What is the difference between Bible dispensations and the doctrine of dispensationalism?
Some preachers talk about the dispensations of the Bible. Then they condemn dispensationalism. What’s the difference?
Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword – Part 2
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 two in a three-part series, “Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword.”
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.
Radical Criticism and “Christian” Education
What is “radical criticism” and how has this philosophy affected “Christian” colleges and universities? This theme is addressed in this week’s Penpoints.
The New Testament Pattern of Giving
Are there any binding ordinances for Christian giving in the New Testament?
Killers Killing Killers
Murder is always a despicable act.
Worship
A brief survey on worship as taught in the Bible.
The Spiritual Person
All of us who profess to following Jesus Christ would like to think we are “spiritual” people. But are we? There can be a vast chasm between merely being a member of the church, and being genuinely spiritual.
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.
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.”
Was God Cruel to Animals?
This is a response to those who may be critical of God for his command to Israel that they hock the horses taken in battle.
Mark 11:20 – Jesus Curses a Fig Tree
Does Jesus’ cursing of the fig tree in Mark 11 reveal a “dark side” to the Savior? Not at all. Wayne Jackson explains this curious passage.
Mark 7:19 – Unclean Meats
Many religionists still hold that there are unclean meats that should not be eaten. What does the New Testament teach?
Is Fasting for Christians Today?
Should Christians practice fasting?
Were Old Testament Sexual Regulations Unreasonable?
It is commonly charged that certain documents of the Old Testament are unbalanced in terms of sexual matters? This allegation reflects a misunderstanding of the sacred text. This week’s Question addresses this matter.
Some Questions About Greek Grammar
What is the significance of the genitive case, “faith [in] Christ” in Romans 3:22? Why are the verbs “believe” and “confess” in Romans 10:9 in the aorist tense?
The Book of Psalms—A Study
Some background information regarding the Psalms will help the Bible student as he considers the grand truths of this Old Testament document.
The Folly of Following Polls
We have become a nation driven by polls. Polls are taken to determine practically everything—from what sort of food Americans prefer, to whether or not the president should be impeached.
Who Was Caiaphas, the Official at the Trial of Jesus?
Who was Caiaphas, the official so instrumental in the death of Jesus?
Did Christ Undermine His Own Credibility?
Jesus once said: “If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true” (John 5:31). What did the Lord mean by this puzzling statement? Certainly not what some critics allege.