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Why Didn’t You Answer My Question?

Here are some general guidelines we use in answering (or not answering) questions submitted to this website: - We receive more questions than we can possibly answer. We must, therefore, choose those which we believe are the most urgent, or those of the greatest interest to the majority of our readers. Also, when one person sends a whole list of ... read more »

Foundational Truths Regarding Marriage

Marriage is a time-honored institution that has blessed humanity more than most realize. In spite of its beneficence, it has been disrespected, even assaulted, for many centuries. In this brief essay, we wish to discuss five foundational truths that pertain to the marriage arrangement. Divine Origin In logic there is a principle known as the Law of the Excluded Middle. ... read more »

1 Corinthians 14:26 – Presentation Worship

It is becoming increasingly popular to assert that the New Testament contains the authority for "presentation worship" in the church assembly. By this it is meant that activities like solo and group singing are sanctioned in the Scriptures. First Corinthians 14:26 is cited as proof. The fact is, 1 Corinthians 14:26ff offers no such support. The apostle asks: "What is ... read more »

Hebrews 11—What Is Faith?

The eleventh chapter of Hebrews has often been called the biblical "Hall of Faith." Certainly it does present an informative discussion of what constitutes genuine belief. Note the following points. Faith Is Rational By faith we "understand" that the universe is not self-existent; rather, it was designed by the Creator (Heb. 11:3). The notion that one cannot be intelligent without ... read more »

Reinventing the Family

Rosemary Radford Ruether is a "theologian" who teaches at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Ms. Ruether is the author of a new book, titled, Christianity and the Making of the Modern Family. In this ambitious volume, Ruether challenges the "traditional" family structure and argues for the acceptance of diverse family forms (e.g., a variety of post-marriage relationships following divorce, "temporary" ... read more »

Reductio Ad Absurdum – The Consequences of an Argument

Jesus Christ was the master Teacher, and he employed a wide variety of didactic skills.One format the Lord occasionally used is known as ad hominem, a Latin expression meaning, "to the man."This line of argument is not designed to establish positive truth; rather, it is a form of refutation whereby the inconsistency of error is exposed.Sometimes the inconsistency is so ... read more »

Principles of Interpretation: The “Expansion” Concept

It is rarely the case (if ever) that the entire body of truth, relative to a doctrinal matter, is found neatly compacted in one contextual location. In researching a biblical theme, therefore, one must gather the available data pertaining to an issue from various sources, systematically harmonize whatever the Scriptures say about the subject, and then take the whole. One ... read more »

Some Contrasts Between the Nature of the Mosaic System and Christianity

Paul once wrote: "But I say that so long as the heir is a child, he differs nothing from a bondservant though he is lord of all; but is under guardians and stewards until the day appointed of the father. So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the rudiments of the world" (Gal. 4:1-3). In ... read more »

The Destiny of Our Children: Nature or Nurture?

Do parents have any important, long-term effects on the development of their children? That was the question raised recently by psychologist Judith Rich Harris, author of the controversial book, The Nurture Assumption. Her answer was a boisterous, "No!" Harris's book is sub-titled, "Why Children Turn Out The Way They Do" and "Parents Matter Less Than You Think And Peers Matter ... read more »

Matthew’s Account of the Virgin Birth

Just who was Jesus of Nazareth? Was he "the fruit of an adulterous union of Mary with a certain soldier whose name was Pantheras" as the pagan philosopher, Celsus charged? Was he the natural son of Joseph as German theologian, Adolf Harnack suggested? Or was he, in fact, precisely who he claimed to be, the divine Son of God? In ... read more »