The following articles are related to the topic of DANIEL

Elisha and the Lads of Bethel

In the book of 2 Kings, there is an intriguing narrative that has generated considerable controversy. Concerning the prophet Elisha, the text reads as follows: And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, ... read more »

God’s Providential Use of Nations

As informed Bible students have observed so many times in the past, the providential activity of God is beyond human analysis. I sometimes refer to it as a provable-nonprovable proposition. This is what I mean: the Lord's providential operations are certain; for, in principle, Bible examples demonstrating such are very clear. The experiences of Joseph are sufficient within themselves to ... read more »

S. D. Gordon’s “Dispensationalism”

S. D. Gordon (1859-1936) was a popular writer and speaker in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Born in Philadelphia, at the age of twenty-five Gordon became affiliated with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), with which he served at various secretarial levels for more than ten years. During this period he developed some public speaking skill and became ... read more »

The Wolf and the Lamb

Seven centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ, the prophet Isaiah peered into the future and depicted the glorious nature of the Messianic era for those who seek refuge in Christ. In vivid symbolism, he wrote: And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion ... read more »

1 Thessalonians 4 – Hope in Christ

The Christians in the city of Thessalonica were apparently disturbed about several uncertainties which they entertained concerning their loved ones who had died in the Lord. Hence, Paul gave them brief instruction regarding this matter and concluded by suggesting: "Wherefore comfort one another with these words" (1 Thessalonians 4:18). Words, especially those of the Holy Scriptures, do have the power ... read more »

Haggai 2:7 — The Desire of the Nations

One of the more controversial passages in the book of Haggai is 2:6,7. The King James Version reads: "For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations ... read more »

Is the Mormon Church the Restored Church?

The Mormon doctrine concerning the church is a maze of confusion and contradiction. According to Mormon teaching: "When Jesus Christ lived in mortality he established a Church" (Petersen 1974, 1). It is contended, however: [W]ith the passing of the so-called apostolic age the Church gradually drifted into a condition of apostasy, whereby succession in the priesthood was broken; and that ... read more »

Was the Gospel Preached throughout the “Whole World” in the First Century?

"What is the meaning of Paul's statement in his letter to the Colossians, when he suggested that the gospel already had been 'preached in all creation under heaven' (Colossians 1:23)?How could this possibly have been an accurate statement?" As we begin to consider this text, let us also observe that there are other passages of similar import that may be ... read more »

The Latest Hagee Heresy: “In Defense of Israel”

John Hagee, the Pentecostal "pastor" of the 18,000-member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, has just issued a book titled, In Defense of Israel. Doubtless it will turn out to be the most sensational volume produced by the controversial preacher whose pro-state-of-Israel political agenda is fairly well known. A video promotion of the radical book, via the internet, has Hagee ... read more »

A Study of Matthew 24

In this era of change, from one millennium to another, there may be no context that has become the focus of more controversy than the twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew's Gospel record. This marvelous depository of prophetic literature has been victimized by considerable theological speculation. Several theories, spawned by a misunderstanding of this chapter, have generated confusion in the religious community. ... read more »