S. D. Gordon’s “Dispensationalism”
Was the death of Jesus Christ a part of God’s eternal plan for human salvation? Amazingly, some have contended it was not—contrary to the explicit testimony of Peter (see 1 Peter 1:19-20).
Praying for the Dead
In times of great crisis, people cry out to God in prayer. While this is understandable, prayers for the dead are both futile, and contrary to biblical truth.
Why Would a Loving God Send Us to Hell?
Is the doctrine of eternal punishment in hell consistent with the idea of a good and loving God?
Are We Resurrected from the Dead When We Obey the Gospel?
A question was submitted about the resurrection. The inquirer concluded that “made alive” (in passages like Romans 6:3-8 and Colossians 2:11-12) is parallel in thought to Paul’s discussion of the resurrection of the body in 1 Corinthians 15. In response, we consider a number of points concerning the New Testament doctrine on the resurrection.
The Curse of Covetousness
Wealth can be a great blessing if used in God’s service. But covetousness is a curse.
The Qur’an and the Death of Christ
The Islamic repudiation of the death of Christ is grounded in an aversion to the biblical doctrine of the Lord’s vicarious death to atone for sin. The Islamic system strikes at the very heart of the Gospel. It is hostile to the Christian faith.
Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 — Man, Animals, and Death
Does the Bible teach that man, along with animals, is completely mortal? Study this topic with us.
Timothy McVeigh and Capital Punishment
Do circumstances surrounding the execution of Timothy McVeigh argue for the elimination of the death penalty as a form of punishment for crimes against humanity?
The Theological Implications of the Trial of Jesus – Part 1
Did Jesus receive a fair trial? Part 1 of this study examines the nature of the Lord’s path through the legal system of the time.
Who Was Caiaphas, the Official at the Trial of Jesus?
Who was Caiaphas, the official so instrumental in the death of Jesus?
I Want What You Have
The Christian has what everyone is trying so hard to obtain. So what does the Christian have? A study of Romans 5:1-9 reveals the wonderful blessings everyone needs.
The Jewish Talmud and the Death of Christ
There is an interesting passage in the Jewish Talmud that mentions the death of Christ. Though written from a negative vantage point, it nonetheless constitutes a marvelous confirmation of the biblical record.
Questions for God
A survey in USA Today reports the most popular questions people would like to ask God. Most of these questions have already been answered within the pages of his Holy Book.
Crossing the Rubicon
The expression, “Crossing the Rubicon,” is famous for deadly decisions that cannot be retracted. There are many of these in life that elicit some reflection.
Does the Case of David and Bathsheba Justify Adultery Today?
The Old Testament account of David and Bathsheba’s scandalous affair is a sad episode in history. Does their conduct serve as a precedent, justifying adulterous relationships today? Some appeal to it to that end. Wayne
Jackson addresses this issue in this month’s Feature.
Must Terminally Ill Christians Artificially Prolong Life?
Must terminally ill Christians artificially prolong life?
The Last Supper
Poignant words concisely spoken are echoed in worship assemblies every Lord’s Day. In remembrance of him, Christians recall the words of Jesus, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins” (Matt. 26:28).
Did Christ Die as a “Sinner” upon the Cross?
Did Christ bear the “guilt” of human sin when he died on the cross? Or did he merely bear the “punishment” that was due us, as a consequence of our guilt?
Miscellaneous Questions
This week we answer several brief questions:     (1) Do Acts 9:7 and 22:9 contradict one another?
     (2) Did Moses err in classifying bats with birds?
     (3) How should Luke 23:43 be punctuated?
The Use of “Hell” in the New Testament
There is a great deal of confusion among religious folks regarding this word due to the fact that the English form “hell” actually represents three different terms in the Greek New Testament.