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When Goodness Is as the Morning Dew

Hosea was an eighth-century B.C. prophet whose prophetic messages were aimed primarily at the wicked northern kingdom of Israel. The background of the book relates to the prophet's personal history. He was married to a woman whose name was Gomer. After the birth of their first child, Gomer became unfaithful, even pursuing the profession of a street harlot. From this ... read more »

Divorce and Remarriage: White, Black, or Gray?

It must be wonderful to be one of those fellows who has every religious controversy perfectly figured out, with no room left for disagreement. I do not happen to be in that particular segment of the Christian brotherhood. I still have to exercise considerable study and practical wisdom concerning many issues, not the least of which is the divorce-remarriage controversy. ... read more »

Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword — Part 3

In this series of articles we have attempted to show the nobility of defending the truth.Truth is precious.Solomon declared: "Buy the truth, and sell it not" (Prov. 23:23). We thus have the responsibility of defending the truth with the utmost integrity. Sometimes, though, regrettably, those who attempt to defend the truth actually end up selling it out by their misapplication ... read more »

Jesus Christ – The Righteous Warrior

One of the more awesome scenes in the final book of the Bible reads as follows: "And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; ... read more »

Who Are the 144,000 of Revelation 7 and 14?

"Who are the 144,000 people mentioned in the book of Revelation, chapters 7 and 14?" The book of Revelation is a highly symbolic treatise (cf. 1:1). Because of this fact, many false religionists have attempted to exploit the message of the narrative to their own theological ends. The Apocalypse has become a happy hunting ground for some religious cultists who ... read more »

Is Christ’s Coming Very, Very Soon?

A major advertisement appeared a while back in various newspapers throughout the country. It was titled: "Christ Is Coming 'Very, Very Soon.'" The piece begins like this: "The evidence for the soon return of Christ is overwhelming." Several "clues" then were offered whereby one might calculate that Jesus' return is quite near. The advertisement suggested that several "signs" (purportedly found ... read more »

What Is the Baptism of Fire?

"In Matthew 3:11, John the Baptist said: 'I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire.' A Christian brother recently identified this 'fire' with the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost. Would ... read more »

Joshua’s Farewell Address

Joshua, the great commander of Israel, was "old and stricken in years" when he gave a presentation to his people near the end of his illustrious career (Joshua 23:1ff). It is likely that this was not long before his death at the age of 110 years (24:29). As he stood before the leaders of his spiritual kinsmen, he gave a ... 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 »

Misdirected Benevolence

Poverty in the biblical world was commonplace; it was so acute that we scarcely can appreciate it from our modern, American vantage point. While there are different economic levels among Christians, no one with whom I am acquainted in the church is "poor" in the biblical sense (cf. Mark 12:41-44). Furthermore, the Scriptures nowhere demand the Communistic concept that Christians ... read more »