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Scientific Evidence Affirms the Worth of Pre-Born Children

In the sixth month of her pregnancy with John (later to be called the "Baptizer"), the aged Elizabeth, wife of Zacharias, was visited by her kinswoman, Mary of Nazareth. The latter informed Elizabeth that she too would bear a child. When the glad tidings were revealed to the elderly kinswoman, she was "filled with the Holy Spirit," and her voice ... read more »

Are You Homophobic?

"We need to be tolerant of other people, especially those of a different sexual orientation," so goes the common saying. The homosexual agenda is everywhere. Those who preach "tolerance" are not tolerant of you, if you disagree with them. That's what Elliot Chambers learned when he wore a sweatshirt to Woodbury High with the words, "Straight Pride." The next day, ... read more »

Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword — Part 1

The New Testament makes it abundantly clear that Christians are to proclaim the gospel of God in a loving and positive way. We are to expose every rational creature to the good news regarding the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. We should assume that each person that we encounter is an honest soul until he or she ... read more »

Mary’s First Communion

Some seven centuries before the birth of Christ, Isaiah prophesied that a certain "virgin" would conceive and bear a son whose name would be called "Immanuel," an expression which would suggest, "God is with us" (Isaiah 7:14). The name was symbolic, reflecting what the Person would be, not what his proper name would be called (Matthew 1:21). The inspired Matthew ... read more »

The Me-First Syndrome

"Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandments to depart unto the other side [of the sea of Galilee]. And there came a scribe, and said unto him, Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go. And Jesus said to him, 'The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests; but the Son of ... read more »

The Devastating Effects of Divorce

Through the prophet Malachi, Jehovah God said to ancient Israel: "I hate divorce" (2:16, NASB). The Lord hates divorce because he loves people and divorce is devastating to humankind. Man did not live one day upon this earth apart from the environment of a home. In fact, the very foundation of society is the home. Marriage is that divine union ... read more »

Will a Properly Trained Child Never Go Wrong?

Does Proverbs 22:6 teach that a properly-trained child will never go wrong? Is the "rod" mentioned in Proverbs 13:24 literal or figurative? Is it a form of abuse to spank a child? Proverbs 22:6 reads as follows in the American Standard Translation: Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will ... read more »

The Ethics of Human Cloning

"Cloning" has been a volatile topic in the news of late. In England, for example, the House of Lords recently voted 212 to 92 in favor of promoting experiments which will attempt to clone human beings - even though a conglomerate of religious leaders (Roman Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, and Sikhs) petitioned the politicians to pause and study the ethical ... read more »

Dignity in Worship Leadership

Under the Mosaic dispensation a special class served as the leaders of worship for the nation of Israel-they were called "priests." Aaron and his offspring (via the tribe of Levi) officiated in the tabernacle worship ceremonies according to divine prescriptions. The priests were required to wear certain garments in the administration of their ceremonial duties as they led in worship. ... read more »

The Value of Youth to the Cause of God

Which is the most difficult era of human life? Infancy? Adolescence? Mature adulthood? Agedness? It probably depends upon where you are as to how you might answer that query. While many might suggest that one's sunset years are the hardest, my own judgment would be that the period designated as youth might be the most challenging. Youth is a frustrating ... read more »