Are Apostles of Jesus Christ Among Us Today?

An increasingly popular trend is for some within the church today to call themselves “apostles.” Pentecostals and Charismatics have used the designation for years because they want to be apostolic. Recently, however, some church planters have also used the... Read More »

“Archaeology and Biblical Studies: Though Different Disciplines, They Are Friends”

Archaeologists study antiquity, or ancient things.[1]  Archaeology is considered a science, though “not an exact or exclusive discipline,” in that by necessity it interacts and merges with many other disciplines, like geography, history, ceramics, numisma... Read More »

A Prayer for Partners in the Advance of the Gospel

“I want you for U.S. Army.” “We do more before 9AM than most people do all day.” “Be all that you can be.” Most of us will recognize these statements as maxims used in the past by the U.S. Army. One of the Army’s more recent slogans was, “An ar... Read More »

Why Do Christians Suffer for Their Faith?

Early Christians suffered for their faith in Christ. Some were incarcerated. Some were beaten and whipped. Some were stoned. Others were crucified or beheaded. Still others later were fed to the lions. Suffering, however, is not limited to New Testament times.... Read More »

The Importance of Biblical Languages

In his Grammar, A.T. Robertson, the noted Southern Baptist Greek scholar of yesteryear, shared the conviction of A.M. Fairbairn when he said, “No man can be a theologian who is not a philologian. He who is no grammarian is no divine.”[1] In other words, bo... Read More »

Is It OK for Followers of Jesus to Do That?

How do followers of Jesus Christ determine whether it is right or wrong to do a specific thing? For example, is it OK for Christians to go to the movies? Play poker? Smoke tobacco? Drink alcohol, even moderately? Engage in civil disobedience? How do we answer ... Read More »

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Christmas is a time for singing. What better thing to sing about, especially at this time of year, than the birth of Jesus the promised Messiah? Of the two Gospels that tell of Christ’s birth and infancy, it is Luke’s Gospel which contains several songs or... Read More »