• The Biblical Concept of Atonement

    The English word "atonement" derives from an Anglo-Saxon term which, practically speaking, signifies "a making at one." Though the English term "atonement" is common to the Old Testament, it is found only once in the New Testament (Romans 5:11 KJV). ... read more »

  • Why Did the Resurrected Jesus Not Appear to His Enemies?

    "When Jesus was resurrected from the dead, why did he not appear to the Jewish and Roman officers, instead of simply showing himself to the disciples? Would not the former have been more convincing?" There are several factors that must ... read more »

  • Hummingbird Metabolism – Amazing Design

    Over the years I have filed away hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles pertaining to biblical topics. Occasionally I will stumble across one of these that almost had escaped my memory. One such clipping appeared in the Journal of the ... read more »

  • Habakkuk 1:2 – A Challenge to God

    Many believers, from time to time, have felt the temptation to argue with God. Job did. He disputed the Lord's wisdom in governing the world. Later, though, he learned how ignorant he really was, and he repented of his rash ... read more »

  • Sexual Promiscuity — A National Plague

    After a weary wandering for forty long years, the Hebrew people were preparing to enter Canaan. They encountered pagan forces east of the Jordan river, but resolutely defeated them - because the Lord was with his people. When the heathen ... read more »

  • Are Some Sins “Greater” than Others?

    "When Jesus was on trial before Pilate, he said: 'He who delivers me unto you has the greater sin' (John 19:11). Is one type of sin 'greater' than another? Explain, please." On the night before his crucifixion, Jesus, in company ... read more »

  • The Tongue—One of Man’s Most Dangerous Weapons

    Jesus Christ gave a stern warning regarding the unseemly language that sometimes proceeds from a person's mouth. It is not without significance that two of the Ten Commandments deal with speech-taking the name of God in vain and bearing false ... read more »

  • Galatians 1:23 – The Faith

    The term "faith" is used in different senses in the New Testament. Frequently the word is employed subjectively, meaning it has to do with one's personal belief - the faith that abides in the Christian's heart. At other times, "faith" ... read more »

  • His Hand Against Every Man

    When Abram was seventy-five years old, God promised him that through his "seed" the nations of the earth would be blessed. But as yet, the patriarch had no offspring. A decade rolled by and still no child blessed the home ... read more »

  • Did Behemoth Have a “Navel”?

    "Some have suggested that 'behemoth,' mentioned in Job 40:15ff, could have been some species of dinosaur. However, since verse 16 speaks of behemoth's 'navel,' would not this exclude dinosaurs - since dinosaurs were egg-layers, and egg-layers have no navels?" The ... read more »