“TATTOO” is from a Polynesian word tatau, “to write, paint, scar or stain.” (Wikipedia) Movie stars and sports figures have them. A Harris Poll stated that 32 percent aged 25 to 29 have one. It is a topic young people have to deal with: “Is it right for a Christian to get a tattoo?” There


Every word of Scripture is inspired of God, the product of His breath, and is absolutely true and “useful for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness.” The man of God is thus “furnished completely unto every good work” (2 Tim 3:16-17). As an example, look at the little word “TILL” or “UNTIL” which always


Jesus quoting the Old Testament said: “What God has joined, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:6 NIV). He was referring to the man and the woman whom He had created (Genesis 13). He made the woman for the man to be his companion and helper, not to be separated except by death (Genesis 1:27; 3:16;


Every word in the Bible is “God-breathed” and will never pass away or change: “My word shall never pass away” (Mt 5:18). We will be judged by the words of the Bible (Jn 12:48). Paul refered to scripture as “sacred writings which are able to make us wise unto salvation … Every scripture is inspired


If you are an older Christian, you may remember that old time preaching was mostly from the King James Version of the Bible, translated in 1611. One of the principle duties of the preacher was to read the Bible and then give definitions of words that were no longer familiar. One such word is steward


Can we understand the Bible? Yes, some things are more difficult to understand than others (II Peter 3:16). But someone has said, “It is not the part of the Bible that I do not understand that bothers me, but the part that is so plain I cannot misunderstand!” In Acts chapter 8 we read about


I have just completed writing a book: All The Commands of the Old Testament (SIBI, $10). God gave these 2,000+ commands to His people. Most of these commands apply only to the children of Israel, from Moses until Christ’s death on the cross. Christians today are instructed to read the old law of Moses for


“Peter came to Jesus and asked, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” This shows Peter had made progress beyond the rabbis who taught forgiveness three times (see Amos 1:4). Forgiveness had been taught by Noah, Jonah, Jeremiah and many others in the Old Testament.


Repentance was preached by Noah, Jonah, Jeremiah and many others in the Old Testament. This was also the theme of preaching by John, Jesus, Peter and Paul. It is a message that applies to all, both saint (Christian) and alien sinner (I John 1:8-10). Repentance is a requirement for any who would consider becoming a


How can we have harmony when differences arise? How can we decide what things do not really matter? The body of Christ is made up of many parts, some strong and some weak. As new members are added, the older who have been taught longer (‘stronger’ members) are to ‘put up with’ the newcomers (the