The following articles are related to the topic of ANGELS

A Simple Study of the Word “Must”

God has communicated somewhat of himself abstractly through the created order of things (Psalm 19:1). He has made his will known concretely by means of words. Christ rebuked the Jews for ignoring the logical connection between Moses' "writings" and his own "words" (John 5:46-47). He declared that his "words are spirit, and are life" (John 6:63). Paul affirmed that the ... read more »

Be Still and Know That I Am God — Revisited

"If you were running for your life, would it matter?" That was General Odum's motto; he learned to put everyday problems into perspective, weighing them against his World War II experiences. Captured by Rommel's infamous Afrika Korps, Odum later escaped when the German plane transporting him and other prisoners of war was shot down by Allied Forces over France. After ... read more »

Jesus Christ – A Family Portrait

It was the will of the Heavenly Father that Jesus of Nazareth, the incarnate Son of God, should grow up within a human family environment. A consideration of the biblical data of this arrangement reveals some interesting and rewarding details. The Family Unit The apostle Matthew provides us with a snapshot of the Lord's human family: And coming into his ... read more »

The Incredible Accuracy of the Bible: An Argument for Inspiration

Horace (65-8 B.C.), a Latin lyric poet, wrote: "Sometimes even the noble Homer nods" (Ars Poetica I.359). Homer was the blind Greek poet of the eighth century B.C., so well-known for his works, the Iliad and the Odyssey. What Horace suggested was this: as accomplished as Homer was, he sometimes erred with reference to the facts of the incidents he ... read more »

Simon, Simon

The night before Jesus was crucified embraced a number of dramatic events, not the least of which was an encounter between the Son of God and one of his most prominent apostles. The account of the episode is found only in Luke's record. The text, as it appears in the American Standard Version, is as follows: "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan ... read more »

A Rebellion in Heaven

Does the Bible indicate there was, at one time in the past, a rebellion among angels in heaven? Though there is no detailed historical record of such an event, there are key pieces of evidence that surely indicate there was some sort of revolt against God among the angels, and that such resulted in very serious consequences for the offenders. ... read more »

Genesis 6:1 – The Nephilim

The context of Genesis 6:1ff speaks of the "sons of God" who took wives of the "daughters of men." Subsequently, the record reveals that in those days "the Nephilim were in the earth." From these phrases, it has been assumed by some Bible students that certain fallen angels ("sons of God") mated with women of the earth ("daughters of men"), ... read more »

The Church And Its Detractors

A "detractor," in the sense of this article, is one who attempts to weaken, diminish, nullify, or alter the will of God, as the Lord has revealed his plan for the redemption of fallen humanity. The tendency toward "detraction" seems to be characteristic of many whom the Creator has endowed with freedom of choice, but who abuse the gift. Such ... read more »

Matthew 25:41 – “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and Hell

At the time of the Judgment, Christ will announce to the wicked: "Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels" (Mt. 25:41). There are three important truths suggested in this passage. Note them. The punishment of the wicked will involve separation. "Depart . . . ." (cf. Mt. 7:23). Hell ... read more »

Is It Appropriate to Worship Jesus?

"Some of the songs we sing in worship address Christ. Is it appropriate to worship Jesus?" It is not surprising that some cultists, who deny the deity of Christ, should eschew the worship of the Lord. What is shocking is the fact that some-who are quite sincere, but who ought to know better, and hopefully will learn better-are expressing themselves ... read more »