The Word-tenses of Salvation
Have you ever considered the fact that “salvation” can be a future, past, present, still future event, depending upon the vantage point from which one is speaking? Think about this “tense” issue with us.
Jeremiah and Lamentations
A popular-level commentary of the two prophetic books penned by Jeremiah
The Syrophoenician Woman: A Woman of Great Faith
As I was studying recently through the gospel of Mark, I was reintroduced to this wonderful individual — the Syrophoenician woman. I know that we can learn from this episode in the life of Jesus. Consider with me why our Lord described this Gentile lady as a woman of great faith.
Six Great Truths Cornelius Can Teach Us
Acts 10:33 throws a floodlight upon the religious convictions and noble character of Cornelius, the obedient Gentile.
Cyrus the Great in Biblical Prophecy
A study of Cyrus the Great and his role in biblical prophecy
10 Great Lessons from the Book of Jonah
The book of Jonah is more than just a delightful story for children. Here are 10 valuable lessons gleaned from Jonah’s encounter with the great fish and the people of Nineveh.
What’s Wrong with the Promise Keepers Movement?
A group of men organized to form a plan to rejuvenate “Christian” men with a new spiritual emphasis. Everything came together eventually, and in 1993, Promise Keepers was born. But what’s wrong with the Promise Keepers movement?
Concerning Dogs and Hogs
Christ once warned against giving that which is holy to dogs, and casting pearls before swine. But how many heed his admonition?
The Dynamics of the Doxology
A “doxology” is an eruption of praise offered to deity. It glorifies God and is a commentary on the piety of the dedicated soul. Study this topic with us in this week’s Penpoints article.
Do Romans 6:3-4 and Galatians 3:26-27 Refer to Spirit Baptism?
Is Christian baptism to be administered by men or by the Spirit? Some believe that Holy Spirit baptism is in view in Romans 6:3-4 and Galatians 3:26-27. But will this idea stand the scrutiny of sound biblical interpretation?
8 Mistaken Ideas About Baptism
Although baptism is mentioned dozens of times in the New Testament, the rite has been so grossly misunderstood in a great variety of ways.
The Music-Authority Issue—Again
In response to a recent article in which we argued that instrumental music in Christian worship is without divine authority, a critic replied by suggesting that we practice many things in Christianity that are bereft of authority. One example he cited was the use of Bible translations. In this week’s Penpoints, we refute this baseless quibble.
Five Great Truths from John 1:1
The first verse of the Gospel of John is absolutely brimming with meaning, and it refutes a host of popular errors.
Some Great Needs: An Interview with Wayne Jackson
Steve Lloyd is a respected gospel minister who edits an electronic journal, A Closer Look At Things Pertaining to the Faith. In a recent issue he interviewed Wayne Jackson regarding some of the needs in the church today. This is the text of that dialogue.
Questions About Missions
Jason Jackson explores some guidelines for fulfilling our responsibility to preach the Word abroad.
Where Does the Bible Condemn Gambling?
Why do so many Christians label gambling as a “sin” when the Bible doesn’t specifically condemn gambling?
A Response to: “Yes, We Baptize Babies”
All loving parents want their children to be saved. But is infant baptism helping our children reach that goal? Or is it a dangerous and unscriptural practice that should be abandoned?
What About the Great Tribulation of Matthew 24:21?
Do the signs of Matthew 24:3ff pertain to the impending destruction of Jerusalem, or do they depict conditions near the end of time? Some allege that Matthew 24:21 prohibits an interpretation that focuses upon Jerusalem’s destruction in A.D. 70. Wayne Jackson responds to this objection.
Alexander the Great: An Amazing Example of Prophecy and Providence
The prophecies of Alexander the Great’s victories over various nations and the subsequent providential fulfillment are an interesting study of God’s control of national events.
Attacking God’s Plan of Salvation
Scholarly sources may be helpful, but good Bible students recognize any human source can be biased or flawed. God’s Word is the ultimate standard of faith and practice.