The Saga of Ancient Jericho
A study of Joshua’s great victory over the ancient city of Jericho
Joshua 6:2,16 – The Gift of Jericho
The account of Israel’s conquest of Jericho shows that grace may be conditional.
Myth or History: Did Jericho’s Walls Come Down?
This article examines two areas of Joshua’s conquest of Canaan: the battle of Jericho and the destruction of Hazor. Are the accounts accurate?
Does the Bible Contain Contradictions?
Does the Bible contradict itself? Skeptics frequently claim it does. But a careful consideration of the law of contradiction demonstrates otherwise.
Must We Do Something To Receive the Free Gift of Salvation?
Why do some claim that one must do something, such as being baptized, in order to be saved?
Ezekiel 12:13 — The Blind Ruler
The prophet Ezekiel accurately prophesied the details of the capture of the king of Israel.
2 Kings 2:23-25 – Elisha and the Lads of Bethel
Some see the case of Elisha and the lads of Bethel as conduct unworthy of a prophet of God. Several alleged problems are addressed.
Who Was the Good Samaritan?
The parable of the “good Samaritan” has echoed down the corridors of time for the past 2,000 years. What makes it so memorable?
What Was the Book of Jashar?
What is the mysterious “Book of Jashar” referenced in the Old Testament?
Does the Bible Sanction Rahab’s Lying?
Some charge that the Bible is inconsistent since it condemns lying, yet appears to endorse Rahab’s involvement in this very sin. How is this supposed discrepancy to be explained?
A New Torah: “Tree of Death”
A new version of the Old Testament Torah has been released recently. Accompanying commentary notes professes to purge the Old Testament record of certain historical inaccuracies. It is not a faithful commentary on the Law; it is a commentary upon the current state of Judaism.
THE GOLDEN TEXT: A Study of John 3:16
John 3:16 is often called the “golden text” of the Bible. Many hold this passage very dear. Tragically, the text is more often than not misunderstood. In this study, we take a close look at this amazing passage.
Prince of Egypt — The Movie
In mid-December the movie, Prince of Egypt, opened in theaters across the country. Because it differs so widely from the usual movie fare of sex and violence, this production is receiving high acclaim—even from religious figures like Billy Graham, James Dobson, Robert Schuller, and others.
The Wages of Sin and the Free Gift of God
An in-depth study of two contrasting ideas: what we’ve earned through sin and the free gift God has offered to humanity.
Elisha and the Lads of Bethel
The incident in 2 Kings 2:23-24 of Elisha, the bears, and the mocking lads has been cited by atheists in an attempt to involve the Bible in moral difficulty.
Lessons from the Book of Ruth
The book of Ruth is one of the beauty spots of the Old Testament. It is a delightfully “romantic” narrative. Aside from that, it contains some very wonderful truths that pertain to God’s great plan of redemption.
Steve Allen’s Attack upon the Bible
This article, originally published in 1993, addresses the book written by popular songwriter-comedian, Steve Allen (1921-2000), Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion, and Morality.
The Covering of Sin
There are many ways in which mankind has attempted to deal with his sinfulness. Yet the only effective remedy is redemption through and obedience to Christ .
Character Studies in Joshua
Characters in the book of Joshua present interesting and valuable studies that offer powerful, transforming spiritual lessons
Principles of Interpretation: The “Expansion” Concept
The scope of a biblical verse may be expanded by supplementary information on the same subject in related passages. An understanding of this hermeneutical principle would prevent many an error.