The following articles are related to the topic of FORGIVENESS

6 Reasons Why Some Prayers Are Never Answered

When the apostle Peter penned that first epistle which bears his name, it was directed to "the elect who are sojourners or the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia" (1 Pet. 1:1). The basic design of this divine narrative is to encourage saints who are suffering persecution. In times of hardship, prayer-the blessed privilege of communicating with Almighty ... read more »

The Sinner’s Prayer — Is It Biblical?

"Ministers frequently tell lost people that they need to 'pray the sinner's prayer.' Exactly what is this 'sinner's prayer'? Is this prayer biblically based? If not, what is its origin?" The so-called "sinner's prayer" is a popular phenomenon in Protestant circles. It is employed at the conclusion of various denominational "revival" services in appeals to convince sincere people to "get ... read more »

An Exchange with Professor Wallace of the Dallas Seminary

In a previous article titled: Dallas Professor Rebuffs Common Quibble on Eis , we reviewed some material in Daniel Wallace's excellent book, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics (Zondervan, 1996). We identified Dr. Wallace as a "Baptist," and we used the expression "the Baptist Dallas Theological Seminary." Our Mistakes We have received a communication from Professor Wallace correcting us in two ... read more »

Faith-Based Bathing — A Friendly Review

Christianity Today is probably the most popular journal in the protestant religious community. The magazine was founded by Billy Graham in 1956, and more than 100,000 copies of the journal are distributed each month. At times the magazine has some very good articles; on other occasions, it seriously is at variance with the Scriptures. The periodical has a regular feature ... read more »

A Poignant Invitation to a Wayward People

One of David's burning ambitions was to build a "house" for his God. He was not permitted to engage in that enterprise, however, because he had "shed much blood" (1 Chronicles 22:8). It therefore fell to Solomon, a less-aggressive ruler, to build the temple on behalf of Jehovah (1 Kings 5:3-5). The temple must have been magnificent beyond description. The ... read more »

The Use of the Preposition “Eis” in Matthew 12:41

In numerous articles we have called attention to the force of the preposition eis as used in Acts 2:38. Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto eis the remission of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. See our recent article, The Preposition Eis in Acts 2:38 ... read more »

A Rose Is a Rose; Or Is It?

A few years back, I was teaching some students in a remedial reading class. I remember working with a young boy named Jacob. As we were sounding out the words on the page, we came to a couple of sentences like these: John rose from the table. John smelled a pink rose. The task was a relatively simple one: Determine ... read more »

Coping with Problems

This is a world cursed by sin (Genesis 3). It is, therefore, a world of problems. We all have problems-some greater, some lesser. We have health problems, money problems, employment problems, and family problems. Some of our difficulties may not be our fault (e.g., physical infirmity). Many of our ailments, however, are self-induced. We have marriage problems because we don't ... read more »

Blasphemy — What Is this Great Sin?

For many people, one of the most fearful terms to be found in the New Testament is the word "blasphemy." Blasphemy is represented as a horrible sin, but what is it? Have I been guilty of it? Can one obtain pardon for it? These are serious questions that engage the attention of the devout person. Blasphemy is an anglicized form ... read more »

Rich Nuggets in Romans 14:9

Due to our frantically busy lives, there are so many things that we are prone to overlook when we read the sacred Scriptures. Consider, for example, Romans 14:9: "For to this end Christ died and lived, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living." "For" is a conjunction which explains a previous statement, namely that, "...we ... read more »