• Does the Marriage of an Unbeliever to a Believer Sanctify the Unbeliever?

    "What did Paul mean in 1 Corinthians 7:14 when he said that an unbeliever is 'sanctified' by a Christian spouse?" First, the Bible student must understand the meaning of the term "sanctified," and the various uses of that term that ... read more »

  • Let Your Light Shine

    Christ is the sole light that radiates divine truth and sustains life. He declared, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12). True to ... read more »

  • Romans 1:27 — The Consequences of Perversion

    In Romans, chapter 1, Paul describes the debauchery that was characteristic of the ancient pagan world. A common vice in that day, as in our own time, was that of homosexuality. The apostle writes: "For this cause God gave them ... read more »

  • Paul’s Instruction to the Saints of Crete

    Crete is a large island in the Mediterranean near the southern entrance to the Agean Sea. It is a rugged mountainous region, once inhabited by a people whose reputation was less than ideal. A Greek philosopher, Epimenides (c. 600 B.C.), ... read more »

  • The Birthplace of Jesus: Bethlehem or Jerusalem?

    "We have been asked to comment upon a claim made by a Mormon writer, namely the allegation that Joseph Smith did not err in his claim that Jesus was born in 'Jerusalem.'" For many years, critics of the Book of ... read more »

  • Why Do Natural Disasters Happen?

    On December 26, 2004, a violent earthquake in the Indian Ocean off of the western coast of northern Sumatra (of the magnitude of 9 on a scale of 12), initiated several tsunamis (tidal waves) that have taken more than 200,000 ... read more »

  • Benevolent Work in the Mission Field

    Most folks by now are aware of the carnage that was caused by the Indian Ocean earthquake of December 26th, and the devastating tsunamis that followed, killing more that 200,000 people, and leaving thousands of others homeless, orphaned, etc. It ... read more »

  • Obadiah 1 – The Doom of Edom

    Through his prophet Obadiah, the Lord spoke to the nation of Edom. The name "Edom" referred to that band known as the Edomites, who were the descendants of Esau, son of Isaac (Genesis 36:1-17). Their territory lay to the south ... read more »

  • The Old Paths — Obsolete, or Pressing Need?

    The prophet Jeremiah had one of the more difficult tasks in the history of Israel. His divine assignment was to admonish the citizens of ancient Judah to return to the Lord, from whom they had wandered. The nation was languishing ... read more »

  • Was Paul’s Reference to His “Cloak” a Meaningless Triviality?

    Some have charged that the Bible contains a lot of trivial information, such as Paul's request that Timothy bring the apostle's "cloak" and "books and parchments" when he comes to Rome (2 Timothy 4:13). These items had been left in ... read more »