Are the Dead Conscious?
There is an ongoing controversy in the religious community as to whether or not human beings, after death, exist in a state of consciousness.
Did Jesus Christ Endorse Dishonesty?
Did Christ endorse dishonesty? Some critics so claim. The truth is, it is their dishonesty with the biblical text that is more than obvious.
Matthew 18:26 – An Unpayable Debt
A closer look at one of Jesus’ parables intensifies the point intended by our Lord.
Matthew 13:8 – Seed Sown in “Good Ground”
By way of a parable, Jesus instructed that a respect and desire for truth is integral to one’s accepting the Gospel message.
Did You Vote?
How can you really help change the direction of our nation? By following this simple plan.
Who Was the Good Samaritan?
The parable of the “good Samaritan” has echoed down the corridors of time for the past 2,000 years. What makes it so memorable?
LaGard Smith’s New Book: ‘After Life’
LaGard Smith is a “scholar in residence” at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. This lawyer/author has recently created a mild sensation with the publication of his latest book, After Life. In this week’s Penpoints, Wayne Jackson provides a brief review of Smith’s book.
Are the Dead “Asleep”?
This question is occasionally posed: “Why do Christians teach that the dead are conscious, when the Scriptures refer to death as ‘sleep’”? Wayne Jackson addresses this issue.
6 Reasons Why Some Prayers Are Never Answered
Why are some prayers never answered? Is it possible that we may be guilty of hindering our own requests to the Lord?
God and the Nation of Israel
What role does the nation of Israel play — past and present — in the plan of God? Does their illustrious past have any relevance today or in the future?
Enemies of Christ
There are two kinds of enemies of Jesus: those who campaign against him in public and those who are unwitting enemies of the cross.
Islam and the Deity of Jesus Christ
Moslems insist that Jesus Christ was merely a “messenger” of God, in the same sense that others (e.g., Moses) were but prophets. They deny that he possessed the nature of deity, or that he even claimed to be the “Son of God.” But what does the actual evidence reveal?
The Land Where God Is Not
The lessons learned from the Parable of the Prodigal Son – concerning the consequences of estrangement from God, and those qualities necessary for restoration, are treasures indeed.
Who Is Lucifer?
Have you ever heard the devil referred to as “Lucifer”? What does this mean and where did this idea come from?
The Indestructible Church of Christ
Some allege that the church of Christ, as established on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2), has not existed in an unbroken line since that time. The allegation is false if the testimony of Scripture is dependable.
Of Fathers and Their Sons
What can a father do to protect his children from Satan’s grasp? A wise dad will have a plan in place, well before the challenging teen years.
Does Luke 17:31ff Predict the Destruction of Jerusalem?
Luke 17:31ff has been a confusing text to some Bible students. Does this section of Scripture refer to the destruction of Jerusalem (A.D. 70), or to the final Coming of Christ? This context is examined in this week’s Q&A segment.
The Value of the Kingdom of Heaven
In two parables, Jesus emphasized the great value of his Kingdom.
Take Heed Lest You Fall
Does the Bible teach that a Christian cannot ever fall away from grace?
A Brief Study of the Word “Kingdom”
Biblical words may have varying senses, depending upon the context in which they are found. A brief study of the term “kingdom” is a good illustration of this principle.