• The Erosion of Marriage

    According to a 2004 census, some 5,080,000 American couples are living together without the benefit of marriage. Several decades ago this practice was relatively rare and considered a sexual aberration; today it scarcely raises an eyebrow. Even in religious circles ... read more »

  • David’s Prophecy Regarding Judas

    In that period following the ascension of Jesus back to heaven, yet before the day of Pentecost arrived ten days later (cf. Acts 1:3), Peter explained to the 120 brethren assembled in an upper room (Acts 1:13, 15) that a ... read more »

  • The Divine View of Death

    In a psalm that is designed to emphasize the love of God for his children, an inspired writer declares: "Precious in the sight of Jehovah is the death of his saints" (116:15). The word "precious" is of considerable interest. The ... read more »

  • My Cup Runs Over

    Psalm 23 has been called the "Nightingale" song, because it sings the sweetest at the midnight hour. The "title" suggests it is a "Psalm of David." These superscriptions (116 of them) are not a part of the original text, but ... read more »

  • Voting: Option or Obligation?

    "To vote, or not to vote? That is the question,"-if one may paraphrase a renowned English writer. This is a serious question for many people as the election season approaches. It is one of those issues, I respectfully suggest, upon ... read more »

  • When Love Grows Cold: A Church Profile

    Near the end of his second missionary campaign (ca. A.D. 52), Paul, in company with his working companions, Aquila and Priscilla, came to the city of Ephesus. This magnificent metropolis of some two hundred to three hundred thousand souls was ... read more »

  • Stranger? Or Family and Friend?

    "So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God" (Ephesians 2:19). The foregoing are words that Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, a congregation ... read more »

  • Church Controversies

    One of the saddest situations that a spiritual person can contemplate is a brotherhood engaged in a "non-civil war," particularly in a time when it ought to be united against the growing forces of evil that threaten the stability of ... read more »

  • Salvation Is from the Jews

    No Christian can be anti-Semitic toward the Jews. Christ was a Jew, and that by divine intent. In a conversation with a Samaritan woman, Jesus declared: "[S]alvation is from the Jews" (John 4:22). The focus, of course, was upon his ... read more »

  • Jesus Christ and the “I Am” Expression

    When Christ declared: "Before Abraham was born, I am" (John 8:58), was he referring to the statement in Exodus 3:14, "I am that I am," and therefore identifying himself with the "Jehovah" of that context? This is the question we ... read more »