The following articles are related to the topic of CRUCIFIXION

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 »

Why Do You Refer to Israel as Palestine?

Why do you refer to Israel as Palestine (land of the Phillistines)? Should we not call the land by its biblical name, rather than by a name referencing its pagan dwellers? The fact is, there is no exclusive biblical name for that tiny territory (about the size of Massachusetts and Connecticut combined) that lies between the Jordan River and the ... 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 »

Jesus Christ: Myth or Genuine History?

A critic of the Bible has written the following in an attempt to cast a reflection upon the historicity of the Gospel records regarding Jesus: Rome was one of the most bureaucratic civilizations in history. The Romans kept records about every detail of life-births, marriages, adoptions, taxes, olive production, and legal documents. Along with the Roman legions, the official government ... read more »

The Burial of Christ’s Body

While it is common to stress the death and resurrection of Christ, little attention generally is paid to the matter of the Lord's burial, as though minimal significance is attached to that circumstance in contrast to these other events. That is not true. Paul declares that the gospel of Christ involves the death, burial, and resurrection of the Savior (1 ... read more »

Alfred Edersheim on Ancient Society

Alfred Edersheim (1825-89) was born in Vienna, Austria to Hebrew parents and he was reared in the Jewish faith. He entered the University of Vienna when he was sixteen, but, as a result of his father's ill health, young Alfred was presently forced to leave that institution. Not long thereafter, he fell under the influence of a Presbyterian minister named ... read more »

How Many Prophecies Are in the Bible?

This week, we will address several questions related to the Bible and statistics. I have heard it said that prophecy is one of the stronger proofs pointing to the fact that the Bible is from God. Can you tell me approximately how many prophecies the Scriptures contain? Various books cite different figures, depending upon the manner in which one counts ... read more »

Did Jesus Exclude Repentance from Forgiveness?

Would you explain what appears to be a conflict in the way we interpret the Scriptures? Jesus frequently encountered sinful people whom he "forgave," with no mention of repentance. For example, he said to a crippled man, "Son, be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven" (Mt. 9:2). There is no mention of repentance. First, it must be recognized that ... read more »

Did Jesus Eat the Passover Supper?

"Did Jesus eat the Passover supper on the night before he was crucified? If so, was he eating it at the right time? If he was, how do you explain the fact that, on the following day, the Jewish leaders were fearful of defiling themselves, which circumstance would have cancelled their right "to eat the Passover" (John 18:28)? This seems ... read more »

Nero Caesar and the Christian Faith

One of the most despicable manifestations of human flesh ever to disgrace this planet was Nero Claudius Caesar. Born in A.D. 37, Nero was educated at the feet of the philosopher Seneca (whom he eventually forced to commit suicide). Nero murdered his way to the imperial throne, which he occupied from A.D. 54-68. His life was characterized by debauchery, violence ... read more »