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The Truth on Baptism Should Not Be “Watered Down”

We recently received the following letter from a very sincere person. "I was baptized as an infant (Methodist Church) by the sprinkling of water. I was confirmed of my own will at the age of 13. I am currently attending a church that says that my baptism doesn't count because I was not immersed, even though I have been a ... read more »

The Drawing Power of God

Jesus had fed a great multitude (likely significantly more than ten thousand souls - cf. John 6:10b) with only five small barley cakes and two fish, on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee. The crowd was awed tremendously by this "sign," perceiving the Lord to be "the prophet" they had long anticipated (cf. Deuteronomy 18:15-17). They wanted to ... read more »

Does the Bible Refer to UFOs?

Could you explain the reference in the book of Ezekiel chapter one about the "wheel within a wheel"? Some say that this is an allusion to ancient visitors to the Earth in "flying saucers." In recent times a few radical sensationalists have contended that centuries ago Earth was visited by space beings from distant planets. It has been alleged that ... read more »

The Sinner’s Prayer — Is It Biblical?

"Ministers frequently tell lost people that they need to 'pray the sinner's prayer.' Exactly what is this 'sinner's prayer'? Is this prayer biblically based? If not, what is its origin?" The so-called "sinner's prayer" is a popular phenomenon in Protestant circles. It is employed at the conclusion of various denominational "revival" services in appeals to convince sincere people to "get ... read more »

What About the Baptism of Young Children?

"A young child (in this case, seven years old) wants to be baptized because he heard his mother say that those who are not baptized cannot go to heaven. He is an intelligent little boy with a wonderful, pure heart, and he cried when he heard his mother say what she did. He is serious about this issue and keeps ... read more »

Can Christians “Speak in Tongues” Today?

"Would you explain the 'speaking in tongues,' as this practice took place in the early church?What was the nature of those 'tongues'?" Literally speaking, the "tongue" is an organ of taste and speech within the mouth (cf. Lk. 16:24).By metaphorical (figurative) extension, however, the term is used commonly in literature for a human language (see Rev. 5:9; 7:9, etc.).Herodotus, for ... read more »

Babies: Those “Awful” Creatures!

A sincere person has had a difficult time in dealing with his infant children. In his frustration, he has accepted a theological position that is not in harmony with the Scriptures. He believes that babies are sinners. He does not impute to them the guilt of Adam's sin (as many religious people customarily do); rather, he charges that infants are ... read more »

Solomon’s Temple Dedication Prayer and “Repentance”

The temple that Solomon constructed in Jerusalem was a magnificent structure, and the day of its dedication was one of solemnity and reverence. Though the king of Israel was flawed in a number of particulars, his prayer of dedication on this occasion was a model of spirituality. It is particularly significant as a "lexicon" definition of sorts of what is ... read more »

What Does the Bible Say About the Rapture?

"In case of the Rapture, this vehicle will be unmanned." "The Rapture: the only way to fly." The preceding slogans are but two of the many circulated by folks who believe in the so-called "Rapture" theory. You see these slogans on bumper stickers, Twitter, and Facebook. These slogans herald the alleged event that Hal Lindsey, author of the multimillion best-seller, ... read more »

Who Is Lucifer?

"I have heard the devil referred to as 'Lucifer.' What does this mean and where did this idea come from?" In the King James Version of the Bible, Isaiah 14:12 reads: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" The term "Lucifer" was ... read more »