The following articles are related to the topic of FORNICATION

How Is a Civil Ruler a “Minister of God”?

"Could you comment on Paul's teaching in Romans 13:4-5? How is the civil ruler a 'minister of God'? What is the meaning of 'he bears not the sword in vain'?" The general context of Romans 13:1-7 has to do with the Christian's responsibility to the government under which he lives. And this embraces any government - ancient or modern. The ... read more »

Jesus Christ and the “I Am” Expression

When Christ declared: "Before Abraham was born, I am" (John 8:58), was he referring to the statement in Exodus 3:14, "I am that I am," and therefore identifying himself with the "Jehovah" of that context? This is the question we will explore in this article. In John, chapter eight, there is an animated exchange between the Lord and a certain ... read more »

America—A Nation Out of Control

An optimist views everything in the most favorable light possible. On the other hand, a pessimist sees things rather negatively. The optimist sees a silver lining in every cloud; the pessimist believes a dark cloud obscures every silver lining. The realist is somewhere between these extremes. Most of us would like to think that we are realists, and, if anything, ... read more »

Does the Case of David and Bathsheba Justify Adultery Today?

David was one of the remarkable men of the Old Testament. He was a capable musician and beloved poet. He excelled as a military leader and king. And as "a man after God's own heart" he was an exceptional religious leader. Yet, in spite of his illustrious achievements, Israel's greatest king was not without some grievous faults - not the ... read more »

Jesus Christ: Pioneer in Human Development

There is very little information in the New Testament regarding the first thirty years of Jesus' life upon this earth. And that is not without purpose. The details of those early years are obviously not essential to the divine scheme of redemption. The fact is, the brevity of the Gospel narratives provides subtle evidence of biblical inspiration. Mere human authors ... read more »

Don’t Judge Me!

One of the most frequent rebukes that we receive from irate readers is this: "Oh, you are judging!" If there is one passage in the Bible with which the critics are familiar, surely it is this one: "Judge not, that you be not judged" (Mt. 7:1). They have no clue as to what the text means, but they know that ... read more »

Did God Create Evil?

"If God is only good, how is it that the Bible says that he created 'evil' (Isaiah 45:7)?" In order to get the feel of Isaiah 45:7, at least a slightly larger portion of the immediate context needs to be surveyed. The prophet, on behalf of the Lord, wrote: "I am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there ... read more »

What Is the Meaning of “Not under Bondage” (1 Cor. 7:15)?

Would you address 1 Corinthians 7:15? Does desertion by a non-believing mate grant the abandoned Christian the right of remarriage? In First Corinthians, chapter 7, the apostle Paul responds to a number of questions that had been submitted to him by various members of the church at Corinth (cf. 1 Cor. 7:1). Some of these queries had to do with ... read more »

God Wants Me To Be Happy

The details may vary, but the basic story is the same, and becoming more common with the passing of time. These are tragic episodes that utterly baffle the minds of family and long-time friends. A Christian man, very active in the church, meets a woman in a store in which he occasionally shops. The lady is quite cordial and they ... read more »

But Were They Really Saved?

The issue of whether a child of God can ever lose his salvation is one of the truly controversial topics within the community of "Christendom." Frequently when the subject is broached, tempers flare and emotional reactions abound. But the issue is serious, and it calls for calm, serious study. The idea that the believer in Christ is "eternally secure," is ... read more »