• Did the Ancient Gentiles Have the Hope of Salvation?

    The Bible student is aware of the fact that the law of Moses was given to the nation of Israel. It was intended to regulate the Jews' conduct and to provide a mode of forgiveness (through the Levitical sacrificial system) ... read more »

  • The Beasts of Revelation 13

    We receive many questions on our Christian Courier Web Site. From time to time we share some of these with you. Here is a one of significant interest. Please explain some things mentioned in Revelation 13. What is the "beast" ... read more »

  • The Emerging Church Movement—The New Face of Heresy

    Recently, Charles Colson, a leading evangelical writer, pointed out: Last June a Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life survey found rampant doctrinal ignorance among American Christians. Fifty-seven percent of evangelicals believed people who follow religions other than their own ... read more »

  • Why People Quit Church

    Church leaders have long been interested in why so many drift away from faithful service to the Lord. Jesus summarized the matter in his parable of the sower. The causes he listed are: the cares of this world, the deceitfulness ... read more »

  • The Wages of Sin and the Free Gift of God

    It is a text of dual emphases. The one is darkly foreboding, the other magnificently exhilarating. Paul wrote: “For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans ... read more »

  • A Study of Last Things

    The New Testament was written in Koine Greek, the common language of the Mediterranean world. It was a tongue spoken in Rome, Alexandria, Jerusalem, etc., just as it was in Athens. That Providence chose this language for the composition of ... read more »

  • The Lord’s Day

    The small island of Patmos is located in the Aegean Sea about fifty-six miles southwest of Ephesus. According to the testimony of history, the apostle John was exiled to this remote region in the reign of the Roman emperor Domitian ... read more »

  • The Christian Priesthood

    Several terms are employed in the New Testament to express various relationships that Christians sustain to God and to one another. They are designated as “children” in view of the new birth process that is required for a spiritual union ... read more »

  • Addicted to Me

    Unalienable rights! We hold these truths to be self-evident! God created us equal! The Creator endowed us with rights-as in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! The Declaration of Independence’s motivating expressions stirred colonists to demand their God-given freedom ... read more »

  • The Doctrine of Open Theism

    Perhaps one of the most confusing ideas to intrude into the world of “Christendom” over the past twenty years or so is an ideology commonly known as Open Theism. It also is designated as Free Will Theism, and Neotheism. Advocates ... read more »