• LDS Baptism Annulled Due to Protest from Jews

    Many people are aware of the unusual ritual of the Mormon Church in the practice of "proxy baptism." This is the notion that someone now living can be baptized on behalf of someone else who has long been dead. This ... read more »

  • A Jewish Rabbi Converts to Christ

    The third chapter of John's Gospel record begins like this: "Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came unto him [Jesus] by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know ... read more »

  • Colossians 2:12 — Baptism – A Working of God

    Many denominational people oppose the idea that baptism is an essential condition for the remission of past sins. One of the misconceptions leading to this erroneous conclusion is this. It is argued that the New Testament plainly teaches that we ... read more »

  • Job’s Final Exam

    The book of Job is one of the most profound pieces of writing ever to grace the world's literature. Noted novelist Victor Hugo once said that if all the world's literature were to be destroyed, and he could save one ... read more »

  • Gog and Magog — What Is the Meaning of Revelation 20:8?

    "Who are 'Gog and Magog,' that surround and threaten the 'saints,' as mentioned in Revelation 20:7-8?" Here is the full text that elicits consideration. "And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and ... read more »

  • Solomon’s Reflections on Death

    In spite of some claims to the contrary, the best evidence still supports the conclusion that Solomon, the son of David, king in Jerusalem, authored the book of Ecclesiastes (see 1:1,12). The basic proposition of this thrilling - though difficult ... read more »

  • Haggai 1:6 – A Bag with Holes

    The first group of Jews returned from the Babylonian captivity in 536 B.C. under the leadership of Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:1-2). At first, the Hebrews had been anxious to reestablish their religious tradition. They set up the altar of burnt-offerings at ... read more »

  • Why Couldn’t Jesus Perform Miracles in His Hometown?

    Both Matthew and Mark state that Jesus left the region near the sea of Galilee and came "into his own country" (Matthew 13:54; Mark 6:1). Undoubtedly this has reference to the environs of Nazareth, the city in which Christ grew ... read more »

  • Is Christ’s Coming Very, Very Soon?

    A major advertisement appeared a while back in various newspapers throughout the country. It was titled: "Christ Is Coming 'Very, Very Soon.'" The piece begins like this: "The evidence for the soon return of Christ is overwhelming." Several "clues" then ... read more »

  • The Influence of Home Life

    To what extent does the influence of the home affect the religious convictions and practices a child develops as he/she grows into maturity? Almost none, say some modern scientists, who now are alleging that the most significant influence in the ... read more »