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The Mormons Seek a Face Lift

Our Mormon friends are opting for a "face lift." They are attempting to phase out the designation "Mormon Church" (which has a cultic connotation in the minds of many), and so popularize themselves with a more "Christian-like" designation. In a recent issue of U.S. News & World Report (March 19, 2001), there appeared an article titled, "Don't call it 'Mormon'" ... read more »

Skepticism Abandons Logic

Several years ago I was invited to participate in a public debate with Professor Paul Ricci, a philosopher associated with Cypress College in the Los Angeles area of California.In that discussion I affirmed this proposition: "Resolved: The Universe, and all within it, is best explained as the result of creation by a Supreme Being." Mr. Ricci took upon himself the ... read more »

Soul and Spirit: What’s the Difference?

"What is the difference between the spirit and soul of a human being?" There is no simple answer to this question because the words, "soul" and "spirit," are employed in varying senses within the different biblical contexts in which they may be found. The following represents a very brief summary of some of these major uses. The Soul The Hebrew ... read more »

Romans 9:22 – Is Eternal Punishment Fair?

Many religionists who deny the biblical teaching of the eternal, conscious torment of hell do so strictly on emotional grounds. They reject everlasting punishment - not because they have carefully studied the scriptural evidence, and have arrived at their convictions on an intellectual basis - but because, in their view, eternal punishment just "doesn't seem fair." How could a just ... read more »

The Second Death — Separation or Annihilation?

There appears to be a growing tendency by a minority element associated with "Christendom" to contend that the fate of the wicked will be utter annihilation (non-existence), as opposed to a conscious suffering in an eternal hell. This departure from biblical truth has been gradual but steady. In his book, Repent or Perish (Ligonier, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 1990), ... read more »

In What Sense is Humanity in the “Image” of God?

"Genesis 1:26 has God saying, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.'Would you explain this language?" This text is one of the most thrilling in the opening moments of sacred Scripture.It provides a preview of the amazing love of God on behalf of human kind, and a breathtaking commentary on the uniqueness of Adam and his offspring.It ... read more »

The Song Police

I love my kinsmen in the Lord.But some of them tip the balance with slightly more zeal than knowledge. Musical Extremism Because of the indisputable liberalism that significantly has invaded the church in recent years, there has been a swinging of the pendulum towards the opposite extreme.Some appear to be searching for some "issue" to dispute, and not infrequently they ... read more »

When the Son of Man Comes

Some speculate about when the Lord will return, but Christ Jesus gave no time indicators (i.e., signs) with respect to the judgment day (Matt. 24:34-36). He did, however, focus on man's need to be prepared for that unexpected, yet certain, reckoning. Matthew 25 focuses on the necessity of this preparation. Through the parables of the foolish virgins and the talents, ... read more »

The Tomb Was Found Empty

Did the disciples steal the body, or was it the enemies who stole it? Maybe the women went to the wrong tomb. Or did Jesus pass out on the cross and revive in the tomb, having merely "swooned" on the cross? Did he roll the stone away from the inside and sneak off? The ramblings of skeptics have one thing ... read more »

The Starbucks Agenda: Want some “theology” with your latte?

Want some twisted "theology" with that early morning steaming latte? You can obtain it at Starbucks, that would-be "Institute of 'Spiritual' Instruction," in which so many take delight en route to their day's work schedule. As one is tantalized by the aromatic fragrance of freshly brewed coffee, in the Starbuck's environment he also can inhale the noxious fumes of secularism. ... read more »