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...

You Can Prove Anything by the Bible

Have you ever heard, “You can prove anything by the Bible”? This is only true if someone misuses the Bible and misapplies its teachings. The Bible is unified; it harmonizes. It brings unity, not confusion...

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...

Are Illnesses Such as Alzheimer’s Disease from God?

“As Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’” (John 9:1–2).  The...

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 does it mean for a minister to be ordained?

Most of our religious world puts great stress on the proper ordination of ministers, but when we turn to the Bible, we find that it says very little on the subject.

Was Jesus born in a house, as Matthew says, or in a stable, as...

Critics of the historical accuracy of the Bible often find what they believe are contradictions among the writers of the gospel accounts because there are differences. Remember however, that a difference is not necessarily...

How Can One Overcome Addiction to Gambling?

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote The Gambler in 1866. In this autobiographical novel, he offered a personal understanding of the psychology and physiology of the compulsive, addicted gambler. He documented characteristics such as the...

What About Death Bed Salvation?

The emphasis of the Bible concerning salvation is always on “today.”  Quoting Isaiah, Paul said, “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now...

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...