The following articles are related to the topic of FAITH

Nine Scientists Look at Religion

Richard Dawkins of Oxford University is a rabid, mouth-foaming atheist. He has made a career of fighting that which he believes does not even exist. In his recent book, The God Delusion, he claims that religious faith is a "virus of the mind," and that the "infection" is socially spread by means of "persuasive opinion," which he compares to "genetic ... read more »

THE GOLDEN TEXT: A Study of John 3:16

The Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16, is one of the all-time beloved and well-known verses in the entire Bible. It is frequently called the "golden text" of Scripture. One might be shocked to learn, therefore, that this great passage is one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented texts of the Word of God. Many sincere people, who dearly ... read more »

Why Was Cain’s Sacrifice Rejected?

"Did God reject Cain's sacrifice simply because he did not 'give his best' or was it because it was not a blood sacrifice like Abel's? Did God require an animal sacrifice (blood sacrifice) on this occasion?" The record of Cain's rejected sacrifice reads: "And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ... read more »

Simply Outrageous

Have you ever heard or read a statement that made you wonder how it ever could have been conceived? For example Bill O'Reilly, Fox News guru, said on national television that "the Catholic Church invented marriage" (WorldNetDaily, 2/10/2010). How does anyone that obtuse deserve a national audience? But he is not alone. Consider a few more quotes that are "simply ... read more »

Some Questions About Greek Grammar

"First, can you tell me, based upon the Greek text, if the expression 'faith in Christ' (Rom. 3:22 and Gal. 3:26), is correctly translated; or should it be 'faith of Christ'? As I understand it, the phrase is in the genitive case. Second, why are the verbs 'believing' and 'confessing' (Rom. 10:9) in the aorist tense? One would think they ... read more »

Was Paul’s Theology Consistent on “Conversion”?

J. Carl Laney is a Professor of Biblical Literature at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Laney is a respected scholar but in some serious particulars his theology is flawed. For example in his book, Answers to Tough Questions From Every Book in the Bible, he raises the issue of whether baptism is essential to salvation. In response to ... read more »

The Language of God

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He led the successful effort to complete the Human Genome Project, a complex scientific enterprise aimed at mapping and sequencing human DNA, and determining various aspects of its function. Dr. Collins has authored a book titled, The Language of ... read more »

Why Couldn’t Jesus Perform Miracles in His Hometown?

Both Matthew and Mark state that Jesus left the region near the sea of Galilee and came "into his own country" (Matthew 13:54; Mark 6:1). Undoubtedly this has reference to the environs of Nazareth, the city in which Christ grew up in the home of Joseph and his mother, Mary. In connection with the Lord's visit to this region Mark ... read more »

Evaluating Evolution in Plain English

Little children are taught about evolution from an early age, and the media continues to propagate it unabashedly. The following quotation is typical. "The virtually infinite variations of life are the fruit of the evolutionary process. All living creatures are related by descent from common ancestors. Humans and other mammals are descended from shrewlike creatures that lived more than 150,000,000 ... read more »

The Fragrance of Christian Influence

People have long been aware of the value of influence. Plutarch said that "a word or nod from a good person has more weight than the eloquent speeches of others." Just as plants yield fragrances, so people exert influence - for good or ill. What Is Influence? Influence sometimes is defined as the "ability to produce an effect without apparent ... read more »