The following articles are related to the topic of BIBLE, INSPIRATION OF

Isaiah 7:14 – Did Isaiah Prophesy the Virgin Birth of Christ?

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel" (Isa. 7:14). Of whom speaketh the prophet?Some, of liberal persuasion, argue that the Hebrew term almah does not mean a virgin, and that this passage refers to some "young married woman known to Isaiah" (Willis, 161). ... read more »

The Jesus Seminar – Part 2

As noted in our previous installment , the so-called Jesus Seminar has proposed a restructuring of Christian history-principally in three areas: First, this panel of liberal theologians has presented to contemporary society a new Jesus, whom they claim is the real Jesus. Their "Jesus" is not the virgin-born, raised-from-the-dead Son of God whom Christians serve; rather, this new Jesus was ... read more »

The Value of the Old Testament for Today

In our writings we repeatedly emphasize the divine ideal that men and women exalt the New Testament as the only creed for the people of God in this dispensation of time. The New Testament constitutes the pattern for the establishment of Christianity in any nation upon the planet. These twenty-seven sacred documents embody Heaven's final revelation to humanity. Because of ... read more »

A Bible-Believing People

One of the significant features of the church of Jesus Christ is its attitude toward the Holy Scriptures in terms of the nature of the Bible and the authority inherent in this sacred Book. Informed Christians operate under the conviction that the Scriptures are from God and through them the divine Mind has been revealed. If God exists-and the evidence ... read more »

Do the Imprecatory Psalms and Christian Ethics Clash?

Read the following text from Psalm 69. 22 Let their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, let it become a trap. 23 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see; And make their loins continually to shake. 24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, And let the fierceness of thine anger overtake ... read more »

Why Do Some Theologians Reject Biblical Inerrancy?

The Lutheran is a magazine associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. In the January, 2000 issue, there was a brief article by Norma and Burton Everist. "The Reverend" Norma Everist, as she bills herself, is a professor of church and ministry at Warburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. Ms. Everist's photo accompanied the article-clerical collar and all. Her husband ... read more »

The Canon of Sacred Scripture

Bible scholars refer to the "canon" of the Scriptures. What is meant by that expression? The term "canon" is an anglicized form of the Greek kanon. Originally, the word had to do with a straight rod or rule, to which a builder would compare his work for trueness. Gradually, the term came to be employed figuratively of a "norm or ... read more »

Acts 2:38 – Carroll Osburn and “For the Remission of Sins”

Carroll Osburn, a Bible professor at Abilene Christian University, wrote a book titled, The Peaceable Kingdom.This volume is saturated with error from beginning to end. One of the points argued is the notion that it is inconsequential as to whether one believes that "baptism is 'for' or 'because of' the remission of sins" (p. 90).The allusion, of course, is to ... read more »

James 3:1 – A Warning for Teachers

In the Greek New Testament there is a negative particle which is quite expressive as it is employed with different grammatical constructions. For example, the particle me (pronounced "may"), when used with a verb that is in the present tense and imperative mood (command), suggests that one is to stop the progressive action that is reflected by the verb. On ... read more »

Matthew 11:3 – John Has Doubts

Due to his courageous denunciation of Herod's adulterous liaison with Herodias (Mk. 6:17ff), John the Baptizer was thrown in prison.In that lonely confinement, John heard of the "works of Christ."He sent a message to Jesus, asking: "Are you he that comes, or should we be looking for another?" (Mt. 11:3). When John asks: "Shall we look for another?" he employs ... read more »