The following articles are related to the topic of JUSTIFICATION

That Mysterious Disciple

In recent years, the following passage in the Gospel of Mark has become the center of a doctrinal storm: "John said unto him, Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him because he followed us not. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man who shall do a mighty work in ... read more »

What Is a “Pastor”?

"Is the term 'Pastor' a proper title for ministers of the gospel?" Three verses in the New Testament include the word "pastor" (in various forms): Ephesians 4:11, Acts 20:28, and 1 Peter 5:2. In Ephesians 4:11, Paul discusses various roles that Christ placed in the church. He intends for "pastors and teachers" to serve in the church. The expression "pastors ... read more »

Did God Reward Midwives for Lying?

When there arose a Pharaoh who "knew not Joseph," the Hebrew people were enslaved by the Egyptians. Fearing the slaves might aid an enemy in any attempted overthrow of the Egyptian regime, Pharaoh devised a plan to contain the population of the Israelites. He commanded the midwives to commit murder. All male children were to be killed (Exodus 1:15-16). The ... read more »

The Great Mystery of Godliness

In his first letter to Timothy, Paul declared that one of his reasons for writing the epistle was that men might know how to behave themselves in the house (family) of God, which is the church of the living God (3:15). Further, he affirms that it is the responsibility of those in the church to be the pillar and support ... read more »

Are Choirs and Solos Authorized for the Church Assembly?

One of the controversies generating considerable interest among the Lord's people these days is the question of whether or not the use of choirs and solos is permissible in the worship assemblies of the New Testament church. In numerous places the utilization of such singing arrangements has already been implemented. Some churches have specially named groups with coordinated wardrobes. Others ... read more »

The Creation Week—Reflections on Genesis

Man has always been intrigued with the theme of origins. Science, however, cannot satisfy that curiosity, for it cannot deal with the question of origins. That is beyond the scope of the scientific method, which requires observation and experimentation. The first verse of the Bible, though, by divine inspiration, answers the human longing: "In the beginning God created the heavens ... read more »

What About Moderate Social Drinking?

*"In the 2nd chapter of John, Christ's first miraculous sign was the turning of water to wine at a wedding. We know the purpose of wine at weddings - social consumption. And, if we look at the passage honestly, we know that this is a fermented beverage; for when the host tasted it he was confused that the best wine ... read more »

Is “Re-Baptism” Scriptural?

Is there ever a justification for being "re-baptized"? I have questioned my baptism. I was very young and really did not comprehend the seriousness of what I was doing. I have considered being baptized again, but some say that it would not be right to be baptized a second time. Your question is a very legitimate one. There are some ... read more »

The Extended-Sabbath Argument and Darwinism

People who are intimidated by the claims of modern "scientism" are ever looking for biblical loopholes by which they may force the Genesis record of the creation events into the mold of evolutionary chronology. Evolutionists begrudgingly concede that without a sufficient span of time, there is no chance that macro-evolution (the development of all living organisms from a single, original ... read more »

Jehovah’s Righteous Branch

The prophet Jeremiah was a prisoner of his own people, confined to "the court of the guard" in the city of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 33:1). He had agitated the Hebrews by his prophecies of the coming Babylonian invasion, and the ravaging of the city of Jerusalem. The day would come, he declared, when the city will be filled with the dead ... read more »