Perspectives Archive

The Prophet Jonah: Jonah’s “False Prophecy”

THE PROPHET JONAH- Introduction You wouldn’t normally expect Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, and skeptics to agree on much of anything. Yet all three share a similar opinion regarding, of all things, the Book of Jonah. Can you guess what it is? The CRI Perspective in a moment. THE PROPHET JONAH- False Prophet? Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, and […]

The Genealogy of Jesus: Genealogical Difficulties in Matthew and Luke

THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS- Introduction As far back as the third century A.D. people have wrestled with the question of who Joseph’s father was. Here in Matthew it says: Joseph is the son of Jacob, — in Luke it says Heli is Joseph’s father. THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS- Who Is Joseph’s Father? With the wide […]

Human Cloning: Is Human Cloning ethical?

IS HUMAN CLONING ETHICAL- Introduction Why all the hoopla over cloning? Shouldn’t human cloning be a perfectly legitimate, albeit extraordinary, form of reproduction?The CRI Perspective in a moment… IS HUMAN CLONING ETHICAL- 1973 As has been well said, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” The stark […]

Anti-Intellectualism: Anti-Intellectualism in the Church?

ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM- Introduction “You don’t need a bunch of head knowledge to serve the Lord — all you need is experience. Don’t think too much… feel…” Sounds pretty spiritual to me. ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM- Inner Experience over Reason The truth is, there does seem to be a growing attitude of anti-intellectualism in many quarters of the Christian church. […]

What does the bible say about homosexuality?

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY- IntroductionThe Metropolitan Community Church claims to be an evangelical Christian church. There’s only one problem: they endorse homosexuality. What does the Bible have to say about homosexuals? WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY- David and JonathanThose who advocate homosexuality use passages such as 2 Samuel 1:26 to […]

Church Attendance: The Importance of Attending Church

ATTENDING CHURCH- Introduction Have you ever heard someone say, “I don’t need to go to church to be a Christian.” Well, how do you respond to something like that? Do you really have to go to church to be a true believer? ATTENDING CHURCH- True Faith Alone Saves Walking into a church doesn’t make you […]

Are you a Cultural Christian?

ARE YOU A CULTURAL CHRISTIAN- Introduction Did you know that not everyone who embraces Christian doctrine, lives by Christian morals, and attends a Christian church, is really a Christian? How in the world can that be? ARE YOU A CULTURAL CHRISTIAN- Just a part of the culture As shocking as it may sound, not everyone […]

Karla Faye Tucker and Capital Punishment

KARLA FAYE TUCKER- Introduction The most powerful testimony to the grace and goodness of God I have ever witnessed is that of Karla Faye Tucker. While she has openly confessed to the ax murders of two human beings, she also openly confessed that Jesus Christ has become the Savior and Lord of her life. Because […]

The Capital Punishment Debate

THE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT DEBATE- Introduction Christians who believe in capital punishment and Christians who don’t believe in capital punishment use the same Bible to support their positions. So who’s right? THE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT DEBATE- Legitimate form of punishment I firmly believe that the Bible does in fact teach that capital punishment is a legitimate form […]

The Bible and Abortion: A Biblical View of Abortion

THE BIBLE AND ABORTION- Introduction Abortion (as a medical procedure) is never mentioned in the Bible. So that must mean that the Bible has nothing relevant to say on the subject, Right? THE BIBLE AND ABORTION- What Does the Bible Say? Abortion is one of the most critical issues of our generation. Christians need to […]