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Hard Sayings in the Bible

One of the Savior's notable miracles was the feeding of a large crowd (more than five thousand people) by the miraculous multiplication of only five small loaves and two tiny fish (cf. John 6:1-14). On the following day, after Jesus had adjourned to the western side of the Sea of Galilee, the masses pursued him, seeking additional food to satisfy ... read more »

Crossing the Rubicon

Julius Caesar was one of the most brilliant military strategists of the ancient world. This, in concert with his political ambitions, made him one of history's most colorful characters. About 60 years before the birth of Jesus, he was appointed governor of Gaul (north of Italy). His military skills thrust him into considerable prominence, so much so that he became ... read more »

The Folly of Following Polls

We have become a nation driven by polls. Polls are taken to determine practically everything-from what sort of food Americans prefer, to whether or not the president should be impeached. And, quite frankly, many are influenced by what the polls allegedly reveal. Unfortunately, some are so void of personal independence (spell that "backbone"), and bereft of moral integrity, that they ... read more »

New Gambling Studies Highlight Age-old Problem

According to a recent investigation conducted for the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, some twenty million Americans have, or could develop, a serious gambling problem. Five million Americans are now classified as "pathological" or problem gamblers (some authorities double this figure), while another fifteen million gamblers are in danger of slipping over the pathological edge. Another shocking element of the ... read more »

What About Social Drinking and the Old Testament?

A brother argues that Deuteronomy 14:26 proves that the use of alcoholic drinks is not sinful, otherwise the Lord would not have sanctioned it. Would you comment on this?" The text of Deuteronomy 14:26 reads as follows: "And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, ... read more »

Should “Weak” Christians Be Disfellowshipped?

"Referencing your article, 'Church Discipline - A Tragic Neglect' (6/8/00), please send scriptures to support shunning or disfellowship of a weak brother/sister whose attendance is slipping, or who has completely fallen away." The article, "Church Discipline - A Tragic Neglect" was published in our "Archives". We have chosen this question to feature, because it contains a number of diverse facets ... read more »

False Teaching Regarding Mary

Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, has been given an exceptional amount of coverage of late by the news media. A recent feature article in the Birmingham Post-Herald contains this headline: "More Catholics turning to Mary" (March 24, 2001, p. D7). The following statement is made subsequently: "Through the centuries, the role of Mary in the Catholic Church has continued ... read more »

The Mormons Seek a Face Lift

Our Mormon friends are opting for a "face lift." They are attempting to phase out the designation "Mormon Church" (which has a cultic connotation in the minds of many), and so popularize themselves with a more "Christian-like" designation. In a recent issue of U.S. News & World Report (March 19, 2001), there appeared an article titled, "Don't call it 'Mormon'" ... read more »

Two Examples: Which One Applies?

"Some argue that John the Baptist's teaching - that it was not lawful for Herod to have his brother's wife (Mk. 6:18) - establishes a New Testament example of how someone today may be required to leave his wife. "How can it be right to use the 'John-Herod' case as an example for today, when we refuse to use the ... read more »

The Covering of Sin

In a refreshing declaration, an Old Testament writer affirms: "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered" (Psa. 32:1). In stark relief, another biblical writer says: "He who covers his transgressions shall not prosper..." (Prov. 28:13). The former passage commends the covering of sin; the latter one condemns such. How are these two inspired oracles to be ... read more »