The following articles are related to the topic of ANGER

Psalm 69 – A Plea for God’s Deliverance

According to the superscription, this psalm is "For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim." The latter term denotes "lilies" and likely suggests a particular tune to which the psalm would be sung. It is classified as a "Psalm of David." Though these superscriptions are not a part of the original text, they are nonetheless very ancient - antedating even the ... read more »

The Value of Persecution

Persecution is a reality of the Christian life. Paul ominously warned that "all who would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" (2 Timothy 3:12). We expect persecution from the world. After all, Jesus said: "A servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you" (Jn. 15:20). The more lamentable reality is ... read more »

Did Jesus Contradict Himself as He Approached Death?

"Does John 12:27 conflict with Matthew 26:39 - the former suggesting that Jesus approached his impending death without hesitation, while the latter suggests just the opposite?" Here are the texts under consideration: "Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause came I unto this hour" (Jn. 12:27). "And ... read more »

The Responsibility of the Bible Teacher

There is a great honor attached to teaching the Word of God. This exercise is the most sacred trust one can imagine. Unfortunately, there are those, on occasion, who want the honor that attends that lofty role, yet they are unwilling to pay the price that accompanies the responsibility. What are some of the costs that accompany this sober responsibility? ... read more »

All Things Work Together for Good: Controversy or Comfort?

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28 KJV). This passage is surely one of the most precious to the child of God, fondly embraced in times of trial. And yet, it appears to be seriously misunderstood by many-in a host ... read more »

Psalms 2 – Jehovah’s Anointed

In the second Psalm there is a thrilling prophecy concerning the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ. A topical consideration of these dozen verses might fall as follows. The rebellion of mankind is vividly described(vv 1-3). The nations are enraged that Jehovah and His anointed (Christ) asserted authority over them. (Notice that a distinction is made between Jehovah and His anointed; they ... read more »

Romans 9:22 – Is Eternal Punishment Fair?

Many religionists who deny the biblical teaching of the eternal, conscious torment of hell do so strictly on emotional grounds. They reject everlasting punishment - not because they have carefully studied the scriptural evidence, and have arrived at their convictions on an intellectual basis - but because, in their view, eternal punishment just "doesn't seem fair." How could a just ... read more »

Zephaniah 1:7 – The Day of Jehovah Is Near

Zephaniah was God's prophet in the days of the reforming king, Josiah of Judah - 640-609 B.C. (Zephaniah 1:1). The main emphasis of Zephaniah's message was the coming "day of Jehovah," which can be none other than the final judgment day heralded by the second coming of Christ. The prophet begins with the general proposition that the entire earthly creation ... read more »

Are We Alone in the Universe?

Mark Twain once quipped: "There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such trifling investment of fact." I was reminded of that observation after reading the May (1996) issue of Reader's Digest, under the title, "Are We Alone in the Universe?" Of course, you and I know that we are not alone-God is ... read more »

The Influence of Home Life

To what extent does the influence of the home affect the religious convictions and practices a child develops as he/she grows into maturity? Almost none, say some modern scientists, who now are alleging that the most significant influence in the child's religious life is the "God gene." This is the notion that one's religious inclination is grounded in heredity, and ... read more »