The following articles are related to the topic of ANGELS

What Is the Meaning of “Shortly Come to Pass”?

"What is the meaning of the expression 'shortly come to pass,' found in Revelation 1:1?" The final book of the New Testament begins in this fashion. "The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show unto his servants, even the things which must shortly come to pass?" (Rev. 1:1a). The phrase, "must shortly come to pass," translates the ... read more »

Those “Testimonies” Regarding Miracles

They flow from my computer and across my desk. I am speaking of those "testimonies"; testimonies that detail the most incredible "supernatural experiences" imaginable. These experiences supposedly have happened to the correspondents personally or, more often than not, to someone they know, or about whom they have heard. One gentleman tells of the time when his father accidentally cut off ... read more »

Jesus Christ, the God-Man

A gentleman is puzzled about how Jesus could refer to the Father as "my God," if he himself possessed the nature of God. He wonders if this does not somehow contradict the concept of the deity of Christ? He cites John Calvin to the effect that, while on earth, Christ's use of the "my God" expression was a reflection of ... read more »

The Death of Sennacherib: A Case Study in Prophecy

The study of Bible prophecy is a most fascinating engagement. In his monumental work, Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy, the late Professor J. Barton Payne contended that the Bible contains 1,817 prophecies which embrace 8,352 predictive verses. These, he said, consume about twenty-seven percent of the whole biblical text (1973, 674-675). In this brief article we will consider but one of ... read more »

What Happens To A Person At Death?

When the human body dies, it goes back to the dust of corruption (Gen. 3:19; Eccl. 12:7; 2 Cor. 5:1) where it remains until the "last day" of earth's history (Jn. 6:44, 54). At that point it will be raised in a new form, an immortal body (Dan. 12:2; Mt. 10:28; 1 Cor. 15:54). The human body is not "recycled" ... read more »

The Authority of Jesus Christ

Authority is a concept known to some degree by every responsible person. By most it is appreciated, for without it society would be chaotic. Others detest it, and refuse to live by it. The world's prisons are full of such rebels. "Authority" is a major biblical theme. The most popular Greek word for "authority" is exousia (sometimes translated as "power"). ... read more »

The Silence of the Scriptures: Permissive or Prohibitive?

One of the controversies that has raged in the world of "Christendom" for centuries is the matter of whether or not the "silence" of the Scriptures must be respected or ignored. Some allege that whatever is not expressly forbidden is allowed in religious practice; others contend that anything not authorized is not permitted. The dispute surfaced early in the post-apostolic ... read more »

The Use of “Hell” in the New Testament

The term "hell" is found twenty-three times in the King James Version of the English Bible. There is a great deal of confusion among religious folks regarding this word due to the fact that the English form "hell" actually represents three different terms in the Greek New Testament. Let us give consideration to this matter. Hades The Greek hades is ... read more »

The Gospel in Miniature — In the Book of Revelation

The book of Revelation is a mysterious yet wonderful document. It is mysterious because its message is largely couched in the language of symbolism; it is wonderful because of the hope it presents. Revelation contains word pictures of horses, beasts, horns, bowls which pour forth wrath, bloody battle scenes, etc. The very first verse asserts that it is "the revelation ... read more »

What Do You Know About Demons?

The study of "demons" is a fascinating yet challenging topic in biblical literature. There is much to be learned from a survey of this theme. Admittedly, however, there is some mystery as well. It is not that the sacred text cannot be understood; that is plain enough. The puzzlement lies in the fact that we are not witnesses to the ... read more »