The directives Paul gave to the young preacher Timothy in 1 Timothy 2:8-15 are among the most controversial and misunderstood passages in the entire Bible. Parts of these verses have been taken out of their immediate context as well as away from the overall context of the rest of Scripture (cf. Ps. 119:160a). This has… Read More A Misunderstood Passage — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: September, 2021)
Solomon wrote, “Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right” (Prov. 20:11). I can recall my dad using a certain phrase to make a point as my sisters and I were growing up: “If it has feathers like a duck, quacks like a duck, and waddles like… Read More Does My Identity Come From What I Have Done? — Samantha Harvey
The Bible is a library of many books. The process of composing the biblical documents began in the late second millennium BC and finished at the end of the first century AD, a span of roughly 1400 years. This process has been mischaracterized and misunderstood by both believers and skeptics. As such, it is worth… Read More How We Got The Old Testament (Part 1) — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
As the Psalmist speaks of the seven abominations, it is interesting to note how many of these are associated with how one chooses to use his tongue. Among these sins are “a lying tongue…A false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19 says,“These six things the Lord hates, yes,… Read More Abominable Uses of the Tongue — Johnny O. Trail
In a large majority of modern churches, there will be male members who profess to be Christians but are also members of the Freemasons. Members of this well-known organization are frequently leading citizens and respected business and civic leaders in communities across the United States. Famous Americans and even U.S. presidents were Masons. These include… Read More The Threat of Freemasonry — Tim Bench
The responsibilities of the apostles were to, by divine revelation, make known the mind of God to the world. Inspiration tells us this in Ephesians 3:1-5, one of Paul’s epistles: “For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, if ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God… Read More Lessons From Paul’s Conversion — John B. Daniels