The following articles are related to the topic of PORNOGRAPHY

The President and Pornography

There's an old saying: "Politics makes strange bedfellows." Never has that cliche been more apropos than with America's current chief executive, Bill Clinton. He has been in the political "bed" with a wide assortment of ideological degenerates. Seemingly, he has exhausted his imagination in promoting the sorts of wickedness that rot the vitals of a nation. His personal conduct has ... read more »

An Accessory to Adultery

What is an "accessory"? In legal jargon, the term denotes "a person who, though not present, abets or assists in the commission of an offence." There are three ways in which one can be an "accessory." He may be an accessory "before the fact," "to the fact," or "after the fact," and in each instance be held responsible for a ... read more »

The Covering of Sin

In a refreshing declaration, an Old Testament writer affirms: "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered" (Psa. 32:1). In stark relief, another biblical writer says: "He who covers his transgressions shall not prosper..." (Prov. 28:13). The former passage commends the covering of sin; the latter one condemns such. How are these two inspired oracles to be ... read more »

Looking for God in All the Wrong Places

It's "bottoms up" for believers in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. At least, that's what Peter Winkle, the former "reverend" and restauranteur, is hoping. He applied for a liquor license on December 11, 2002, planning to mix the Bible and Budweiser into some kind of spiritual concoction for the shy-of-church. "The focus," said Winkle, "is on getting the message out....If that ... read more »

Do Not Sin Against the Children

Jacob's eldest son, Reuben scolded his younger brothers: "Did I not tell you, 'Do not sin against the child'; and you would not listen?" The foregoing question of accusation was framed when the disguised Joseph, then a ruler in Pharaoh's court, demanded that their younger brother, Benjamin, be brought into the land of Egypt (Genesis 42:22). Reuben's question reflected the ... read more »

Exploiting Human Weakness: A Look at Vice Taxation

As a matter of public policy, it is not uncommon for politicians to pass laws levying taxes on products that for all intents and purposes deliberately exploit human weaknesses. Such legislation has even become popular on the voter level. In 1998, voters in California passed an initiative known as Proposition 10. This proposition places a tax on cigarettes (an extra ... read more »

Lipscomb University and the Christian Scholars Conference

The Christian Scholars Conference (CSC) convened in June, 2008 on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee (formerly known as David Lipscomb University). With support from several sister schools, e.g., Pepperdine University, Abilene Christian University, Oklahoma Christian University, and Harding University, it was the twenty-eighth annual gathering of some of the most radically liberal, self-designated "scholars" on the planet. ... read more »

The Baptist Church: An Historical Perspective

I grew up among kindly people of the Baptist affiliation. My father's family was of this persuasion. A more gracious, benevolent group of folks could scarcely have been found. It was heartbreaking, therefore, to eventually discover that the church of my ancestry was unknown to the New Testament. An Historical Overview The Baptist movement was started with the best of ... read more »

Is Lust Fornication?

The word "fornication" derives from the Greek term porneia, one of a cognate group of five words that together occur fifty-five times in the New Testament. The noun form is found twenty-five times, predominately in the letters of Paul. The word is generic in scope in that it refers to a variety of physical sexual acts between persons who are ... 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 »