Why Was Cain’s Sacrifice Rejected?
“Did God reject Cain’s sacrifice simply because he did not ‘give his best’ or was it because it was not a blood sacrifice like Abel’s? Did God require an animal sacrifice (blood sacrifice) on this occasion?”
The Blood of Christ Across the Centuries
The Lamb’s blood flows from the book of Genesis all the way through the book of Revelation, and there are valuable lessons all along the way.
What Was the Nature of Cain’s Sin?
What was Cain’s sin? Weakness, lack of faith or downright rebellion?
The Crimson Flow
It is not difficult to see how vital it is to understand the role of Jesus’ blood in God’s redemptive plan.
What Is Propitiation?
The word “propitiation” is a strange and interesting word. It is worthy of our study and attention.
Can I Still Be Saved If I’ve Sinned Deliberately?
Does Hebrews 10:26 mean that anyone who sins “deliberately” is beyond hope of salvation?
The Last Supper
Poignant words concisely spoken are echoed in worship assemblies every Lord’s Day. In remembrance of him, Christians recall the words of Jesus, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins” (Matt. 26:28).
Where Did the Seven Sacraments Come From?
What is the actual history of the Seven Sacraments?
Hebrews 9:5 & Romans 3:25 – Christ Jesus: Our Propitiation
An interesting word in the Bible is “propitiation.” It is often translated “mercy-seat.” There is a connection between the imagery of the Old Testament system, and our Savior’s role in the redemption of man.
Did Paul Sin in Submitting to the Temple Ritual?
One of the most controversial contexts in the book of Acts has to do with Paul’s activity in the Jerusalem temple, as recorded in Acts 21. Did the apostle violate the law of God in “purifying” himself in that ritual? Some so claim, but is this a necessary conclusion?
Was There Forgiveness Under the Law of Moses?
Why was forgiveness promised to the Israelites when the New Testament says their sacrifices could not provide forgiveness for sins?
Genesis 6:6 – Did God Repent?
Genesis 6:6 indicates that “it repented Jehovah that he had made man.” Does this mean that God regretted his creation?
Exploring the Concept of Priesthood
The study of the concept of priesthood contains many valuable facets. It also is fraught with religious error. This article discusses both of these aspects.
Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood Transfusions
Are blood transfusions a violation of God’s law? The “Jehovah’s Witnesses” claim they are. Many cases can be documented that demonstrate that the “Witnesses” have allowed family members to die, rather than save their lives with blood transfusions. Read this article regarding this controversial issue.
The Old Testament and Incense
The Old Testament contains many references to the burning of incense. What lessons does this hold for us today? Let us meditate upon this theme together.
In the Days of His Flesh
The sacred expression, “in the days of his flesh,” is wonderfully rich — in its explicit affirmation and in its implications.
Is It Wrong to Be Cruel to Animals?
Is animal life sacred? Is it wrong to be cruel to animals?
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 .
Jesus Christ – The Righteous Warrior
The most common impression of Jesus is that of a loving, tender, compassionate Savior. But there is another side to that “coin” — the one portrayed in Revelation 19:11ff.
A Reflection Upon Three Crosses
In the spring of A.D. 30, three men were crucified just outside the city of Jerusalem. A consideration of the historical facts associated with each is rewarding indeed.