The following articles are related to the topic of CRUCIFIXION

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 »

Messianic Previews in the Book of Zechariah

The kingdom of Judah continued to dredge itself into apostasy until a day of calamity was inevitable. In a series of three invasions by the Babylonians (606 B.C., 597 B.C., and 586 B.C.) the nation was devastated. The land was ravaged, Jerusalem was destroyed, and some seventy thousand Hebrews were taken into captivity. Jeremiah had prophetically proclaimed that the captivity ... read more »

Who Is the “Natural” Man in 1 Corinthians 2:14?

"Please explain this passage from First Corinthians.'Now the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged' (2:14)." The passage is a difficult one due to the complexity of the phraseology.Moreover, its obscurity has been further shrouded by considerable theological baggage that ... read more »

Why Did Jesus “Curse” the Fig Tree?

"Can you explain the case where Jesus 'cursed' a fig tree? There are several things about this that are hard to understand. Did Christ have a right to 'curse' a tree? What is the meaning of 'curse'? Since the tree was apparently destroyed, did he destroy property that did not belong to him? Some people say that this shows that ... read more »

Preaching to the Spirits in Prison

Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison, that aforetime were disobedient, when the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while ... read more »

Answering the Fool

The inspired writer of Proverbs cautioned: "Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him." And then he said: "Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit" (Prov. 26:4-5). Is it not remarkable that these two statements, which appear so at odds, are found side-by-side? Do they contradict ... read more »

The Sweet Fragrance of a Subtle Argument

The idea that there is an "entity" in man that survives the death of his body reaches far back into antiquity. The Egyptians, for example, in their religious ideology, believed in preserving the body as a future depository for the soul, hence, they utilized the process of embalming. Herodotus, the Greek historian, described in detail the Egyptian embalming process, even ... read more »

Was Judas “Predestined” to Betray Christ?

"Was Judas Iscariot predestined to be lost? If not how are the following passages to be explained (Mt 26:25; Jn. 13:27-30; 17:11-12; Psa. 41:9; Acts 1:16)?" No, it is not the case that Judas was "predestined" to be lost. The passages listed above may be explained easily without resorting to the unscriptural, Calvinistic theory of predestination. Was Judas' Question, "Is ... read more »

The Song Police

I love my kinsmen in the Lord.But some of them tip the balance with slightly more zeal than knowledge. Musical Extremism Because of the indisputable liberalism that significantly has invaded the church in recent years, there has been a swinging of the pendulum towards the opposite extreme.Some appear to be searching for some "issue" to dispute, and not infrequently they ... read more »

A Valuable Reference Work to Enhance Your Library

Dr. David Williams is one of Australia's noted biblical scholars. He has written commentaries on the book of Acts and 1& 2 Thessalonians (New International Biblical Commentary series). Perhaps his most valuable and lasting work, however, will be Paul's Metaphors - Their Context and Character, a volume that was twenty years in preparation. Williams says the "metaphors" became "windows" through ... read more »