Topsy-Turvy Ideas of Prayer and Worship

by Philip Sheppard, M.D.

Nowhere does man exhibit his folly more than when he prays, for unless he prays according to the Scriptures of the revealed mind of God, he soon discloses the “topsy-turvy” state of his mind. The popular idea of prayer is that we are, by our earnest pleading, to induce God to alter His purpose. Whereas with God—the God of the Bible—there is “no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (Jas. 1:17).

False Prophets and Fuzzy Math

by Mark Cowles

“But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.” — Deuteronomy 18:20-22

A Broad-Minded and Backboneless Ministry

By W. H. Houghton (1887-1947)

Is religion the only realm where everyone is right and no one is wrong?

Fundamentalism's Difficult Tasks

Ed. note— The following is a sermon preached by Pastor M. H. Reynolds, Jr. in 1988 and included in the July-August 2003 issue of Foundation magazine.

It Sounds Good, But Is It True?

Clever “one-liners” and biblical phrases lifted out of context are heard on every hand today. More often than not, they tend to encourage what God has forbidden, or discourage what God’s Word has commanded. As Bible-believers, we must exercise great care when we speak to an issue. Our response must be with the correct application of truth, and not with a commonly used idiom that unwarily pops into the mind and rolls easily off the tongue. Let us notice a few that are especially deceptive.

“Touch not the Lord’s anointed!”

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