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National Security — The Real Solution

Those conversant with the Scriptures are surely aware of the fact that God expects individuals to strive for personal righteousness. What is not so well-known, however, is the fact that Jehovah demands a certain level of righteousness for nations as well. "Righteousness exalts a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people" (Prov. 14:34). David exclaimed: "The wicked shall ... read more »

What Was the Nature of Cain’s Sin?

We were discussing Cain's sacrifice in Genesis 4 in class recently, and some suggested that Cain's "vegetable" offering was what God wanted, but Cain just did not give his "best." My answer was that he and Abel should have offered the same thing (i.e., an animal sacrifice); however, I cannot prove that to be so. Though there is no explicit ... read more »

Does Starlight Require Millions of Years to Reach the Earth?

"When we look at the farthest visible star, we are looking 4 billion years into the past; the light from that star, traveling at 186,000 miles a second, has taken many years to reach us. How would you explain this as it relates to creation?" First of all, I would dispute the chronological theory which suggests that the Universe dates ... read more »

Was Jesus Created By God?

"Is there a possibility that before the Universe was created that God, the 'Ancient of days,' was all alone, and that out of his own being he brought into existence the Word, who eventually became Jesus Christ?" No, that is not a concept that can be harmonized with Bible truth. Consider the following: No other God before or after Jehovah ... read more »

A New Torah: “Tree of Death”

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which purportedly represents some 1.5 million "conservative Jews" in the U.S., issued a new edition of the "Torah." The term "Torah" has an elastic meaning in modern Judaism. In its narrowest sense, it alludes to the first five books of the Old Testament. In a broader sense, it connotes "the total content of God's ... read more »

Exodus 3:22 – The Israelites Leave Egypt

As the Israelite people prepared to leave the land of Egypt, Moses charged: "But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians" (Ex. 3:22, KJV). There ... read more »

Did God Ask Moses To Be Deceitful?

After Moses had concluded his stunning interview with Jehovah at the site of the burning bush, he was commanded to: Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that ... 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 scripture where it is sanctioned.Abraham married his half-sister (Genesis 20:12), and both Isaac and Jacob married kinsmen (Genesis 22:20ff; 24:4; 24:43). ... read more »

The Folly of Extrapolating Analogy

An "analogy" is a form of thought by which things are compared.Analogical thought involves a broad "comparison" spectrum that is manifested in several varieties.The simile, the metaphor, metonymy, the parable, and the similitude are all forms of analogical expression. Scripture speaks of the person who meditates day and night upon the word of God, and suggests that such a one ... read more »

Has the Messiah of the Old Testament Come?

Harold Kushner is "Rabbi" Laureate of Temple Israel in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. In a previous article, we addressed Mr. Kushner's claim that: "Today, few people still look for a person, called the Messiah." (See: Harold Kushner's Messiah ) The well-known celebrity went on to suggest that in a by-gone era, when people were being oppressed by unjust rulers, ... read more »