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Do Genesis 10 and 11 Conflict with Reference to the Languages in the Earth?

"Can you explain why Genesis 11:1 says that the 'whole earth was of one language,' when earlier, in Genesis 10, there is mention of various 'tongues' (vv. 5,20,31)?" One principle of Bible interpretation that constantly must be kept in mind is this: some portions of scripture are arranged chronologically, i.e., in time sequence, while others are set forth topically, i.e., ... read more »

Is It Appropriate to Worship Jesus?

"Some of the songs we sing in worship address Christ. Is it appropriate to worship Jesus?" It is not surprising that some cultists, who deny the deity of Christ, should eschew the worship of the Lord. What is shocking is the fact that some-who are quite sincere, but who ought to know better, and hopefully will learn better-are expressing themselves ... read more »

What Is the Baptism of Fire?

"In Matthew 3:11, John the Baptist said: 'I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire.' A Christian brother recently identified this 'fire' with the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost. Would ... read more »

Were the King James Version Translators Biased Toward the “Faith-Only” Doctrine?

"In your commentary on the book of Acts, you cited an author who suggested that the translators of the King James Version had a denominational bias that inclined toward the 'faith-only' doctrine. What is the basis of this charge?" The King James Version is an old and respected translation of the Holy Scriptures. We have a very high regard for ... read more »

Did All Christians in the First Century Possess Miraculous Gifts?

In Act 2, when the miraculous gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost, was it on the apostles only, or did the three thousand who were baptized also receive miraculous gifts? Please explain. If everyone received the gifts, were they promised until "that which is perfect" (1 Corinthians 13:10) was come? Did the Ethiopian ... read more »

Psalm 22: A Brief Analysis

Psalm 22 has been a favorite of mine for many years, the reason being because of its wonderful messianic thrust. It contains so many powerful thoughts regarding the Savior, and His death on our behalf, that the Christian cannot but be stirred by it. The psalm logically divides into five segments. Consider these enriching treasures of truth. Christ's Rejection by ... read more »

The Use of “Hell” in the New Testament

The term "hell" is found twenty-three times in the King James Version of the English Bible. There is a great deal of confusion among religious folks regarding this word due to the fact that the English form "hell" actually represents three different terms in the Greek New Testament. Let us give consideration to this matter. Hades The Greek hades is ... read more »

The Connection between Religion and Morality

There are exceptions to most every rule. And exceptions are precisely that; they are exceptions. Let me explain. There are some people who have no religious philosophy. They profess not to believe in any Supreme Being. In spite of this, they lead reasonably respectful lives. They do not murder, commit adultery, or embezzle from their employers. On the other hand, ... read more »

Fashion Oddities and Public Worship

I well remember an occasion in my early teens when a friend of mine got a "mohawk" haircut. I asked my parents if I could get one. They said "no," and that settled the issue. Those were the days when parents still were in control, and the "tail" didn't wag the "dog." Ever since the radical "60's," it appears that ... read more »

Are Christians Required to “Lift Up Holy Hands”?

"In his letter to Timothy, Paul said that men are to pray, 'lifting up hold hands' to God (1 Timothy 2:8). Why don't people lift up their hands when they pray today? The "lifting up holy hands" is more than likely an expression borrowed from the Old Testament because of a common (though neither mandated or rigid), ancient practice of ... read more »