Should You Believe in the Watchtower or Is Jesus Christ Almighty God?

(Originally printed in the Fall 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal) Should you believe in the Trinity? This is the question raised by the widely circulated, 1989 booklet published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (WTBTS)*, appropriately titled Should You Believe in the Trinity?and subtitled Is Jesus Christ the Almighty God?1 Well, should we believe in the Trinity? Is Jesus Christ Almighty God? It seems more popular than ever to deny the closely related … Continue reading

Does God Agree that Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?

The question of the day is, “Do Christians and Muslims believe in and worship the same God?” There has been a veritable firestorm of debate amongst Evangelicals after Dr. Larycia Hawkins of Wheaton College claimed that we do. “Wheaton College Moves To Fire Professor For Saying Muslims And Christians ‘Worship The Same God’” the debate surrounding Wheaton College to national prominence and conversation, as popular media outlets such as the Huff Post and CNN weighed … Continue reading

Don’t All Good People Go To Heaven?

Why should faith in Christ be the only way into heaven? After all, aren’t there many “good” people who do not believe in Christ? God surely will not keep “good” people out of heaven, will He? No, God most assuredly will not keep good people out of heaven! All good people will be admitted. It says so in the Bible! Paul wrote the in book of Romans that on judgment day, God “will render to … Continue reading

Messengers of Deceit

(This originally appeared in the Winter 1999 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 6) by Sarah Flashing Angels have spoken. Well, supposedly. Nick Bunick, subject of the 1996 book The Messengers, claims to have received messages from angels encouraging him to reveal the transcripts from his past-life, regression-therapy sessions. How did they encourage him? Did they stop by and have coffee? No, they used a sort of numerology by sending messages through … Continue reading

Stuffed With Thanksgiving

As I write this, my children are laid out like cord wood in front of the TV watching what may well be one of the last bastion of Judeo-Christian public sentiment left: The Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special. I am thankful that ABC hasn’t bowed to what must be considerable pressure to cancel this sorry excuse for cultural appropriation of Native Americans. From Charlie Brown we learn that Squanto was taken as a slave by Englishmen. … Continue reading

A Different Gospel

The term “Gospel” simply means “good news.” But most often when we hear or read the term “gospel,” the word has great religious significance. I have been working on updating older Journals from pdf to individual word searchable articles, and as I worked on an older article, “An Examination and Evaluation of the Brownsville Revival,” I was again reminded of the importance of defining terms, specifically concerning such an essential teaching as “the gospel.” The … Continue reading