Nehemiah 2:8 – Providence
An account in the Old Testament book of Nehemiah serves as a remarkable example of divine providence.
The Sea of Galilee: A Silent Witness
Why does the sea of Galilee’s reputation far exceed its material qualities?
Feigned Miracles and Gullible People
A sixteen-year-old girl in a remote region of India was about to be buried; suddenly, she sat up. According to the report, the young lady testified that she had been dead, but the Lord “sent her back” to tell her neighbors about “the real God.”
Revelation 22:8-9 – Was Christ an Angel?
Was Jesus Christ an angel or was he in the same class as deity? Some believe he was Michael, the archangel. What do the scriptures teach?
Acts 10:6 – Simon, the Tanner
The Bible is such a marvelously rich volume. It contains countless tiny details — little nuggets of truth containing great lessons — which one is likely to pass over in his reading if he is not very studious. Let us consider for a moment an interesting narrative in the book of Acts.
Why Couldn’t Jesus Perform Miracles in His Hometown?
When Jesus came to Nazareth, Mark says at that time, “And he could there do no mighty work” (Mark 6:5). If Jesus was truly the Son of God, why does it say he could not perform miracles in his hometown?
The Compassion of Christ
Jesus demonstrated compassion for hurting people in his life and in his teaching.
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.
Did Isaiah Prophesy the Virgin Birth of Christ?
What is the truth about Isaiah 7:14? Did Isaiah prophesy about a “virgin” or a young maiden? Was he talking about something in his day, or was he speaking of the birth of Jesus? Was Matthew mistaken?
The Jesus Seminar – Part 1
A response to the Jesus Seminar propaganda, as featured by Peter Jennings on ABC’s special, In Search of Jesus
The Drawing Power of God
The Bible teaches that God “draws” people to himself. But how does God draw people? There is much confusion in the religious community regarding this important issue.
Tick, tick, tick....
Time! How precious it is. But “time” is not a comodity to be teased, flirted with, or ignored. Time is a hard task-master! Respect it.
Who or What Were the Seraphim?
Who or what are the seraphim mentioned in Isaiah 6:2, 6?
Reasoning from the Visible to the Invisible
Can one know that God exists? Can he know that he has been saved? If so, how? “Reason” with us on this important topic.
The Temptations of Christ
Would you like greater strength in confronting temptation? We can learn from the Master, who never yielded, and we ought to appreciate the sufferings he endured for us. Let us study together the temptations of Christ.
Busted!
We have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Often we deceive ourselves, thinking that we can escape immediate consequences. After all, we can change someday — some convenient season. Actually, we can not avoid the destructiveness of habitual sin (Hebrews 3:12-13). Let us learn from several who were caught in the act that we might always take sin seriously.
Roman Catholic Professor Denies the Resurrection of Christ
A Roman Catholic scholar, Professor Thomas H. West, has renounced the doctrine of the resurrection of Christ in a newly published book. There is nothing fresh in his approach. It is the same old infidelity that has been around for centuries.
Why I Don’t Believe in Miracles
This article is a response to professor Philip Hefner’s Newsweek article repudiating miracles.
The Agony of Gethsemane
As Jesus prayed on the mount of Olives, “his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down upon the ground” (Lk. 22:44). Did blood actually come from the Lord’s skin, or is the language merely a figure of speech emphasizing the Savior’s agony?
What Do You Know About the Holy Spirit?
A golden lamp stand with seven lights was placed in the ancient tabernacle of Jehovah. In the book of Revelation, we find the “seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God” (Rev. 4:5)—the number seven symbolizing the perfect Spirit of God. What do you know about the Holy Spirit?