoints for a discussion of this matter.