The following articles are related to the topic of FAITH

Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword — Part 1

The New Testament makes it abundantly clear that Christians are to proclaim the gospel of God in a loving and positive way. We are to expose every rational creature to the good news regarding the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. We should assume that each person that we encounter is an honest soul until he or she ... read more »

A Bible-Believing People

One of the significant features of the church of Jesus Christ is its attitude toward the Holy Scriptures in terms of the nature of the Bible and the authority inherent in this sacred Book. Informed Christians operate under the conviction that the Scriptures are from God and through them the divine Mind has been revealed. If God exists-and the evidence ... read more »

Mark 2:5 – A Visible Faith

Once more Jesus had returned to the city of Capernaum. When the crowds learned of His whereabouts, they pressed near the house where He was, jamming even the doorway, and He proclaimed the Word to them (Mark 2:1ff). Being aware of the Lord's power to effect miraculous healing, some benevolent men were determined to bring one of their friends-an invalid-into ... read more »

Was Christ’s Power Limited by Man’s Faith?

"There is a statement concerning Jesus in one of the Gospel accounts that is puzzling: "And he could there do no mighty work. . . because of their unbelief' (Mk. 6:5-6).Was Christ's ability to perform miracles predicated upon the faith of those he taught?" Let us lay some foundation for a consideration of this question.First, the scriptures clearly teach that ... read more »

A Study of Samson: Faith and Folly

The eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews has often been called the biblical "Hall of Fame," or "Hall of Faith." The stories of those Old Testament heroes that adorn this section of scripture have thrilled our hearts since we were children. When one sees names such as Abraham, Joseph, and Moses, he does not wonder at their appearance. On ... read more »

Acts 11:21,24 – “A Great Number that Believed Turned unto the Lord”

It is rather well known that many within the community of "Christendom" (i.e., professed Christianity) allege that the sole condition for pardon in the divine plan of redemption is "faith." The Discipline of the Methodist Church states: "Wherefore, that we are justified by faith only is a most wholesome doctrine, and very full of comfort" (Art. IX).Article V of Hiscox's ... read more »

Does the Marriage of an Unbeliever to a Believer Sanctify the Unbeliever?

"What did Paul mean in 1 Corinthians 7:14 when he said that an unbeliever is 'sanctified' by a Christian spouse?" First, the Bible student must understand the meaning of the term "sanctified," and the various uses of that term that are made by the sacred writers of the New Testament. The word appears in two grammatical forms in the New ... read more »

Why I Don’t Believe in Miracles

The affirmation cited above reflects the title of a recent article that appeared in Newsweek magazine (Hefner 2000, 61). It was authored by Philip Hefner, a professor of systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Hefner's essay is mostly about his objections to "miracles" today, based upon his observations of the regularity of nature, his association with ... read more »

Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword – Part 2

It is a commendable thing to want to defend the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. Such efforts, however, only serve the cause of truth when they are biblically sound and reasonably argued. As was noted in first installment of this series, however, some teachers with the very best of motives have nevertheless wielded a "broken sword" in their sincere attempts ... read more »

Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword — Part 3

In this series of articles we have attempted to show the nobility of defending the truth.Truth is precious.Solomon declared: "Buy the truth, and sell it not" (Prov. 23:23). We thus have the responsibility of defending the truth with the utmost integrity. Sometimes, though, regrettably, those who attempt to defend the truth actually end up selling it out by their misapplication ... read more »