Jesus Showed Himself Alive By Many Proofs

The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the foundation upon which the Christian religion is built. It is just this simple. If Christ was not raised from the dead, Christianity is a hoax! This is Paul's very point in 1 Corinthians 15: If Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching in vain, your faith also ... read more »

Is There Scientific Proof of Joshua’s Long Day?

Some stories take on a life of their own. No matter how frequently they are debunked, they survive. Such is true with reference to the supposed astronomical proof for the biblical narrative regarding "Joshua's long day." When the Israelite army was involved in the conquest of Canaan, God supernaturally intervened on a certain occasion by lengthening the daylight period of ... read more »

1 Corinthians 14:26 – Presentation Worship

It is becoming increasingly popular to assert that the New Testament contains the authority for "presentation worship" in the church assembly. By this it is meant that activities like solo and group singing are sanctioned in the Scriptures. First Corinthians 14:26 is cited as proof. The fact is, 1 Corinthians 14:26ff offers no such support. The apostle asks: "What is ... read more »

Judges 4 – Deborah, the Woman Judge

It was a dark hour in Israel's history. Apparently, there were no worthy male leaders among the Hebrew people. Hence, God raised up a prophetess to judge the nation. Her name was Deborah (Judges 4:4ff). Some feel that this example serves as a precedent today. And they contend, therefore, that it is appropriate to have women preachers/leaders in the church. ... read more »

1 Kings 4:21 – Solomon’s Kingdom

Those who subscribe to the theory of premillennialism allege that one of the proofs of a coming millennium is the fact that Israel has never yet possessed the total territory which God promised to Abraham's seed. In Genesis 15:18, Jehovah promised to Abraham, "In that day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this ... read more »

Jude 14 — The Prophecy of Enoch

Jude refers to one of the Old Testament patriarchs when he says: "... Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, Behold, the Lord came with ten thousands of his holy ones ..." (v. 14). A passage quite similar to this is found in the apocryphal Book of Enoch. Some have suggested that Jude quoted his prophecy from this source and ... read more »

Did the Early Church Observe the Lord’s Supper on a Daily Basis?

"It is becoming increasingly common to hear Christians argue that the first-century church, under the oversight of the apostles, observed the Lord's supper on a daily basis. Hence, it is alleged that it does not matter upon which day Christians partake of the communion elements. The time and frequency are said to be optional matters.We have been asked to comment ... read more »

Modern Miracles—True or False?

Some years ago I prepared an essay titled: A Study of Divine Providence . In that piece I pointed out, among other things, that although God is providentially working in today's world through his natural laws, the Lord is not performing "miracles" in this age. In response to that article, I received an irate letter from a Pentecostal reader who ... read more »

The Miraculous Insight of Jesus Christ

The miracles of Christ are proof that he is the Son of God (John 20:31). The Gospel writers record many of the miracles of Jesus, but certainly not all of them (John 20:30; 21:25). Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, collectively relate to us seventeen bodily cures, nine miracles over the laws of nature, six demonic cures, and three resurrections. Additionally, ... read more »

Revelation 7 & 14 – The 144,000

According to the Watchtower Witnesses, the "kingdom" or "the church" will consist ultimately of only 144,000 people who will be in heaven. Supposedly, this "ruling body" will exercise authority over the rest of those receiving eternal life, who will live upon God's glorified earth (Let God Be True, p. 113). The Witnesses appeal to Revelation 7:4ff and 14:1ff as proof ... read more »