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Five Alleged Mistakes in the Bible

A recent writer for a radical online magazine charged that the Bible is mistaken regarding five Old Testament texts. As it turns out, the article is wrong—on all five counts!

Is the Restoration Plea Valid?

Is a classic car better served with restoration or modification? It’s a trivial question. But what about Christianity? Was the Christian faith once for all delivered to the saints? Or is it an evolving religion free to be modified by cultural development or human preference?

The Curse of Covetousness

Material prosperity can be a great blessing if employed in the service of God. But covetousness is a curse.

What Do You Know About the Holy Spirit?

A golden lamp stand with seven lights was placed in the ancient tabernacle of Jehovah. In the book of Revelation, we find the “seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God” (Rev. 4:5)—the number seven symbolizing the perfect Spirit of God. What do you know about the Holy Spirit?

The Bible Doctrine of Sanctification

The term “sanctification” is used rather loosely in the community of “Christendom.” What does the Bible really teach about this important theme?

The Indestructible Church of Christ

Some allege that the church of Christ, as established on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2), has not existed in an unbroken line since that time. The allegation is false—if the testimony of Scripture is dependable.

What About the Name Jehovah?

Some writers strongly object to the name Jehovah, as found in the American Standard Version (1901). Is this criticism justified? Are these critics consistent? Look at this matter carefully.

A History of the Baptism Apostasy

The doctrine of baptism, as set forth in the New Testament, is scarcely recognizable in the modern world of “Christendom.” How did this strange and unwarranted change come about? Study this issue with us.

Is All Remarriage After Divorce Condemned?

Some allege that all second marriages following a divorce are prohibited. Does this theory have the support of Scripture? Has the New Testament information on this matter been corrupted? Study this issue with us.

Is the Genesis Creation Account Poetry?

Some suggest that Genesis 1 and 2 are not literal accounts of actual history. Instead, much of the narrative is poetic, with elements of history embedded. But what does the evidence show?

Did Jesus Exclude Repentance from Forgiveness?

Some sincere people are severely lacking in fundamental skills for interpreting the Bible. They will isolate a text or word from its immediate context, or else from the larger context of biblical information, and “camp on it” in order to find support for a cherished thought. This short article is an example of such.

What Happens To A Person At Death?

What happens when you die and your soul is separated from your body? There are diverse views about this matter. Here is one for your study and reflection.

Back to Kindergarten

Some have spent years in the church, but have never grown significantly in their Bible knowledge. There is a strong rebuke in Scripture for this type of neglect.

The Church And Its Detractors

There are always been those, both without and within the church of Jesus Christ, who have attempted to weaken and compromise the gospel of Christ. Such antagonists must ever be identified and rebuffed.

Corinth – A Troubled Church

The church in Corinth had numerous spiritual problems, one of which was its tolerance of flagrant immorality. In his letter to this church, the apostle delivers a sharp rebuke. Happily, it produce a healthy result.

Crossing the Rubicon

The expression, “Crossing the Rubicon,” is famous for deadly decisions that cannot be retracted. There are many of these in life that elicit some reflection.

Clapping as an Accompaniment to Singing in Worship

Some Christians argue that clapping, to accompany singing in worship, is merely an inconsequential mode of providing some zest to the service. What are the facts? Is this a violation of scriptural principle?

MASADA: The Final and Futile Stand

On a high mountain plateau just west of the Dead Sea in A.D. 73, the final battle between the Romans and the Jews took place. It was the concluding destruction and dispersal of the Hebrew nation, as such previously was known for the preceding fifteen centuries.

False Ideas About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the most renowned person of human history? That being true, why are there so many false ideas circulating about him? Because people have biases and they “reinvent” a “Jesus” after their own presuppositions. In this article we review some of the bizarre theories.

The Value of “Waiting” on Jehovah

The Bible promises a wide array of blessings upon those who have the patience to “wait upon” the Lord. Consideration of this theme will pay rich dividends.

Mary’s First Communion

When Mary partook of the Lord’s supper on that first Sunday in Christian history, upon what events did she reflect? Meditating upon Mary’s possible meditations can be a fascinating endeavor.

Terrorists in the Church

“Terrorist” is a word with which we are quite familiar these days—at least in a political sense. What about “terrorists” in the church? They were present in the early church, and they are today as well. We must learn to identify them if the church is to be kept pure.