According to recent news reports, “Mother” Teresa, the deceased Catholic nun, is on the fast-track toward “sainthood” — a process that usually takes many years. A claim is now being made that the departed “sister” has performed a miracle from the grave.
It was recently announced that Roman Catholic nun, Teresa, received an “exorcism” just before her death. What is the Christian to make of this?
Is the use of a clerical title, e.g., “Reverend,” “Father,” “Rabbi,” or “Doctor”—within the framework of religious service—consistent with the will of God? This week’s question discusses this issue.
A recent news item regarding the Mormon doctrine of “proxy baptism” highlights the inconsistencies of the practice and is the subject of this week’s Penpoints.
The Fundamentalist Mormon Church has been in the news of late, with the raid on the Texas Temple and the rescue of women and children from their peril. News outlets have repeatedly stated that this “Fundamentalist” movement bears no relationship to the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City. That is a serious misconception.
It is vital that the servants of Christ pursue their daily walk with serious resolution.
How does God, the Creator of human life, view death? Certainly not in the way many humans do. What does the Bible say about the matter?
The Bible is such a marvelously rich volume. It contains countless tiny details — little nuggets of truth containing great lessons — which one is likely to pass over in his reading if he is not very studious. Let us consider for a moment an interesting narrative in the book of Acts.
Love is a fantastic emotion, from both divine and human vantage points. But it can be abused—and frequently is.
Psalm 3 is a morning song of David during a difficult time in the king’s life. It is brief, but brimming with instruction and comfort.
May a Christian be involved, in any way, with holidays that have pagan origins?
Every sensitive soul is troubled from time to time by regrets that linger regarding past deeds in his life. There is a wrong way and a right way to deal with regret. Think about this matter with us in this week’s Penpoints article.
This article discusses whether or not the Christian is required to pray for the forgiveness of his sins.
The theory of evolution is so besieged with problems that it’s amazing it is so widely believed.
Can one know that God exists? Can he know that he has been saved? If so, how? “Reason” with us on this important topic.
First Corinthians 7:14 has puzzled many Bible students. Does the passage teach that the non-Christian, in a mixed marriage situation, is “sanctified” (saved) merely by being joined to a Christian in marriage?
The Mormon doctrine concerning the church is a maze of confusion and contradiction.
Our web site elicits much mail from our readers. Some of it is very critical. This article briefly reviews a letter from a Mormon gentleman in Bulgaria.
Jesus once observed a poor widow contributing into the treasury of the Jewish temple. This incident is twice recorded in the Gospel records. Of what significance is this narrative? Study this fascinating account in this week’s Penpoints.
If the New Testament places upon the Christian the obligation to “give” of his means unto God, and he neglects that responsibility, he has refused to worship his Maker, at least in that respect.