Our Tears in Heaven

God’s Tear Bottle

Because of David's courageous defeat of the Philistine giant, Goliath, the shepherd boy of Bethlehem became a hero in Israel. King Saul "set him over the men of war, and it was good in the sight of all the people" ...

Who Is In Control?

Alexander the Great: An Amazing Example of Prophecy and Providence

Due to their progressive apostasy from God, the kingdom of Judah was eventually subjugated by the Babylonian empire. According to a prophecy given by Jeremiah, they were destined to spend seventy years of captivity in that distant land (cf. Jer. ...

When the Right is Price

The Christian and Bribery

You don't have to search very long to find cases of bribery in American politics. From the Teapot Dome scandal of the 1920s to the Gulf Oil and Exxon bribes of the 1960s to the Abscam corruption of the 1970s ...

A “Loaded” Question

Young Jesus Asks a Question

Three times each year all Hebrew males were required to appear before the Lord in the great festivals of the Jewish religion (Ex. 23:14-17; 34:23; Deut.16:16). These festivals were: Passover (Lev. 23:5); Pentecost (Lev. 23:15-22); and Tabernacles (Lev. 23:34-43). The ...

Messiah's Providential Homeland

Your Land, O Immanuel

There should be no doubt in the mind of serious Bible students that the land known as Palestine was providentially prepared by God for the coming of his Son and the redemptive plan Jesus would implement. The prophet Isaiah described ...