The Silence Argument
Is the “silence of the Scripures” authoritative. The Bible itself states that it is.
The Silence of Scripture: An Argument for Inspiration
What the Bible doesn’t tell us is an indication of its supernatural origin.
The Silence of the Scriptures: Permissive or Prohibitive?
Some allege that whatever is not expressly forbidden is allowed in religious practice. Others contend that anything not authorized is not permitted. Is there any validity to the argument from silence?
Do Women Have to Keep Silent in the Church?
Must a woman keep silent in the church? The term “silence” in 1 Corinthians 14:34 is often misunderstood and misapplied.
Bible Origin—When Silence Speaks Out Loud
The inspiration of the Bible can be proven by several lines of argumentation. One of these is what the Bible does not say..
Hebrews 7:14 – The Law of Silence
If God does not authorize a religious practice, it is forbidden. Thus, silence is prohibitive.
1 Chronicles 15:2 – The Law of Silence
Many today strongly contend that the silence of the Bible is not prohibitive. However, a comparison of some Old Testament passages indicates otherwise.
Jeremiah 7:31 – Does “Silence” Prohibit?
Many claim that if the Bible does not explicitly prohibit a practice, then man is left to innovate his own religious system. But what does the Lord say about those who practice such things that he “commanded not”?
Tradition Versus Scripture
How does one properly distinguish between God’s commandments and human tradition? How do these terms affect what we practice and preach?
When Silence Is Eloquent
During his trial before Pilate, Christ boldly confirmed that he was a king, but that his followers did not fight—a bold claim since hours earlier one of his disciples attempted to decapitate a government official. Why, then, was this one little statement by Christ not exploited by his enemies?
Clapping as an Accompaniment to Singing in Worship
Does clapping with singing aid our worship with inconsequential zest or is it an addition to what has been commanded in scripture?
May a Woman Ask a Question?
This question discusses whether or not a woman may ask a question in a Bible class without violating the Scriptures.
Liberalism’s Manipulation of Scripture
Theological “liberalism” has no regard for the plain testimony of Scripture. With the “liberal,” all biblical events must be measured in the light of “modern” knowledge. In this week’s Penpoints, Wayne Jackson provides a shocking example of this kind of perversion of Bible history.
What Does the Scripture Say?
How should one view the literature of the Bible? As a mere human production? Or as the inspired word of God? First it is imperative that the sincere student ascertain how the biblical writers themselves viewed their productions. That is the thrust of this month’s Feature article. Study with us.
Acts 1:16 – Scripture Inspiration
Peter’s recognition of fulfilled prophecies in Acts chapter 1 affirms the inspiration of Scripture.
The Canon of Sacred Scripture
Who determined which books were to go into the Bible? Exactly when did that occur? What are the Apocryphal books? Wayne Jackson addresses these important questions.
Atheism and the Historical Christ
Some atheists reject the very existence of Jesus of Nazareth. But is this lack of belief based on a reasonable examination of the evidence? Not in the least.
The Amazing Unity of Scripture
The literary unity of the Bible is evidence of Divine inspiration.
Should Women Function as Translators in the Assembly?
A controversial question is whether women should be used as translators in the public worship assembly. Some, who would object to the modern practice of women leading public worship, have no problem in using a female translator. Others object to the practice. Carefully study this question with an open mind. Let God’s word be our guide during this study.
How Ought We to Behave? A Response to Socrates
How amazing it is that the deep and manifold longings of the antique pagan world were so wonderfully satisfied in the advent of God’s Messiah.