What Will Make Me Happy?

Everybody wants to be happy. The question is, “What will make a person happy?” The book of Ecclesiastes is remarkable because it provides a detailed account of a wealthy, powerful man pursuing various supposed means of becoming happy, or contented. Solomon tries every main category of secular pursuit. That is, he looks for happiness “under […]

Revolt in Israel

Numbers 16 and 17 are fascinating chapters. Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, along with 250 chiefs of Israel, accused Moses and Aaron of taking the leadership of Israel by presumption: “You have gone too far! For all in the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you […]

The Main Reason Why There Is No Racial Supremacy

In the wake of the senseless killing of nine church attendees in Charleston, South Carolina last week, there has been much attention to the issue of racial supremacy. Dylann Roof is suspected of committing the Charleston murders because he believed that the white race has greater dignity than the black race. Racial supremacy is rightly […]

Which Came First: Mother, or Baby?

Those who believe in the Darwinian theory of evolution believe that mankind is the result of a long chain of random, accidental, natural, mechanistic processes which led from an amoeba eventually to primates and then to human beings. One of the many insurmountable difficulties for the evolutionary hypothesis is that evolution opposes the scientific Law […]

Five Great Lessons from the Book of Ezra

The late gospel preacher Frank Dunn, in his book Know Your Bible, noticed five great lessons from the book of Ezra, each of which is relevant to the present-day Christian.1 I have adapted these five lessons here: There are disastrous results from failing to study God’s word. The people’s ignorance of Scripture had led to the captivity […]

Sony’s Leak and God’s Omniscience

In recent days, Sony Pictures’ computer network was hacked, apparently by a group calling itself the “Guardians of Peace.”1 So far, the hackers have leaked about 40 gigabytes of sensitive company data from computers belonging to Sony Pictures, including full copies of yet-unreleased films, personal information about employee salaries, performance reviews, emails. The hackers claim […]

Is it Possible to Love the Sinner and Hate His Sin?

The answer is yes. I have heard it said that it is impossible to love and hate at the same time.1 It may be difficult to feel opposite emotions simultaneously, because we are finite in our emotional capacity. However, it is perfectly possible to intellectually affirm—and act based upon—love for an individual while simultaneously affirming […]

Walmart Hide and Seek

I used to dream of playing hide and seek in a huge store such as Walmart after all its employees went home, but I never wanted to hide in Walmart indefinitely. Last month, a 14-year-old boy did attempt to hide out in Walmart in Corsicana, Texas, and succeeded for a remarkably long time. CNN reports […]

When You Go Back to School

I seem to go back to school every fall for at least one course. Not a single semester (or six-week period, or quarter, or whatever) has been wasted, because every time I learned something that I really needed to know. Sometimes students in school learn things that are very specialized and that not everybody needs […]

The Host of Heaven

The phrase “the host of heaven” occurs often in the Bible, mostly in the Old Testament. You will find this phrase used to denote the following:1 The stars and other heavenly bodies. There truly is a host of stars, given that humans have never accurately numbered them (Jeremiah 33:22). Isaiah writes that these heavenly bodies […]

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