Disinherited Children

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Joan Crawford, the famous movie star of several decades back, left some of her children out of her will. She was not the first to do…

Avoiding New Fads

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction The worldly, fashion-mad nature of humankind has changed little through the centuries. Luke provides an interesting description of the philosophers whom Paul encountered at Mars…

The “Easter” Season—From God or Man?

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The “Easter” season, involves much more than “Easter Sunday.” It begins with… “Mardi Gras” (French for “Fat Tuesday,” also called “Shrove Tuesday”), referring to the day…

Judgment Day Surprises

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] One of the recurring themes of the New Testament is that of the final accounting that all men must make before their Creator—The Day of Judgment….

From Heaven or From Men?

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]             In His immortal Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said: Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he…

Church Renovation

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] “Church Undergoes Renovation,” the newspaper headline read. The words were positioned above a photo of a church building surrounded by scaffolding, with workmen on its roof….

Grapes of Thorns?

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] In the process of warning about the grave dangers of listening to false prophets, Jesus said, “By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather…

Recognizing and Interpreting Synecdoches

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Both literature and the spoken word abound with figures of speech—words or phrases that are used to mean something other than their normal or literal meanings….

Fickle Subjectivism

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Our times are characterized by religious convictions based solely upon feelings and experiences. This phenomenon has always been a trademark of Pentecostalism, but it now infects…

Denominationalism—Its Causes, Contradictions, Consequences, and Cures

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The Apple Online Dictionary defines the religious connotation of denomination as “a recognized autonomous branch of the Christian Church.” The honest and perceptive student of Scripture…