The following articles are related to the topic of GOSPELS, THE

Luke, the Beloved Historian

The gospel of Luke begins with the following remarks: "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to draw up a narrative concerning those matters which have been fulfilled among us, even as they delivered them unto us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word, it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all ... read more »

Can a Sheep Stray from the Fold?

"A friend of mine insists that a Christian can never fall away from the grace of God so as to be lost.One of the Bible verses that she uses in support of this idea is in John's Gospel, chapter 10, verses 27-28.'My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal ... read more »

The Music-Authority Issue—Again

Did you ever encounter an "argument" so absolutely "off the wall" that you instinctively knew it really was unworthy of an acknowledgment, but, due to the bizarre novelty of it, you somehow felt drawn to a retort anyway? Such an experience recently robbed me of my will-power. A few weeks back, in our weekly Question & Answer column ("What about ... read more »

Isn’t Christ the Author of “Our” Faith?

"In a previous article ("Is Faith the Gift of Ephesians 2:8?"), involving a discussion of Ephesians 2:8, you argued that faith is not a 'gift' resulting from God's sovereignty.Instead, you contended that faith is man's responsibility.He develops faith as a result of the evidence that God has provided.If your position is true, how do you explain the statement that we ... read more »

How Did Paul Learn about Jannes and Jambres?

"In his second letter to Timothy, Paul referred to two men who 'withstood' Moses. He cites their names as Jannes and Jambres. Supposedly, these were the 'magicians' referred to several times in the book of Exodus (chapters 7-9). Since their names are not mentioned in the Old Testament, how could Paul possibly have had that information?" In the first place, ... read more »

Looking for God in All the Wrong Places

It's "bottoms up" for believers in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. At least, that's what Peter Winkle, the former "reverend" and restauranteur, is hoping. He applied for a liquor license on December 11, 2002, planning to mix the Bible and Budweiser into some kind of spiritual concoction for the shy-of-church. "The focus," said Winkle, "is on getting the message out....If that ... read more »

What Is the Church of Christ?

The New Testament is the only place to which we can turn to learn about the church of Christ. We recall that the church is described as the eternal purpose of God (Eph. 3:9-11). It is obviously very important. It is necessary, therefore, that we are educated by the New Testament and not by the ideas of men. The New ... read more »

Seven Steps to Greater Bible Understanding

Some claim that the Bible is too old, too long, too boring, or too difficult. Yet amazingly, the United Bible Society distributed 23,200,000 Bibles in 2001 alone - an average of 44 Bibles per minute throughout the year. It is necessary to do more than just own a copy of the Bible, or engage in some superficial reading. We must ... read more »

A Tough Journalist Looks at the Case for Christ

Lee Strobel holds a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School. He is also the former legal editor of the Chicago Tribute. For much of his life Strobel was an atheist. God, to him, was a development of ancient mythology. Man, he believed, was the product of evolution. The Bible was false. Then something happened. In 1979, ... read more »

The Wolf and the Lamb

Seven centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ, the prophet Isaiah peered into the future and depicted the glorious nature of the Messianic era for those who seek refuge in Christ. In vivid symbolism, he wrote: And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion ... read more »