• The Value of “Youth” to the Cause of God

    Which is the most difficult era of human life? Infancy? Adolescence? Mature adulthood? Agedness? It probably depends upon where you are as to how you might answer that query. While many might suggest that one's "sunset" years are the hardest, ... read more »

  • What Is the Meaning of, “Destruction of the Flesh,” in 1 Corinthians 5:5?

    "In his letter to the church at Corinth, Paul commanded those Christians to deliver a sinful brother 'unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh' (1 Cor. 5:5). This sounds like a very severe requirement. Could you comment?" In this ... read more »

  • Television and Your Children

    The most precious possession that a youngster has is his mind. The mind (sometimes designated as the "heart" in biblical jargon) is that element of the human being out of which "choices" emanate, and thus that which controls the direction ... read more »

  • 2 Peter 1:8 – Conditional Salvation

    It is remarkable that some, professing acquaintance with the New Testament, should argue that salvation is bestowed unconditionally. But such is the legacy of John Calvin. One of the planks in his theological platform was "unconditional election." By way of ... read more »

  • Choosing a Man

    Earl Edwards has served as a professor of Bible at Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson, Tennessee) for more than twenty years. Not only is he an accomplished Bible scholar, he has long been dedicated to mission work, serving as a missionary in ... read more »

  • How Ought We to Behave? A Response to Socrates

    Socrates (ca. 469-399 B.C.) was the greatest philosopher of ancient Greece. He left no writings, but his teachings have been preserved (with some embellishment) by Plato and others. In one of his Dialogues, Plato records a conversation between Socrates and ... read more »

  • In What Sense is Humanity in the “Image” of God?

    "Genesis 1:26 has God saying, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.' Would you explain this language?" This text is one of the most thrilling in the opening moments of sacred Scripture. It provides a preview of ... read more »

  • The Rationale for Evaluating Political Leaders

    Jeroboam II was the 13th ruler of the northern kingdom of Israel. He reigned for some forty-one years (793-753 B.C.) - during those days when both Jonah and Amos were doing their prophetic work. His reign was one of the ... read more »

  • Proverbs 6:17 – Hands that Shed Innocent Blood

    In this blunt context, there is a brief catalog of traits which the Holy God of heaven abhors. One of these is "hands that shed innocent blood." "There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination ... read more »

  • The Value of Old Testament Study

    Several NewTestament passages teach the temporary design of the Old Testament system (the Law of Moses), and the fact that the new covenant of Christ superseded the Old (Col. 2:14; Eph. 2:14-15; Gal. 3:23-25; Rom. 7:1-6; Heb. 6:12; 9:15-17). If ... read more »