Should I Study the Bible?

According to a recent survey most people in America still maintain a certain reverence for the Bible but fewer and fewer actually read it, much less study it. With the shift toward secularism in modern society fewer and fewer people even have a copy of the Bible in their home. So it would seem a … [Read more…]

Requirements of Membership

In the religious realm, almost every religion that I know anything about both teaches and accomplishes some good, especially those religious systems that categorize themselves as being one of the “Christian” religions. They all teach that people should conduct their lives in a good moral fashion (that is; obey the commandments, usually referring to the … [Read more…]

“If We Sin Willfully…”

“For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.” (Hebrews 10:26, 27 – NKJV). Exactly what is the writer saying here? To whom is he referring? What … [Read more…]

Spirituality in America

Our current President’s “tag line” is “Make America Great Again.” I would contend that America is great and has never ceased to be great. At the same time I would also contend that America is probably not as great as she has been or could be. It would be difficult (in my opinion, impossible) to … [Read more…]

“Progressive Creationism”

The word “progressive” comes from the Latin word progredi (pro – forward + gradi – to step) meaning to go forward, proceed, or advance. The “Progressive Creationist” would contend that God did indeed create the universe, but that He did so by simply “progressing” or propelling the development of the universe along its already prescribed … [Read more…]

The “Gap Theory”

As was noted in the previous article, in order for “theistic evolutionists” (a misnomer if there ever was one) to insert vast geological time spans into the Biblical creation account he has only three choices: 1) before, 2) during, or 3) after. The “Day-Agers” attempt to insert the time during the creation week. But it … [Read more…]

Creation Compromises (The “Day-Age Theory”)

A compromise is defined as the means by which two (or more) disagreeing parties reach an agreement. In a compromise each party gives up something it wants in order to “meet in the middle,” neither party getting everything it wanted but both parties getting something. The Bible believer who wants to accommodate evolutionary theory has … [Read more…]

What Are We Teaching Our Children?

My wife and I took a bit of a vacation last week. We greatly enjoyed and appreciated the time of visiting with family and friends that we don’t often see. One of the things we were able to do on this vacation was to visit a couple of attractions that are of special interest to … [Read more…]

The Church That Jesus Built

In much of what I have read lately from some prominent (and some not-so-prominent) writers among the churches of Christ there seems to be a great difference of opinion concerning what the church of Christ currently is, what it has been, and what is should be going forward. One side accuses the other of abandoning … [Read more…]