The following articles are related to the topic of ATHEISM

False Ideas Regarding Death

Each day of our existence we are reminded of the grim reality of death. It haunts us. We know so little about it. In fact, we know almost nothing regarding this ultimate physical experience, except for what is revealed in the Bible. But the biblical information is limited, and so false notions about death permeate society's thinking. The following discussion ... read more »

Babylon: A Test Case in Prophecy—Part 2

In part 1 of this two-part study, an investigation was begun of certain Old Testament prophecies that focused on the famous city of Babylon. Three major points were made: - The prophets emphatically declared that wicked and arrogant Babylon would fall. - The providential instrument of the Lord, employed in the initial destruction of the city, would be the Medo-Persian ... read more »

Five Great Truths from John 1:1

The first verse of the Gospel of John is absolutely brimming with meaning, and it refutes a host of popular errors. It reads: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Let us consider several important elements of this passage. First, consistent with the affirmation of Genesis 1:1, the verse denies ... read more »

Skeletons in the Closet of Science

Any person who has a proper esteem of genuine science cannot but feel indebted to all of those men and women who studied hard and sacrificed selflessly, thus bringing us the numerous achievements of scientific discovery by which we are so blessed today. But the historical reality is this: along the way, that which frequently was called "science," was not ... read more »

When Does a Human Person Begin?

When does human personhood begin? Various answers are offered to this question, depending upon the individual responding and his or her philosophical or religious persuasion. The question cannot be answered from a strictly scientific perspective, because science cannot determine anything about the human spirit, much less when its bestowal initiates personhood. Some Theories Some contend that the entity resulting from ... read more »

Are the Gospel Writers Credible?

The writers of the Gospel accounts-Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John-quite definitely affirm that Jesus Christ claimed to be the Son of God, and that he performed miracles to authenticate that affirmation. Further, they allege that even though Jesus was put to death on the cross, after three days he came out of the grave, thus, forcefully demonstrating that he is ... read more »

The Anthropic Principle

I have in my library a science book that was published almost eighty-five years ago. I recently noticed this paragraph. Read it carefully and tell me if you think it would be found in your child's science book today. We cannot but admire the wisdom of the Creator in thus arranging that the plants should be able to take the ... read more »

Demons: Ancient Superstition or Historical Reality?

As one begins a perusal of the New Testament, he encounters an unusual phenomenon known as demon possession. The first Gospel writer recorded these words: And the report of him [Jesus] went forth into all Galilee: and they brought unto him all that were sick, holden with divers diseases and torments, possessed with demons, and epileptic, and palsied; and he ... read more »

Destructive Criticism and the Old Testament

Dr. Richard E. Friedman, a professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California (San Diego), has attracted considerable publicity in recent years with his radical claim that Baruch, Jeremiah's scribe (Jeremiah 36:4), authored much of the Old Testament. Friedman's book, Who Wrote the Bible?, argues-on the basis of language analysis, structure, and the style of the book ... read more »

Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?

Some years ago a prominent Jewish scholar wrote a book titled, When Bad Things Happen To Good People. Though the book was not totally void of merit, it was flawed seriously in that the author suggested that whereas God might wish the situation were otherwise, he is powerless to remedy the problem of evil. The writer's solution was a classic ... read more »