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Articles

The Biblical Concept of Sleep

The concept of “sleep” is used in many ways in the Bible. A study of these usages yields many valuable lessons.

The Biblical Doctrine of the Godhead

Since the late second century A.D., controversy has existed concerning the nature of the Godhead. Is God a solitary person—simply manifested in three forms? Or do three separate personalities exist, each of whom possesses the nature of deity? Is the popular doctrine of the Trinity true or false?

The Biblical View of Death

What does death involve? This terminal human experience can be a frightening prospect indeed if one is unprepared for it.

The Big Bang Theory vs. God’s Word

John Clayton has virtually made a career of lecturing most weekends of the year to churches across the country. His knowledge of science is woefully skewed with ideas of evolution; unfortunately, his acquaintance with the Bible is even more deficient.

Binding and Loosing

The Roman Catholic church claims that Jesus Christ gave Peter the authority to bind and loose religious law. Matthew 16:19 is a record of this occasion, they say. Was Peter singled out to become the first pope in this passage?

The Blind Bookwriter

The sacred Scriptures vividly describe those who refuse to have God in their knowledge, indeed, whose senseless hearts are darkened (Romans 1:21, 28). Some of them have even written books.

The Book of Psalms—A Study

Some background information regarding the Psalms will help the Bible student as he considers the grand truths of this Old Testament document.

A Breathtaking View of the Love of Christ

Could it be possible that Jesus, because of his overflowing love for humanity, chose to forever be identified with us in some way? The very thought is breathtaking!

A Brief Study of the Word “Kingdom”

Biblical words may have varying senses, depending upon the context in which they are found. A brief study of the term “kingdom” is a good illustration of this principle.

Burden-bearing: It’s the Law

Are law and love incompatible? Not according to Paul. We fulfill the law of Christ when we love others like Jesus loved us. Consider the valuable role you can play in the life of someone who is struggling now under the weight of unbearable burdens. Through Galatians 6:2, Christ is calling you to help lighten your brother’s burden for the sake of his soul.

The Burial of Christ’s Body

The heart of the gospel is that Christ died, was buried, and was raised to die no more. Great significance is placed upon his “death,” and his “resurrection.” His “burial” is frequently given little attention. But it is an important matter.

Busted!

We have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Often we deceive ourselves, thinking that we can escape immediate consequences. After all, we can change someday — some convenient season. Actually, we can not avoid the destructiveness of habitual sin (Hebrews 3:12-13). Let us learn from several who were caught in the act that we might always take sin seriously.

But Be of Good Cheer, I Have Overcome the World

When adversity strikes, how does one cope? People respond differently; some valiantly — others not so. For those who have confidence in the Scriptures, Christ provides the answer. Jason Jackson comments on this in this week’s Penpoints.

But Were They Really Saved?

Calvinists deny that a child of God can ever apostatize so as to be finally lost. When biblical examples are introduced to the contrary, it is claimed that either such souls were never saved, or else their loss was merely temporal. Let us study this question seriously.

Buy a Sword?

Many are puzzled by Christ’s charge to his disciples: “Let him who has no sword sell his coat and buy one.” They wonder if the Lord was arming his men for a carnal defense of the divine cause. What is the explanation of this puzzling text?