Christian Courier Articles

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.

The Earth: A Planet Plagued with “Evil”

Though the earth was once a paradise, it is now a planet plagued with “evil.” Why are there so many problems within our earthly environment? Study this challenging issue with us in this month’s Feature article.

Joel 1:3 – Parental Responsibility

Each generation is responsible for its own conduct, but certainly we can influence, for good or bad, those who come after us.

King Saul — A Case Study in Apostasy

Saul, Israel’s first king, stands as a solemn warning to all who followed thereafter.

Questions About Melchizedek

One of the intriguing issues that arises in studying the book of Hebrews has to do with the identity of that mysterious gentleman known as Melchizedek.