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Articles

A Common Faith and Common Salvation

The Scriptures speak of the “common” faith and the “common” salvation. Does this term allow for the divergent views and practices in today’s world of “Christendom”? Does it permit various modes of “salvation”?

Nine Scientists Look at Religion

Richard Dawkins, prominent atheist, classifies religious faith as a “virus of the mind.” He and others of his kind desperately need to contract this virus!

The Marks of Jesus

Paul once wrote that the “marks of Jesus” were on his body. Let us explore that marvelous phrase.

ACU: Stronghold of “Radical Criticism”

Abilene Christian University (Abilene, Texas) is rapidly departing from the strong base upon which it was founded. A reckless breed of mavericks flaunts the new course it has charted.

Singin’ the Blues

To many, the fact that modern society appears to be immersed in filth and debauchery portends nothing but gloom. Others look on the brighter side and attempt to seize the opportunities.

A Reflection Upon Three Crosses

In the spring of A.D. 30, three men were crucified just outside the city of Jerusalem. A consideration of the historical facts associated with each is rewarding indeed.

A Simple Study of the Word “Must”

Words are vehicles of information; even the smallest words can be packed with meaning. Such is the case with the term “must.” Often overlooked; more often ignored, this important word must be studied carefully.

The Subterfuge of the “Intelligent Design Movement”

Every logically thinking person instinctively knows that “where there is design, there must be a designer.” Even atheists concede the point. Those who follow the logic to its ultimate conclusion, and who seek to honor the great Designer, do not hesitate to affirm that the design evidence points to God. It is a great tragedy that some choose to conceal this fact.

I Was Sentenced to Death in the Electric Chair – A True Story

The following article is the true story of Clyde Thompson, once known as the “meanest man in Texas.” It wonderfully relates how the power of the gospel of Christ changed a vicious murderer into a great, soul-winning instrument of evangelism on behalf of men behind bars. This narrative was first published in a small tract (now out of print) distributed by Star Bible. It is reproduced here (with some slight editing and reformatting) for the benefit of our readers.

The Awesome Responsibility of Church Leadership

Church leaders bear a most serious responsibility before God. Unfortunately, some professing Christians take advantage of good leaders and “church hop” from place to place to avoid faithful oversight.

What Is Worldliness?

The term “worldly” is not uncommon in our language. But what does the word really signify?

Justified by Faith

Romans 5:1-2 is a beautiful text, so filled with meaning. Unfortunately, it has been terribly misunderstood by many. Study this sacred passage with us.

The Pope Ignites a Controversy

Benedict XVI, the current “pope” of the Roman Catholic Church, recently ignited a firestorm of controversy by reaffirming the oft-made church claim that salvation is found exclusively in the Roman Church.

The Conversion of Saul of Tarsus

The conversion of the persecutor, Saul of Tarsus, is one of the most significant events in the book of Acts. Tragically, the theme is frequently misunderstood. Study this case history with us.

Is Lust Fornication?

Some are alleging that “lust” is the consequential equivalent of “fornication.” Hence, if a woman determines her husband has “lusted” after another woman, she may, with impunity, divorce him—with the option of marrying another man. The theory is seriously flawed.

Pascal and Paul

Blaise Pascal (1623-62) had a brilliant mind. He became convinced of the genuineness of the Christian religion. At times, however, his argumentation left something to be desired.

Three Prayers of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in prayer is a common theme in the Bible. This article focuses upon three “tenses” of prayers of thanksgiving.

Before I Die: An Excerpt

Wayne Jackson’s recently published book, Before I Die — Paul’s Letters to Timothy and Titus, is receiving a popular response. The author has provided a sample from Paul’s final words to Timothy.

Rehoboam Revisited

Rehoboam was a reckless king over the nation of Judah and his folly caused spiritual decay among the Lord’s people. What lessons might one learn from this tragic circumstance in ancient history?

Dealing Treacherously with One’s Spouse

Marriage is not a mere civil institution; it is a covenant agreement between two eligible people before God. Far too frequently, it becomes very “uncivil.” People who desire to please the Creator, will work hard to make their
marriages stable.