• The Magic of Kindness

    An inspired writer declared: "That which makes a man desirable is his kindness" (Prov. 19:22). A non-inspired writer, the celebrated William Shakespeare, mused: "Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love." While "kindness" may be disdained by ... read more »

  • What Was that “Light” before the Sun (Genesis 1:3)?

    "In Genesis 1:3, the Old Testament records that God said: 'Let there be light.' Since the sun, moon, and stars were not made until the fourth day (1:14-16), what was the nature of the 'light' mentioned in verse 3?" The ... read more »

  • If We Never Meet Again

    Final words are cherished. On November 5, 1994, President Reagan wrote a farewell address to the nation, announcing the onset of Alzheimer's disease. He characterized the diagnosis by saying, "I now begin the journey that will lead me into the ... read more »

  • Isaiah 6:1-5 – Isaiah’s Vision of Jehovah

    In the year that king Uzziah died, Isaiah saw "the Lord" sitting upon a throne. Heavenly creatures stood above this divine Being crying, "Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory." In the ... read more »

  • What Are the Unicorns and Satyrs Mentioned in the Bible?

    Why does the Bible contain references to such mythological creatures as the 'unicorn' (Num. 23:22), and the 'satyr' (Isa. 13:21)? How can such allusions be harmonized with the claim that the Bible is the infallible word of God? The "Unicorn" ... read more »

  • Force-Feeding Obscenity to Our Youth

    Right-thinking people respect that venerable document known as The Constitution of the United States and rejoice in the good that, for the most part, has resulted in its wake. In recent years, however, there has been considerable interpretative diversity relative ... read more »

  • 2 John 6 – The Nature of Love

    Exactly what is love? Is it merely a sentimental, emotional disposition towards God? Or does love involve more than that? When the Lord suggested that the "great" commandment is loving God with all of one's heart, soul, and mind (see ... read more »

  • The Ascension of Christ – A Most Significant Event

    The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the foundation truth of the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:13-19). For that reason, occasionally the "resurrection" narrative has overshadowed the "ascension" record. But the ascension event is of equal significance, and careful attention ... read more »

  • The Strange Case of Julian “The Apostate”

    According to some historians, the influence of that Roman ruler, known as Julian "the Apostate" (A.D. 361-363), was a critical point in the history of the Christian movement. Let us pick up some background on this matter. The new religion ... read more »

  • Does 1 Cor. 3:15 Support the Doctrine of “Eternal Security”?

    "A friend has appealed to 1 Corinthians 3:15 to support the idea that a Christian can never fall from God's grace eternally. He may sin, and then suffer the 'fire' of a temporal consequence, but his soul cannot be lost. ... read more »