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Do Psychics Really Have Mystic Powers?

Prior to my parents' conversion to Christianity, they visited a psychic who predicted certain things that were supposed to happen in our family. The things predicted seemingly turned out to be true! For example, the psychic predicted that my mother would have two unplanned pregnancies in the future and would resort to two abortions. This happened. The psychic said my ... read more »

Solomon’s Temple Dedication Prayer and “Repentance”

The temple that Solomon constructed in Jerusalem was a magnificent structure, and the day of its dedication was one of solemnity and reverence. Though the king of Israel was flawed in a number of particulars, his prayer of dedication on this occasion was a model of spirituality. It is particularly significant as a "lexicon" definition of sorts of what is ... read more »

Rachel’s Tears

Rachel was the wife of Jacob (grandson of Abraham) and the mother of two sons-Joseph and Benjamin. Her name is found more than forty times in the Old Testament. In giving birth to Benjamin she died, and was buried near Bethlehem (Genesis 35:19). A thousand or so years after her death, Rachel is symbolically portrayed by the prophet Jeremiah: "Thus ... read more »

Destructive Criticism and the Old Testament

Dr. Richard E. Friedman, a professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California (San Diego), has attracted considerable publicity in recent years with his radical claim that Baruch, Jeremiah's scribe (Jeremiah 36:4), authored much of the Old Testament. Friedman's book, Who Wrote the Bible?, argues-on the basis of language analysis, structure, and the style of the book ... read more »

Why Would a Loving God Send Us to Hell?

The late Bertrand Russell, a renowned British agnostic, wrote a small publication titled, Why I Am Not A Christian. One of the reasons he cited for his unbelief was that Jesus Christ taught that there is an eternal hell for the wicked. Russell could not harmonize Christ's doctrine about hell with the biblical position of a just and benevolent God; ... read more »

Mormon Doctrine: Baptism for the Dead

The fifteenth chapter of Paul's first Corinthian epistle deals with the subject of the bodily resurrection from the dead. This great treatise easily divides into four sections: - the resurrection of Jesus Christ as documented by the testimony of many eye-witnesses (vv. 1-11); - the Lord's resurrection from the dead-a divine guarantee of the future resurrection of the body (vv. ... read more »

A Study of Divine Providence

The religious world is an environment of extremism. Some allege, for example, that if God does exist, he has no contact at all with humanity. He is a disinterested, distant deity. This philosophy is known as deism. Others, by way of contrast, assert that virtually every activity of Deity is a miracle. Miracles, they allege, are occurring in abundance everyday. ... read more »

False Ideas Regarding Death

Each day of our existence we are reminded of the grim reality of death. It haunts us. We know so little about it. In fact, we know almost nothing regarding this ultimate physical experience, except for what is revealed in the Bible. But the biblical information is limited, and so false notions about death permeate society's thinking. The following discussion ... read more »

Are There Degrees of Blessedness and Punishment in Eternity?

"Will there be differing degrees of rewards in heaven and different levels of punishment in hell?" Before we address the question directly, recognizing some preliminary observations and principles would be helpful. God is good The Bible is very clear in affirming that God is a being of absolute goodness. The Psalmist declared: "Good and upright is Jehovah?" (25:8; cf. 100:5). ... read more »

The New Slavery

Slavery is an institution whereby human beings are divested of their freedom and personal rights; the slave is wholly subject to the will of another. Slavery has been practiced, in varying degrees, since the earliest of ages. In Genesis 10:8ff there is the record of Nimrod, who was "a mighty hunter."The context suggests that he was a hunter of men; ... read more »