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The Beasts of Revelation 13

We receive many questions on our Christian Courier Web Site. From time to time we share some of these with you. Here is a one of significant interest. Please explain some things mentioned in Revelation 13. What is the "beast" that comes up out of the "sea" (v. 1)? And what is the beast that arises from the "earth" (v. ... read more »

Are Contraception and Abortion Siamese Twins?

I have the greatest respect for Dr. Paul Marx, founder of Human Life International. He has produced much good material which argues for the sanctity of human life and exposes the evil of infanticide (via abortion) and euthanasia. But the gentleman exceeds appropriate bounds when he argues that "widespread contraception always leads to abortion" (1999, 9), though he concedes this ... read more »

Are Preachers To Be Called “Reverend”?

"Do you have information as to when various denominations began to apply the term 'reverend' to preachers?" The title "Reverend" has been adopted in many English-speaking denominations as a courtesy designation for clergymen. Higher orders are designated as "Very Reverend," "Right Reverend," or "Most Reverend." Professor Burton S. Easton, of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, has briefly ... read more »

What Is Rastafarianism? Who Was Bob Marley?

"What is the religion called Rastafarianism, and how is such related to the Jamaican entertainer, Bob Marley (1945-1981)?" Rastafarianism is a religious movement (especially popular in Jamaica - 5% to 10% of the population) that is less than a century old. It had its beginnings in a black, political movement that started in the 1920s/30s. One of the early influences ... read more »

The Holy Scriptures—Indestructible

The Word of God "lives and abides." Thus wrote Peter, the inspired apostle of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:23). To buttress this claim regarding the enduring nature of the sacred Word, the divine spokesman quoted from the Old Testament prophet, Isaiah (40:6ff), declaring: All flesh is as grass, and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass ... read more »

Denominationalism – Permissible or Reprehensible?

Denominationalism The word "denominate" means "to give a name to, to designate."It is a perfectly respectable term.If one cashes a two hundred dollar bank draft, he may request currency in "denominations" of tens and twenties.In this sense the word merely signifies a separation into various divisions by name.And so the term itself is not "tainted." "Denomination" takes on a less-than-ideal ... read more »

The Campbell-Purcell Debate (1837)

Over the past several months, various new media outlets have been ablaze with the controversy that has racked the Roman Catholic Church pertaining to the morality (or lack thereof) in a significant number of the Church's priests.The "pedophilia mania" has shaken that institution to its very foundation, and litigation is taxing its financial resources.This disgraceful circumstance has provided tons of ... read more »

The Nature of History

Historian David McCullough has said "we need history as much as we need bread or water or love." History is tremendously important. When consulting a physician, it is crucial to have one's medical history. Frequently, in transacting business matters, chronicling one's financial history is essential. History is vitally important in religion; the Christian's faith, indeed his hope of eternal life, ... read more »

Demons: Ancient Superstition or Historical Reality?

As one begins a perusal of the New Testament, he encounters an unusual phenomenon known as demon possession. The first Gospel writer recorded these words: And the report of him [Jesus] went forth into all Galilee: and they brought unto him all that were sick, holden with divers diseases and torments, possessed with demons, and epileptic, and palsied; and he ... read more »

The Big Bang Theory vs. God’s Word

"We have tried over and over again to point out to readers that the big bang theory is not at odds with the Bible nor with the concept of God as Creator." So wrote John N. Clayton, of South Bend, Indiana, in the September-October, 1999 issue of his paper, Does God Exist? In addition to teaching high school, Mr. Clayton ... read more »