“PREACHERS” OR “PASTORS”?

Those who become upset with people who devote their lives to religious work sometimes call them some very unflattering names. However, that’s a subject for another time. Rather, let’s consider—in light of Bible teaching—a commonly used title applied to those in “full-time church work.”   …

AMERICA’S MORAL DECAY

Fifty years ago, lasciviousness, adultery, and fornication, were almost universally deemed reprehensible; they hardly raise an eyebrow anymore. New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer, was forced to resign in 2008 for patronizing prostitutes. CNN rewarded him with a TV contract in 2010. New York congressman, Anthony…

IF, AND ONLY IF…

            The title above expresses a formula in logic and mathematics regarding compound statements (biconditionals). The formula (abbrev. as iff) applies only when both statements (i.e., “if and only if”) are of exactly the same “truth value.” The iff formula powerfully expresses incontrovertible propositional facts…

IMPLIED PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING MORAL DECISIONS

            Every time we encounter temptation to do that which would violate our moral scruples, we must make a decision to resist or yield. When thus tempted (whether by money, pride, sex, et al.), we will have a better chance of doing what is right…

THE EPHESIAN WIDOWS—1 TIMOTHY 5:3–16

First Timothy 5:3–16 has long been problematical. Perhaps the biggest problem revolves around what seems to be an arbitrary age limit governing widows who can be "enrolled" (v. 9), and, as generally concluded, whom the church can therefore support.    Send article as PDF   

THE CHURCH—ITS UNITY AND UNDENOMINATIONAL CHARACTER

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THE “BOTH WAYS” PHILOSOPHY

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