The following articles are related to the topic of HIGHER CRITICISM

Notes from Isaiah 55

In the book of Isaiah (55:1ff) there is a thrilling prophecy of the salvation that was to be made available as a result of the promised Messiah’s victory over death.

The Work Ethic

We are living in a time when the “work ethic” is suffering enormously. More and more people want to do less and less for higher pay.

Steve Allen’s Attack upon the Bible

This article, originally published in 1993, addresses the book written by popular songwriter-comedian, Steve Allen (1921-2000), Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion, and Morality.

What About the Name Jehovah?

Some writers strongly object to the name Jehovah, as found in the American Standard Version (1901). Is this criticism justified? Are these critics consistent? Look at this matter carefully.

1 Corinthians 11:3 & 15:28 – Paul Sends His Greetings

Reckless charges are frequently made against the Bible. One of these is the allegation that the Scriptures contain irrelevant data, i.e., material too trivial to justify its inclusion into a body of literature that purports to be inspired of God.

What About the “Textus Receptus”?

Some today urge that the King James Version of the Bible is the very best available, because it was based upon the “Textus Receptus” Greek text. Though advocated by some sincere folks, this view is not consistent with the best of biblical scholarship. Note the following brief summary of this issue.

The Pain of Lingering Regrets

Every sensitive soul is troubled from time to time by regrets that linger regarding past deeds in his life. There is a wrong way and a right way to deal with regret. Think about this matter with us in this week’s Penpoints article.

The Dangers of Youthful Exuberance

The apostle Paul taught Timothy how to conduct himself as a young gospel preacher—advice sorely needed today and in every generation.

Can You Feel the Love?

Some of the most mean-spirited people in the world are those who “ooze” with that sickening sentimentality that talks of love while demonstrating everything but. Why don’t you take a few moments and, over our shoulder, take a look at some of our mail?

What Are the Unicorns and Satyrs Mentioned in the Bible?

Bible critics have charged the sacred book with mistakes in that the King James Version mentions both “unicorns” and “satyrs” — both of which are mythical creatures. How does the student of the Scriptures respond to this alleged difficulty?

The Code of Hammurabi

The discovery of the Code of Hammurabi reveals several interesting ideas when compared to the Law of Moses.

The Tamar Case: A Precedent for Christians?

Are extraordinary methods for achieving pregnancy, e.g., artificial insemination by a third party donor, ethically permissible? Some contend that “how” a woman achieves pregnancy is not a material issue. The Old Testament case of Tamar is even employed as proof. What does the evidence really show?

Charles Darwin’s Eroding Credibility

The average “layman” who subscribes to the theory of evolution champions Charles Darwin as the great luminary of this materialistic philosophical system. What many do not realize, however, is that not all scientists, even in the evolutionary community, bow before the British naturalist.