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The Day-Day View: A Criticism Answered

What is the "Day-Day" view? It is the view that considers the "days" of the creation week in Genesis 1 as exactly what the text implies - literal days of approximately twenty-four hours each. It is, therefore, the antithesis of the Day-Age Theory, which has enjoyed sustained popularity among some scholars. Generally, the Day-Age Theory is not defended by an ... read more »

Who Is a Christian?

The term "Christian" is found three times in the New Testament. It is employed initially in conjunction with the ministry of Barnabas and Saul in Antioch of Syria. [T]he disciples were called Christians first in Antioch (Acts 11:26). Later, when pressed with evidence for the validity of the Christian system, Herod Agrippa II said: Almost you persuade me to be ... read more »

The Authority of Jesus Christ

Authority is a concept known to some degree by every responsible person. By most it is appreciated, for without it society would be chaotic. Others detest it, and refuse to live by it. The world's prisons are full of such rebels. "Authority" is a major biblical theme. The most popular Greek word for "authority" is exousia (sometimes translated as "power"). ... read more »

Numbers 14:11-12 – The Disinheritance of a Rebellious Child

There are some religionists, in the tradition of John Calvin, who argue for the doctrine of the impossibility of apostasy. What these folks believe - and their sincerity is not in question - is this. It is utterly impossible for a child of God to so sin as to fall from grace and thus finally be lost. They ask: "Is ... read more »

Were the Pharisees Able to Exorcise Demons?

"Were the Pharisees able to cast out demons? Matthew 12:27 seems to indicate that they could." The answer to the question is "no." The Pharisees were not able to cast out demons. Before we look at this passage in particular, several important points must be noted. The Purpose of Exorcism The purpose of supernatural spiritual gifts was to confirm the ... read more »

How Can the Church Be the Fulfillment of Daniel 2:44?

We recently received a question concerning the fulfillment of Daniel 2:44, as to how it can be said that the establishment of the church crushed and brought an end to earthly kingdoms. When Daniel gave Nebuchadnezzar the divine interpretation of the king's dream, he said: "And in the days of those kings shall the God of heaven set up a ... read more »

New Book: Seven Things A Loving God Hates

An old proverb quips, "bad people need to be good, and good people need to be nice." At times, a mountain of truth can be packed into a cup of words. That is the case with "proverbs." They are small packages of wisdom; pearls of compressed truth. The book of Proverbs is a library of such gems. In one segment ... read more »

Can Job Be a True Story?

"Can Job be a true story or just a good story to illustrate the character of God? Or maybe it had some extra added onto it at one stage. I ask this due to the part at the beginning where God and Satan basically have a bet. I also don't understand why a person (Satan in this case) would have ... read more »

Gog and Magog — What Is the Meaning of Revelation 20:8?

"Who are 'Gog and Magog,' that surround and threaten the 'saints,' as mentioned in Revelation 20:7-8?" Here is the full text that elicits consideration. "And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to ... read more »

Genesis 1:1-2 – The Gap Theory

One of the theories which attempts to harmonize the Bible with evolutionary chronology (i.e., the concept that the earth is billions of years old) is known as the Gap Theory. This view, which is barely more than 150 years old, argues that there exists a gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, during which there lived successive generations of plants, animals, ... read more »