Deuteronomy 5:3,12 – The Scope of the Sabbath
To whom was the seventh-day sabbath a religious obligation?
The BBC’s Theory on the Biblical Plagues
England’s most famous broadcasting facility, the BBC, has just released a TV special which attempts to explain the biblical plagues (visited upon Egypt in the days of Moses) as nothing more than a series of purely natural events. But will that analysis stand the test of critical examination? See for yourself.
Are We Under Law or Grace?
A significant group of misguided souls alleges that the “grace” of Jesus Christ has dispensed with the need for “law.” This “antinomian” ideology is designed to throw the mantle of fellowship around those who have not obeyed the Lord in the process of becoming a Christian. The adversarial conflict that some see between “grace” and “law” is false.
Prince of Egypt — The Movie
In mid-December the movie, Prince of Egypt, opened in theaters across the country. Because it differs so widely from the usual movie fare of sex and violence, this production is receiving high acclaim—even from religious figures like Billy Graham, James Dobson, Robert Schuller, and others.
Is the Language of Genesis 1 Merely Metaphorical?
In an attempt to harmonize the biblical record with evolutionary chronology, some allege that the creation description of Genesis 1 is merely metaphorical. Such a position thrusts aside responsible interpretative procedure.
Galatians 5:4 – Fallen from Grace
“Once-saved, always-saved” is a convenient way of viewing God’s redemptive plan — but is it biblical? Hear what the apostle Paul has to say about “falling from grace.”
Does the Bible Conflict with Itself in the Matter of Incest?
Some make the claim that the Scriptures are in conflict in the matter of the morality of incest. But the allegation is false.
The Parting of the Red Sea: Miracle or Natural Event?
Did Moses really part the Red Sea? Was this event a true miracle, a contrived myth, or a natural event?
Does God Change His Mind?
Some Bible passages affirm that God does not “change.” Other texts, however, appear to suggest that he does — especially in response to human activity. How does one reconcile these seeming discrepancies?
Prophetic Portraits of the Messiah
The Old Testament has much to say about Jesus Christ. The following outline will prove helpful in learning more about our Savior.
Foundational Truths Regarding Marriage
Is “marriage” a divinely designed institution, or is it a human invention? Let us see where the evidence lies.
Is the Genesis Creation Account Poetry?
Some suggest that Genesis 1 and 2 are not literal accounts of actual history. Instead, much of the narrative is poetic, with elements of history embedded. But what does the evidence show?
How Did the Samaritan Woman Know About the Messiah?
A Samaritan woman told Jesus that she knew about the coming Messiah. How did this lady know this fact?
What About the Sins of Bible Heroes?
How does the sincere Bible student explain the terrible sins of some of its greatest heroes?
Is the Abolition of the Ten Commandments Ridiculous?
Sabbatarians contend that all of the Ten Commandments are binding today, including the requirement to “keep the Sabbath day holy.” They allege that if one argues that the Ten Commandments were abolished when Christ died, this would license all sorts of evil today. Is this argument sound? Wayne Jackson addresses this in this Q&A segment.
Do the Psalms Authorize Instrumental Music in Worship?
May one contend that while the “law” was abolished by the death of Christ, nonetheless, the Psalms remain; and the Psalms provide authority for worshipping God with instruments of music?
Did the Ancient Gentiles Have the Hope of Salvation?
God Wants Me To Be Happy
Many people in today’s world justify their immorality by the rationalization, “God wants me to be happy.” But is “happiness” to be found in vile indulgences? Take a serious look at this issue in the light of God’s word.
Does the Old Testament Condemn Tattoos?
Does the prohibition of the law of Moses, against making “markings” in the flesh condemn modern tatoos?
What About Singing “Psalms”?
Is it appropriate to sing some of the songs from the book of Psalms in the Old Testament? An interested reader wants to know.