Is the Apple Likely to Fall Far From the Tree? — Andy McClish

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] Responsible parents are naturally concerned about how their children are measuring up in the competitive environment of school. They will make sure that their children view school as a high priority, and…

Life Begins at Conception—So Abortion Is Murder

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] January 22 marks the forty-seventh anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. In that span 61,670,000 totally innocent, helpless human beings have been slain in the womb in the birth process,…

Roman Catholicism —Lest We Forget…

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The news media gave wall-to-wall coverage to the illness and recent death (April 2, 2005) of John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Pontiff. I do not recall hearing anything, whether from…

Respect for Authority

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.]             In every system there is a basic, core principle that largely determines the nature and operation of the whole. In the business world, the guiding principle is to turn a…

“The Way of Cain”

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] In his brief New Testament letter, Jude wrote of “the way of Cain” (v. 11). Genesis 4 tells us that Cain was the first human being to be born, the eldest son…

The “Gospel” of “Magic”.

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] In the 1980s, “Magic” Johnson obtained great fame and wealth by his basketball exploits with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has been named one of the fifty greatest basketball players of all…

“Spiritual” Adultery?

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.]             Just when I think I have “heard it all,” something else comes along to prove otherwise. This is particularly true of the subject of marriage, divorce, and remarriage. The weird positions…

Parental Abdication

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]             Without a doubt parents can be too stern and severe with their children. Paul referred to this possibility when he warned, “Fathers, provoke not your children, that they be not discouraged” (Col….

Morals in an Immoral Age

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             It is no secret to those of us who have lived a few decades that our nation has suffered a catastrophic decline in moral principle and behavior over this span. Those who…

On Civil Disobedience

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Only two spheres/sources of authority exist—human and Divine: “Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s” (Mat. 22:21; cf. 21:25). Divine authority is supreme—whether…