• But Be of Good Cheer, I Have Overcome the World

    Jesus said, "In this world you will have tribulation ..." (John 16:33). Most of us, though, have positive expectations for the future. But what if life is not as we had hoped it would be? How do we manage the ... read more »

  • Nahum 1:1 – The End of Nineveh

    The book of Nahum begins with a somber tone - "the burden of Nineveh" - which suggests that a pronouncement of judgment is imminent. The name "Nineveh," of course, brings memories of the book of Jonah. Nineveh was the capital ... read more »

  • God’s Great Plan — In Perpetuity

    In the title of this article, every word is significant. First, it asserts that "God," creator and ruler of the universe, is the author of a plan. Second, it affirms that in quality and scope, the plan is "great." Third, ... read more »

  • What Was the “Manna” in the Wilderness of Sinai?

    "The Interpreter's Bible (a popular commentary set), in commenting on the 'manna' that fell when the children of Israel were in the wilderness of Sinai, suggests that this 'manna' substance was merely a sweet, natural material from certain trees of ... read more »

  • The Link between Evolution and Abortion

    Many people do not realize that there is a nexus between belief in the theory of evolution, and the horrible practice of abortion - at least in the minds of some. A common argument popularly employed in defense of the ... read more »

  • 2 Corinthians 4:16 — The Inward Man

    Some religionists are materialists. By that we mean they contend that man is totally material - supposedly, he does not have a spirit or soul. The Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-day Adventists, the World-Wide Church of God (the late Herbert Armstrong's cult), ... read more »

  • The Heart of the Matter

    Buried securely within the cavity of the human chest is an amazing muscle about the size of one's fist. Charged by a tiny electrical impulse, approximately every 8/10ths of a second it "beats" - about 100,000 times a day, pumping ... read more »

  • Did Christ Die as a “Sinner” upon the Cross?

    "Some say that when Jesus died he bore our 'actual' sins in his body on the cross. Others believe that Christ only bore the 'penalty' for sin. Which view represents the truth of the matter?" Some prominent theologians contend that ... read more »

  • The Christian and Depression

    All of us become discouraged occasionally. That is simply a part of being human. One should not feel that discouragement is intrinsically sinful for it is not. That is evidenced by the fact that even our Lord sometimes became discouraged. ... read more »

  • The Tamar Case: A Precedent for Christians?

    A magazine that is directed to Christian women has a column in which "Opinion" responses to timely questions of interest are invited. A recent question posed for consideration was this: "How do you feel about a couple using extraordinary means ... read more »