The following articles are related to the topic of CROSS

The Law of Moses: Some Metaphors Considered

The law of Moses was given by Jehovah to the Israelite nation some fifteen centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ (Deuteronomy 5:1-5). It was never designed to be a permanent legal system. Accordingly, it was abrogated as a binding law almost two millennia ago. And yet, tragically, many people are still attempting to observe its precepts today, to one ... read more »

A Remedy for Troubled Hearts

In those gloomy hours preceding Calvary, Jesus reflected upon the dreaded appointment which, in the eternal scheme of things, he had with the cross-that instrument by which he would bear the penalty for human sin. However, as was often the case, in spite of his own ordeal his thoughts were riveted upon the welfare of others-particularly the disciples-who did not ... read more »

Psalm 22: A Brief Analysis

Psalm 22 has been a favorite of mine for many years, the reason being because of its wonderful messianic thrust. It contains so many powerful thoughts regarding the Savior, and His death on our behalf, that the Christian cannot but be stirred by it. The psalm logically divides into five segments. Consider these enriching treasures of truth. Christ's Rejection by ... read more »

The Last Will and Testament of Jesus Christ

The word diatheke appears thirty-three times in the Greek New Testament. In the King James Version it is rendered by "covenant" twenty times, and by "testament" thirteen times. The word can convey a twofold sense - depending on the context in which it is found. First, it may signify a covenant, or, as we might express it more commonly, a ... read more »

Reasoning from the Visible to the Invisible

How does one know that God exists?We have not seen him or heard an audible word from his mouth.We cannot prove "scientifically" that he is real.We cannot weigh him, measure him, or photograph him.Is, then, our "faith" utterly without evidence? No, it is not.There are data that we can see, hear, measure, weigh, and test in a variety of ways.And ... read more »

Was Jesus Afraid?

Was there ever an occasion when Jesus was afraid? The writer of the book of Hebrews speaks of the time when Christ was "in the days of his flesh," i.e., during his earthly sojourn (5:7). The expression implies both a "pre" and "post" existence of the Lord, apart from the flesh. In describing the agony through which the Savior passed ... read more »

Jesus Christ – A Family Portrait

It was the will of the Heavenly Father that Jesus of Nazareth, the incarnate Son of God, should grow up within a human family environment. A consideration of the biblical data of this arrangement reveals some interesting and rewarding details. The Family Unit The apostle Matthew provides us with a snapshot of the Lord's human family: And coming into his ... read more »

B.C. Comic: Free Speech or Hate Speech?

Liberal journalists apparently think that the First Amendment of the Constitution is their private property. Radical libertarians can display their filth or insult - with a special vengeance - against the religion established by Jesus Christ, and there will be scarcely a ripple of criticism from the broad-minded crowd. However, when something is published that contains a strong Christian affirmation, ... read more »

Paul’s “Mother”

The last chapter of the book of Romans is highly personal. Therein Paul alludes to no fewer than twenty-nine people in Rome, about a third of whom he knew from earlier associations. Amidst this listing is this curious passage. "Salute Rufus the chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine" (Rom. 16:13). It is widely believed, due to certain ... read more »

Is the Abolition of the Ten Commandments Ridiculous?

"In one of your previously published articles ("Should Christians Keep the Sabbath?" - Archives, January 17, 2001), you stated that the Ten Commandments are not binding upon Christians today. This is a ridiculous position. If the Ten Commandments have been abolished, then a person could worship false gods, kill, steal, bear false witness, etc. The Ten Commandments have not been ... read more »