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Baptism for the Dead: Revisited

We received a letter from a distinguished professor at Stanford University, disputing the position we argued relative to the "Latter-day saints" dogma of "baptism for the dead" in another article published on this web site (See Mormon Doctrine: Baptism for the Dead .) Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of Mormonism, claimed to have received a "revelation" from God on January ... read more »

Foolish Reasons for Getting Married

There are a number of good reasons, in harmony with God's design for the home, for desiring to be a part of a marriage relationship. One may meet a winsome Christian person who has attractive spiritual and personal qualities that appear to be ideal for a life-long marital union. Certainly children of God, who opt for marriage, ought to seek ... read more »

The Rescue of Christ — So-Called

Solomon once declared that "of the making of many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh" (Eccl. 12:12). Truly, books roll from the presses by the millions - year after year. Not infrequently books reveal that they have been buttressed by "much study" which generates a "weariness of the flesh." Some of them ... read more »

The Gospel Writers and Their Quotations from Jesus

Why did the writers of the Gospels sometimes quote Jesus differently? Should not their quotations agree with one another? This troubles me. This is a good question but the alleged problem is not of serious import. Let us consider the following factors. General Principles First, it has long been recognized that in referring to another's audible use of language, or ... read more »

An Analysis of the “Salvation Army”

Street corner bands, trucks collecting repairable items, red kettles, ringing bells at Christmas time, and soup lines are well-known marks of the internationally publicized Salvation Army. This is an organization that is hailed as a paragon of virtue by most religious people. The Salvation Army is widely acclaimed for its charitable thrust. It operates hostels for homeless men and women, ... read more »

Will Everyone Go to Heaven?

A letter from a courteous reader asserted his belief that all people will be saved ultimately. He feels there is Bible support for this position, though he introduced not a solitary passage in defense of the theory. Perhaps there is some value in discussing this theme. It is becoming more popular in this day of widely diversified religious views, and ... read more »

Are All People Children of God?

"Why are there some people who think they are the 'children of God,' but that others are not. Isn't it a fact that all human beings are children of God?" This is a concern that many express. Is there a legitimate biblical response? In the first place, it is not man's prerogative to arbitrarily determine who is or is not ... read more »

Some Questions about Divorce and Remarriage

The following questions deal with the general theme of marriage and divorce. Recently the view has been advanced that when two single people commit fornication, by that act they become married and must remain together for life. Would you respond to this? This idea is so absurd that one can only wonder how it ever saw the light of day. ... read more »

Is Sexual Self-stimulation Wrong?

Over the past decade, since the Christian Courier website has been operative, many times I have received mail from obviously sincere people professing devout faith in the Christian religion and the conviction that the Scriptures are God's revelation to man. But they are perplexed and troubled by their own problems-deep problems. I would even characterize some as tormented, and especially ... read more »

False Teachers; Destructive Heresies – 2 Peter 2:1

The Second Epistle of Peter was written by Simon Peter, an apostle of Christ, who also penned First Peter (see 2 Peter 3:1). The principal design of this letter was to "stir" Christian minds to a greater level of spirituality and to fortify them against the danger of certain false teachers who threatened their faith. A looming heresy involved a ... read more »