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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 »

A Note from Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins is a British atheist who has attempted to find some degree of fame in recent years by defaming the existence of God with the use of some of the most virulent language of which the depraved human tongue or pen is capable. To those who know no better, he seems credible. To those to whom logic is a ... read more »

What Does “Amen” Mean?

"Occasionally, while the preacher is presenting a lesson, someone in the audience will say, 'Amen.' Is this practice in keeping with the Bible? If so, what does 'Amen' mean?" The term "Amen" is common to both the Old Testament and the New Testament, and it has a variety of uses, depending upon the context in which it is found. The ... read more »

Can I Be Happy in Heaven with Loved Ones in Hell?

"If I am a Christian, and my parents or other loved ones are not, and they die lost, how can I be happy in heaven, knowing that my family members are suffering in hell?" This is a question that has challenged the mind of every reflective child of God. There is no specific treatment of the issue in the Scriptures, ... read more »

Loving Life; Seeing Good Days

In his first epistle, Peter cites a phrase that quickly engages one's attention. "He that would love life, and see good days, let him ..." (1 Peter 3:10). Who could possibly resist not probing this captivating sentence for additional information? Who does not long to "love life"? Who does not cherish "good days"? The passage seems to provide the hope ... read more »

Are the Dead Conscious?

There is an ongoing controversy in the religious community as to whether or not human beings, after death, exist in a state of consciousness. The Watchtower movement claims: "The dead are shown to be 'conscious of nothing at all' and the death state to be one of complete inactivity" (Aid to Bible Understanding 1971, 431). Unquestionably, the Bible teaches otherwise. ... read more »

The Remarkable Robert Dick Wilson

Robert Dick Wilson was truly a remarkable gentleman. Bible students are indebted to him for the masterful work he did in helping to confirm the credibility of the Old Testament. Robert Wilson was born in 1856; he graduated from Princeton University at the age of twenty. He went on to earn both a Masters degree and a PhD. He then ... read more »

May a Woman Ask a Question?

"May a woman ask questions in a Bible class consisting of both men and women? If she may, how is this to be harmonized with Paul's command that the Christian woman 'keep silence' in the church (1 Cor. 14:34)?" First, one needs to define the meaning of "silence," as that term is used in the Bible generally, and then as ... read more »

Larry King Hosts Pat Boone, Max Lucado, and Others

There may be no greater devastation for a parent, or even a grandparent, than to see one of their offspring fatally injured - or nearly so. Our hearts are deeply touched when we observe such anxiety. It is even a greater sadness when loved ones expect a "miracle" in such an instance - only to wait, heart-broken, in vain. From ... read more »