The following articles are related to the topic of MARRIAGE

Pope Issues Apostolic Letter on 24th Anniversary of His “Petrine Ministry”

October 16th, 2002 was the 24th anniversary of Pope John Paul II. I don't track papal news from day to day. I was curious, however, when a broadcast noted that only four other "popes" had a longer tenure than John Paul II: Pius IX, Leo XIII, Pius VI - and Peter himself! (Note: the use of the word "pope" is ... 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 »

Show Her! Don’t Just Tell Her.

I read an article recently that touched me deeply; it also prompted me to try to be a more demonstrative husband. That of which I was reminded I would like to pass along to others who may need a little nudge as well. A delightful Christian lady in another state wrote an excellent article in which she discussed the fact ... read more »

Who Were the Nephilim?

Who were the Nephilim as described in Genesis 6:4? And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all that they chose. And Jehovah said, My spirit ... read more »

California High Court Wrong Again

The California Supreme Court again has demonstrated what an inept conglomerate of jurists it is. In an August 18th decision that once more assaults religious freedom, the court came down with a "wrong," not "right," decision. In its unanimous judgment, the Court determined that doctors may not refuse, on a religious basis, to artificially inseminate lesbians who want to bear ... read more »

The New R-word Label

For more than two centuries the despicable "N-word" has been hatefully hurled at "people of color." Now its use virtually is the equivalent of profanity and borders on being verbal hate speech, worthy of criminal prosecution. Another term rapidly finding a new and intensified niche is "racist." If one wishes to defame another with whom he has a grievance, label ... read more »

What About the Baptism of Young Children?

"A young child (in this case, seven years old) wants to be baptized because he heard his mother say that those who are not baptized cannot go to heaven. He is an intelligent little boy with a wonderful, pure heart, and he cried when he heard his mother say what she did. He is serious about this issue and keeps ... read more »

Does the Bible Encourage Hatred?

"I am confused about the Bible's teaching on 'hate.' Sometimes hate is condemned, at other times it seems to be encouraged. Can you comment on this?" There are two basic biblical words that represent the concept of hating. In the Old Testament, sane (used about 145 times) means to "to hate, to set against." In the New Testament, the word ... read more »

The Importance of Messianic Genealogy

There is no question but that the Old Testament contains ample prophetic testimony regarding the coming, and the identification of, the Messiah. Some scholars have argued there are more than 300 of these prophecies. Among these are a number that foretell the genealogical lineage of Jesus, as such pertained to David, Israel's greatest king (cf. 2 Samuel 7:12-13; Psalm 89:3-4; ... read more »

A Study of Samson: Faith and Folly

The eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews has often been called the biblical "Hall of Fame," or "Hall of Faith." The stories of those Old Testament heroes that adorn this section of scripture have thrilled our hearts since we were children. When one sees names such as Abraham, Joseph, and Moses, he does not wonder at their appearance. On ... read more »