Does Mark 16:16 Belong in the Bible?

Some modern Bibles cast doubt as to whether the end of Mark (including Mark 16:16) belongs in the Bible. Some omit Mark 16:9–20 altogether. Others have a shorter ending after verse eight that says,...

A Study in Prayer (Psalm 32:6)

Prayer is of interest to every Christian, whether they are beginning the journey or nearing its completion. Perhaps neither ever feels really competent at it. Surely no one has ever gotten from prayer all...

How the Church of Christ Began in Philippi

Every congregation has a beginning. The church at Jerusalem began on Pentecost with the coming of the Holy Spirit and the preaching of the apostles (Acts 2). The church in Samaria began with Philip’s preaching the word (Acts 8). The church at Corinth began with Paul at the end of the second missionary journey (Acts 18).

Things are Looking Up

Paul and Timothy were great friends. Paul converted Timothy, counted him the son he never had (1 Timothy 1:2), and watched him follow in his footsteps to become a preacher and missionary. He said...

The 22 Most Important Words Ever Spoken on Marriage

Words are important (Proverbs 18:21; Matthew 12:36–37). Marriage is important (Hebrews 13:4; 1 Timothy 5:14). So words about marriage must be especially important. Which are the most important? The twenty-two spoken at the first wedding: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).

Is It Time to Update?

Times change. The new soon becomes old, the modern is ancient, today's technological breakthrough quickly becomes yesterday's news, the popular is lost in 'the latest,' and the up-to-date is soon out-of-date. Truth doesn't change.

Some Things You Might Not Know About God

Knowing God is like drinking the ocean or counting its sands, or walking its waves. It is not really in the realm of possibility. We know only what He has revealed (Deuteronomy 29:29) and even...

Wealthy People Who Pay No Taxes

Politicians talk of raising our taxes again. While they search for ways to raise revenue, citizens search for loopholes and exemptions to keep it. We are all interested in things that are tax-free. Jesus knew...

Paternity Determined in Bethlehem Case

Where paternity of a child is in question, a court determines paternity based initially upon sworn statements and then upon testimony or other evidence. In the Bethlehem Case, the Father finally came forward. A definitive...

Once Saved, Always Saved?

Robert R. Taylor, Jr., comments that the possibility of apostasy is taught in over 2,500 places in Holy Writ. Old testament Consider a sampling from the Old Testament: "And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the...