Capital Issues in the Capitol City

Paul wrote the book of Romans to Christians who lived in a city full of politics. Rome was the government seat of the most powerful empire on earth. What did Paul say to saints in a city where the church and the state met face to face? The longest section in the New...

Three Laws Broken in Daniel

A health regulation (Dan.1). The king of Babylon ordered Daniel and his companions to eat choice foods and to drink wine for their physical health (v.5). This was not a simple request. It was a legal requirement because the word of a king was the law (Ecc. 8:4). But...

Why Churches Should Meet on Sunday

Assembling for worship on Sunday is the will of God, not a religious custom or denominational tradition (Acts 20:7; I Cor. 16:1-2). The worship assembly is a sacred time when Christians “come together in one place” (I Cor. 11:20). This means “the whole church comes...

Producing Honor Students

One of our members gave me a copy of an eighth-grade final exam given in Salina, Kansas in 1895. The test covered grammar, arithmetic, U.S. History, orthography, and geography. Here are a few questions from the grammar section of the exam: • Give nine rules for the...

Positive and Moral Law

Are we certain it was immoral for Adam to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil? And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.  And out of the ground made Jehovah God to grow every tree that is pleasant to...