The following articles are related to the topic of TEMPLE

The Enigmatic William Barclay

William Barclay was a popular Scottish theologian who died in 1978. His books are immensely popular. But Barclay was a “mystery.” He was modernistic in many of his views; yet extremely instructive in other ways. Read this discussion regarding a hurtful, but helpful, scholar.

Character Studies in Joshua

Characters in the book of Joshua present interesting and valuable studies that offer powerful, transforming spiritual lessons

Woman’s Role in the Church

Does the Bible teach that there are different roles for men and women in the scheme of God’s plan for the church?

The Role of Woman

There are those in the body of Christ who are clamoring that women must throw off the yoke of male domination and claim their rightful place in the Lord’s kingdom.

An Analysis of Romans 14

The fourteenth chapter of Romans is a marvelous treatise in which the inspired apostle encourages the strong to assist the weak so that the cause of Christ might be united. It contains such rich lessons for the church of today.

Responding to Critics on the “Instrumental Music” Issue

In the past we have published several articles dealing with the innovation of using mechanical instruments of music in Christian worship. These essays have generated a flood of critical responses. We have categorized these defensive arguments, and in this article we offer our rebuttal.

The Book of Psalms—A Study

Some background information regarding the Psalms will help the Bible student as he considers the grand truths of this Old Testament document.

A Study of Romans 14

Romans 14 is an intriguing piece of literature. Often misunderstood and frequently abused, it offers much instruction for the spiritually minded student.

The Spiritual Person

All of us who profess to following Jesus Christ would like to think we are “spiritual” people. But are we? There can be a vast chasm between merely being a member of the church, and being genuinely spiritual.

The Controversy Rages: Mel Gibson’s “The Passion”

Mel Gibson’s motion picture, “The Passion of the Christ,” has ignited a storm of controversy, once again raising the question, “Who was responsible for the death of Jesus of Nazareth?” This week’s Penpoints explores this “hot” topic.

A Study of the King of Tyre Prophecy in Ezekiel 28

Ezekiel 28:1-19 is a fascinating study of the prophetic promise of the fall of ancient Tyre. Unfortunately, this segment of scripture has become the seed-bed of two ideas that have no merit in the sacred text, namely the “fall of Satan” in Eden, or else the “rise of the Anti-Christ” near the end of the current historical era. Study this context with us.

The Current Perversion of John 8:1-11

“He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.” If there is one verse most folks have memorized, it is this one. But what does it really mean?

Will Heaven Be on Earth?

There is a popular view that “heaven” will be on “earth,” after our planet has been purged by fire at the end of time. This theory is wholly without merit and results from a failure to understand the symbolic nature of several passages of scripture.

Jesus Christ – A Family Portrait

In addition to being the Son of God, Jesus of Nazareth had a human family. A consideration of family details is a thrilling and rewarding investigation.