Is the Shroud of Turin Real or Fake?
The controversy concerning the so-called “Shroud of Turin” comes and goes. Is this piece of cloth, so venerated by the Roman Catholic Church, really the burial shroud of Jesus?
Language Keys that Unlocked the Past
Archaeology, time and time again, has confirmed the accuracy and reliability of the Bible as a historical document.
Who Was Caiaphas, the Official at the Trial of Jesus?
Who was Caiaphas, the official so instrumental in the death of Jesus?
The Hava Supai Dinosaur Carving
In the autumn of 1924, a team of scientists went into the Hava Supai region of the Grand Canyon area to document strange carvings on one of the canyon walls. One of these carvings, which seems to depict a dinosaur, has been largely ignored by the scientific community. Read about this remarkable discovery in this week’s Penpoints.
Did the Nile River Really Turn to Blood?
During the plagues that were visited upon Egypt, prior to Israel’s departure from that land, did the Nile River actually turn to blood, or was this merely a silting of the river with red clay?
Myth or History: Did Jericho’s Walls Come Down?
This article examines two areas of Joshua’s conquest of Canaan: the battle of Jericho and the destruction of Hazor. Are the accounts accurate?
Fortifying the Faith of Our Children
Why do our children succumb to apostasy when they reach maturity? What can we do about it?
A Highly Recommended New Book
Read this review of an important new book that is a virtual library of information on Christian evidences.
Destructive Criticism and the Old Testament
The investigations of “higher critics” have proceeded along lines buttressed with biased presuppositions that are grossly inaccurate, and which have been repeatedly and thoroughly discredited by reputable scholars.
Dinosaurs and the Bible
Was there ever a time when men and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time? What does the evidence indicate?
Baptism: Essentials and Nonessentials
Baptism is a very important rite in the divine scheme of salvation. But it is imperative that one be able to distinguish between the “essential” and “nonessential” items associated with the command. Study this matter with us in this week’s Penpoints.
The Tower of Babel: Legend or History?
The book of Genesis is a narrative dealing with “beginnings,” as the title of the document indicates. One of the beginnings in Genesis is the record of how human beings came to speak different languages.
Why People Believe in Evolution
People do not believe in evolution because they have been led there by solid evidence. They are stampeded into the Darwinian community by superficial, emotional, and personal factors.
Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword — Part 3
The Lord expects his disciples to demonstrate a loving disposition, while, at the same time, defending the truth vigorously. All of us to some extent, have made errors in both of these areas. And sometimes, we do more harm than good when attempting to defend truth with incorrect reasoning. This is part three in a three-part series, “Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword.”
Lessons from the Grand Canyon
Does the Grand Canyon provide visual testimony in support of the theory of evolution?
What Is Sola Scriptura?
The expression sola scriptura is a Latin term that reflects the affirmation that the “Scriptures alone” constitute the source of sacred revelation for the Christian age. A well-known Roman Catholic spokesman disputes this proposition. This article responds to his arguments.
The English Standard Version Study Bible – A Review
Since its release in 2001, the English Standard Version of the Bible has gained popularity. We reviewed the ESV several years back and gave it commendation. Last year the ESV Study Bible appeared. While the study tools frequently are helpful, there are numerous danger spots characterized by doctrinal error. Those using this edition should be informed.
MASADA: The Final and Futile Stand
On a high mountain plateau just west of the Dead Sea in A.D. 73, the final battle between the Romans and the Jews took place. It was the concluding destruction and dispersal of the Hebrew nation, as such previously was known for the preceding fifteen centuries.
Earth: Young or Old? Does It Matter?
Is the earth billions of years old? Does it matter? What does the evidence reveal?
The Marvelous Book of Jeremiah
The book of Jeremiah is one of the longest books of the Old Testament. It is also one of the most thrilling. In this article, we wish to give the reader an “Introduction” to this remarkable sacred narrative.