The following articles are related to the topic of UNITY

The Tragedy of Racism

No one with a modicum of awareness will deny that racism-the inclination to judge a person solely on the basis of his skin pigmentation or ethnic background-has been a human problem for centuries. Paul addressed this problem before the haughty Greeks in Athens; there he affirmed that: "God made of [out of] one [masculine - one man, an allusion to ... read more »

Is Christianity Polytheistic?

If God exists in three persons, and the Christian is to worship God, how is he different from other religious people who worship several gods? There are some fundamental propositions that one must understand in approaching the distinction between monotheism (belief in one God) and polytheism (belief in many gods). Monotheism The original religion of ancient mankind was monotheism, i.e., ... read more »

The Mormons Seek a Face Lift

Our Mormon friends are opting for a "face lift." They are attempting to phase out the designation "Mormon Church" (which has a cultic connotation in the minds of many), and so popularize themselves with a more "Christian-like" designation. In a recent issue of U.S. News & World Report (March 19, 2001), there appeared an article titled, "Don't call it 'Mormon'" ... read more »

An Instructive Episode in the Ministry of Paul

Early in the ministry of Paul (at least three years after his conversion, Gal. 1:15-18), the apostle returned to his native Tarsus (Acts 9:30), where it is estimated he labored six or seven years. In the meantime, Barnabas, the great exhorter in the early church (Acts 4:36-37), was working with the expanding congregation in Antioch of Syria (Acts 11:23), just ... read more »

Does John 17:3 Negate the Deity of Christ?

"If Jesus Christ was 'God,' while he was upon the earth, why did he refer to the Father as 'the only true God' in John 17:3?" This question was submitted by a gentleman who identified himself as a "Jehovah's Witness."It is important to understand that the Watchtower folks repudiate the deity of Christ, alleging that Jesus, as he lived upon ... read more »

What About Judging Angels, Godfathers and Ezekiel’s Temple?

Judging Angels "What did Paul mean in 1 Corinthians 6:2-3, in suggesting that Christians will 'judge the world' and also 'angels'?" The sense likely is the same as that conveyed in Hebrews 11:7, wherein Noah is said to have "condemned [katakrino, "pronounce a sentence on"] the world." That is, by his obedient example he stood in bold contrast to the ... read more »

Ishmael or Isaac? The Koran or the Bible?

The Islamic holiday, Qurbani Id (or Id Al-Adha), is known as the "Sacrifice Festival." Muslims celebrate this "great feast of sacrifice" on the tenth day of the last month of the Muslim year. According to their doctrinal scheme, this day celebrates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son by Hagar, Ishmael. If you remember the Old Testament account, you ... read more »

Agape — A Christian Husband’s Obligation

God's love excludes no one (Note: Sadly, many do not respond to the goodness of God, Rom. 2:4-5; cf. Acts 13:32-48.). Christians, the children of God, are called to agape their enemies and their brethren (Matt. 5:44; 1 Jn. 4:21). If Christians must love all people, surely Christian men should agape their wives. Christian husbands are to love their wives ... 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 »

I Know My Redeemer Lives

Centuries before the birth of Christ, Job, the suffering patriarch of Uz, exclaimed, "I know that my redeemer lives..." (19:25). Job could not possibly have appreciated the magnitude of his statement, nor how his confident hope would be fulfilled. He was suffering terribly - both physically and emotionally. But he sincerely believed that his pain and anguish were out of ... read more »