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The Value of Modesty

Louis L'Amour was a premier novelist. His fascinating stories of the old west have been bestsellers. L'Amour had a vast personal library dealing with American frontier lore, and he was meticulous in producing works that are fastidiously accurate in terms of the culture of the 1800s. Some years ago a national magazine published an article by L'Amour which addressed the ... read more »

Eggs for Sale

EGGS FOR SALE! No, not the hen variety-human eggs! Just when you think you've heard it all, something else-even more bizarre-pops up. This time it has to do with the auction of human eggs on the internet. According to news reports last week (around which some suspicion has now arisen), a fashion photographer who lives in Malibu, California is attempting ... read more »

Elisha and the Lads of Bethel

In the book of 2 Kings, there is an intriguing narrative that has generated considerable controversy. Concerning the prophet Elisha, the text reads as follows: And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, ... read more »

Training Killers

David Grossman is a military psychologist (retired). His business is training young men how to kill other human beings. He coined the word "killology" for the specialized discipline of altering patterns of thought so as to accommodate killing. He made a profession of grooming soldiers, law enforcement personnel, etc., in how to deaden their natural inhibitions against taking human life ... read more »

Answering the Fool

The inspired writer of Proverbs cautioned: "Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him." And then he said: "Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit" (Prov. 26:4-5). Is it not remarkable that these two statements, which appear so at odds, are found side-by-side? Do they contradict ... read more »

Voting: Option or Obligation?

"To vote, or not to vote? That is the question,"-if one may paraphrase a renowned English writer. This is a serious question for many people as the election season approaches. It is one of those issues, I respectfully suggest, upon which good people may disagree without dissension. A recent article by a devout Christian took the position that voting is ... read more »

The New R-word Label

For more than two centuries the despicable "N-word" has been hatefully hurled at "people of color." Now its use virtually is the equivalent of profanity and borders on being verbal hate speech, worthy of criminal prosecution. Another term rapidly finding a new and intensified niche is "racist." If one wishes to defame another with whom he has a grievance, label ... read more »

Daniel’s Prophecy of Antiochus Epiphanes

"The Most High God rules the kingdom of mankind and sets over it whom he will" (Dan. 5:21, ESV). Belshazzar knew this, but he disregarded the hard-learned lesson of Nebuchadnezzar (v. 22). He was, therefore, weighed in the balances. Likewise, all who live with a disregard for the Most High God are found wanting (v. 27). Babylonian Captivity furnished the ... read more »

Is the Mormon Church the Restored Church?

The Mormon doctrine concerning the church is a maze of confusion and contradiction. According to Mormon teaching: "When Jesus Christ lived in mortality he established a Church" (Petersen 1974, 1). It is contended, however: [W]ith the passing of the so-called apostolic age the Church gradually drifted into a condition of apostasy, whereby succession in the priesthood was broken; and that ... read more »

Did Jesus Violate the Sabbath?

"A Christian writer/speaker, who travels extensively and lectures on 'Does God Exist?,' has written that the Bible indicates that Jesus, on one occasion, 'violated' the Old Testament Sabbath-day law. He has cited the Gospel of Mark 2:23-24. Would you comment on this?" It is very unfortunate that the misguided gentleman made such a reckless and unfounded assertion. The statement is ... read more »