Christian Courier Articles

Does “Free Will” Grant a License to Sin?

A critic complains that if human beings have “free will,” they ought to be allowed to do anything they wish. How does the Christian respond to this foolish charge?

An Atheistic Assault upon the “Design” Argument

An atheist thinks he has crafted an ingenious argument against the time-tested concept of “design demands an intelligent designer.” But his reasoning is logically flawed and internally inconsistent.

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

The judgment pronounced on pagan nations by Amos the prophet point to the accountability of all people to the laws of God.

Denomination Claims Biblical Worship

A failure to understand the real distinction between the Old and New Covenants underlies a host of religious errors.

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

There are several biblical passages which appear to indicate that the gospel was preached to the whole creation in the first century. How are these to be viewed? It is a problem that confuses many people. But there is a reasonable answer.

Baptism: Essentials and Nonessentials

Baptism is a very important rite in the divine scheme of salvation. But it is imperative that one be able to distinguish between the “essential” and “nonessential” items associated with the command. Study this matter with us in this week’s Penpoints.

John 4:7 — Christ’s Love and Tradition

In the course of Jesus’ exchange with the woman at the well, Jesus actually violated three cultural traditions of His day. In so doing, however, the Lord demonstrated the encompassing interest of Heaven in lost humanity.

The Thrilling and Mysterious Ways of God

In a micro-exclamation of praise, Paul has captured the whole of redemptive history — Heaven’s operations on behalf of Adam’s fallen children. It yet leaves us stunned!

Is Accountability “Hereditary”?

Does one generation “inherit” accountability for the sins of a previous generation? Is “guilt” genetically transmitted? Some passages may seem to suggest this, but what is the truth of the matter? Study this issue with us.

Charles Darwin’s Eroding Credibility

The average “layman” who subscribes to the theory of evolution champions Charles Darwin as the great luminary of this materialistic philosophical system. What many do not realize, however, is that not all scientists, even in the evolutionary community, bow before the British naturalist.