ARTICLES


Various Bible-related topics presented from a conservative, evangelical perspective.
Articles: A - B - C

Abortion
What is the history of abortion in America? What is the biblical view of prenatal life? What are some ethical questions relating to abortion? (from Biblical Ethics: Choosing Right in a World Gone Wrong) [pdf]

Apostle- (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Armor; Arms
What are the different types of armor/arms mentioned in the Bible? What are both their literal and figurative meanings? (from the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [original edition])

Authoritative Teaching
What makes Christian teaching authoritative? Are Christians bound to follow the teachings of any/every Bible teacher? (by AC21DOJ)

The Baptist Faith & Message (2000) plus commentary
The Southern Baptist Conventions' statement of faith, plus helpful commentary on each article.

Bart Ehrman's Problem With God
A conservative review/critique of Bart Ehrman's book, God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer (New York: Harper One, 2008). (by AC21DOJ)

The Canon of the New Testament
What is the canon of the New Testament? How does it relate to the authority of God, Jesus, and the apostles? How does it relate to the Church? What is the history of the canon? [pdf] (by AC21DOJ)

Children - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Christ (Messiah) - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Christmas
What does the Bible teach regarding the birth of Jesus? What is the origin of Christmas? How did key Christmas traditions come about? (by AC21DOJ)

The Church
What is the "Church" and how does it compare to the local church? How did the Church begin and spread? What is the connection between the Church and Israel? How is the Church related to God's kingdom? How is the Church like a body? What are the different forms of church structure and government? Are we called to submit to all church leaders and all church teaching? What is the purpose of church discipline? (by AC21DOJ)

Covenant
What is a "covenant," and what are the major covenants found in the Bible? (by AC21DOJ)

A Critique of Bart Ehrman's Methodology - A five-part series in Baptist Press, by Mike Licona, a New Testament historian and apologetics coordinator at the North American Mission Board. [all links]

Cross - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Articles: D - E - F

The Death of Jesus
What are the reasons for, and the ramifications of, Jesus' death on a cross? (by AC21DOJ)

Demon Possession - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

The Deity of Jesus Christ
When it comes to the deity of Jesus Christ, what are some: Challenges? Claims? Proofs? (by AC21DOJ)

Disciple - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Divorce - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Faith - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Fasting - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Articles: G - H - I

Gospel (Good News) - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Going the Extra Mile
What does extra mile discipleship look like? (by AC21DOJ)

Healing | Healing - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Heart - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

How To Be An Everyday Hero
What is a hero? What does the Bible say about heroes? How can we be an everyday hero? (by AC21DOJ)

Idol Worship
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What we worship defines us and controls us. And sometimes figuring out what we really worship isn't easy." (by Marcia Segelstein) [link]

Inerrancy, Interpretation, and Application
From the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. Includes the three Chicago Statements: Biblical Inerrancy (1978); Biblical Hermeneutics (1982); and Biblical Application (1986). **Used by permission of the Dallas Theological Seminary Archives.** "The authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Christian Church in this and every age. Those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are called to show the reality of their discipleship by humbly and faithfully obeying God's written Word. To stray from Scripture in faith or conduct is disloyalty to our Master. Recognition of the total truth and trustworthiness of Holy Scripture is essential to a full grasp and adequate confession of its authority." - from the Preface to the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy [pdf]

The Inspiration of the Bible
Is the Bible just another human book that teaches some good moral principles? Or is it God's inspired Word? If the latter, in what way is the Bible inspired, and what are some of the implications of its inspiration? (by AC21DOJ)

An Introduction to the Bible
Is the Bible trustworthy? How did we get the Bible? What is the Bible's basic message? How can we know and apply the Bible to our daily lives, and what will happen when we do? (by AC21DOJ)

Articles: M - N - O

Miracle - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

The Names of God
What are the many and various names for God found in the Bible, and what do they teach us about God? (by AC21DOJ)

Overcoming Evil
What is evil? Where did evil come from? Does any good come from evil today? Will evil always be a part of our world? What can/should we do about evil today? (by AC21DOJ)

Articles: P - Q - R

Parable - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark) (by AC21DOJ)

Pharisee - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark) (by AC21DOJ)

Prayer
What is prayer, and what does the Bible teach regarding prayer? What can we learn from the Lord's Prayer? (by AC21DOJ)

Prayer, Submission, and Our New President
What does 1 Timothy 2:1-7 and Romans 13:1-7 teach us regarding praying for and submitting to our government leaders? (by AC21DOJ)

Progressive Sanctification: Growing and Maturing in Our Faith
What is "sanctification," and what is its connection to God's holiness? Who is responsible for our spiritual growth and development? What is our part in it? (by AC21DOJ)

Prophet - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Repentance - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Resurrection - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

The Resurrection of Jesus
What evidence do we have that Jesus rose from the dead? What are some popular theories set forth to explain away the resurrection, and how can we refute them? What is the meaning and significance of Jesus' resurrection for us today? (by AC21DOJ)

Articles: S - T - U - V

Sabbath - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Satan - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Second Coming - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses -
"The first five books of the Old Testament were written centuries before the birth of Jesus. Yet they intricately involve Him. Here Vern Poythress explores Genesis through Deuteronomy, demonstrating how the sacrifices and traditions of the Hebrews graphically foreshadow Christ's relationship with His people. Dr. Poythress also explains how the penalties of the law prefigure the destruction of sin and guilt through Jesus." (CBD). NOTE: The link is to the first draft of the book, which is under a different title ("Understanding the Law of Moses"). [pdf]

Sin - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Son of God - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Son of Man - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

The Spiritual Gifts Handbook: The Complete Guide to Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts
How can we and others benefit from our spiritual giftedness? What are the different spiritual gifts listed in the Bible? Which ones are valid for today? How can I know and apply my spiritual gift(s)? (by Bruce W. Black) [pdf]

Synagogue - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Teaching - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Thirty-Five Things Worth Knowing About the Bible
How can we know about God? Why isn't general revelation enough? How can we know the Bible is historically reliable? Hasn't the Bible been translated and copied so many times that what we have today cannot be trusted? Are there any ancient sources other than the NT that speak of Jesus? What is so special about Jesus? What are some benefits of studying and applying the Bible? (by AC21DOJ)

Unclean - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Articles: W - X - Y - Z

What About Capital Punishment?
Is capital punishment the same as murder? What does the Bible teach regarding the death penalty? How do forgiveness, justice, and love relate to capital punishment? Does capital punishment deter crime? (by AC21DOJ)

Wine - (as found in The Gospel According to Mark [by AC21DOJ])

Wright Is Wrong
What is "liberation theology" and how does it relate to the teachings/rantings of Jeremiah Wright (Barack Obama's former pastor and spiritual mentor)? (by AC21DOJ)

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