LAW Archive

Is Legislating Morality Biblical?


This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 03 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to:  Why Christians Must Legislate Morality by Frank Turek When I have just a minute to communicate the importance of Christians being involved in politics, I call up this satellite […]

The Power of Words, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank discusses Joel Osteen’s influence on American Christianity including his unbiblical emphasis on the power of words, in which Osteen wrongly asserts that both positive and negative words are the cause of good and bad circumstances in our lives. Questions and Answers: How […]

Salvation in the Old Testament

Hank explains how people in the Old Testament were saved.

Is the tithe for today?

Of all the questions I am asked to answer, this is beyond a doubt the most difficult. Not only because the subject of tithing is hotly debated, but because I must confess that I personally have not always been faithful in giving a tenth or more to the work of the Lord. And I am […]

What is the biblical view of wealth?

I am persuaded that the Bible teaches a form of Christian capitalism—in other words, responsibility associated with wealth. It does not promote the possession of money for the sake of money, but instead encourages us to use money for the sake of the kingdom. In short, a biblical view of wealth involves an eternal perspective. […]

What does the Bible teach about debt?

Not only has America become a debtor nation, but most Americans are drowning in debt. Our day–to–day dependence on debt begs the question: What does the Bible say about debt? First, the Bible warns that “the borrower is servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22:7). As such, we are warned against the folly of being excessively indebted to […]

Is the Shedding of Blood Necessary for Forgiveness?

According to the New Testament, forgiveness requires the sacrifice of a substitute: “The law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (Heb. 9:22, NIV). However, since the destruction of the temple in AD 70, Orthodox Judaism has tended to regard the Old Testament sacrifices […]

How could the Bible command a rape victim to marry her rapist?

According to Mosaic Law, “If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he […]