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The Plague of Profanity

Are you as sick of hearing it as I am? We are exposed to it at the supermarket, over the back fence, and at ball games. It fills our novels, movies, and is profuse on television. What is this mysterious influence? Profanity! We hear it-not just from sailors ("cuss like a sailor"), or from the French ("pardon my 'French'")-but from ... read more »

Neale Walsch: A New Guru for the Gullible

Neale Donald Walsch lives in a hilltop mansion near Medford, Oregon. A few years ago, he was a "nobody." Now, he is a "somebody" who's attracting some attention. Having had a troubled childhood, Walsch has been through a series of unstable relationships and career difficulties. He has been in four marriages in which nine children were produced. He has passed ... read more »

Please Explain 1 Timothy 5:24-25

Could you help me to understand the following passage? "Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment: and some men they follow after. Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid" (1 Timothy 5:24-25). It will first be important to observe the larger context in which this puzzling ... read more »

The Responsibility of the Bible Teacher

There is a great honor attached to teaching the Word of God. This exercise is the most sacred trust one can imagine. Unfortunately, there are those, on occasion, who want the honor that attends that lofty role, yet they are unwilling to pay the price that accompanies the responsibility. What are some of the costs that accompany this sober responsibility? ... read more »

1 Timothy 1:20 – Delivered unto Satan

During the course of his apostolic ministry Paul was forced occasionally to deal with false teachers who were damaging the faith of others. Two of these renegades were Hymenaeus and Alexander, who had made shipwreck of the faith of some.Accordingly, Paul informed Timothy that he "delivered unto Satan" these rebels that "they might be taught not to blaspheme." "This charge ... read more »

Benevolent Work in the Mission Field

Most folks by now are aware of the carnage that was caused by the Indian Ocean earthquake of December 26th, and the devastating tsunamis that followed, killing more that 200,000 people, and leaving thousands of others homeless, orphaned, etc.It is a heartbreaking tragedy of enormous proportions. Many Christians appear to be throwing themselves into the task of helping these poor ... read more »

Walking Through the Book of Ephesians

The Greek verb peripateo, rendered "walk" in the English Bible, is found 96 times in the New Testament. Eight of these are in Ephesians. The word is composed of two roots, peri (around), and pateo (walk). Literally, to "walk around." Figuratively, it denotes the sphere of one's existence-his manner of life. It can be used negatively (for evil), or positively ... read more »

Does the Bible Condemn the Use of All Drugs?

"In Galatians 5:20 Paul condemns 'sorcery' as a work of the flesh. The Greek word, I understand, is pharmakeia, which is related to our modern word, 'pharmacy.' How would this passage relate to the use of drugs today?" The Greek word, pharmakeia (Gal. 5:20) derives from the term pharmakon. The original term had to do with "medicine" (like an ointment) ... read more »

The Middle East Conflict

There is an old saying: "No one can unscramble scrambled eggs."That cliche is true.And in no circumstance is the application of that quip more apropos than in the current Middle East conflagration. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a "scrambled" mess that has a meager possibility of resolution in the foreseeable future.The blood-thirsty Palestinians, with their Muslim background, would like to see ... 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 »