The following articles are related to the topic of JUSTIFICATION

Lipscomb University and the Christian Scholars Conference

The Christian Scholars Conference (CSC) convened in June, 2008 on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee (formerly known as David Lipscomb University). With support from several sister schools, e.g., Pepperdine University, Abilene Christian University, Oklahoma Christian University, and Harding University, it was the twenty-eighth annual gathering of some of the most radically liberal, self-designated "scholars" on the planet. ... 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 »

Is All Remarriage After Divorce Condemned?

There are numerous diverse views in the world of "Christendom" regarding the matter of divorce and remarriage. One novel idea is that the New Testament allows no cause for divorce and remarriage. This is the position of the Roman Catholic Church. A valid Christian marriage, if consummated, cannot be dissolved (as to the bond) by any human power or for ... read more »

The Saga of Ancient Jericho

After having spent forty hard years in the wilderness of Sinai, the children of Israel were stationed on the eastern bank of the Jordan River, just north of the Dead Sea. The challenge was now before them; they were to take the land of Canaan which Jehovah had promised to Abraham five centuries earlier. The first obstacle in Israel's path ... read more »

The Current Fad of Male Bashing

In the old movie, The Commancheros, the beautiful character called Pilar observed: "In every successful relationship, one party is dominate and the other is subservient." By virtue of his right as Creator, God has decreed that men function as leaders-both in the home and in the church (cf. 1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:22-23; 1 Timothy 2:12ff). There is no doubt ... read more »

Must We Do Something To Receive the Free Gift of Salvation?

"Paul says that we are 'freely' justified (Rom. 3:24), and later he describes salvation as a 'free gift' (Rom. 6:23). Why do some claim that one must 'do' something, such as be baptized, in order to be saved?" There are several factors to be considered in responding to this excellent question. Reflect upon the following: Salvation is wonderfully described in ... read more »

Teaching Kids to Cheat

Jerry Plecki was a high school teacher in the Chicago area. Five years ago, he was the centerpiece of a scandal that rocked the Chicago public school system. This past week, his story was featured in a made-for-TV movie, "Cheaters." According to an article by Nicole Z. Dizon of the Associated Press, Plecki, an English teacher at Steinmetz High School ... read more »

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

The concluding chapter of Romans bears the brunt of some criticism - especially the fact that Paul seems to consume an inordinate amount of space doing nothing more than sending "greetings" to various Christians in Rome. Some claim that this is an example of the Scriptures containing irrelevant data, i.e., material too trivial to justify its inclusion into a body ... read more »

Who Are the “Enemies of Truth”?

Richard Dawkins is a professor of zoology at Oxford University. He describes himself as "a fairly militant atheist, with a fair degree of active hostility toward religion" (Bass, p. 86). According to Dawkins, "religion is very largely an enemy of truth" (Bass, p. 87). He characterizes the idea that man was created by God as "blasphemy," and insists that "we ... read more »

Does the Bible Recommend Drinking Alcoholic Beverages?

"Does the book of Proverbs recommend "strong drink" for those who are depressed? Please explain Proverbs 31:6-7." "Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more" (Prov. 31:6-7; ESV). What does this passage mean? Does it encourage drinking an alcoholic ... read more »