March 28, 2017

David: A Man Chosen According to God’s Heart

Layton Talbert The Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart” (1 Sam. 13:14). This first reference to David in the Bible has been popularly enshrined in inspiring devotional terms. “A man after his own heart” — we tend to isolate that famous phrase and take it to mean that David was a […]

Adoption: The Precious Truth of Belonging

Robert Condict A reader might be tempted to quickly gloss over a list of technical terms that relate to our salvation: justification, sanctification, conversion, repentance, election, adoption, perseverance (or was it preservation?). The list may appear to be tedious. Perhaps we should just thank God we are saved. Why make this precious truth any more […]

Biblical Separation

A Fundamental Doctrine Mandated by the Nature of God and the Nature of Gospel Stephen J. Hankins The first great truth that should compel all believers in fellowship, worship, and service is the gospel of God—Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection for the redemption of sinful man. What honest, believing reader of the New Testament does […]

The Spiritual Nature of the Church

Larry Oats “The church is God’s institution for this age.” We hear this often, and the vast majority of those reading this article would give a hearty amen to the statement. The church, however, is not an “institution” in the modern sense of the word. The Oxford Dictionary defines “institution” as a large organization founded […]

The God of Ecclesiastes

Jonathan Threlfall It is deeply ingrained in our intuition that there is some kind of deity out there — a higher power that is responsible for much of what we see and experience. Recently, a study at the University of Oxford concluded that “human thought processes were ‘rooted’ to religious concepts.” (This study came with […]

Islam and Christianity

Compared and Contrasted [The following summary, published in FrontLine March/April 2011 is offered as an aide to understanding as Islam continues in the news to this day. – ed.]   Basics ISLAM CHRISTIANITY Meaning of the name Submission to the will of Allah The practice of faith of believers in Jesus Christ Name of a […]

Prophecy — A Revelation of God’s Sovereignty

Fred Moritz The promise of Christ’s imminent, or “any moment,” return permeates the New Testament.

All You Need To Know About The Devil

Bob Jones, Sr. The Bible teaches that there is a personal devil. There are as many evidences of a personal devil as there are of a personal God. When I speak of a “personal devil’ you immediately think of a human being. A human being is a person, but a person is not necessarily a […]

What’s in a Word?

Edward M. Panosian This article comes to us from the pages of Faith for the Family, originally published in 1974. Some of the terms discussed in the article have shifted their meaning since that time, but that shifting nature of language is precisely the point the article is making. In consequence, you will have to […]

A Theology of Separation

Larry Oats In the last issue of the Maranatha Baptist Theological Journal I wrote an article on the Theology of Fellowship.[1] This current article is the flipside of the earlier article. A theology of separation needs to be part of a theology of fellowship. This article will be limited to the New Testament. A study […]