Common Sense Courtesy
The Christian lives in a world where he interacts with other people on a daily basis. What sort of impression are we leaving upon others? The exercise of “common sense” principles of courtesy can have a wonderful effect upon your fellows. We reflect upon some of these in this week’s Penpoints article.
Does 1 Cor. 3:15 Support the Doctrine of “Eternal Security”?
First Corinthians 3:10-15 is a difficult portion of scripture. Calvinists contend that the passage teaches that though a child of God may suffer temporally for sins, he can never so sin as to be lost eternally. But what does this context really teach? Study this matter with us.
The Accuracy of the Book of Acts
Over the years, from time to time, critics direct their hostility at the book of Acts, attacking its credibility. Repeatedly, however, it has weathered the storm of criticism.
The Value of the Kingdom of Heaven
In two parables, Jesus emphasized the great value of his Kingdom.
Miracles in the Book of Acts
When we think about miracles in the New Testament, we often consider the miracles of Christ in the Gospel accounts. There are, however, many miracles recorded in the book of Acts. A survey of these miraculous works is worthy of our reflection.
The Origin of Christianity
The impact and influence of primitive Christianity must be explained in its supernatural origin.
A Philosophy for Christian Living
The damaging effects of sin and the rigors of the Christian life can seem overwhelming. But in Philippians 3:13-14, the inspired apostle Paul sets forth an uplifting approach to life.
Take Heed Lest You Fall
Does the Bible teach that a Christian cannot ever fall away from grace?
Two “Stewards”—A Study in Contrast
The matter of “stewardship” is a vital biblical concept. The following study in contrast is one that challenges the sincere child of God.
What’s Wrong with the Promise Keepers Movement?
A group of men organized to form a plan to rejuvenate “Christian” men with a new spiritual emphasis. Everything came together eventually, and in 1993, Promise Keepers was born. But what’s wrong with the Promise Keepers movement?
A Survey of Interbiblical History
Between the end of the Old Testament era, and the commencement of the New Testament period, four centuries passed. During these times important events transpired that impacted the commencement of Christianity. Every Bible student should familiarize himself with this history.
Concerning Dogs and Hogs
Christ once warned against giving that which is holy to dogs, and casting pearls before swine. But how many heed his admonition?
Back to Biblical Kindergarten
Some Christians have never graduated out of biblical kindergarten.
Reductio Ad Absurdum – The Consequences of an Argument
Many have been lead into doctrinal error by what may seem to be compelling arguments. But when the logical consequences of such arguments are entertained, their absurdity becomes apparent.
Why People Quit Church
Why do people say they have decided to quit the church?
Corinth – A Troubled Church
The church in Corinth had numerous spiritual problems, one of which was its tolerance of flagrant immorality. In his letter to this church, the apostle delivers a sharp rebuke. Happily, it produce a healthy result.
Jesus Christ: Church Inspector
Jesus noted both desirable and undesirable traits of the seven churches of Asia in the opening chapters of Revelation. His observations can be of supreme value today to those who desire to please Christ.
Is Church Attendance Required?
Are Christians required to attend the formal worship meetings of their local congregation? There are varying views on this theme that are reflected in fluctuating patterns of church attendance. Let’s take a look at this issue.
Isn’t Christ the Author of “Our” Faith?
Is “faith” a gift of God that is bestowed independent of man’s freedom of choice? In a recent article we argued that such is not the case. In view of our dispute of the Calvinistic position, a courteous critic asks for an explanation of Hebrews 12:2, and the divine affirmation that Jesus is the “Author” of “our faith.”
Terrorists in the Church
“Terrorist” is a word with which we are quite familiar these days—at least in a political sense. What about “terrorists” in the church? They were present in the early church, and they are today as well. We must learn to identify them if the church is to be kept pure.