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Questions for God

A recent edition of USA Today contained an interesting survey that is worthy of some reflection. The following question was posed to adults across the nation: If you could get in contact with God directly, ask a question, and get an immediate reply-what would you ask? Here are the results: The highest percentage (34%) wants to know: "What is my ... read more »

Teresa’s “Exorcism”

A news article from 2001 caught my eye that is deserving of some comment. The late Roman Catholic nun, commonly known as "Mother Teresa," reputedly had an "exorcism" performed on her while she was hospitalized in 1997. This was reported recently by Henry D'Souza, "Archbishop" of Calcutta. The disclosure was made during the celebration of the fourth anniversary of the ... read more »

Romans 9:22 – Is Eternal Punishment Fair?

Many religionists who deny the biblical teaching of the eternal, conscious torment of hell do so strictly on emotional grounds. They reject everlasting punishment - not because they have carefully studied the scriptural evidence, and have arrived at their convictions on an intellectual basis - but because, in their view, eternal punishment just "doesn't seem fair." How could a just ... read more »

The Second Death — Separation or Annihilation?

There appears to be a growing tendency by a minority element associated with "Christendom" to contend that the fate of the wicked will be utter annihilation (non-existence), as opposed to a conscious suffering in an eternal hell. This departure from biblical truth has been gradual but steady. In his book, Repent or Perish (Ligonier, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 1990), ... read more »

Is There No Plan of Salvation for Angels?

"What is the meaning of Hebrews 2:16, 'For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham'?" In order to appreciate the passage (as much as is possible from the limited information available), one has to have a grasp of the argument that the inspired writer has made thus far ... read more »

A Simple Study of the Particle “If”

Some of the most profound truths come in small word packages. One of these little packages, of merely two letters, is the term "if." Grammatically speaking, "if" is identified as a conditional particle. That is, it mentions conditions or circumstances upon which certain consequences follow. "If" has a great variety of applications; they may involve blessings, punishments, opportunities, etc. "If" ... read more »

Looking for God in All the Wrong Places

It's "bottoms up" for believers in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. At least, that's what Peter Winkle, the former "reverend" and restauranteur, is hoping. He applied for a liquor license on December 11, 2002, planning to mix the Bible and Budweiser into some kind of spiritual concoction for the shy-of-church. "The focus," said Winkle, "is on getting the message out....If that ... read more »

Let Your Light Shine

Christ is the sole light that radiates divine truth and sustains life. He declared, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12). True to Messianic prediction, the gospel message of Christ glows, shining forth into the world (Isaiah 49:6; Acts 13:47). He is the ... read more »

Busted!

When God walked through the Garden of Eden, the hiding Adam and Eve behaved like guilty people. They were! Their shame betrayed their sinful choice. I am certainly not a criminal investigator, nor a forensic psychologist, but I have listened to experts explain the benefits of a polygraph test. While it is not admissible as evidence in a criminal trial ... read more »

The Two “Beasts” of Revelation 13

What do the two "beasts" depicted in Revelation 13 represent? The first comes up out of the sea (v. 1). The second rises from the earth (v. 11). And what is the meaning of not being able to "buy or sell" without the "mark" of the beast (vv. 16-17)? In his commentary, The Book of Revelation, Robert Mounce contends that ... read more »