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Elisha and the Lads of Bethel

In the book of 2 Kings, there is an intriguing narrative that has generated considerable controversy. Concerning the prophet Elisha, the text reads as follows: And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, ... read more »

The Jesus Seminar Strikes Again

Elsewhere, we have dealt with the so-called Jesus Seminar (see part one ). The seminar is a panel of liberal theologians who have commissioned themselves for a cut-and-paste job on the text of the New Testament. With an arrogance that is exceeded only by their ignorance (or vice versa), they purport to present a "new Jesus" to the world of ... read more »

Aid or Addition — What Is the Difference?

A kindly gentleman replies: "Because musical instruments are not authorized by the New Testament, hence, they are additions to the divine pattern which prescribes Christian worship." But the intrigued visitor probes further: "Why then do you use song books? Aren't these also additions?" "No, the brother replies, "our song books are merely aids; there's a difference between an addition and ... read more »

What Is Modernism?

I frequently see writers refer to what they call "modernism." Exactly what do they mean by this term? The history of Christendom for the past twenty centuries has been characterized by cycles. One of those recurring cycles is that of theological modernism. Modernism is a determined effort on the part of those who have lost their personal faith in the ... read more »

Armageddon: The Next of the “Left-Behind” Series

Premillennialism is the dogma that Christ must return to the earth before He commences an alleged 1,000 year reign from Jerusalem. Dispensationalism is the notion that all of history is divided into seven ages (dispensations), which supposedly correspond to the days of the creation week - the seventh "age" of which is the alleged "millennial" reign of Jesus. Almost every ... read more »

What Are the “Tongues of Angels” in 1 Corinthians 13:1?

"In one of your web site articles, Can Christians Speak in Tongues Today? , you stated that when Christians of the early church spoke in 'tongues,' they only spoke in foreign languages that were native to certain nationalities. You suggested that the 'tongue speaking' of the Pentecostal movement, in which certain 'sounds' of no known language are spoken, is not ... read more »

Those Significant “Silent Years”

With the exception of the miraculous events concerned with his birth, the Bible student knows precious little of the events of the first thirty years of the life of Jesus Christ upon this earth. When the Lord was eight days old, he was circumcised according to Jewish law (Luke 2:21). Thirty-three days later, he was presented in the temple (Luke ... read more »

Is Accountability “Hereditary”?

"Could you explain passages such as Exodus 20:5; 34:7, and 1 Samuel 3:13? They seem to suggest that a later generation is punished for the sins of a former one. Does God hold one generation accountable for the sins of another?" Let us look as these texts individually, and then draw such conclusions as are warranted by the evidence. Exodus ... read more »

Some Fools in Proverbs

Have you ever been foolish? We all have. But are you a fool? Some people live in "folly." The book of Proverbs addresses the fool. It defines his character, his behavior, and his misery. But not all "fools" are alike. For this reason, Proverbs uses different words to discuss different kinds of fools. Let us look at a few of ... read more »

Resolving Church Conflicts

The Lord's plan for his church is flawless. As individual members of his body, however, we are in the process of growth; we have not reached a state of perfection. There is no such thing as a flawless family or perfect work environment.Nor is there a perfect congregation. Problems will arise within a church for a number of reasons. For ... read more »