February 15, 2005
A reader has written:“I really appreciated an article you wrote concerning gossip, etc., on the Internet. I think that needs to be stepped on from time to time so I would like to see your article repeated periodically.” Personal experience We were not keen to address the issue again until some personal incidents sharpened our […]
Categories: Editorial
February 15, 2005
Q. Is God fair? A. No. That’s the simple answer. Now that I’ve got your attention, on to the details! Relation to the problem of evil First, a few words about this topic relative to our previous one, the problem of evil. Questions about God’s fairness clearly lie adjacent to, and have some overlap with, […]
Categories: Studies
February 15, 2005
A lot has been written since the December, 2004, tsunami struck in the region of the Indian Ocean. Some have written that the tsunami is a sign of God’s judgment on the people of the land. Others have pointed out that the latter-day prophecies indicate we will experience increased earthquakes, while others have questioned how […]
Categories: Signs of the Times
February 14, 2005
The record in Genesis 2:18 states that when the first man Adam was created, God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” The best friend we can have is our Heavenly Father. In II Corinthians 1:3,4 Paul acknowledges God as “the Father of […]
Categories: Studies
February 14, 2005
One of the names of God in the Hebrew Bible is Elroy. It means God of vision, the God who sees. The one who bestowed that name on God in antiquity must have thought deeply and seriously about it. But the fascinating thing is that this person was not some prophet or apostle or theologian. […]
Categories: Studies
January 16, 2005
Picture This: On July 8, 1973, Margaret Drummond will become the 55th member of the Old Hope/Broughton Christadelphian ecclesia. The place is called Little Bay where this event is about to occur. Miss Margaret Drummond stands anxiously as she awaits the question from the brother who has been entrusted with the responsibility of effecting the […]
Categories: Reflection
January 16, 2005
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding (Job 38:4). The last chapter left unfinished a discussion of four additional concepts for comprehending Genesis 1: they were the fiat hypothesis, the revelation model, the drama premise, and the relativity supposition. All four of these models have in […]
Categories: Studies
January 15, 2005
Every good story has a villain. The New Testament has many, but the leaders of the pack must surely be the Pharisees. Unfortunately, these people were no mere figments of the imagination; they were flesh and blood. During the discourse between Jesus and the Pharisees in Matthew 23, the phrase: “Woe unto you, scribes and […]
Categories: Exhortation