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,...

What is the Significance of “Jehovah” as God’s Name?

Names are important. It is difficult for us to conceive of things apart from their names. The many different names for God in the Bible describe and demonstrate His character.

Things About the church of Christ that Surprise People

Due to a strict emphasis on following only the Bible (rather than a mixture of Scripture and tradition), the church of Christ differs from other religious groups. Often people are pleasantly surprised-even refreshed-to learn...

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

In view of recent events, one writer suggested that we all “boycott God.” She proposed that if we all stopped praying, attending church, and praising Him, that this just might make Him stop killing so...

What verse says we are to assemble every first day of the week?

I believe the verse you are looking for is Hebrews 10:25. There are also other passages that indicate the church is to come together on the first day of every week: Acts 20:6-7; 1...

is the Devil Omniscient?

The devil is not, nor can he be, omniscient. If he were omniscient, he would be God. A passage pertinent to this discussion is 1 Corinthians 2:6–8, which says, “Howbeit we speak wisdom among...

What About the Thief on the Cross?

There is no doubt that the man we know as the thief on the cross was saved by Jesus. Jesus told him, "Today shalt thou be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43). The question...

Where Did Cain Get His Wife?

Cain has the distinction of being the first murderer in the Bible. When he saw that “the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering,” he became...

Must we give thanks if we are in difficult circumstances?

When the world seems to be closing in on us, or when we feel like we have our backs up against the wall, giving thanks may be the last thing we would ever think...

The World’s Most Popular Thief

History’s most popular thief is the one who died on a cross beside Jesus. He is one of the best-known characters in the Bible, although he is mentioned in only three of its 1,189...