• The Study of Biblical Words

    A study of Bible words can, and should, be approached from several angles. In this article, we will consider the following three important concepts: - word etymology - grammatical form - context Etymology Etymology is that branch of "word science" ... read more »

  • The Origin of the Bible

    One of the best known laws of the universe is the law of cause and effect. Simply stated it is this: every effect must have an adequate cause. Now let this law be applied to the Bible. The Bible is ... read more »

  • Facts About the Second Coming of Christ

    The second coming of Christ (cf. Heb. 9:27) is a prevailing theme of the New Testament. It is referenced eight times more often than the Lord's initial coming (Pardington, 354). It is alluded to more than 300 times in the ... read more »

  • God’s Care For His People

    After more than two centuries, God brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt and into the bleak wilderness of Sinai. Ideally, the Hebrews should have gone directly into Canaan (150 miles to the northeast), which would have taken about ... read more »

  • Jesus Christ: Approved, Disapproved, and Proved

    One of the most illustrious discourses adorning the Book of Acts is Peter's proclamation on the day of Pentecost. We do not, of course, possess the entirety of the words and events of that remarkable day described in Acts 2. ... read more »

  • The Importance of Messianic Genealogy

    There is no question but that the Old Testament contains ample prophetic testimony regarding the coming, and the identification of, the Messiah. Some scholars have argued there are more than 300 of these prophecies. Among these are a number that ... read more »

  • Why Do People Refuse to Come to Jesus?

    Jesus was in Jerusalem attending one of the annual Jewish feasts (probably the Passover). On this occasion, he encountered an disabled man who had been in his affliction some thirty-eight years. The Lord asked the poor gentleman if he would ... read more »

  • What Was So “Good” About That Samaritan?

    One of Christ's most popular forms of instruction was the "parable"-a true-to-life story designed to illustrate important spiritual concepts. Perhaps the two most recognizable of these twenty-nine deposits of New Testament instruction are the parables of the Prodigal Son, and ... read more »

  • Have You Considered The Consequences Of Sin?

    The theme of "sin" dominates the Bible. There are at least eight different terms in the Hebrew Old Testament reflecting some aspect of sin, e.g., "bad," "wickedness," "iniquity," etc. Some thirteen different words in the New Testament similarly depict various ... read more »

  • When Was the Book of Revelation Written?

    Traditionally, the book of Revelation has been dated near the end of the first century, around A.D. 96. Some writers, however, have advanced the preterist (from a Latin word meaning "that which is past") view, contending that the Apocalypse was ... read more »