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Why Were Humans Created?

A student at a major university is troubled by questions his professors are asking. For example: Why did God create man? If one replies that God "needed someone to love," why couldn't he just have loved the angels? Whatever may be said about man could apply to them as well. If God already had angels, then why did he create ... read more »

False Ideas About Jesus Christ

Without question Jesus of Nazareth is the most dominating figure in human history. Who was he? Or in the words of the Teacher himself in a question to the leaders of the Jewish community, "What do you think of the Christ?" Every intellectually reflective person must come to grips with this engaging question. The available data regarding the identity of ... read more »

Luke 1:35 – Gabriel vs. Mohammed

Elsewhere on our web site, we have discussed some of the peculiarities of Islam (see "Related Articles"). Briefly, we continue these thoughts here. One of the glaring contrasts between Islam and Christianity is their respective views of Christ.Advocates of Mohammed's system vehemently deny that God could have a Son.The Qur'an states: "He is God, The One and Only; God, the ... read more »

The Great Mystery of Godliness

In his first letter to Timothy, Paul declared that one of his reasons for writing the epistle was that men might know how to behave themselves in the house (family) of God, which is the church of the living God (3:15). Further, he affirms that it is the responsibility of those in the church to be the pillar and support ... read more »

Who Were the Nephilim?

Who were the Nephilim as described in Genesis 6:4? And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all that they chose. And Jehovah said, My spirit ... read more »

Who Are the Seven Spirits?

"What are the 'seven spirits' mentioned in the book of Revelation?" The expression "seven spirits" is found only in the book of Revelation, and then just four times (1:4; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6). Here are the texts: "John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from him who is and who was and who is ... read more »

What Are the So-called “Mystery” Tongues of 1 Corinthians 14?

"I've just read your article, What Are the Tongues of Angels in 1 Corinthians 13:1? . Your points are well made, but would you address 1st Corinthians 14:2 'For the one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands but in his spirit he speaks mysteries'? Would you also comment on ... read more »

Creationism in Our Schools

In April 1998, Dr. A. Jang, a professor of Natural Science & Psychology at National University, gave a speech in Los Angeles, California which he detailed a survey report which supposedly reflects attitudes toward the biblical doctrine of creation within educational institutions affiliated with churches of Christ. The report contained some interesting information. There appears to be minimal interest about ... read more »

Ephesians 1:4 – Predestination

As he commences his letter to the saints in Ephesus, Paul declares that God: "chose us in him [Christ] before the foundation of the world ... having foreordained [predestinated - KJV] us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself?" (1:4-5). Does this passage teach that our salvation is strictly a matter of God's arbitrary election, settled before the ... read more »

1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 – Election through the Gospel

The theology of John Calvin contends that before the foundation of the world, God elected certain ones (both angels and men) to be saved, and others to be lost. There is no biblical basis for this. In the opening remarks of his first letter to the brethren at Thessalonica, Paul makes an interesting comment which helps put this topic into ... read more »