“Make Them After The Pattern” — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: July/August, 2021)

While instructing Moses concerning the construction of the sanctuary, the ark of the covenant, the table for the bread of the Presence, and the golden lampstand in Exodus 25, God commanded him, “And see that you make them after the pattern for them, which is being shown you on the mountain” (v. 40, ESV). Have… Read More “Make Them After The Pattern” — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: July/August, 2021)

Jesus: Both God and Man? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Jesus is the most significant figure in history. Polls and surveys often recognize him as such, even if they only gauge his impact through the influence of Christendom in the last two millennia. Christians understand his work to be farther-reaching, not only impacting and improving the lives of human beings but securing salvation for our… Read More Jesus: Both God and Man? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Truth From Zechariah — David R. Pharr

In several ways Zechariah is similar to the New Testament book of Revelation. Both describe visions; both give considerable attention to angels; and both contain apocalyptic symbolism. Zechariah is considered the most difficult of the Minor Prophets. It is rich, however, both in its historical significance and in its New Testament connections. With the exception… Read More Truth From Zechariah — David R. Pharr

Truth From Habakkuk and Zephaniah — David W. Hester

Habakkuk and Zephaniah are all too often overlooked in Bible study. This is unfortunate; these books are rich in what they present to the serious student. According to rabbinical tradition, Habakkuk was of the tribe of Levi; aside from that, we know nothing of his personal history. He simply describes himself as a “prophet” (Hab.… Read More Truth From Habakkuk and Zephaniah — David W. Hester

Some Thoughts on Church Discipline — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: May/June, 2021)

The apostle Peter recognized the great necessity of Christians being “stir(red)…up by way of reminder” (2 Pet. 1:12-13, 15; 3:1-2).  Along these lines, this preacher believes there are a few topics which should be preached and taught from once to several times a year.  Withdrawing of fellowship, commonly known as church discipline, is one of… Read More Some Thoughts on Church Discipline — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: May/June, 2021)

Is Homosexuality Hereditary or a Choice? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

There are few issues in American society today more volatile than those dealing with human sexuality. Anyone looking at our culture with an objective eye would be right to conclude that sexual mores are in a virtual free fall. Topics like homosexuality, transgenderism, and pansexualism dominate everything from Facebook posts and tweets from celebrities to… Read More Is Homosexuality Hereditary or a Choice? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

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