In light of current events, it is appropriate for this series of editorials which examine biblical teaching concerning governing authorities to also discuss what the Bible says about church government and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent weeks, many local congregations’ leaderships have chosen to suspend normal worship assemblies in favor of members… Read More Church Government and the COVID-19 Pandemic — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: May/June, 2020)
Many people wonder why God does not make himself more visible. With all of the world’s bitter disputes over whose religion is true—and with some of these resulting in violence—it would be helpful for God to settle the issue, would it not? Why does God hide from his creation? Years ago, one blogger stated that… Read More The Problem of Divine Hiddenness — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
Many of us know about Sarah and Abraham and the Hebrew nation that was built with their descendants. We are first introduced to these individuals at the end of the eleventh chapter of Genesis in the genealogy of Shem. We are told that Abram (Abraham), the eldest of Terah’s sons, took a wife and her… Read More Women of the Bible: Sarah — Samantha Harvey
When we think of faithful men in the Bible, we will see Abraham at the forefront. This great man of faith endured a lifetime of trials. Few men ever face such an array of challenges as those of Abraham. He is called to leave his homeland in Ur and go to a place that he… Read More Abraham’s Greatest Test — Jesse Tubbs
Family relationships have the potential of being “a foretaste of glory divine.” Such traits as love, patience, and humility are ingredients which help make possible healthy family relationships. Yet sometimes difficulties arise in the best of homes. From Genesis 13 and 14:14-16, our attention will be focused on the relationship of Abraham and Lot. As… Read More The Relationship Between Abraham and Lot — Bruce Ligon
Abraham is a famous hero of the Jews who is credited with founding their great nation. His legacy stands tall over all time. Thousands of years after his life, Abraham is heralded as the friend of God (Jas. 2:23), and his life is used to show what true faith looks like. God knew the kind… Read More The Lies Abraham Told — Dustin Forthun
When one thinks of the word gospel, one often thinks of Romans 1:16 where Paul says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation…” Others will go to where the gospel is described as the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ… Read More The Gospel Preached To Abraham — Roy Knight
“So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham” (Gal. 3:9, KJV). The words “faithful Abraham” are a marvelous and straightforward way of summarizing Abraham’s relationship with God. If every Christian living today could come to the end of his or her life and be described as “faithful” then that would be… Read More God’s Relationship With Abraham — Spencer Strickland