Fact, Fiction, and Guesswork in Bible Study

“And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel…and his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment” (I Sam. 8:1, 3). FACT: Samuel was a good man. Dedicated to God by his...

"My" Religion

A famous country singer told how she got religion. When she was a child, her mother said the Holy Spirit told her that her daughter had a special gift. When she grew up and started singing, she said the gift had to come from God because she didn’t get it from her...

Second and Third Opinions

Solomon said that a wise man knows he doesn’t have all the answers. He is humble enough to look for sound advice from good men: “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” (Prov. 11:14) “Without counsel purposes are...

Staying Free of Prejudice

I suppose that there is no one (human being) who can take on such a subject as this and write with complete experience, because being a member of the human race seems to predispose one to some prejudice. I have known people who appeared to be non-prejudiced, yet get...

"Evolving Standards of Decency"

“And the people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua…And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works...

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