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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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Are Infants “by Nature” Children of Wrath?

Does the Bible say that little babies are by nature born in sin and deserving of God’s wrath? You would be surprised how many people think so based on Ephesians 2:1-3. But here’s what that passage really means.

The Significance of Christ’s Resurrection

Five important points to remember about the significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

Fashion Oddities and Public Worship

Are public worship forums the place for “fashion” eccentricities? Some seem to think there should be no restrictions as to what one may wear when functioning in a teaching and/or leadership role in church assemblies. This “hot button” topic is discussed in this week’s Penpoints article.

David Hume and Miracles

Philosopher David Hume failed in disproving the veracity of biblical miracles, but succeeded in revealing the emptiness of his agnosticism.

Why Did God Make Mosquitoes?

It frequently is the case that skeptics will cite examples of “silly” creations on the part of the world’s Creator. In so doing they reveal only their own ignorance. Such is the case with the “lowly” mosquito.

Lessons from the Catacombs of Rome

The catacombs located beneath the city of Rome are a wonder of antiquity which reveal much about the early adherents to the Christian faith.

Frauds in Science

There are many honest people working in the various fields of science, but it also is only fair to point out that there have been, and likely will continue to be, some real charlatans in the scientific community.

What About Potlucks and Church Discipline?

Is the New Testament command to not eat with unfaithful Christians apply to a potluck gathering?

The Miraculous Insight of Jesus Christ

The Lord did not always avail himself of miraculous knowledge during his ministry, but when he did, he gave yet another proof that he is the Christ, the Son of God.

The Me-First Syndrome

It seems that everyone these days is afflicted with a “syndrome.” Though that term is considerably overused and misused, there are some spiritual maladies that might appropriately be called a “syndrome.” In this article we address one of these.