• Micah 1:1 – The Doom of Samaria and Jerusalem

    Micah was a prophet of the Lord who lived in the city of Moresheth (about 25 miles southwest of Jerusalem). He proclaimed Jehovah's revelation in the reigns of Judah's kings, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. He was, therefore, a contemporary of ... read more »

  • Tora! Tora! . . . Torah!

    Some years ago there was a movie that chronicled the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. The title of the production was, "Tora, Tora, Tora." "Tora" is a Japanese term meaning "tiger." The expression was a code signal ... read more »

  • Does the Bible Conflict with Itself in the Matter of “Incest”?

    Does the Bible Endorse Incest? Some superficial critics of the Bible charge that it contains a moral contradiction. It is alleged that whereas the practice of "incest" is condemned in the law of Moses, there appear to be cases in ... read more »

  • Abel Yet Speaks: Are We Listening?

    Though he was murdered at the hand of an envious brother, and even though there is not a recorded word from his lips in the Old Testament narrative, nonetheless, over more than six millennia Abel has "spoken," and continues yet ... read more »

  • 1 Corinthians 1:17 — Paul Not Sent to Baptize

    One of the arguments used by certain denominationalists in an attempt to negate the importance of baptism in the scheme of redemption is based upon Paul's statement in 1 Corinthians 1:17: "For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to ... read more »

  • The Compassion of Christ

    The saying is proverbial: "People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care." There is a measure of truth in that. Consider the case of Jesus Christ. He was the most forceful, demanding teacher ... read more »

  • How Does this Man Know “Letters”?

    "What did the Jews mean when they described Jesus with these words: 'How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?' (John 7:15 - KJV, ASV). If he had never learned, how did he write on the ground (John 8:6,8)?" Some ... read more »

  • Can You Feel the Love?

    Have you been criticized? Congratulations! Maybe you have some convictions? Jesus advised, "Woe unto you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets" (Luke 6:26). Should we be superficial? No. Hypocritical? Never. ... read more »

  • Jonah 1:1-2 — The Prophet’s Commission

    The prophet Jonah lived in the city of Gath-hepher (four miles north of Nazareth) in the reign of Israel's king, Jeroboam II (2 Kings 14:25). Jonah was instructed by the Lord to go to Nineveh, a thriving city 500 miles ... read more »

  • A Poignant Invitation to a Wayward People

    One of David's burning ambitions was to build a "house" for his God. He was not permitted to engage in that enterprise, however, because he had "shed much blood" (1 Chronicles 22:8). It therefore fell to Solomon, a less-aggressive ruler, ... read more »