What Good is Archaeology?

If you were to go to any major university to study the Bible, you would probably be told that historical events in the Bible are to be treated as myths, legends, and folklore. We need to have confidence in the Bible. Archaeology can help with that confidence. The word archaeology is composed of two Greek […]

Over Half of Americans Believe the Bible is Inaccurate

When Christians see alarming numbers of Americans openly — even enthusiastically — embracing completely anti-biblical teachings such as abortion, homosexual behavior, and evolution, they wonder how our culture (and the church) has gotten so far from its biblical foundation. Well, the results of a recent survey from Ligonier Ministries suggest that current trends in thinking […]

The Influence of Eastern and “New Age” Beliefs

When Americans sit in their different worship services, the chances are that one in five of the people there find “spiritual energy” in mountains or trees, one in four believe in astrology, one in four believe yoga is a “spiritual practice,” and one in six believe in the “evil eye,” that certain people can cast […]

An Open Letter From Nadab and Abihu

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This brilliantly written piece of satire is presented in this bulletin to place in sharp relief the similarities of religious people thousands of years ago in Leviticus 10:1-2 with the religious people of today.] Brethren, It is with the utmost humility that we inform you of a change of worship practices in your […]

Can We Understand the Bible Alike?

Ephesians 5:17 says, “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” For many years denominational people have viewed doctrine as a matter of opinion, saying, “We just cannot all see it alike.” Now members of the church of Christ have started to sing this old tune. The New Testament […]

All by Myself

Elijah faced 850 false prophets and “called them out” on Mt. Carmel. He called for a face-to-face meeting with one of Israel’s worst and weakest kings: Ahab. He challenged a widow of Zarephath to trust in God and give him the last food she had, and in so doing her meal and oil would never be […]

Works According to Paul and James #1

In previous articles it was shown that Paul’s words in Ephesians 2:8-9 (“For by grace have ye been saved, through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not of works lest any man should boast …”) contrasted with the words of James 2:24 (“Ye see then how that by works […]

Does Man Have Free Will?

One of the consequences of the false doctrine of Calvinism is that man is declared incapable of choosing spiritual good over evil. It is argued that when Adam sinned, he plunged the entire human race into spiritual ruin and thus he lost for himself and his descendants the ability to choose in the spiritual realm. […]

A Believer and an Atheist

One day a Bible believer and an atheist walked into a restaurant to have lunch. As the two men sat down to eat, nearby patrons heard the atheist say, “…and that is why the belief in a divine Creator is merely fantasy.” The believer chewed his food, lost in thought, and then looked around the […]

Do Our Spirits Go to Be With the Lord After Death?

In Luke 16, Jesus taught that Lazarus went to “Abraham’s bosom,” which to the Jew was a place of paradise. The rich man went to “hell” or Hades (vv. 22-23). This teaches that there is realm spirits enter before the judgment. In Revelation 1:18, Jesus said that He had the “keys of Hell (Hades) and […]