An Evil and Adulterous Generation

Matthew 12:38-39 says, “Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, ‘Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.’ But He answered and said to them, ‘An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.’” Just as the […]

The Necessity of the Cross

On the road to Emmaus, Jesus explained to two disciples that the crucifixion of the Christ was not an unexpected problem, it was something that “ought” to have happened (Luke 24:25-26). Among many other elements about the cross that we need to think about more carefully, we need to understand more deeply that our salvation […]

“Forbidden Fruit Rots!”

I had a very heart-breaking conversation with a friend recently. It involved this person’s grown child and how the child had walked away from God and seems to have no interest in doing what the Lord says. This person has walked away from godly upbringing and respect for God to live a life of sin. […]

Natural Disasters and the Second Coming

With hurricane season starting, I thought I would revisit an article written a few years ago by Pat Robertson. He observed that earthquakes and hurricanes are “starting to hit with amazing regularity.” He said we “might be” in the “end times” described in the Bible. He noted, “If you read back in the Bible, the […]

Caring and Mercy

While many evolutionists say that a loving God is inconsistent with our cruel world, they overlook an important question. How does evolution explain mercy and caring? If evolution is true, the driving force of nature is the “survival of the fittest.” Any attempt to rescue these “less competitive” people would be working against the fundamental […]

Is Hell Real?

Recently in the Houston Chronicle, Allan Turner interviewed Edward Fudge, who was presenting his views on Hell at a Houston conference. Fudge repudiates the notion of an eternal place of punishment. He said, “There was nothing in the Bible that would lend support to the concept of an eternally burning lake of fire.” He calls […]

“Austin Congregation Raises a Toast to God”

A few years ago, the Lufkin Daily News ran an AP article with the aforementioned title detailing the worship of the All Saints Episcopal Church at Opal Divine’s, a pub in South Austin. Steve Kinney, the priest at All Saints, has held monthly meetings — typically the third Sunday of each month — of what […]

The Question of Mental Divorce

“Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery” (Luke 16:18). One of the moral issues that consistently upset churches and brethren today is the divorce and remarriage question. Since most brethren and churches have situations that impact them directly, roots […]


One of the more perplexing problems a congregation faces is what to do about people who were baptized into a denomination and later learned the truth. Do they need to be baptized again? If so, what about Ephesians 4:4? Most denominations baptize for reasons that are incorrect. A majority of denominations baptize, sprinkle, or pour […]

What Are the Branches?

John 15:4-5 says, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much […]