The following articles are related to the topic of CONVERSION

Jonah: A “Fish Story” or History?

Edwin Settle, a former college professor and minister (with a doctorate from Yale Divinity School), has directed an arrogant attack against the book of Jonah. His ill-conceived article, titled "Jonah's big fish story teaches important lesson," contains the following charge: "The book of Jonah cannot be accepted as history" (Settle, B-4). Professor Settle listed several "inaccuracies" allegedly contained in the ... read more »

A Skeptic Reflects upon Jesus Christ

Charles Templeton is very sick. Now in his 80s, and afflicted with Alzheimers disease, Templeton hasn't long to live and he knows it. And he is dying with a poignancy of soul that can only be described as truly pathetic. But let us go back across the years for a moment. There was a time when Charles Templeton was one ... read more »

May a Woman Ask a Question?

"May a woman ask questions in a Bible class consisting of both men and women? If she may, how is this to be harmonized with Paul's command that the Christian woman 'keep silence' in the church (1 Cor. 14:34)?" First, one needs to define the meaning of "silence," as that term is used in the Bible generally, and then as ... read more »

Take Two of These and Don’t Call Me in the Morning

Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.?), a Greek physician who is known as the "father of medicine," formulated an oath which was the doctor's ethical guideline for many centuries. A portion of that oath pledged: I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel. Many physicians of today's world have little regard for the moral maxims of ... read more »

What About Alcoholics Anonymous?

"What is your opinion of Christians who attend AA [Alcoholics Anonymous] meetings or treatment centers to stop drinking?" First, let me note that the Christian should not be opposed to any legitimate treatment that provides a medical solution for a physiological problem. If, for example, one's body has become chemically addicted to a substance, there may be a valid medical ... read more »

Larry King Hosts Pat Boone, Max Lucado, and Others

There may be no greater devastation for a parent, or even a grandparent, than to see one of their offspring fatally injured - or nearly so. Our hearts are deeply touched when we observe such anxiety. It is even a greater sadness when loved ones expect a "miracle" in such an instance - only to wait, heart-broken, in vain. From ... read more »

An Instructive Episode in the Ministry of Paul

Early in the ministry of Paul (at least three years after his conversion, Gal. 1:15-18), the apostle returned to his native Tarsus (Acts 9:30), where it is estimated he labored six or seven years. In the meantime, Barnabas, the great exhorter in the early church (Acts 4:36-37), was working with the expanding congregation in Antioch of Syria (Acts 11:23), just ... read more »

Dallas Professor Rebuffs Common Quibble on “Eis”

On the day of Pentecost, at the conclusion of his presentation, the apostle Peter issued the following command. "Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto ['for' KJV] the remission of your sins . . ." (Acts 2:38 ASV). The Greek preposition eis (for/unto) has long been a point of controversy between ... read more »

The Roman Catholic – Jewish Compromise

"The Jewish Week" is a news journal serving the Hebrew community of greater New York. On Friday, January 25th, the paper published a sensational article, the title of which was ""The Wait Is Over: Jews' Messiah Now Kosher"." The article, authored by staff writer Eric J. Greenberg, revealed a stunning compromise recently coming out of the Pontifical Biblical Commission of ... read more »

Was Peter the “Rock”?

On December 20, 2000, we posted an article on our web site titled, Reflections on the Pope . The general thrust of the essay was to demonstrate, in a condensed format, that there is no New Testament evidence sustaining the Roman Catholic claim that the apostle Peter was the first "pope" of the church. Not only is there a complete ... read more »