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Why Was Cain’s Sacrifice Rejected?

"Did God reject Cain's sacrifice simply because he did not 'give his best' or was it because it was not a blood sacrifice like Abel's? Did God require an animal sacrifice (blood sacrifice) on this occasion?" The record of Cain's rejected sacrifice reads: "And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of 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 »

What Was the Nature of Cain’s Sin?

We were discussing Cain's sacrifice in Genesis 4 in class recently, and some suggested that Cain's "vegetable" offering was what God wanted, but Cain just did not give his "best." My answer was that he and Abel should have offered the same thing (i.e., an animal sacrifice); however, I cannot prove that to be so. Though there is no explicit ... read more »

What About Polygamy?

"Polygamy is very prevalent in our country, Papua New Guinea. What is the Bible position on this practice?" Polygamy is the practice of being married to more than one spouse at the same time. The first case of polygamy recorded in the Scriptures had to do with a descendant of the infamous Cain, Lamech, who "took unto him two wives" ... read more »

Is the Abolition of the Ten Commandments Ridiculous?

"In one of your previously published articles ("Should Christians Keep the Sabbath?" - Archives, January 17, 2001), you stated that the Ten Commandments are not binding upon Christians today. This is a ridiculous position. If the Ten Commandments have been abolished, then a person could worship false gods, kill, steal, bear false witness, etc. The Ten Commandments have not been ... read more »

The Silence of the Scriptures: Permissive or Prohibitive?

One of the controversies that has raged in the world of "Christendom" for centuries is the matter of whether or not the "silence" of the Scriptures must be respected or ignored. Some allege that whatever is not expressly forbidden is allowed in religious practice; others contend that anything not authorized is not permitted. The dispute surfaced early in the post-apostolic ... read more »

Baseball, Apple Pie, and Persecution

Yes, the list of what is "American" is growing, and persecution is now in the inventory. What is persecution? "Persecution is the suffering or pressure, mental, moral, or physical, which authorities, individuals, or crowds inflict on others, especially for opinions or beliefs, with a view to their subjection by recantation, silencing, or as a last resort, execution" (G. W. Bromiley. ... read more »

The Growing Defense of Sexual Child-Abuse

Since the dawn of time, humanity has been on a binge of perverting the divine gift of human sexuality. The Creator made the human family male and female. He then ordained an arrangement called marriage. Jehovah decreed that within this relationship men and women could enjoy the benefits of sexual intimacy. It was not long, however, before rebellious man decided ... read more »

The Campbell-Purcell Debate (1837)

Over the past several months, various new media outlets have been ablaze with the controversy that has racked the Roman Catholic Church pertaining to the morality (or lack thereof) in a significant number of the Church's priests.The "pedophilia mania" has shaken that institution to its very foundation, and litigation is taxing its financial resources.This disgraceful circumstance has provided tons of ... read more »

Testing the Spirits

The power of the public speaker is enormous. Who can forget the swelling pride of the British during their darkest hour as they were led to the battle with the words of Churchill? Or the tremendous impact of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg? Even those who are not great orators wield significant influence over their listening audience. The bumbling Marshal Applewhite ... read more »