Christian Courier Articles

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

In his final epistle to Timothy, Paul asked his young friend to bring his “cloak,” when he came to Rome. Some charge that this is a “trivial” reference, unworthy of the claim of verbal inspiration. But is the critic’s objection more “trivial” than Paul’s reference? Study this with us.

Evaluating Evolution in Plain English

Many people believe that the dogma of organic evolution is as firmly established as the sphericity of the earth. But is it? Jason Jackson pulls the reputed “pillars” of this theory out from under it, and the doctrine crumbles under the weight of its own ill-conceived assertions.

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

All who wish to enjoy the remission of past sins will call on the name of the Lord by obeying the gospel plan of redemption. In no other way can one receive pardon.

The Textual Basis of the Bible

It is a misguided endeavor to contend that the KJV is the only reliable translation available today, or even that it is the best one.

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.