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Who Are the Seven Spirits?

"What are the 'seven spirits' mentioned in the book of Revelation?" The expression "seven spirits" is found only in the book of Revelation, and then just four times (1:4; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6). Here are the texts: "John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from him who is and who was and who is ... read more »

Elijah, Prophet of Confrontation

The prophet Elijah was a mixture of emotions and convictions. At times he stands as a giant of faith and courage. On other occasions, he appears to wilt in the face of adversity. Perhaps that is why so many of us are drawn to him; we are cut from the same fabric. In this study, let us survey one of ... read more »

The Marvelous Book of Jeremiah

The book of Jeremiah is one of the longest books of the Old Testament. It is also one of the most thrilling. In this article, we wish to give the reader an "Introduction" to this remarkable sacred narrative. The Author The author of this book is Jeremiah, a prophet (cf. Dan. 9:2; Mt. 2:17) of the city of Anathoth, a ... read more »

Lessons from the La Brea Tar Pits

More than two hundred years ago, the Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola wrote about the "muchos pantamos de brea," i.e., the "extensive bogs of tar," that he observed in what is now the Los Angeles area of southern California. Just seven miles west of the Los Angeles Civic Center, lies one of the richest fossil deposits in the world. It ... read more »

Armageddon: The Next of the “Left-Behind” Series

Premillennialism is the dogma that Christ must return to the earth before He commences an alleged 1,000 year reign from Jerusalem. Dispensationalism is the notion that all of history is divided into seven ages (dispensations), which supposedly correspond to the days of the creation week - the seventh "age" of which is the alleged "millennial" reign of Jesus. Almost every ... read more »

How Old Is the Earth?

Dr. Hugh Ross, a theologian/scientist, who contends that the earth is billions of years old, has characterized the issue of the age of the earth as "a trivial doctrinal point" (1994, 11). Others allege that the Bible simply does not speak to this matter. [For a refutation of the false ideas advocated by Dr. Ross, see Van Bebber and Taylor ... read more »

The Old Testament and Incense

One of the amazing evidences of Bible inspiration is that of prophecy-especially predictive prophecy. Predictive prophecy presents facts regarding events that are to happen in the future. Since no ordinary human can know what is to happen in the future, prophetic statements reflect the orchestration of God in the foretelling of certain things that are to take place eventually. One ... read more »

May a Christian Address Christ in Praise or Prayer?

"Is it ever appropriate to pray to Jesus? Did he not teach us to pray, 'Our Father' (Matthew 6:9)? Did he not instruct his disciples that the time would come when nothing would be asked of him (John 16:23)? And is it appropriate to sing praises directly to Christ?" There appears to be a sincere but vocal minority within the ... read more »

Modern Psychology and the Bible

For the past several decades, "psychology" has been a popular theme in American society. Countless students become "psychology majors" as they matriculate through school. The Yellow Pages of the phone book are filled with listings for psychologists and psychiatrists. For many, it is the "in" thing to have a therapist. Exactly what is "psychology," and how does this area of ... read more »