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Character Studies in Joshua

Andy was homeless, flopping under a pier or in someone else's garage. Had he been dealt a bad hand-an unlucky life? Could he shuffle the deck and stack the future in his favor by personal, conscious decisions? He wanted to know. Andy didn't plan on living on the street. At nineteen, his parents were dead; his mother was taken by ... read more »

Romans 8:21 — Creation Delivered

One of the most perplexing contexts in the book of Romans is found in chapter 8. In this section Paul suggests that the "whole creation" anticipates a deliverance from the bondage of corruption (vv. 21, 22). The key question is this: in what sense will the "creation" be delivered from corruption? Is the language literal or figurative? Those of the ... read more »

When the Creation Is Delivered

In a marvelous passage designed to provide comfort for afflicted children of God, Paul affirms that the "sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward" (Romans 8:18). He continues by suggesting that "the creation," with great anticipation, awaits the revealing of God's children (vv. 19-23). He notes that ... read more »

God and the Nation of Israel

Premillennialism is the notion that Jesus will return to this earth before he commences a one thousand-year reign on David's throne in Jerusalem. Premillennialism, and its theological sister, dispensationalism, argue that in connection with the second coming of Christ, God intends to reestablish a Jewish kingdom in Palestine. The doctrine contends that there is yet a purpose to be served ... read more »

The Biblical Concept of “Time”

Human beings are creatures of "time," and we are preoccupied with that theme. We wear watches so that we can keep account of "time." We ask regarding the criminal: "How much 'time' did he get?" And we ourselves muse: "How much 'time' do I have left?" Our music contemplates this theme. We sing that "time goes on," and at the ... read more »

The Meaning of Romans 3:31

Please explain Romans 3:31. "Do we then make the law of none effect through faith? Indeed not, we establish the law." The correct interpretation of this passage depends upon four things - the meaning of "law," the significance of "faith," and a consideration of these terms in both the immediate and remote contexts of scripture. We must note at the ... 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 »

The Code of Hammurabi

In the winter of 1901-02, a French archaeological team, under the direction of M. J. de Morgan, discovered at ancient Susa (cf. Shushan - Esth. 1:2) in southwest Persia, a black stone stele (some 7 ft. tall). On it was the "Code of Hammurabi." The monument, which had been captured by the Persians, contained 282 laws reflecting the Babylonian judicial ... read more »

A Valuable Reference Work to Enhance Your Library

Dr. David Williams is one of Australia's noted biblical scholars. He has written commentaries on the book of Acts and 1& 2 Thessalonians (New International Biblical Commentary series). Perhaps his most valuable and lasting work, however, will be Paul's Metaphors - Their Context and Character, a volume that was twenty years in preparation. Williams says the "metaphors" became "windows" through ... read more »

Should the Ten Commandments Be Posted?

"If the Ten Commandments were a 'ministration of death,' as the New Testament affirms (see 2 Cor. 3:7), why are so many people clamoring for these commandments to be posted in public places all over the country?" There are several issues in connection with this question that require some attention. The Ten Commandments were given by God to the Israelite ... read more »