The following articles are related to the topic of DANIEL

Atheism: The “Church” of Amorality

A while back, U.S. News & World Report (11/13/06, 40-41) published an article titled "The New Unbelievers." The piece discussed a new breed of atheists that are a militantly "in your face" variety. Names like Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion_) and Sam Harris (_Letters to a Christian Nation) are coming to the forefront because these men defiantly have challenged belief ... read more »

Voting: Option or Obligation?

"To vote, or not to vote? That is the question,"-if one may paraphrase a renowned English writer. This is a serious question for many people as the election season approaches. It is one of those issues, I respectfully suggest, upon which good people may disagree without dissension. A recent article by a devout Christian took the position that voting is ... read more »

The Beasts of Revelation 13

We receive many questions on our Christian Courier Web Site. From time to time we share some of these with you. Here is a one of significant interest. Please explain some things mentioned in Revelation 13. What is the "beast" that comes up out of the "sea" (v. 1)? And what is the beast that arises from the "earth" (v. ... read more »

Was Melchizedek the Preincarnate Christ?

"Was Melchizedek the preincarnate Christ?" No, Melchizedek was not the same person as Jesus, contrary to a rather popular notion that stems from a misunderstanding of certain passages in Hebrews 7. Melchizedek is first mentioned in Genesis 14. Abram (later called Abraham), returning from the rescue of his nephew (Lot), encountered this ancient dignitary who was king of Salem (early ... read more »

Babylon: A Test Case in Prophecy—Part 1

It was the most remarkable community of its day-a San Francisco, New York, or London of the antique world. Herodotus (484-425 B.C.), known as the father of ancient history, once visited the great metropolis. He said that "in magnificence there is no other city that approaches to it" (The Histories I.178). It was Babylon! Babylon's roots reached back almost to ... read more »

The Doctrine of Eternal Punishment

The fact that human beings were made in the very image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27) should suggest, to those who contemplate issues seriously, that we are more than mere temporal creatures passing through time toward oblivion. The concept of an eternal future, which involves punishment for those who choose not to serve God, is one that strikes a ... read more »

The Regeneration – A Study of Matthew 19:28

"And Jesus said unto them, Truly I say unto you, that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Matthew 19:28). There is much controversy as to the meaning of this important passage. What ... read more »

A Study of the King of Tyre Prophecy in Ezekiel 28

Does the prophecy regarding the king of Tyre in Ezekiel 28:11-19 have reference to the "fall of Satan"? Is it a preview of the so-called Anti-Christ? If not, to what does it refer? In point of fact, Ezekiel's prophecy regarding the king of Tyre is not alluding to a "fall of Satan," nor to the alleged rise of a sinister ... read more »

Have You Considered The Consequences Of Sin?

The theme of "sin" dominates the Bible. There are at least eight different terms in the Hebrew Old Testament reflecting some aspect of sin, e.g., "bad," "wickedness," "iniquity," etc. Some thirteen different words in the New Testament similarly depict various shades of sin, e.g., "evil," "unrighteousness," "transgression," etc. (cf. Pfeiffer, 2003, 1594-95). Sin has left a deadly legacy upon our ... read more »

Zopyrus the Persian: A Study in Commitment

The story depicts one of the most heroic and dedicated acts of ancient history. But before you are prepared to hear it, some background information must be given. Babylon was the glory of the civilized world in the early sixth century B.C. But she was grossly wicked (cf. Isaiah 13-14; Jeremiah 50-51), and Jehovah determined that the "golden city" (Isaiah ... read more »