Christian Courier Articles

Buy a Sword!

Many are puzzled by Christ’s charge to his disciples: “Let him who has no sword sell his coat and buy one.” They wonder if the Lord was arming his men for a carnal defense of the divine cause. What is the explanation of this puzzling text?

Jesus Christ – A Family Portrait

In addition to being the Son of God, Jesus of Nazareth had a human family. A consideration of family details is a thrilling and rewarding investigation.

The English Standard Version Study Bible – A Review

Since its release in 2001, the English Standard Version of the Bible has gained popularity. We reviewed the ESV several years back and gave it commendation. Last year the ESV Study Bible appeared. While the study tools frequently are helpful, there are numerous danger spots characterized by doctrinal error. Those using this edition should be informed.

Calvinism and the Great Commission

There is a terrible conflict between Christ’s “Great Commission” and the Calvinistic dogma of predestination. It has not been unnoticed even by the disciples of the Swiss reformer.

Nuggets from the Book of Philemon

Though Paul’s letter to Philemon is very brief, it is packed with rich nuggets of truth that truly reward the serious Bible student. Reflect upon some of these points with us in this article.

Is Man a “Naked Ape”?

English zoologist Desmond Morris once characterized human beings as “naked apes.” This was his “cute,” dramatic attempt to promote the theory of organic evolution. The truth is, the concept is bereft of genuine evidence.

A Study of Heaven

Heaven will be a wonderful reward for those faithful to God. Unfortunately the biblical teaching on this theme has been grossly perverted in numerous ways. Study this great topic in this article.

The Bible: Word of God or Mere Words of Men?

Is the Bible a divine document, inspired of God? If so, to what degree? Is it merely in “sense,” or is it in “sentence,” i.e., are the very words of the text inspired?

Obsessive Personalities

An obsession is a persistent, compulsive preoccupation with something. It could be a person, an idea, a desire, etc. The New Testament condemns addictive, obsessive behavior as a spiritual abnormality.

Is America Too Big to Fail?

While politicians are promising hope and change, we would be wise to consider where success and failure actually come from.