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The Growing Interest in Angels

In recent times there has been a revival of interest in angels. This interest has been accelerated by certain movies and television programs. There was the old television program, "Highway to Heaven." Later came the movie "Michael," and then the popular TV series, "Touched by an Angel." Many believe that angels are appearing all around us, virtually every day. Others ... read more »

What About the Great Tribulation of Matthew 24:21?

"If Matthew 24:5-33 refers to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, as some contend, how does one explain verse 21 - that this was the worst calamity in history?" Many scholars have argued the case that the earlier portion of Matthew 24 has to do with the impending fall of Jerusalem (accomplished in A.D. 70 when invaded by the ... read more »

The Middle East Conflict

There is an old saying: "No one can unscramble scrambled eggs."That cliche is true.And in no circumstance is the application of that quip more apropos than in the current Middle East conflagration. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a "scrambled" mess that has a meager possibility of resolution in the foreseeable future.The blood-thirsty Palestinians, with their Muslim background, would like to see ... read more »

Is It Wrong to Dispute Religious Error?

"I am sincerely asking whether we need to be loving and accepting towards all religious groups. I have never believed God to be exclusive or vindictive towards those who have different understandings of Him." Occasionally it is necessary to dispute certain doctrines that are taught within the religious community. But some people feel that any religious disagreement with different religious ... read more »

How Will God Judge Those Who Never Hear the Gospel?

On the judgment day, what will God's response be to those who never had chance to hear the gospel? No one out of his own reservoir of knowledge and wisdom can emphatically state how God is going to judge any specific case. For example, did Judas die lost? The New Testament is clear that he perished (Jn. 17:12; Acts 1:25). ... read more »

In the Days of His Flesh

It is one of the most touching passages in the entire book of Hebrews. A portion of the verse reads like this: "Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him who was able to save him from death" (Heb. 5:7). The immediate context deals with the qualifications of ... read more »

The Dynamics of the Doxology

The term "doxology" derives from two Greek words, doxa, signifying "praise, honor, glory," and logos, "utterance." A doxology then, is a brief expression of praise. It has been more formally defined in the following way. "The name is given to brief forms of praise to God (or to Christ, or to the Trinity), the models of which were taken over ... read more »

Was the Gospel Preached throughout the “Whole World” in the First Century?

"What is the meaning of Paul's statement in his letter to the Colossians, when he suggested that the gospel already had been 'preached in all creation under heaven' (Colossians 1:23)?How could this possibly have been an accurate statement?" As we begin to consider this text, let us also observe that there are other passages of similar import that may be ... read more »

Was There Forgiveness Under the Mosaic Regime?

"How could there be forgiveness of sins before Christ died (for example, in the Old Testament period), if forgiveness was predicated upon Jesus' death?" Let us consider two different ways to answer this challenging question. Answer #1: Forgiveness Was Available Before the Death of Christ Do the scriptures assert that, in some sense, forgiveness was obtainable before the death of ... read more »

All Good People Go to Heaven — No Matter What?

My interest was piqued when one of the Pennsylvania coal miners related a conversation between himself and another trapped miner during an emotional interview that aired last Tuesday night with Stone Phillips of Dateline NBC. This young miner said that he asked an older veteran during the ordeal, "Will I go to heaven. . . cause I know the Bible ... read more »