The following articles are related to the topic of PARABLE

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.

Who Was the Good Samaritan?

The parable of the “good Samaritan” has echoed down the corridors of time for the past 2,000 years. What makes it so memorable?

Are the Dead “Asleep”?

This question is occasionally posed: “Why do Christians teach that the dead are conscious, when the Scriptures refer to death as ‘sleep’”? Wayne Jackson addresses this issue.

Did You Vote?

How can you really help change the direction of our nation? By following this simple plan.

LaGard Smith’s New Book: ‘After Life’

LaGard Smith is a “scholar in residence” at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. This lawyer/author has recently created a mild sensation with the publication of his latest book, After Life. In this week’s Penpoints, Wayne Jackson provides a brief review of Smith’s book.

Enemies of Christ

There are two kinds of enemies of Jesus: those who campaign against him in public and those who are unwitting enemies of the cross.

God and the Nation of Israel

What role does the nation of Israel play — past and present — in the plan of God? Does their illustrious past have any relevance today or in the future?

Islam and the Deity of Jesus Christ

Moslems insist that Jesus Christ was merely a “messenger” of God, in the same sense that others (e.g., Moses) were but prophets. They deny that he possessed the nature of deity, or that he even claimed to be the “Son of God.” But what does the actual evidence reveal?

The Land Where God Is Not

The lessons learned from the Parable of the Prodigal Son – concerning the consequences of estrangement from God, and those qualities necessary for restoration, are treasures indeed.

Who Is Lucifer?

Have you ever heard the devil referred to as “Lucifer”? What does this mean and where did this idea come from?

The Indestructible Church of Christ

Some allege that the church of Christ, as established on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2), has not existed in an unbroken line since that time. The allegation is false if the testimony of Scripture is dependable.

Does God Condone Lying?

In the Old Testament, the Scriptures represent God as sending a “lying spirit” into the mouths of certain “prophets” (1 Kgs. 22:23). How is this narrative to be reconciled with the goodness of Jehovah?

Does Luke 17:31ff Predict the Destruction of Jerusalem?

Luke 17:31ff has been a confusing text to some Bible students. Does this section of Scripture refer to the destruction of Jerusalem (A.D. 70), or to the final Coming of Christ? This context is examined in this week’s Q&A segment.

Of Fathers and Their Sons

What can a father do to protect his children from Satan’s grasp? A wise dad will have a plan in place, well before the challenging teen years.

A Brief Study of the Word “Kingdom”

Biblical words may have varying senses, depending upon the context in which they are found. A brief study of the term “kingdom” is a good illustration of this principle.