Biblical Articles

“Energized” by the Spirit

Seventh-Day Adventists follow the teaching of Ellen G. White. They seem to defend everything she wrote whether she agreed with the Scriptures or not. She was in error on many things—not the least of which was insisting that worship be on the Sabbath day because it was... read more

Perfect Pitch

This event actually occurred, although four decades have elapsed since it happened. Names and places are omitted, however, to protect the participants. Some men of the congregation had an opportunity to attend a song leading class with a nearby church hosted by... read more

How to Sleep Through a Sermon

[This article was published by a church in another part of the state of Florida. It has been copied and adapted (and who knows what else) from a February, 2008 issue of Homiletics. Coincidently, it shows that clean humor exists. The full title is: How to Sleep Through... read more

Disassociation

The problem with a so-called “Christian” nation is that many so-called Christians disconnect themselves from the teachings of Christianity and the way they behave. One wonders, for example, how many “Christians” paid $125- $275 to go see the “Here Comes the Funny... read more

The Bible and Dance

Coming soon at a church building near you will probably be a dance troupe—especially if you live near Cleveland, Tennessee. Newspapers love stories like this one. If fifteen people were baptized during a gospel meeting, they would probably not even include a whisper... read more

A Celebrity Tells the Truth

Okay, so dealing with celebrities is always dicey. First of all, they are not necessarily knowledgeable about social or political affairs just because they enjoy celebrity status. And who knows how solid a position they hold is. But having thrown in a caveat, it is... read more

Loyalty

Occasionally, loyalty is mentioned in a positive way—even in an age of “tell-all” books—but overall it seems not to be regarded as highly as it was in decades past. Its value is stated in a negative way in Proverbs 17:13: “Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not... read more

The Importance of the Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15 is known as the “resurrection” chapter in the New Testament (just as 1 Corinthians 13 is referred to as the “love” chapter). The reason for this designation is not that Jesus being raised from the dead occurred at that time; Matthew, Mark, Luke, and... read more

The Church of Fermented Ignorance (Literally)

A few decades ago the Herald of Truth was a weekly television program, and occasionally those who produced the program would send out contact information to churches located near an individual who had sent in a request for material. Members of the congregation meeting... read more

Who Is an Ambassador?

Periodically, as folks are reading through the Scriptures, they see a word or phrase that they haven’t heard much; so they quickly adopt it and begin using it. Some denominational people (and perhaps some brethren?) have taken a fancy to calling themselves... read more

What Are God’s Favorites?

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes Silver white winters that melt into springs These are a few of my favorite things. These words come from the song, “My Favorite Things” (The Sound of Music). We probably could... read more

You Don’t Tug on Superman’s Cape

Jim Croce, from South Philadelphia had only a few hits, although they have endured since he was killed in a plane crash in Louisiana on September 20, 1973. His songs were fairly simple and occasionally contained some thoughtful expressions, such as these words from... read more

The After-School Satanic Club

As if the devil needed any help, he now has at least one evangelistic disciple named Lilith Starr. If that is her real name, it would be an interesting irony. Lilith, according to some Jewish mythology was created attached to Adam’s side. God separated her, but she... read more

Can Muslims Make Friends with “Unbelievers”?

Apparently, many people have been criticizing the Muslim religion for one of its verses in the Qur’an—the one that states: “O Believers! Take not the Jews or Christians as friends. They are but one another’s friends. If anyone of you taketh them for his friends, he is... read more

Fussing and Fighting Over Words (A Review)

In the September Issue of Think is an unfortunate article by Keith Parker (one of the board members of the magazine) titled: “Fussing And Fighting Over Words.” Having thought about the contents of the brief message, it merits a refutation. The words recorded on page... read more

Religious Frauds

An article on another subject inside examines 1 Timothy 6:3-5, in which it is shown that some unscrupulously use religion to make money off people. Jesus overthrew the tables of the moneychangers who were profiting from religion; some are still fleecing others today... read more

The List of Things to Hate

“Hate? I thought Christians weren’t supposed to hate.” That may be a popular myth, but it does not square with the Bible. Brother Dub McClish mentioned this point in an October 23, 2016 bulletin article, but it deserves an expanded treatment. He brought up Psalm... read more

Should We Ouija?

Just released on October 21, 2016, is the prequel, Ouija: Origin of Evil. The trailer (available on the Internet) shows several horrific scenes of people being attacked and bad things happening. All the while the viewer hears a recording of Herman’s Hermits singing,... read more

Medical Marijuana (Again)

Yes, it has only been two years since medical marijuana was on the ballot in Florida. It was Proposition 2 then, and it is Proposition 2 now. We were opposed to it then, and we are opposed now. This article will close with the same paragraph that was used for the... read more

Clergy Appreciation Day? by Lee Moses

In case the reader was not aware, today [October 9, 2016, gws] has been designated “Clergy Appreciation Day.” This observance began seventeen years ago: In 1992, layperson Jerry Frear, Jr., was brainstorming with church colleagues about how they might be of help to... read more

The Denham-Neubauer Debate (Part 2)

Having covered some of the fundamental matters concerning the debate, let us look at some of the issues raised. One of these involved the prophecy of Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2 concerning the man of sin. Neubauer affirmed that this man was the high priest and that... read more

The Denham-Neubauer Debate (Part 1)

When brother Warren debated Antony G.N. Flew 40 years ago in 1976, those who attended were excited to see what would unfold: Would the atheist with his use of logic prevail—or the Christian, a man of faith? Brother Thomas B. Warren, the Christian, began in his first... read more

The Same Mind (Part 3)

In the document that a Preaching Brother (P.B.) sent, written by a Ministerial Alliance (MA) in another state, the writers try to make a case for Biblical unity by saying that some things are not “essential” for salvation; however, others are. Some “doctrines are not... read more

The Problem in a Nutshell

The final article dealing with the Ministerial Alliance (part 3) is the article inside, but this slot will highlight the fundamental problem of all those who claim that salvation is by “faith only.” They want man to have no response at all to God, but in actuality... read more

The Same Mind (Part 2)

The Holy Spirit is the Christian’s guide to helpunderstand truth (John 16:13). Christians can be fallible, however, although the Holy Spirit (God) is not. Thus continues the defense of denominationalism on the part of the Ministerial Alliance (MA) in a town in another... read more

Would We Be Better Off Without It?

“We are a guinea-pig generation for an experiment in mass debasement that few of us would ever have consented to, and whose full nefarious impact may not be known for years. The march of technology is irreversible, and we aren’t so naïve as to believe that any kind of... read more

The Same Mind (Part 1)

A Preaching Brother (P.B.) wrote a few weeks ago about a challenge he received from a ministerial alliance in the town where he lives and works. Having mentioned some of those matters in Spiritual Perspectives, which he receives, he wrote back and provided a copy of... read more

Jezebel’s Children

This wicked queen of Israel did have physical children of her own—both of whom died young—but the title refers to her figurative offspring. And who are they? They are the ones who share her shameless character and her irrational way of thinking. The designation of... read more

How Many Gospels?

In the preceding article, “The Concept of Restoration” (September 4, 2016), we examined a portion of an e-mail exchange dealing with the necessity of restoration. The writer, KB, also had asked twice about the need of being baptized “for the remission of sins,” and... read more

Where Did I Go Wrong?

Years ago, advertisements for the latest Clint Eastwood movie said, “The man with no name is back again.” Recently, I received an e-mail from a person with no name—but he or she did have what looked like a telephone number. Since no name was used, this individual will... read more

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