The following articles are related to the topic of FORNICATION

Spiritualism — A Deadly Movement

The "New Age" phenomenon of recent years has provided fresh impetus to the occult concept that the living, somehow, are able to communicate with those who have died. This quasi-religious movement is believed to have more than 70 million adherents around the world. Television "talk shows" parade a variety of "spiritualists" before the public; these are people who claim to ... read more »

Jesus: The Master Teacher

Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, conceded that Jesus of Nazareth was "a teacher" from God, as documented by the "signs" which he did (John 3:2). A wealthy young ruler approached the Lord asking, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" (Matthew 19:16). Even Jesus' enemies addressed him as "Teacher" (Matthew 22:16, 24), though ... read more »

National Security — The Real Solution

Those conversant with the Scriptures are surely aware of the fact that God expects individuals to strive for personal righteousness. What is not so well-known, however, is the fact that Jehovah demands a certain level of righteousness for nations as well. "Righteousness exalts a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people" (Prov. 14:34). David exclaimed: "The wicked shall ... read more »

The Current Perversion of John 8:1-11

In 1998, controversy swirled around then President Bill Clinton's misconduct with an intern, Monica Lewinsky. With almost predictable regularity media personalities cited what is possibly the only passage in their biblical repository: "He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone." This passage has been perverted in a number of egregious ways. First, as in the ... read more »

Hard Sayings in the Bible

One of the Savior's notable miracles was the feeding of a large crowd (more than five thousand people) by the miraculous multiplication of only five small loaves and two tiny fish (cf. John 6:1-14). On the following day, after Jesus had adjourned to the western side of the Sea of Galilee, the masses pursued him, seeking additional food to satisfy ... read more »

God’s Plan of Salvation for His Lost Children

It is truly a tragedy that so many Christian people labor under the illusion that it is impossible for them ever to be lost. Unfortunately, though, the Calvinistic dogma of "once-saved, always-saved," has infected the brotherhood of Christ-at least practically, if not intellectually. It is a grim reality that there may be more lost people in our Sunday morning assemblies, ... read more »

Are Some Sins Greater than Others?

When Jesus was on trial before Pilate, he said: "He who delivers me unto you has the greater sin" (Jn. 19:11). Is one type of sin 'greater' than another? Explain, please. On the night before his crucifixion, Jesus, in company with his disciples (Judas excluded), left the city of Jerusalem and made his way eastward across the brook Kidron to ... read more »

The Necessity and Reality of a Sinless Savior

Was he, or was he not? Was Jesus of Nazareth a perfect man, completely flawless both spiritually and morally? The importance of this question cannot be exaggerated. If he was not, the whole of humanity is hopelessly and eternally lost. Here is the problem: How would it be possible for a God, who is both absolutely holy (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation ... read more »

The English Standard Version Study Bible – A Review

Shortly after its initial appearance, we published an article reviewing The English Standard Version (2001, Crossway Bibles). In that composition we cataloged what we perceived to be some of the strengths and weaknesses of this translation of the Bible. Generally, I commended the ESV, though I remain of the persuasion that the American Standard Version (1901) is still the best ... read more »

What Is the “Gift of the Holy Spirit” in Acts 2:38?

To a multitude assembled on the day of Pentecost the apostle Peter declared: "Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38, ASV). The identity of "the gift of the Holy Spirit," as that expression is ... read more »