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Soul and Spirit: What’s the Difference?

"What is the difference between the spirit and soul of a human being?" There is no simple answer to this question because the words, "soul" and "spirit," are employed in varying senses within the different biblical contexts in which they may be found. The following represents a very brief summary of some of these major uses. The Soul The Hebrew ... read more »

A Misguided Statement Regarding Miracles

Genuine miracles, as such events are depicted in the sacred Scriptures, were amazing phenomena. They were manifestations of the awesome power of the Almighty God. While it certainly is true that God employed miracles in the creation of the Universe (cf. Gen. 1; Psa. 33:6-9; Heb. 11:3), it also is a fact that supernatural events mostly were used as tools ... read more »

A Philosophy for Christian Living

Of all Paul's epistles, the letter to the church at Philippi is the most personal. It reveals more of the apostle's philosophy of life than any other. Within that treatise is this most enlightening affirmation. "Brethren, I count not myself yet to have laid hold: but one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to ... read more »

What About Your Funeral?

Conducting funerals is one of the most challenging tasks a gospel minister has. Actually, doing funerals is not a part of the preacher's "job description" - as set forth in the New Testament. Nevertheless, because of the funeral traditions we have in this country, and to accommodate people we love, and for whom we feel compassion, ministers officiate at funerals. ... read more »

Busted!

When God walked through the Garden of Eden, the hiding Adam and Eve behaved like guilty people. They were! Their shame betrayed their sinful choice. I am certainly not a criminal investigator, nor a forensic psychologist, but I have listened to experts explain the benefits of a polygraph test. While it is not admissible as evidence in a criminal trial ... read more »

God as a Father

The term "father" is a most meaningful term - or should be; and the most precious association of the term is with God. There are four senses in the scriptures in which the word "father" is connected with God. The Human Family Jehovah is the "Father" of mankind in the sense that he is the Creator and Sustainer of our ... read more »

Some Facts About Death

Death is an unpleasant subject. Unless one is in the "death" business (mortuaries, cemeteries, tombstones, etc.), he doesn't like to talk about it-much less reflect upon his own demise. Death has had a bad reputation throughout human history. It was pronounced as a penalty for Adam's sin in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:17), and all human beings (with the ... read more »

Testing the Spirits

The power of the public speaker is enormous. Who can forget the swelling pride of the British during their darkest hour as they were led to the battle with the words of Churchill? Or the tremendous impact of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg? Even those who are not great orators wield significant influence over their listening audience. The bumbling Marshal Applewhite ... read more »

The Land Where God Is Not

They meant it as a hateful insult. It turns out to be a thrilling truth. During the personal ministry of Jesus, as the leaders of the Jewish community (e.g., the Pharisees and the scribes) became increasingly perceptive as to the nature of the Lord's teaching, they concocted various malicious rumors in their attempts to negate his gracious influence. Some charged ... read more »

Is God There?

When the hardships of life take their toll, sufferers may be tempted to question whether God is at all concerned. Yet the following truths reveal that the faithful child of God is ever in the mind and care of our loving Creator. Emma was a sweet, four-and-one-half year old girl, the utter delight of her parents. Now, she is with ... read more »