Literal And Figurative Language in the Bible — David R. Pharr

The original languages of the Scriptures were intended to be read and understood by people of average education and intelligence. Most words should be understood according to their ordinary meaning at the time they were written. Legitimate interpretation is discovering what was intended by the writer, not what we think he should have meant. Ordinarily… Read More Literal And Figurative Language in the Bible — David R. Pharr

How To Study The Bible With The Right Attitude — Edwin Jones

In aviation, attitude is the inclination of the three principal axes of an aircraft relative to a horizontal plane. Simply stated, the idea is that you want to be flying horizontally if you are going to fly at all. In Bible study, we want to be studying relative to a fixed Christlike position or “attitude.”… Read More How To Study The Bible With The Right Attitude — Edwin Jones

The Bible Is Its Best Commentary — Michael Farris

Superior to any other book, the Bible informs us of humanity’s origin, history, present condition, and distinct destinies.  It is our Creator’s complete, fully inspired message regarding our need for salvation and purpose of righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16-17).  Therefore, our copy of the Bible is our most valuable, tangible possession.  Careful study of it becomes… Read More The Bible Is Its Best Commentary — Michael Farris

Forgiveness — John Dennison (Guest Editorial: March/April, 2021)

As a Christian the word forgiveness is a word which should hold significant meaning to us. The word implies that the action can have deep and lasting effects on us in several ways. The first is the most important which is our spiritual relationship to our Heavenly Father.  Second is an internal one of forgiving… Read More Forgiveness — John Dennison (Guest Editorial: March/April, 2021)

Proclaiming Biblical Truth in a “Your Truth” Culture — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Truth has become a precious commodity in the 21st century. With political spin, fake news, and outright deception in the media it is no wonder why a 2020 Gallup poll reported that nearly a third of those surveyed said they had “not very much” trust in the media (27%) and another third said they had… Read More Proclaiming Biblical Truth in a “Your Truth” Culture — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Can God’s Providence Answer Our Prayers Without Miracles? — Bruce Ligon

The providence of God is a sublime thought and subject.   It is a reflection of His love and care for mankind. Cecil May stated that providence “presumes that God is still at work in the world He created.  God does provide good things for His people, and His loving care is always behind every action… Read More Can God’s Providence Answer Our Prayers Without Miracles? — Bruce Ligon

Romans 8:28 and the Providence of God — Brian Giselbach

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28; NKJV).  This statement has been called “a soft pillow for a weary heart.”  Understood in its context this verse covers a great deal of spiritual territory in terms… Read More Romans 8:28 and the Providence of God — Brian Giselbach

Wisdom From Above In These Troubling Times — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: January/February, 2021)

I write this days after the horrible events in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, a day filled with sinful rebellion, violence, and tragedy which is but yet another horrific event added to so many similar days of unrest, rioting, anger, and viciousness which have taken place last year.  The times in which we live… Read More Wisdom From Above In These Troubling Times — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: January/February, 2021)

The Difference Between Truth And Tradition — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

We like traditions. They remind us of the past and give us a sense of having a distinctive place in history. We become custodians of the cultural treasures passed down from previous generations, making us a vital link between the past and future. Traditions give us a shared identity and a sense of value. Maintaining… Read More The Difference Between Truth And Tradition — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.