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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.

A Response to a Lutheran Pastor

The belief that mankind is born with sin is without scriptural or logical foundation. Yet the teaching is quite common among denominationalists. The Lord’s church has been attacked for not upholding this ridiculous dogma.

An Analysis of the “Salvation Army”

The “Salvation Army” is an organization that is applauded by most in our society. Undeniably, this group does implement numerous acts of benevolence among the needy. But is this all there is to Christianity? Do good deeds substitute for doctrinal soundness? Read this article carefully and put this issue in balance.

Did Christ Literally Bear Our Sins on the Cross?

When Christ died on the cross, did he literally bear the “guilt” of our sins, or did he merely take upon himself the penalty that was justly due us? This is an issue of supreme importance. Study it carefully.

The Baptist Church: An Historical Perspective

I grew up among kindly people of the Baptist affiliation. My father’s family was of this persuasion. A more gracious, benevolent group of folks could scarcely have been found. It was heartbreaking, therefore, to eventually discover that the church of my ancestry was unknown to the New Testament.

The English Standard Version Study Bible – A Review

Since its release in 2001, the English Standard Version of the Bible has gained popularity. We reviewed the ESV several years back and gave it commendation. Last year the ESV Study Bible appeared. While the study tools frequently are helpful, there are numerous danger spots characterized by doctrinal error. Those using this edition should be informed.

The Land Where God Is Not

The lessons learned from the Parable of the Prodigal Son – concerning the consequences of estrangement from God, and those qualities necessary for restoration, are treasures indeed.

The Controversy Rages: Mel Gibson’s “The Passion”

Mel Gibson’s motion picture, “The Passion of the Christ,” has ignited a storm of controversy, once again raising the question, “Who was responsible for the death of Jesus of Nazareth?” This week’s Penpoints explores this “hot” topic.

DISgrace Institute: A Religious Disconnect

When it comes to religion, some folks have a real “disconnect.” By that I mean they are strong in arguing for a particular doctrinal platform, but they see no relationship between their theological peculiarities and their conduct of life.

The Church Fathers: Benefits and Abuses

The writings of the so-called “Church Fathers” are valuable sources of information for that period known as the “post-apostolic” age. Unfortunately, the literature frequently is also abused.

What Is Marriage and Why Does It Matter?

Who decides what marriage is? Who is eligible to marry? Is it a matter of public opinion or political policy making? Absolutely not. God is the author of marriage, and his word regulates the divine arrangement. Jason Jackson considers the topic in light of recent developments.

What Is Worldliness?

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