The following articles are related to the topic of FAITH

The Syrophoenician Woman: A Woman of Great Faith

"And from thence he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon" (Mark 7:24a). Matthew wrote that Jesus "withdrew" (15:21). This was the third time in which Jesus withdrew from Galilee in the gospel of Mark (cf. 4:35; 6:31). The Lord sought solitude with his disciples, but the text says, "And he entered into a house, and ... read more »

1 Timothy 1:16 – Believe unto Eternal Life

Many denominationalists are strong opponents of the concept that baptism is a divine condition for the remission of past sins. However, the Bible explicitly teaches that immersion is "for the remission of sins" (Acts 2:38). The term "for" in this passage is a translation of the Greek word eis, a preposition which means unto, in order to, to obtain (see ... read more »

A Remedy for Troubled Hearts

In those gloomy hours preceding Calvary, Jesus reflected upon the dreaded appointment which, in the eternal scheme of things, he had with the cross-that instrument by which he would bear the penalty for human sin. However, as was often the case, in spite of his own ordeal his thoughts were riveted upon the welfare of others-particularly the disciples-who did not ... read more »

A Response to: “Yes, We Baptize Babies”

The Christian News is a weekly journal published by some nice (though misguided) folks associated with the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod). A couple of years back (June 30, 1997, p. 22) the paper published the reproduction of an article by Lutheran clergyman Stephen C. F. Kurtzhan, titled: "Yes, we baptize our babies in the name of the Father, Son, Holy ... read more »

Words Fitly Spoken

Solomon once said that, "a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a network of silver" (Prov. 25:11). This proverb likely describes the beauty of a word spoken appropriately and at the right time. Perhaps the pithy saying could be a reminder to God's people today that their own words should be wisely chosen for the time in ... read more »

The Assault upon Mark 16:16

A group of disgruntled defectors from the faith has initiated a subversive electronic magazine mislabeled, Grace Centered Magazine.The names associated with this nefarious effort read like a "Who's Who" of apostates within the "change agent" movement. Recently, a writer, who chose to remain anonymous (cf. Gal. 2:4 - "false brothers secretly brought in," ESV), published an article in GCM titled, ... read more »

Examine Yourselves!

Second Corinthians is probably one of the least frequently studied, or even read, books of the New Testament. To fully appreciate this inspired treatise, one needs to have some background knowledge of the establishment of this church, the problems that plagued these Christian people, and the relationship between the apostle and this congregation he established (cf. Acts 18:1-11). Background of ... read more »

Logic and the Plan of Salvation

In his classic work, Biblical Hermeneutics, Milton S. Terry, one-time Professor at the Garrett Biblical Institute, declared there is a "general harmony" which pervades the entire Scriptures. Consequently, "no single statement or obscure passage of one book can be allowed to set aside a doctrine which is clearly established by many passages" (1890, 449). This procedure is called "the analogy ... read more »

National Center for Science Education & Evolution

Recently I received a form letter (dated November, 1998) from Eugenie C. Scott, executive director for the National Center For Science Education, Inc. This militant, anti-religion organization is underwritten by some of the most rabid skeptics in America. Prominent names, such as F.J. Ayala, Niles Eldredge, Stephen J. Gould, and Donald Johanson, are connected with the movement. The letter was ... read more »

Conversions in Acts

There are many disciplines of human learning that are governed by rules. For example, there are mathematics rules, rules that govern grammar, etc. It is not uncommon, though, that rules are structured in technical terms that, practically speaking, are of little value to some students. Hence, a wise teacher learns to illustrate. The "rule" is made more understandable by the ... read more »