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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 »

Is the Genesis Creation Account Poetry?

Liberal theologians have long sought to recast the Genesis record of origins by a variety of exegetical manipulations. One of these is the theory that the Mosaic narrative in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 is not a document of prose-oriented history. Instead, it is alleged to be poetry. It is contended that history narrative as a discipline did not exist ... read more »

What Do You Know About the Holy Spirit?

A golden lamp stand with seven lights was placed in the ancient tabernacle of Jehovah. In the book of Revelation, we find the "seven lamps of fire burning before the throne of God, which are the seven Spirits of God" (Rev. 4:5)-the number seven symbolizing the perfect Spirit of God. What do you know about the Holy Spirit? The phrase ... read more »

Demons: Ancient Superstition or Historical Reality?

As one begins a perusal of the New Testament, he encounters an unusual phenomenon known as demon possession. The first Gospel writer recorded these words: And the report of him [Jesus] went forth into all Galilee: and they brought unto him all that were sick, holden with divers diseases and torments, possessed with demons, and epileptic, and palsied; and he ... read more »

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

Jesus Christ was the master teacher of all times. He taught in such a variety of ways. While he frequently spoke to the multitudes, he also spent considerable time in one-on-one situations. He gave kindly attention to the individual. John's Gospel account reveals one such incident. The record of Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well, as contained ... read more »