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Some Lessons From Church History

The church of Christ was born in troublesome times. The bold and uncompromising preaching that was characteristic of those early disciples soon plunged them into grievous persecutions. Peter and John were imprisoned and whipped (Acts 4, 5). Shortly thereafter Stephen became the first martyr (Acts 7:60). Apparently his death triggered the "great persecution" (Acts 8:1), which subsequently came upon the ... read more »

Abel Still Speaks, But Are We Listening?

Though he was murdered at the hand of an envious brother, and even though there is not a recorded word from his lips in the Old Testament narrative, nonetheless, over more than six millennia Abel has "spoken," and continues yet today. The following words are recorded in the book of Hebrews. "By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent ... read more »

Original Sin and a Misapplied Passage

The doctrine of original sin-the notion that one is born into this world hereditarily totally depraved-is widely believed in the religious world. For example, the Augsburg Confession of Faith (1530), Lutheranism's creed, asserted: [A]ll men, born according to nature, are born with sin, that is, without the fear of God, without confidence towards God and with concupiscence, and that this ... read more »

Habakkuk 1:2 – A Challenge to God

Many believers, from time to time, have felt the temptation to argue with God. Job did. He disputed the Lord's wisdom in governing the world. Later, though, he learned how ignorant he really was, and he repented of his rash allegations. Habakkuk too had a problem understanding what Jehovah was doing in the administration of human affairs. And so he ... read more »

1 Kings 12 — The Sin of Jeroboam

Jeroboam, a ruler of the northern kingdom of Israel, is given special attention in the Old Testament. No less than twenty-one times he is charged with having caused Israel to sin (cf. 1 Kings 14:16). What was his transgression that merited such attention? He was an innovator. He practiced what the apostle Paul would call "will-worship" (Colossians 2:23). His presumptuous ... read more »

For the Joy that Lay before Him

The eleventh chapter of Hebrews is said to be God's "hall of faith." Thrillingly, it chronicles a variety of marvelous examples of Old Testament faithful obedience, which are intended to encourage us in our Christian lives. With reference to this matter, the author declares: "Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, ... read more »

Babies: Those “Awful” Creatures!

A sincere person has had a difficult time in dealing with his infant children. In his frustration, he has accepted a theological position that is not in harmony with the Scriptures. He believes that babies are sinners. He does not impute to them the guilt of Adam's sin (as many religious people customarily do); rather, he charges that infants are ... read more »

Questions from the Book of Romans

"Please explain the phrase 'law of sin' in Romans 7:25. Also, in what sense were the Gentiles under a 'law written in their hearts' during the time of the Mosaic era (Rom. 2:15)?" The Law of Sin It appears that the phrase "law of sin" is a figurative expression that describes the continuing urges of the flesh that war against ... read more »

Jesus Christ – The Righteous Warrior

One of the more awesome scenes in the final book of the Bible reads as follows: "And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; ... read more »

An Atheist’s Daughter

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), a British mathematician and philosopher, was applauded as one of the world's profound thinkers. In 1959 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature on the basis that he was "a defender of humanity and freedom of thought." He authored more than 40 books covering such subjects as philosophy, education, sex, and morality. Religious Philosophy At times, ... read more »