What About Potlucks and Church Discipline?
Is the New Testament command to not eat with unfaithful Christians apply to a potluck gathering?
Steve Allen’s Attack upon the Bible
This article, originally published in 1993, addresses the book written by popular songwriter-comedian, Steve Allen (1921-2000), Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion, and Morality.
The Work Ethic
We are living in a time when the “work ethic” is suffering enormously. More and more people want to do less and less for higher pay.
Notes from Isaiah 55
In the book of Isaiah (55:1ff) there is a thrilling prophecy of the salvation that was to be made available as a result of the promised Messiah’s victory over death.
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.
1 Corinthians 11:3 & 15:28 – Paul Sends His Greetings
Reckless charges are frequently made against the Bible. One of these is the allegation that the Scriptures contain irrelevant data, i.e., material too trivial to justify its inclusion into a body of literature that purports to be inspired of God.
What About the “Textus Receptus”?
Some today urge that the King James Version of the Bible is the very best available, because it was based upon the “Textus Receptus” Greek text. Though advocated by some sincere folks, this view is not consistent with the best of biblical scholarship. Note the following brief summary of this issue.
What About the Name Jehovah?
Some writers strongly object to the name Jehovah, as found in the American Standard Version (1901). Is this criticism justified? Are these critics consistent? Look at this matter carefully.
The Star of Bethlehem
Was the star of Bethlehem a natural event or a miraculous phenomenon?
The Dangers of Youthful Exuberance
The apostle Paul taught Timothy how to conduct himself as a young gospel preacher—advice sorely needed today and in every generation.
What About Social Drinking and the Old Testament?
Does the Old Testament provide precedent for “social” drinking today?
The Pain of Lingering Regrets
Every sensitive soul is troubled from time to time by regrets that linger regarding past deeds in his life. There is a wrong way and a right way to deal with regret. Think about this matter with us in this week’s Penpoints article.
What Are the Unicorns and Satyrs Mentioned in the Bible?
Bible critics have charged the sacred book with mistakes in that the King James Version mentions both “unicorns” and “satyrs” — both of which are mythical creatures. How does the student of the Scriptures respond to this alleged difficulty?
Can You Feel the Love?
Some of the most mean-spirited people in the world are those who “ooze” with that sickening sentimentality that talks of love while demonstrating everything but. Why don’t you take a few moments and, over our shoulder, take a look at some of our mail?
John 11:3,5 – Jesus, Lazarus, and Agape Love
The account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead helps us to understand the significance of agape love.
Jessie “The Body” Ventura Takes a Dive
While Mr. Ventura has enjoyed some initial popularity, his polls have taken a sharp dip.
Is It Appropriate to Worship Jesus?
Is it appropriate to worship Jesus?
Charles Darwin’s Eroding Credibility
The average “layman” who subscribes to the theory of evolution champions Charles Darwin as the great luminary of this materialistic philosophical system. What many do not realize, however, is that not all scientists, even in the evolutionary community, bow before the British naturalist.
Wise Counsel About Friends from Proverbs
When is a friend a real “friend”? Solomon offers several spiritual values of a good friend.
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.