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Answering the Fool

The inspired writer of Proverbs cautioned: "Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him." And then he said: "Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit" (Prov. 26:4-5). Is it not remarkable that these two statements, which appear so at odds, are found side-by-side? Do they contradict ... read more »

Some Fools in Proverbs

Have you ever been foolish? We all have. But are you a fool? Some people live in "folly." The book of Proverbs addresses the fool. It defines his character, his behavior, and his misery. But not all "fools" are alike. For this reason, Proverbs uses different words to discuss different kinds of fools. Let us look at a few of ... read more »

The Folly of Atheism

Jesus once warned: "Whosoever shall say, 'You fool,' shall be in danger of the hell of fire" (Mt. 5:22). And yet elsewhere, the Lord, in addressing the scribes and Pharisees, declared: "You fools ..." (23:17). While the superficial student might see a conflict here, actually, there is none; the respective passages are addressing different matters. In the earlier context, Christ ... read more »

Why Do Men Reject God?

Most people in the world, throughout the ages of history, have believed in some concept of a Supreme Being. They may have had a perverted sense of Who that Being is, but they were convinced that there is a Personal Power greater than man. Given the evidence available, faith is reasonable. That is why the psalmist declared: "The fool hath ... read more »

The Tongue: One of Man’s Most Dangerous Weapons

It is not without significance that two of the Ten Commandments deal with speech-taking the name of God in vain and bearing false witness against another person (Ex. 20:7, 16). Similarly, in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus warned against the abuse of the tongue in "swearing falsely" (Mt. 5:33-37). Elsewhere, Jesus Christ gave a stern warning regarding the unseemly ... read more »

The Church Needs More Wise Guys

If we were to describe the historical background of the book of Proverbs, it would be "life." Proverbs is universal and timeless. It affirms much of what pop-pyschology denies - that it matters how you live. There are objective, foreseeable, eternal consequences to living foolishly. Yes, it does matter. Living wisely involves skill, and skill for living is learned. Proverbs ... read more »


When God walked through the Garden of Eden, the hiding Adam and Eve behaved like guilty people. They were! Their shame betrayed their sinful choice. I am certainly not a criminal investigator, nor a forensic psychologist, but I have listened to experts explain the benefits of a polygraph test. While it is not admissible as evidence in a criminal trial ... read more »

The San Francisco Atheist Convention

How would you like to throw a party and have nobody show up? Well, almost nobody-relatively speaking. That's what happened when the atheists had their recent West-Coast convention. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (with headquarters in Madison, WI) convened a "mini-convention"-and I do mean mini. The grand event took place on the weekend of July 30-31 in San Francisco. Atheists ... read more »

How Is God To Be “Known”?

"Some say that God can be known from nature; others say that he can be known only by studying the Bible. What is the correct viewpoint?" There are two vantagepoints to be considered by this question. God is revealed by both nature and the Bible - but in different ways. Abstract RevelationFirst, it is clear that there is a threshold ... read more »

Can God Be Seen?

"In the sermon on the mount, Jesus taught: 'Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God' (Mt. 5:8). This statement appears to conflict with other passages. For example, Paul wrote that no man has seen God, or can see him (1 Tim. 6:16). How are these verses to be reconciled?" When Paul affirmed that no human being ... read more »