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Answering the Fool

The inspired writer of Proverbs cautioned: "Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him." And then he said: "Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit" (Prov. 26:4-5). Is it not remarkable that these two statements, which appear so at odds, are found side-by-side? Do they contradict ... read more »

LaGard Smith’s New Book: ‘After Life’

LaGard Smith believes there must be a "radical" correction in the teaching of most Christians today (see Radical Restoration, Cotswold, 2001).His ongoing quest to achieve that goal is pursued in his latest book, After Life. Therein he challenges what he calls the "orthodox understandings" pertaining to death and eternity. While this book does address certain sectarian views, e.g., Watchtowerism, Mormonism, ... read more »

The Pain of Lingering Regrets

Nathan Hale elevated the term "regret" to a new high in 1776. Hale, a lad of twenty-one years, was a captain in the colonial army. He was arrested by the British as a spy and sentenced to hang. His courageous, final words were: "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." More often than ... read more »

Wise Counsel About Friends from Proverbs

The book of Proverbs is a unique piece of inspired literature. Couched within its brief, memorable phrases is wise instruction for godly living. This instruction promotes the knowledge of what is right and the strength to live it. These principles are two pillars of divine counsel that permeate this book. Within this general framework, Proverbs touches a variety of concerns ... read more »

David’s Prophecy Regarding Judas

In that period following the ascension of Jesus back to heaven, yet before the day of Pentecost arrived ten days later (cf. Acts 1:3), Peter explained to the 120 brethren assembled in an upper room (Acts 1:13, 15) that a new apostle must be chosen to take Judas' place (Acts 1:15ff). The inspired speaker made his point by combining quotations ... read more »

Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword – Part 2

It is a commendable thing to want to defend the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. Such efforts, however, only serve the cause of truth when they are biblically sound and reasonably argued. As was noted in first installment of this series, however, some teachers with the very best of motives have nevertheless wielded a "broken sword" in their sincere attempts ... read more »

The Magic of Kindness

An inspired writer declared: "That which makes a man desirable is his kindness" (Prov. 19:22). A non-inspired writer, the celebrated William Shakespeare, mused: "Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love." While "kindness" may be disdained by the brutal and go unappreciated by the insensitive, it is applauded in any cultured society. The value of the "milk ... read more »

Profanity – A Biblical Assessment

A sincere Christian recently noted that the Bible in general, and the book of James in particular (cf. Jas. 3:1ff), warns about the improper use of the tongue. Yet he laments the fact that profanity and vulgarity are perhaps more widespread now than at any time in history - at least in America. He wonders how it is that one ... read more »

Where Did the Different “Races” Come From?

"Where did the different 'races' of men upon the earth come from?" The Evolutionary View At the commencement of this discussion, we must insist that the so-called "racial" developments did not result from an evolutionary ascendancy, with certain "races" being lower than others on the animal-to-human scale. For many years this was the evolutionary propaganda line, though most modern disciples ... read more »

Does Psalm 58 Teach “Original Sin”?

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