• Three Views of Self

    In one of his compositions, poet John Donne had this phrase: "No man is an island." Whatever the expression meant to him, it contains a general truth. None of us lives an isolated existence. While we see ourselves in a ... read more »

  • Lessons from the Ark of the Covenant

    When the children of Israel were delivered from Egyptian servitude, they came into the wilderness of Sinai. There Jehovah gave them a temporary house (tent) of worship-the tabernacle. The tabernacle consisted of two rooms: first, the holy place, in which ... read more »

  • Five Alleged Mistakes in the Bible

    A recent article entitled Five Mistakes in Your Bible Translation which appeared in the Huffington Post , a liberal online newspaper, alleges that the Bible contains numerous translation errors. Let us consider some of the examples mentioned. Covet Doesn't Mean ... read more »

  • Is the Restoration Plea Valid?

    There are two basic attitudes relative to the Christian religion. One disposition affirms that Jehovah, across several millennia of history, meticulously prepared for the advent of Christ and the spiritual system which he would inaugurate. It argues that Christianity, as ... read more »

  • The Curse of Covetousness

    In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon, king of Israel, explored the various avenues that men pursue in their quest for happiness. One area of particular interest was that of material wealth. Surely, it is frequently believed, if a man accumulates ... read more »

  • 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 of God, which are the seven Spirits of God" ... read more »

  • Paul’s Condemnation of Will-Worship

    The church at Colossae was troubled by a heretical movement that seriously compromised the integrity of the Christian gospel. It was a conglomerate mixture of Judaism, asceticism (radical self-abuse), and proto-Gnosticism. For an extended discussion, see Lightfoot (1892, 71-111). One ... read more »

  • The Bible Doctrine of Sanctification

    The Greek terms that are rendered into English by "sanctification," "holy," and "saints" convey important biblical truths. Unfortunately, in the world of "Christendom" many erroneous ideas have grown up around these expressions. Some interpret "sanctified" as the equivalent of "saved." ... read more »

  • The Indestructible Church of Christ

    Have there been members of the true church of Christ since Pentecost? Some answer yes, based upon certain biblical texts; others doubt it since there appears to be no continuous historical record of such. Daniel, in considering the future administration ... read more »

  • What About the Name Jehovah?

    The question occasionally arises: "Why is the name Jehovah not found in the King James Version of the Bible, or in most modern translations?" The term "Jehovah," appearing in the American Standard Version (1901), takes the place of "LORD" (all ... read more »