• Evaluating Evolution in Plain English

    Little children are taught about evolution from an early age, and the media continues to propagate it unabashedly. The following quotation is typical. "The virtually infinite variations of life are the fruit of the evolutionary process. All living creatures are ... read more »

  • Acts 2:21 — Calling on the Lord’s Name

    In his sermon on the day of Pentecost, Peter declared: "Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21). In view of this statement, folks sometimes ask: Why do members of the church of Christ ... read more »

  • The Textual Basis of the Bible

    Several years ago a movement developed in denominational circles that charged that virtually all Bible translations, this side of the King James Version, are based upon a "corrupt" text, hence, are not nearly as reliable as the KJV. Some within ... read more »

  • Does “Free Will” Grant a License to Sin?

    A frustrated libertine writes: "We are supposed to have free agency here on earth, but the God who is presented in the Old Testament destroyed people who did not keep his laws. How can it be said that we have ... read more »

  • An Atheistic Assault upon the “Design” Argument

    William Paley (1743-1805) was a British theologian/mathematician/logician who produced several erudite works, not the least of which was his volume called Natural Theology (1802). In this work, Paley argued that just as a watch logically implies a skilled, intelligent "watch-maker," ... read more »

  • Amos 1:1-2:3 — Judgment upon the Nations

    Amos was principally a prophet to the nation of Israel during the administrations of Jeroboam II and Joash, rulers of the northern kingdom (1:1). Before addressing Israel, however, he turned his attention to other transgressors nearby. Mark each of these ... read more »

  • Denomination Claims Biblical Worship

    A denominational church publication makes the following claim: "Our worship is based upon the Bible's pattern of worship unto the Lord." [It further contains the following.] "We hope this pamphlet will explain to you why we worship as we do." ... read more »

  • Was the Gospel Preached throughout the “Whole World” in the First Century?

    "What is the meaning of Paul's statement in his letter to the Colossians, when he suggested that the gospel already had been 'preached in all creation under heaven' (Colossians 1:23)? How could this possibly have been an accurate statement?" As ... read more »

  • Baptism: Essentials and Nonessentials

    There are some very important issues associated with New Testament baptism, and the person who wants to obey God must not neglect these essentials. At the same time, some matters associated with the sacred obligation are in the realm of ... read more »

  • John 4:7 — Christ’s Love and Tradition

    As Christ traveled from Judea to Galilee, He passed through the region of Samaria. Near the city of Sychar, at Jacob's well, the Lord met a Samaritan woman and asked her for a drink of water. From there the conversation ... read more »