The following articles are related to the topic of CRUCIFIXION

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 Theological Implications of the Trial of Jesus – Part 1

In the second chapter of the book of Acts, the historian Luke records a summary (cf. vs. 40) of the stirring gospel message delivered by the apostle Peter on the day of Pentecost, the birthday of the kingdom of Jesus Christ. A portion of that discourse reads as follows: You men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a ... read more »

What About the Great Tribulation of Matthew 24:21?

"If Matthew 24:5-33 refers to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, as some contend, how does one explain verse 21 - that this was the worst calamity in history?" Many scholars have argued the case that the earlier portion of Matthew 24 has to do with the impending fall of Jerusalem (accomplished in A.D. 70 when invaded by the ... read more »

The Fig Tree Incident—A Contradiction?

"Can you explain the apparent contradiction between Matthew and Mark? In Matthew's account, Jesus drove the moneychangers out of the temple, and then cursed the fig tree the next day. (Mt. 21:10-22). Yet in Mark's account he cursed the fig tree first, and then drove the moneychangers out - on the same day (Mk 11:11-26)." The problem of an alleged ... read more »

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem

There is an incident in the concluding days of Christ's earthly ministry that is likely to be passed over with but little attention if the Bible reader is not careful. And yet, it is brimming with treasure, ready to be mined if the student is diligent enough to appreciate the task. The significance of the event is underscored by the ... read more »

Examining the Four Gospels

When one opens the New Testament, he is introduced to four narratives which are concerned with the activity and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth. These records are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Why are there four accounts that cover so much of the same material? Are the records harmonious or do they conflict? When Jesus was crucified, a superscription was ... read more »

The Judas Make-Over

"Was Judas Iscariot a 'hero,' who secretly worked together with Jesus Christ to bring about the Messianic mission? Or was he a villain who betrayed his Lord and Master?" Ever since the second century A.D. there have been efforts to cast Judas Iscariot (the traitor who delivered Jesus over to the Roman authorities) into a redesigned mold of historical revisionism. ... read more »

The Blood of Christ Across the Centuries

John the baptizer introduced Jesus Christ as "the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world" (Jn. 1:29). In the concluding book of the New Testament, the apostle John depicts the Lord as "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Rev. 13:8, KJV, ASVfn). "From the foundation of the world" means that the death of ... read more »

Seven “Laws” to Pray By

Prayer comes very close to being a basic human instinct. When one is in a life-threatening danger, the inclination is to pray. When the sorrows of human existence come crashing in and the heart is crushed under the burden, one can scarcely restrain himself from calling out for help - even when no discernable person is present. When one is ... 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 »