The following articles are related to the topic of CATHOLIC

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 Meaning of Romans 3:31

Please explain Romans 3:31. "Do we then make the law of none effect through faith? Indeed not, we establish the law." The correct interpretation of this passage depends upon four things - the meaning of "law," the significance of "faith," and a consideration of these terms in both the immediate and remote contexts of scripture. We must note at the ... read more »

The Bible Doctrine of Sanctification

The Greek terms that are rendered into English by "sanctification," "holy," and "saints" convey important biblical truths. Unfortunately, in the world of "Christendom" many erroneous ideas have grown up around these expressions. Some interpret "sanctified" as the equivalent of "saved." Practically speaking, the saved and the sanctified represent the same class of people, but the terms have different points of ... read more »

The Holy Scriptures—Indestructible

The Word of God "lives and abides." Thus wrote Peter, the inspired apostle of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:23). To buttress this claim regarding the enduring nature of the sacred Word, the divine spokesman quoted from the Old Testament prophet, Isaiah (40:6ff), declaring: All flesh is as grass, and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass ... read more »

Exploring the Concept of Priesthood

The theme of priests and priesthood is prominent within the Scriptures. One is first introduced to the concept of a priest in the book of Genesis, and the role lingers until the sacred canon closes. The office of the priest is mentioned some 700 times in the Old Testament, and approximately 80 times in the New Testament. It is obvious ... read more »

The Mystery of God

Why did Paul suffer so much? What inspired him to face five beatings of thirty-nine stripes by the Jews, thrashings by rods, a stoning, and a multitude of other perils (2 Cor. 11:24-28)? The apostle even viewed these experiences as a privilege, and a reason to rejoice, because it was for the "mystery of God" (cf. Col. 4:3). The Mystery's ... read more »

What Do You Know About Demons?

The study of "demons" is a fascinating yet challenging topic in biblical literature. There is much to be learned from a survey of this theme. Admittedly, however, there is some mystery as well. It is not that the sacred text cannot be understood; that is plain enough. The puzzlement lies in the fact that we are not witnesses to the ... read more »

Was Jesus the Son of God Eternally?

Errors regarding Christ's nature have been around since the Savior was on earth. Some of the Jews contended he was demon possessed and thus mentally deranged (John 10:20). He was charged with "blasphemy" (Mark 2:7), and making himself "equal with God" (John 5:18). It even was hinted that he was "born of fornication" (John 8:41). In the second century, the ... read more »

Seven Important Truths About the Bible

Without question, the Bible is the most influential book in the history of the world. Some of the most brilliant minds of which the human race can boast have been drawn to this ancient volume. In this article we call attention to several great truths regarding the Bible which are vitally important. Origin As to its origin, the Bible is ... read more »

What Is the Meaning of “Not under Bondage” (1 Cor. 7:15)?

Would you address 1 Corinthians 7:15? Does desertion by a non-believing mate grant the abandoned Christian the right of remarriage? In First Corinthians, chapter 7, the apostle Paul responds to a number of questions that had been submitted to him by various members of the church at Corinth (cf. 1 Cor. 7:1). Some of these queries had to do with ... read more »