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I’m a Good Christian. So Why Am I Sick and Poor?

A gentleman who professed an identification with the Lord, became quite disenchanted with Christianity. When an interested friend inquired as to the nature of his problem, he replied: "According to the Bible, God promised that those who follow him will be blessed with health and prosperity. As I observe Christian people, I see vast numbers who are sick and poor. ... read more »

Struggling with Life’s Injustices

A gentleman who professed an identification with the Lord, became quite disenchanted with Christianity. When an interested friend inquired as to the nature of his problem, he replied: According to the Bible, God promised that those who follow him will be blessed with health and prosperity. As I observe Christian people, I see vast numbers who are sick and poor. ... read more »

Did the Ancient Gentiles Have the Hope of Salvation?

The Bible student is aware of the fact that the law of Moses was given to the nation of Israel. It was intended to regulate the Jews' conduct and to provide a mode of forgiveness (through the Levitical sacrificial system) when they transgressed the law. Where does this leave the Gentiles who lived before the coming of Christ? Were they ... read more »

Examining the Four Gospels

When one opens the New Testament, he is introduced to four narratives which are concerned with the activity and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth. These records are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Why are there four accounts that cover so much of the same material? Are the records harmonious or do they conflict? When Jesus was crucified, a superscription was ... read more »

What Is Faith in Christ?

One of the most elemental aspects of the Christian system is that of "faith." The writer of Hebrews classifies faith as one of those "first principles" that ought to be understood by the most immature student. And yet, many seem not to grasp the significance of this magnificent quality. The Necessity of Faith It is difficult to fathom how one ... read more »

Was Paul the Founder of Christianity?

Atheists are not known for scholarship. They are mainly reactionaries. For various personal or emotional reasons, they have rejected faith in God. Their disbelief is not the result of careful research and objective evaluation of factual data. But, being unwilling to simply wither away in their own intellectual stagnation, some of them lash out at believers-usually in the most irrational ... read more »

A Brief Study of the Angel of Jehovah

One of the most intriguing inquiries into the literature of the Old Testament has to do with that mysterious being that is referred to as "the angel of Jehovah" (KJV; Genesis 16:7-14), or "the angel of God" (Genesis 21:17-19)-the two expressions having to do with the same entity (cf. Judges 6:20, 21). Exactly who was this person? What Is an ... read more »

Six Great Truths Cornelius Can Teach Us

One of the amazing things about the Bible is how much truth can be stored in such small places. There is a passage in Acts 10 that illustrates this point. Cornelius is a rather mysterious character. He appears and disappears in the same Bible chapter, Acts 10. This Gentile soldier's marvelous moral character, and his noble influence, even among Jews ... read more »

What About the Thief on the Cross?

"Why do you insist that baptism is essential for salvation? While hanging on the cross, Jesus pardoned the thief who was crucified with him. And that forgiveness was granted without baptism (Luke 23:43). Surely this is a clear example of salvation by faith, not by baptism." To argue that the example of the thief on the cross is a pattern ... read more »

Was Mohammed the Prophet of Whom Moses Spoke?

"Deuteronomy 18:18 says that God would raise up a prophet like Moses from among their brothers. The Israelites (the Jews) and the Ishmaelites (Arabs) were brothers. The prophecy states that 'I will put my words in his mouth and he will tell them everything I command him.' "Moses was born with a human mother and father, he married, had children, ... read more »