The following articles are related to the topic of BELIEF

What Is Faith in Christ?

What is faith? Is it merely trusting Jesus to save you? Or is action necessary for a believer to be pleasing to God?

A Perversion of Biblical Faith

Valid faith is never passive. It becomes a redemptive quality only when it responds in implementing the will of Jehovah.

A Response to: “Yes, We Baptize Babies”

All loving parents want their children to be saved. But is infant baptism helping our children reach that goal? Or is it a dangerous and unscriptural practice that should be abandoned?

So Help Me God

In the opening moments of the senate impeachment trial of President William Jefferson Clinton, ninety-six-year-old Strom Thurman asked the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court to place his hand on the Bible, and swear, before Almighty God, that he would execute faithfully his duties as judge in the legal business in progress.

Is Faith the Gift of Ephesians 2:8?

Based upon a misunderstanding of Ephesians 2:8, some argue that “faith” is a gift from God, and that it is not, therefore, a condition of salvation. This theory is the offspring of Calvinism. This week’s question explores this issue.

The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

The declaration, “The righteous shall live by faith,” is found several times in the Bible. What is the significance of the expression? This essay explores this issue.

The Assault upon Mark 16:16

The denominational community has long assaulted Mark 16:16 due to the simplicity of the passage in including baptism as a preliminary condition of salvation. Now, such attacks are coming even from certain “change agents” within the body of Christ. This article highlights one such recent effort.

Faith-Based Bathing — A Friendly Review

In the July issue of the well-known protestant journal, Christianity Today, Dr. Timothy George responds to a question regarding the relationship of baptism to salvation. Wayne Jackson comments on this intriguing essay.

A Remedy for Troubled Hearts

Unquestionably, there are things we cannot change. We can, however, learn to survive by immersing ourselves in a deep and sustained biblical faith.

False Ideas about God

While most people (according to polls) believe in “God,” many entertain a variety of false ideas relative to the Supreme Being. This article discusses some of these views.

A Bible-Believing People

Your attitude toward the Scriptures determines how they will influence your life. This essay addresses two questions: “Are they from Heaven?” and “Is the Bible authoritative?”

The Truth on Baptism Should Not Be “Watered Down”

Baptism is a controversial subject in the religious world. How should it be performed? Who is a proper candidate for baptism? What is the purpose of baptism? Conflicting answers abound. Throw in a mix of emotions, and it seems even more confusing. Jason Jackson responds to a sincere reader and looks at the New Testament in order to clearly define this important topic that gets “watered down” by so many religious leaders.

Baptism: Essentials and Nonessentials

Baptism is a very important rite in the divine scheme of salvation. But it is imperative that one be able to distinguish between the “essential” and “nonessential” items associated with the command. Study this matter with us in this week’s Penpoints.

The Language of God

Dr. Francis Collins, a notable scientist specializing in the mapping of genes, has produced a new book, The Language of God. The following is a brief review of this work.