Judging the Acts of God

To consider an act of God (or a failure to prevent some occurrence) as evil, the perspective of the person making such a judgment about God must be taken into account. Let me illustrate the point this way: One day, a friend of mine and I attended a Bible study. In the administration of the Bible…

Gleanings from the Pastoral Epistles

Compare and contrast the background matters of 1 Timothy to 2 Timothy. Include situations of writer and recipients, purpose, location, etc. COMPARE: There are a number of similarities between 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy; for example, Paul establishes his apostleship in the first verse of both letters. In both letters, Paul also refers to Timothy…

My Personal Call to Ministry

When I first started to sense the Lord’s calling upon my life, I was fearful.  I shrugged it off, downplayed it and generally ignored it.  Soon, though, I couldn’t get the thought of serving in ministry out of my head.  I began to discuss a possible call with my wife.  It seemed plausible, but neither…

Improving van Inwagen’s Theodicy

INTRODUCTION The purpose of this article is twofold.  It will first consider some aspects of the question, If there is a God, why would He allow evil, pain and suffering?  Second, in response to this question, this article will offer a slightly modified version of the free-will theodicy presented by Peter van Inwagen in Philosophy…

The Role of Women in Church Ledership

INTRODUCTION All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.[1] The Purpose of This Article This article intends to clarify and uphold the Bible’s restrictions on the role of women in church leadership. Thus, it will focus exclusively on what women cannot do in…