The following articles are related to the topic of CRUCIFIXION

God as a Father

The term "father" is a most meaningful term - or should be; and the most precious association of the term is with God. There are four senses in the scriptures in which the word "father" is connected with God. The Human Family Jehovah is the "Father" of mankind in the sense that he is the Creator and Sustainer of our ... read more »

The Truth about The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code theory (both the book and a subsequent movie of the same name), has generated significant publicity over the past several years. Of course the crackpot journalists, TV talk-show hosts, and liberal theologians are vigorously promoting these productions as the "truth" about Christianity. Even some naive folks, who ostensibly are associated with "Christendom," are encouraging their friends ... read more »

Some Lessons From Church History

The church of Christ was born in troublesome times. The bold and uncompromising preaching that was characteristic of those early disciples soon plunged them into grievous persecutions. Peter and John were imprisoned and whipped (Acts 4, 5). Shortly thereafter Stephen became the first martyr (Acts 7:60). Apparently his death triggered the "great persecution" (Acts 8:1), which subsequently came upon the ... read more »

Was Jesus the “Suffering Servant” of Isaiah 53?

"I have been discussing the Bible with a Jewish gentleman. I have tried to show him that the prophecies of Isaiah 53 were fulfilled by Jesus. He claims, however, that since the term 'death' (vs. 9) is a plural term, this excludes an individual person (Christ) from the focus of the passage. How would one respond to this?" It is ... read more »

Resurrection: Literal or Merely Symbolic?

All four of the Gospel accounts affirm that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead (Mt. 28:6; Mk. 16:6; Lk. 24:6; Jn. 20:9). Later, the apostle Paul argues that the resurrection of Christ is the very foundation of the Christian's faith. "But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised: and if Christ hath not ... read more »

The Philanthropic Nature of Christianity

When the divine Word (Jesus Christ) entered the world as a baby (Jn. 1:1, 14), he encountered an environment of harshness and cruelty. One has only to recall that the vicious Herod, fearing regal competition, commanded that all the males (two years and under) within the borders of Bethlehem be slain (Mt. 2:16). The Roman world was one of brutality ... read more »

The City of Ten Thousand Memories

"Jerusalem," "the city of David," "Zion" - these are a few of the names of that ancient place that has been called "The City of Ten Thousand Memories." When David moved Israel's capitol to this location, Jerusalem became the heart of Hebrew history. It was in Jerusalem that Solomon fashioned the Temple, for which David, his father, had prepared the ... read more »

What Is the Church of Christ?

The New Testament is the only place to which we can turn to learn about the church of Christ. We recall that the church is described as the eternal purpose of God (Eph. 3:9-11). It is obviously very important. It is necessary, therefore, that we are educated by the New Testament and not by the ideas of men. The New ... read more »

The Last Supper

One of the most universally recognized paintings is Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. Amazingly, this masterpiece is more than 500 years old. Though artistic styles change, this artistic wonder still intrigues the mind's eye. Da Vinci's talent is undisputed, but his brilliance certainly was enhanced by the depiction of a great moment in human history - when Jesus instituted ... read more »

The Tomb Was Found Empty

Did the disciples steal the body, or was it the enemies who stole it? Maybe the women went to the wrong tomb. Or did Jesus pass out on the cross and revive in the tomb, having merely "swooned" on the cross? Did he roll the stone away from the inside and sneak off? The ramblings of skeptics have one thing ... read more »