Teresa’s “Miracle” En Route to “Sainthood”
According to recent news reports, “Mother” Teresa, the deceased Catholic nun, is on the fast-track toward “sainthood” — a process that usually takes many years. A claim is now being made that the departed “sister” has performed a miracle from the grave.
Are Preachers To Be Called “Reverend”?
Is the use of a clerical title, e.g., “Reverend,” “Father,” “Rabbi,” or “Doctor”—within the framework of religious service—consistent with the will of God? This week’s question discusses this issue.
Teresa’s “Exorcism”
It was recently announced that Roman Catholic nun, Teresa, received an “exorcism” just before her death. What is the Christian to make of this?
Acts 10:6 – Simon, the Tanner
The Bible is such a marvelously rich volume. It contains countless tiny details — little nuggets of truth containing great lessons — which one is likely to pass over in his reading if he is not very studious. Let us consider for a moment an interesting narrative in the book of Acts.
Walking Through the Book of Ephesians
It is vital that the servants of Christ pursue their daily walk with serious resolution.
Reasoning from the Visible to the Invisible
Can one know that God exists? Can he know that he has been saved? If so, how? “Reason” with us on this important topic.
May Christians Observe Holidays?
May a Christian be involved, in any way, with holidays that have pagan origins?
Fundamentalist Mormonism Is the Original Mormonism
The Fundamentalist Mormon Church has been in the news of late, with the raid on the Texas Temple and the rescue of women and children from their peril. News outlets have repeatedly stated that this “Fundamentalist” movement bears no relationship to the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City. That is a serious misconception.
Does the Marriage of an Unbeliever to a Believer Sanctify the Unbeliever?
Does 1 Corinthians 7:14 teach that a non-Christian is “sanctified” (saved) by being married to a Christian?
Problems for the Theory of Evolution
The theory of evolution is so besieged with problems that it’s amazing it is so widely believed.
Should Christians Pray for the Forgiveness of Their Sins?
This article discusses whether or not the Christian is required to pray for the forgiveness of his sins.
The Abuse of Love
Love is a fantastic emotion, from both divine and human vantage points. But it can be abused—and frequently is.
LDS Baptism Annulled Due to Protest from Jews
A recent news item regarding the Mormon doctrine of “proxy baptism” highlights the inconsistencies of the practice and is the subject of this week’s Penpoints.
The Divine View of Death
How does God, the Creator of human life, view death? Certainly not in the way many humans do. What does the Bible say about the matter?
Do We Delight to Do His Will?
Christianity is more than going through the motions. To be a faithful child of God, we must train our hearts to delight in his will.
Book Review: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.
This is a review of Professor Michael Dyson’s new book, The True Martin Luther King.
A Letter from a Mormon
Our web site elicits much mail from our readers. Some of it is very critical. This article briefly reviews a letter from a Mormon gentleman in Bulgaria.
A Tribute to a Nameless Widow
Jesus once observed a poor widow contributing into the treasury of the Jewish temple. This incident is twice recorded in the Gospel records. Of what significance is this narrative? Study this fascinating account in this week’s Penpoints.
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.
Reflections on the Pope
Is the New Testament information regarding Peter consistent with the image of the pope? Do the Scriptures teach that the church of Jesus Christ was founded upon the apostle Peter?