The following articles are related to the topic of RACISM

The Tragedy of Racism

No one with a modicum of awareness will deny that racism-the inclination to judge a person solely on the basis of his skin pigmentation or ethnic background-has been a human problem for centuries. Paul addressed this problem before the haughty Greeks in Athens; there he affirmed that: "God made of [out of] one [masculine - one man, an allusion to ... 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 »

Why Racists Hate Christianity

On the Fourth of July weekend in 1999, a young man named Benjamin Nathaniel Smith went on a murderous rampage. He wounded nine people and killed two, before turning the gun upon himself. He was a hate-filled, unhappy person. Prior to his death, Smith was interviewed for a documentary by a student filmmaker. In that interview, he revealed a bitter ... read more »

Timothy McVeigh and Capital Punishment

Six days before Timothy McVeigh's scheduled execution (June 11, 2001), several thousand pages of federal documents were "discovered," to which his attorneys had not been provided access. During a presidential press conference on May 11, a reporter asked, "What if these documents were found six days after the execution?" What does this question imply? It implies the possibility that an ... read more »

Why Didn’t You Answer My Question?

Here are some general guidelines we use in answering (or not answering) questions submitted to this website: - We receive more questions than we can possibly answer. We must, therefore, choose those which we believe are the most urgent, or those of the greatest interest to the majority of our readers. Also, when one person sends a whole list of ... read more »

Tiny Clues – Dramatic Results

Sometimes things on the surface appear so insignificant, yet they turn out to be dramatically important. Let me cite a couple of examples that speak to the issue of the credibility of the New Testament. The authors of the four Gospel narratives testify in unison that the first people to discover that Joseph of Arimathaea's tomb was empty (in which ... read more »

Why Do Men Reject God?

Most people in the world, throughout the ages of history, have believed in some concept of a Supreme Being. They may have had a perverted sense of Who that Being is, but they were convinced that there is a Personal Power greater than man. Given the evidence available, faith is reasonable. That is why the psalmist declared: "The fool hath ... read more »

What Is Propitiation?

The English "propitiation" is from Latin, meaning "favorable, gracious, kind" or "render favorable." The first attested use of this term is in a Latin translation of the Scriptures. The Latin form propitiatorium was employed to translate the Greek word, hilasterion, which is found 22 times in the Greek translation of the Old Testament. Interestingly, hilasterion was used in the LXX ... read more »

Are Genesis and Evolution Compatible?

In his book, The Source, John Clayton, promoter of the "Does God Exist?" program, wrote: "Ever since the first ideas about evolution appeared around 900 B.C., men have viewed the subject as an adamantly opposed concept to the concept of a supreme being. . . If we look carefully at the issues about which we are talking, however, we can ... read more »

The ACU Commentary and the Unity of the Book of Isaiah

Abilene Christian University Press (Abilene, Texas) has just released its new commentary, The Transforming Word One Volume Bible Commentary. Among the many liberal positions advocated, this volume argues for the multiple authorship of the book of Isaiah. John Willis contends: "The authors of the book of Isaiah in its present form were addressing a small Jewish community in and near ... read more »