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Matthew Henry: Commentator for the Common Person

I have long been interested in the biographical details of some of the great commentators of the past. How was their fascination with the Scriptures developed? What were their study habits? What were their approaches to Bible study-critical, textual, devotional, etc.? These are intriguing areas of exploration. In this brief article, I will share some stimulating information regarding the life ... read more »

Do Psychics Really Have Mystic Powers?

Prior to my parents' conversion to Christianity, they visited a psychic who predicted certain things that were supposed to happen in our family. The things predicted seemingly turned out to be true! For example, the psychic predicted that my mother would have two unplanned pregnancies in the future and would resort to two abortions. This happened. The psychic said my ... read more »

Are the Dead Conscious?

There is an ongoing controversy in the religious community as to whether or not human beings, after death, exist in a state of consciousness. The Watchtower movement claims: "The dead are shown to be 'conscious of nothing at all' and the death state to be one of complete inactivity" (Aid to Bible Understanding 1971, 431). Unquestionably, the Bible teaches otherwise. ... read more »

The Judas Make-Over

"Was Judas Iscariot a 'hero,' who secretly worked together with Jesus Christ to bring about the Messianic mission? Or was he a villain who betrayed his Lord and Master?" Ever since the second century A.D. there have been efforts to cast Judas Iscariot (the traitor who delivered Jesus over to the Roman authorities) into a redesigned mold of historical revisionism. ... read more »

Addicted to Me

Unalienable rights! We hold these truths to be self-evident! God created us equal! The Creator endowed us with rights-as in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! The Declaration of Independence's motivating expressions stirred colonists to demand their God-given freedom and their entitlement to "dissolve the political bands," while at the same time justification was provided to the world for ... read more »

Killers Killing Killers

Murder is always a despicable act. Actually, it is an assault upon God himself. Moses wrote: "Whoso sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man" (Genesis 9:6). The spiritual basis here given, which condemns murder, is that it destroys one who is in the image of God. As men ... read more »

New Gambling Studies Highlight Age-old Problem

According to a recent investigation conducted for the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, some twenty million Americans have, or could develop, a serious gambling problem. Five million Americans are now classified as "pathological" or problem gamblers (some authorities double this figure), while another fifteen million gamblers are in danger of slipping over the pathological edge. Another shocking element of the ... read more »

Feigned Miracles and Gullible People

There are hucksters in religion, and multitudes fall for them. Let me give you a couple of recent examples. "Raised from the Dead!" As I took the envelope from my mailbox, I saw the large letters across the top: Raised From The Dead! Instinctively, I knew two things: - This was a money-raising scam. - There would be no proof ... read more »

Our Amazing Zip Code System

A thousand years before the birth of Jesus, David, king of Israel, exclaimed: "I will give thanks unto thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Truly, the human body is a masterpiece of design. The late George G. Simpson of Harvard University, one of America's all-time leading advocates of the theory of evolution, once characterized man as ... read more »

Is Capital Punishment a Deterrent?

Some insist that execution-even of a vicious murderer-is wrong, though they offer no moral criterion save their personal inclination for that judgment. Others, with an appeal of sorts to the Scriptures, allege that capital punishment is incompatible with the teaching of Jesus. What these sincere folks forget, of course, is that Jesus frequently spoke of the punishment of hell-which is ... read more »