The following articles are related to the topic of LIBERALISM

Reports of Evidence for the Genesis Flood

A fascinating piece appeared in the U.S. News & World Report authored by Michael Satchell (2000, 38). The article was titled, "An enduring mystery - Evidence points to a flood of biblical proportions." The essay called attention to an amazing archaeological discovery beneath the surface of the Black Sea, a massive body of water (170,000 square miles-greater in size than ... read more »

Did Mark Make a Mistake?

"I am confused about the identity of the 'Philip' mentioned in Mark 6:17. Some say that Mark has confused this man with 'Herod Philip,' who is mentioned in Luke 3:1. It is my understanding that Herodias divorced 'Herod' to marry Herod Antipas. According to one source, Josephus makes no mention of a 'Herod Philip.'" Who then, was the "Philip" mentioned ... read more »

Clergyman Attacks Bible — Is Ousted

It produced a dramatic headline in the London Times (July 23, 2001). A prominent clergyman in the Church of England was banned from preaching in the town (Uppingham, Rutland) where he lives in retirement. Derek Stanesby, who has preached before the Queen on a number of occasions, was expelled from the pulpit where he often was invited to speak. What ... read more »

Why Do Men Reject God?

Most people in the world, throughout the ages of history, have believed in some concept of a Supreme Being. They may have had a perverted sense of Who that Being is, but they were convinced that there is a Personal Power greater than man. Given the evidence available, faith is reasonable. That is why the psalmist declared: "The fool hath ... read more »

How Do You Explain Joshua’s Long Day?

"How does the devout Bible student explain the 'long day' that is related in the book of Joshua?" Joshua, chapter 10, contains the account of a great battle between the children of Israel and the pagan Amorites. In the course of that conflict, Jehovah intervened and sent great stones from heaven, killing many of the enemy. As the battle progressed, ... read more »

Exodus 3:22 – The Israelites Leave Egypt

As the Israelite people prepared to leave the land of Egypt, Moses charged: "But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians" (Ex. 3:22, KJV). There ... read more »

Radical Criticism and “Christian” Education

"Higher criticism" purports to be the "science" of exploring the backgrounds of the biblical books so as to discover the"actual" truth regarding the composition of these documents - in contrast to the alleged "superficial and traditional" views that prevailed over the prolonged centuries of a by-gone era. For example, to the modern "critic," who fancies himself a citizen of that ... read more »

What Are the Unicorns and Satyrs Mentioned in the Bible?

Why does the Bible contain references to such mythological creatures as the 'unicorn' (Num. 23:22), and the 'satyr' (Isa. 13:21)? How can such allusions be harmonized with the claim that the Bible is the infallible word of God? The "Unicorn" of the Bible The term "unicorn" is found nine times in the King James Version of the Bible (Num. 23:22; ... read more »

Did Paul Sanction Social Drinking?

"Would you explain 1 Timothy 5:23 about Paul's advice to Timothy to drink wine?" This verse has long been a source of controversy. It is the "wino's" golden text, though abused mightily in the effort. Paul encourages his friend: "Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake and your frequent infirmities." Perhaps ... read more »

Are Christians Required to “Lift Up Holy Hands”?

"In his letter to Timothy, Paul said that men are to pray, 'lifting up hold hands' to God (1 Timothy 2:8). Why don't people lift up their hands when they pray today? The "lifting up holy hands" is more than likely an expression borrowed from the Old Testament because of a common (though neither mandated or rigid), ancient practice of ... read more »