James 1:1–15—Testing Our Faith

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Life is a testing ground, a time of probation. The tests, trials, and challenges come in many forms and from many sources. Some are easily recognized because…

Strong and Fully Armed

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction A recurring metaphor in the New Testament likens the church to a spiritual army and its members to soldiers (Phi. 2:25; 1 The. 5:8; 1 Tim. 6:12;…

The Danger of Discouragement

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Given the wickedness of the world and the mounting attempts to drive underground those who dare publicly profess faith in the Bible, it is difficult to avoid becoming…

FOUR HEARTS

Download article as PDF             The title above doesn’t refer to a “hand” in a card game. Rather, it relates to Jesus’ parable about a farmer who sowed seed in his field (Luke 8:5–15). Of the thirty or so parables He told, this is one…

IMPLIED PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING MORAL DECISIONS

Download article as PDF             Every time we encounter temptation to do that which would violate our moral scruples, we must make a decision to resist or yield. When thus tempted (whether by money, pride, sex, et al.), we will have a better chance of…