BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING MORAL DECISIONS

Download article as PDF             Confronting temptations to “cross the line” that separates moral from immoral behavior is as old as Adam and Eve. Temptation may involve money, deceit, pride, sex, power, or other elements. For those wise enough to honor the Bible as their…

ISAIAH 2–4—JERUSALEM FROM THREE PERSPECTIVES

Download article as PDF   Introduction[1] In Isaiah 1 the prophet unleashed numerous denunciations of God’s people that spanned the reigns of Uzziah through Hezekiah. Judah and Jerusalem (especially Jerusalem) had become so corrupt that God sarcastically called their citizens “rulers of Sodom” and “people…

EVOLVING STANDARDS

Download article as PDF Introduction The Associated Press began a news story a few years ago as follows: The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday [March 1, 2005] that the Constitution forbids the execution of killers who were under 18 when they committed their crimes, ending a…

SURPRISING THINGS ABOUT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Download article as PDF Introduction People who are not familiar with the church of Christ frequently express surprise upon learning of some point of doctrine or some practice that is peculiar to it. When we produce the Scriptural evidence to which a given doctrine or…

SPIRITUAL ANTICLIMAXES

Download article as PDF Introduction An anticlimax is a reversal of direction, thought, or status from the superior to the inferior or from the sublime to the ridiculous. In our days of modern, well-equipped, and technologically advanced automobiles, the suggestion that we return to traveling…