Annihilationism—A Refutation

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The doctrine of annihilationism cannot be discussed without discussing the Bible doctrine of Hell. The Bible depicts Hell as a place where sinners who die in their sins…

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…

WHAT LOVE IS NOT

Download article as PDF Introduction Several rich and beautiful Biblical words have been “wordnapped,” redefined, misused, and abused. Among them are grace, faith, miracle, elect, and predestined. Love is another of these words. I will only briefly touch on love as it appears in the…

PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING MORAL DECISIONS

Download article as PDF Introduction          When we speak of “morals,” “morality,” and that which is “moral,” what do we mean? This family of English words is the transliteration of a Latin term, moralis, meaning “custom.” In modern usage, the adjective, moral (e.g., moral behavior,…

A STRANGE CRITERION FOR DOCTRINE

Download article as PDF Introduction Several years ago I attended a debate on the issue of marriage, divorce, and remarriage. In the debate one of the antagonists foolishly contended that adultery merely means, “breaking the marriage covenant,” rather than sexual infidelity. Besides the fact that…