The following articles are related to the topic of FORNICATION

Understanding Forgiveness

There may be no word in the English Bible that quickens the beat of a sinner's heart more than that of "forgiveness." Little wonder, then, that poet Alexander Pope wrote: "To err is human; to forgive, divine." In this study we wish to probe this theme from two vantage points: divine forgiveness, i.e., that which proceeds from God to man; ... read more »

The Earth: A Planet Plagued with “Evil”

There are many remarkable features on this marvelous planet which God created. Warm sunshine and refreshing showers cause the Earth to produce a magnificent garden of beauty. Our world abounds with an amazing array of curious and delightful animals. The love that humans are capable of sharing in their domestic and communal lives is thrilling indeed. And the blessings that ... read more »

Sexual Promiscuity — A National Plague

After a weary wandering for forty long years, the Hebrew people were preparing to enter Canaan. They encountered pagan forces east of the Jordan river, but resolutely defeated them - because the Lord was with his people. When the heathen armies saw that they were unable to resist the power of Jehovah, they decided to pursue another course of action. ... read more »

Command or Culture – Discerning the Difference

In 1967 the United Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) adopted a new confession of faith. Concerning the nature of the Bible the following statement was made: "The Scriptures, given under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, are nevertheless the words of men, conditioned by the language, thought forms, and literary fashions of the place and times at which they were written. They ... read more »

Was Jesus the Son of God Eternally?

Errors regarding Christ's nature have been around since the Savior was on earth. Some of the Jews contended he was demon possessed and thus mentally deranged (John 10:20). He was charged with "blasphemy" (Mark 2:7), and making himself "equal with God" (John 5:18). It even was hinted that he was "born of fornication" (John 8:41). In the second century, the ... read more »

The Value of “Waiting” on Jehovah

One of the truly thrilling passages of the Old Testament is nestled in the book of Isaiah. "[T]hey that wait for Jehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint" (40:31). Historical Background To appreciate this passage some background is in order. The ... read more »