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Book Review: Spicq’s Theological Lexicon of the New Testament

No preacher can afford to neglect the acquisition of good study tools to enhance his work. This is especially true of books that help him to understand the original languages in which the Bible was written. An absolute treasure that I discovered a few years back is the three-volume, Theological Lexicon of the New Testament by Ceslas Spicq (1901-1993). Professor ... read more »

Must A Woman Fear Her husband?

In the American Standard Version of the New Testament, there is a statement in Paul's writings that troubles many. "Nevertheless do ye also severally love each one his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she fear her husband" (Ephesians 5:33). Is a woman actually to "fear" her husband? There is no Bible translation that is ... read more »

Questions About Missions

Many congregations annually designate one Sunday as "Missions Sunday." We have been doing so where I labor for a number of years. This is one expedient way to draw attention to those works outside the local congregation - prayerfully those works that are out-of-sight, but not out-of-mind. It is true, however, that every Sunday is "Missions Sunday" for the people ... read more »

If We Never Meet Again

Final words are cherished. On November 5, 1994, President Reagan wrote a farewell address to the nation, announcing the onset of Alzheimer's disease. He characterized the diagnosis by saying, "I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life." Sometimes, we don't have the chance to say goodbye. Contemplate your life. What would you say ... read more »

An Analysis of the “Salvation Army”

Street corner bands, trucks collecting repairable items, red kettles, ringing bells at Christmas time, and soup lines are well-known marks of the internationally publicized Salvation Army. This is an organization that is hailed as a paragon of virtue by most religious people. The Salvation Army is widely acclaimed for its charitable thrust. It operates hostels for homeless men and women, ... read more »

The Elephant in Evolution’s Living Room

Dr. John Morris is affiliated with the Institute for Creation Research in El Cajon, California. He produces a column each month in a publication called Back to Genesis. In a past issue, there appeared a fascinating piece regarding the startling admission of a molecular biologist who was interviewed earlier this year by a journalist in Virginia (Morris, 2000). I would ... read more »

Electronic Church

In recent months numerous articles have focused attention upon the phenomenal value of the World-Wide Web as an evangelistic tool. A recent issue of the popular denominational journal, Christianity Today, was devoted entirely to this medium of communication as it relates to religious information. Twenty percent of those who use the Internet do so for religious purposes. During the final ... read more »

I’m Looking for a “Friendly Church”

Did you ever hear someone say: "I'm looking for a friendly church"? They hop from one congregation to another, looking for that illusive "friendly church." Why is it that some folks can visit a congregation, and go away praising it: "Those are the friendliest people," while others can visit the same group, and complain that just the opposite is true. ... 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 »

What About Singing “Psalms”?

"Since the law of Moses was abolished by the death of Christ (Colossians 2:14), and the Psalms were a part of that law, why did Paul allow the singing of psalms in Christian worship (Ephesians 5:19)?" In the first place, when one recognizes that the Mosaic law was abolished by Christ's death - and it certainly was (Romans 7:4; Galatians ... read more »