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Follow Christ or Go to Hell

I suppose "The Bliss of Following Jesus," would have been more of a positive title. Or maybe "The Benefits of Discipleship" would have been tactful. There is a time, however, for unmistakable clarity. Let me ask you this: if you have only three months to live without medical intervention, what do you want the doctor to say? If your child ... read more »

Another Voice from the Tomb

In another article , we published a brief article which contained details concerning a recent (and truly remarkable) discovery in Jerusalem. It was that of a stone bone-box (called an ossuary) that contained this inscription: "James, the son of Joseph, the brother of Jesus." The discovery has been dated at about A.D. 63. In our earlier piece, using several news ... read more »

The Parting of the Red Sea: Miracle or Natural Event?

It is a well-known fact that religious modernists read the Bible through the rose-colored lenses of their own naturalistic presuppositions. Take, for example, the Old Testament narrative regarding Israel's passage through the Red Sea. "And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and Jehovah caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and ... read more »

1 Thessalonians 1:9 – Conversion – A Turning Process

It is an amazing thing that there are so many people who entertain the notion that conversion to Christ involves merely a warm feeling of trust in Jesus - without any real reformation of lifestyle from evil to good. It must be a comforting dogma, but it is without scriptural substance. The Thessalonicans are a case in point. When confronted ... read more »

Lord, Teach Us How To Pray

The disciples saw something in Jesus that they lacked. So one asked him, "Teach us how to pray" (Luke 11:1). Can we develop this spiritual quality? Can we learn how to pray? Certainly we can, and we must, in order to stay strong through the temptations and trials of life. Think of the times of day when Jesus was found ... read more »

Are the Gospel Writers Credible?

The writers of the Gospel accounts-Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John-quite definitely affirm that Jesus Christ claimed to be the Son of God, and that he performed miracles to authenticate that affirmation. Further, they allege that even though Jesus was put to death on the cross, after three days he came out of the grave, thus, forcefully demonstrating that he is ... read more »

Acts 17:26 – The Family of Man

When Paul proclaimed the gospel of Christ in Athens, Greece, he set forth a number of profound truths regarding the Creator (the God not known by the Greeks - Acts 17:23). One of these truths is the fact that the human family shares a common origin. The apostle declared: "he [God] made of one every nation of men to dwell ... read more »

Prophetic Portraits of the Messiah

Shortly before his ascension back to heaven, Jesus declared: "All things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me" (Lk. 24:44). This three-fold division of the Old Testament was common to the Jews. The "law" referred to the first five books. The "prophets" included Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and ... read more »

2 John 8 – The Reward of Labor

Why is it that so many people in the religious world are afraid of the "w" word? I am referring to works. Of course the Bible disdains certain kinds of works as a means of justification - works of the Mosaic law (Romans 4:2), and works of human merit (Ephesians 2:9). But there is a type of work that is ... read more »

Did the Law of Moses Continue until A.D. 70?

A man argues that the law of Moses was binding until Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70. One of the passages used to support his position is 2 Corinthians 3:11, which states that the law "is passing away" (NKJB). Therefore, it had not yet been removed. What are we to make of this? The gentleman is a ... read more »