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Is the Shroud of Turin Real or Fake?

The controversy surrounding the so-called "Shroud of Turin" likely will never die. Interest in the controversy waxes and wanes. Exactly what is this mysterious object? Some Roman Catholic authorities contend that it is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ (along with other sacred items, e.g., wood from the cross, a fragment of Joseph's coat, a piece of Jesus' crown of ... read more »

The City of Ten Thousand Memories

"Jerusalem," "the city of David," "Zion" - these are a few of the names of that ancient place that has been called "The City of Ten Thousand Memories." When David moved Israel's capitol to this location, Jerusalem became the heart of Hebrew history. It was in Jerusalem that Solomon fashioned the Temple, for which David, his father, had prepared the ... read more »

How to Go to Heaven — Sincere, but Wrong

Two ladies walked up the driveway. They handed me a small, tri-folded brochure that contained the service times of their church group. It advertised the religious group as being "independent of any denomination, Bible-based in every part of ministry, soul-winning and missions minded, and distinctively Christian." The tract claimed that the religious body is "an old fashioned, independent, Baptist Church ... read more »

Agape — A Christian Husband’s Obligation

God's love excludes no one (Note: Sadly, many do not respond to the goodness of God, Rom. 2:4-5; cf. Acts 13:32-48.). Christians, the children of God, are called to agape their enemies and their brethren (Matt. 5:44; 1 Jn. 4:21). If Christians must love all people, surely Christian men should agape their wives. Christian husbands are to love their wives ... read more »

Straight Talk About Homosexuality

The Almighty does not discriminate. All sin is horrible, as demonstrated by the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Penitents are saved because their sins are forgiven through the gospel, but others will die lost rebels. Although God proved his love by giving his Son to die for the world, many choose to stay in their sins, doing "their ... read more »

Cruel and Unusual Postponement

In February of 2006, the State of California postponed the execution of Michael Morales, who was sentenced to death for raping and murdering 17-year-old Terri Winchell - twenty-five years ago! Questions were raised regarding the ethics of lethal injection. How can it be known whether or not Mr. Morales would feel pain during the administration of the lethal injection, after ... read more »

The Siege of Jerusalem

The Jews had no intention of submitting to the pagans. In A.D. 66, a false hope that God would help overthrow their oppressors led to some initial military success. But the tide quickly turned against them when Vespasian took command of the "Jewish War." By the spring of A.D. 70, the children of Israel found themselves defying the Roman armies ... read more »

A Message from an Angel

In the 14th chapter of the book of Revelation, the apostle John, while exiled on the island of Patmos, sees a vision of a Lamb on Mount Zion. Though the Lamb had been slain, he now is "standing" (cf. 5:6). This most certainly is a representation of the resurrection of God's slain Lamb, Jesus Christ (cf. John 1:29; 1 Peter ... read more »

Don’t Get Old!

From time to time I have spoken of William Barclay. He was a Scottish scholar who was exceptionally liberal in many of his theological views; nonetheless, one may profit from some of his writings. In one of his books, Barclay tells of being in London on a certain occasion. As he prepared to cross a busy street, an elderly woman, ... read more »

What Is A Cappella Music?

One of our readers recently wrote asking that we explain what is meant when it is stated that churches of Christ use only a cappella music. This is an excellent question and we are happy to respond. The phrase a cappella derives from a Latin expression which, by way of Italian, means "in the style of the church," or "as ... read more »