A Decent Devil?

“It is notable that nearly all the poisonous fungi are scarlet or speckled and the wholesome ones brown or grey, as if to show us that things rising out of darkness and decay are...

The Safe Channel

A ship’s passenger on the Great Lakes became alarmed as the ship passed near a rocky shore. Fearing that rocks were hidden beneath the surface, she approached the captain. “Do you know where all...

If Jesus Were Running for President Would He Win?

At Jesus’ birth, politicians worried about being unseated by one born to be King (Matthew 2:1–16; John 18:37). As an adult, He was tempted with political power—all the kingdoms of the world (Luke 4:5–6). At...

Jesus as a Teenager

Remarkably, Luke 2:39–52 is the only passage that records anything that happened during Jesus’ young years. From the time of His infancy until His introduction to Israel when He was twenty-nine, the Bible gives...

Old Age: Taking Care, or Taking Advantage?

  There is an interesting story in this week's Sports Illustrated.1 It seems that some con artist is going around to aging athletes who have Alzheimer's posing as Dr. James Hartman. He claims to be...

Compassion

God has always shown compassion to His children (Psalm 86:15; Psalm 117:2; Isaiah 49:15; Ephesians 2:7; Titus 3:4), and He expects His children to pass along compassion to others. How do we do that?

Jesus’ Adult Relationship with His Mother

We hear much talk about child abuse, and it is a great social evil. But there is another evil that needs addressing: parent abuse (Proverbs 10:1; 17:21; 23:24-25). Eight million children assault their parents...

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...

Life’s Remote Control

Remember, life’s only remote control is the one between our ears.

The Restoration Plea

The Restoration Plea has been taught in our land for two centuries now, yet many in this generation have not heard it. It says: Let us speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where...

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