The following articles are related to the topic of BONDAGE

A Study of Biblical Types

One of the most fascinating areas of Bible study is that of typology-the study of Scripture "types." Few Christians have made any sort of in-depth investigation of biblical types. As a matter of fact, this field of study has fallen into disrepute in recent years and this can probably be accounted for on two bases: First, the extravagant speculations of ... 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 »

Is the Church a Reed or a Pillar?

Jesus once asked regarding John the Baptizer: "What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken with the wind?" (Matthew 11:7). A reed is a symbol of instability; it pictures that which yields to other forces. On the other hand, Paul described the church as the "pillar and ground of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15). The imagery ... read more »

Some Atheistic Arguments Answered

In establishing the case for the existence of God, we attempt to present clear reasoning that will lead to a rational conclusion, namely, that the universe, mankind, etc., are not self-explanatory. Rather, logical minds must conclude that a Supreme Being exists. In our approach, we are affirming a proposition for which positive evidence exists. Atheism, on the other hand, is ... read more »

Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword – Part 2

It is a commendable thing to want to defend the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. Such efforts, however, only serve the cause of truth when they are biblically sound and reasonably argued. As was noted in first installment of this series, however, some teachers with the very best of motives have nevertheless wielded a "broken sword" in their sincere attempts ... read more »

The God Who Heals

"I am Jehovah who heals you." It was a remarkable statement. The Hebrew people had been delivered from the bondage of Egypt by the mighty hand of God. On the eastern side of the Red Sea, they wandered into the wilderness of Shur. There, they encountered the "bitter" waters of Marah. But, by a miracle, the waters were made "sweet" ... read more »

A Study of the King of Tyre Prophecy in Ezekiel 28

Does the prophecy regarding the king of Tyre in Ezekiel 28:11-19 have reference to the "fall of Satan"? Is it a preview of the so-called Anti-Christ? If not, to what does it refer? In point of fact, Ezekiel's prophecy regarding the king of Tyre is not alluding to a "fall of Satan," nor to the alleged rise of a sinister ... read more »

Have You Considered The Consequences Of Sin?

The theme of "sin" dominates the Bible. There are at least eight different terms in the Hebrew Old Testament reflecting some aspect of sin, e.g., "bad," "wickedness," "iniquity," etc. Some thirteen different words in the New Testament similarly depict various shades of sin, e.g., "evil," "unrighteousness," "transgression," etc. (cf. Pfeiffer, 2003, 1594-95). Sin has left a deadly legacy upon our ... read more »

The Influence of Modern Trends on the Church

Influence is a powerful thing. Every person both influences and is influenced by others in varying degrees. Jesus stressed the importance of godly influence when he compared his disciples to "salt" (Matt. 5:13), and Paul warned of the power of bad influences when he noted that "evil companionships corrupt good morals" (1 Cor. 15:33 ASV). The Greek word for "companionships" ... read more »

Gold, Silver, and Iron: Three Rules of Human Conduct

NOTE: The gifted T. B. Larimore (1843-1929) once delivered a discourse titled "The Iron, Silver, and Golden Rules" (see Srygley 1949, 190-207). That presentation furnished the seed thoughts for this article. Jesus had been teaching in Galilee, the northern region of Palestine. Great throngs followed him and doubtless he was weary. Accordingly, he took his disciples and ascended a mountain ... read more »