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Articles

Answering the Fool

Do Proverbs 26:4-5 contradict one another in their instructions regarding answering the fool? This article shows the harmony between these admonitions that appear to conflict.

Anthrax, AIDS, and America

If the Anthrax threat is alarming to America, why is the nation so passive relative to the AIDS problem?

The Anthropic Principle

This article discusses the so-called anthropic principle, i.e., the idea that earth’s environment was created for the sake of mankind.

Ants: God’s Amazing Creatures

Ants are amazing little creatures. In many ways they exhibit “design,” hence argue for a Creator who designed them for their various functions.

Archaeology and the Book of Jeremiah

The science of archaeology has provided a tremendous depository of evidence that undergirds the historical accuracy of the Holy Scriptures. One example of this involves a number of significant discoveries that corroborate the accuracy of the book of Jeremiah.

Are All People Children of God?

Some people believe that every human being is a “child of God,” thus no one will be lost. Others allege that any “good” person is God’s child. How is one to view this matter biblically? Study this question with us.

Are Apostates from the Faith beyond Repentance?

The writer of Hebrews speaks of those who are beyond the possibility of repentance (Heb. 6:6). Does this mean that if a Christian falls away from the faith, he can never return? Is it even possible for the child of God to apostatize —so as to be lost? This week’s Q&A segment addresses this issue.

Are Infants “by Nature” Children of Wrath?

Does the Bible say that little babies are by nature born in sin and deserving of God’s wrath? You would be surprised how many people think so based on Ephesians 2:1-3. But here’s what that passage really means.

Are Modern Church Buildings Digressive?

Does the use of a modern church building constitute a digression of the divine pattern? Though some so claim, the New Testament does not support this notion.

Are Preachers To Be Called “Reverend”?

Is the use of a clerical title, e.g., “Reverend,” “Father,” “Rabbi,” or “Doctor”—within the framework of religious service—consistent with the will of God? This week’s question discusses this issue.

Are Some Sins “Excused”?

In his letter to the Christians in Rome, Paul describes a certain level of human activity as “inexcusable” (Rom. 1:20). Does this imply that some conduct, even that which is bad, is “excusable”?

Are Some Sins Greater than Others?

Are some sins “greater” than others? There is a sense in which any sin will condemn. There is another sense in which greater responsibility is attached to some acts of sin. Explore this topic with us.

Are the Dead “Asleep”?

This question is occasionally posed: “Why do Christians teach that the dead are conscious, when the Scriptures refer to death as ‘sleep’”? Wayne Jackson addresses this issue.

Are the Dead Conscious?

There is an ongoing controversy in the religious community as to whether or not human beings, after death, exist in a state of consciousness.

Are the Gospel Writers Credible?

Generally speaking, skeptics assert that Jesus did not do the things recorded in the Gospel accounts; they simply invented the stories.

Are the Gospels a Part of the New Testament?

Some allege that the Gospel Accounts—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—reflect Old Testament legislation, and therefore these books do not constitute an authoritative body of instruction for Christians. This article addresses the fallacy of this kind of reasoning.