Christian Courier Articles

What Is the Meaning of “Tender Plant. . . out of Dry Ground”?

What is the meaning of that mysterious phrase, “a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground,” as found in Isaiah 53:2? It is a marvelous prophecy regarding Christ. Study it with us.

LDS Baptism Annulled Due to Protest from Jews

A recent news item regarding the Mormon doctrine of “proxy baptism” highlights the inconsistencies of the practice and is the subject of this week’s Penpoints.

A Jewish Rabbi Converts to Christ

Jesus’ introduction to Nicodemus in John 3 contains rich treasures for those patient enough scrutinize the few passages.

Colossians 2:12 — Baptism – A Working of God

The Bible denies that man is saved by works of human merit. But what about “works of God.” Study this commonly misunderstood issue with us.

Job’s Final Exam

Jehovah’s questioning of the patriarch Job demonstrates the futility of criticizing our Creator.

Gog and Magog — What Is the Meaning of Revelation 20:8?

What is the meaning of the expression “Gog and Magog,” as mentioned in Revelation 20:8? It has nothing to do with a literal 1, 000-year reign of Christ upon the earth, as millennialists allege. Study this mysterious passage with us.

Solomon’s Reflections on Death

In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon reflected on some of the issues pertaining to death. His observations conflict with many modern religious ideas.

Haggai 1:6 – A Bag with Holes

The Old Testament prophet Haggai instructs us on what is really important — and what is not.

Why Couldn’t Jesus Perform Miracles in His Hometown?

When Jesus came to Nazareth, Mark says at that time, “And he could there do no mighty work” (Mark 6:5). If Jesus was truly the Son of God, why does it say he could not perform miracles in his hometown?

Is Christ’s Coming Very, Very Soon?

An article, widely circulated in newspapers around the country a while back, announced that Jesus was coming “very, very soon.” Allegedly, “signs” in the Bible indicate such. In this week’s Question & Answer column, we respond to this baseless assertion.