The following articles are related to the topic of DANIEL

Are the Dead “Asleep”?

"Why do some teach that the "soul" is conscious after death, when the Bible plainly teaches that the dead are 'asleep'?" There are two significant words in the Greek New Testament for the English term "sleep." Each of these is used both literally and figuratively, that is, for natural sleep, and also as a symbol for death. The term katheudo ... read more »

The Biblical Concept of Sleep

Since sleep is such a significant part of the human experience, it is no surprise that biblical writers should allude to it frequently. There are a variety of ways in which this term is employed in the literature of scripture. Literal Sleep The word "sleep" is used literally of the state of the body in normal, unconscious repose. On one ... read more »

Are the Narratives of Paul’s Conversion Repetitious and Contradictory?

The Bible is replete with examples of where an event is recorded multiple times.Sometimes the repetition will be by different writers, as in the case of certain narratives in the books of Kings and Chronicles, or in the Gospel records.At other times a single writer may repeat the record of an event for the sake of a slightly different point ... read more »

The Biblical View of Death

When the writer of Psalms exclaimed: "The terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me. And horror has overwhelmed me" (Psa. 55:4-5), he expressed the sentiments of vast multitudes who have faced the prospect of death. Bildad, Job's friend, characterized death as the "king of terrors" (Job 18:14). And the writer of Hebrews spoke ... read more »

Was Jesus Really the “Messiah”?

A Jewish opponent of Christianity argues: "Christians claim that the mission of Jesus of Nazareth was to bring peace to this earth.It has been two thousand years since he was born, and yet still there is no peace.In fact, there seems to be more conflict than ever.Does this not prove that Jesus was not the person Christians claim him to ... read more »

What About the Multiple Accounts of Paul’s Conversion?

The Bible is replete with examples of where an event is recorded multiple times. Sometimes the repetition will be by different writers, as in the case of certain narratives in the books of Kings and Chronicles, or in the Gospel records. At other times a single writer may repeat the record of an event for the sake of a slightly ... read more »

Who Is the Mysterious Shiloh?

"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until Shiloh come: And unto him shall the obedience of the peoples be. Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he has washed his garments in wine, and his vesture in the blood of grapes: his eyes shall ... read more »

Have You Not Read?

The attendant handed Jesus the scroll, and the Lord read aloud from Isaiah 61:1-2: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; Because he annointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised, To proclaim ... read more »

The Temptations of Christ

After Jesus was immersed by John, he was led into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil (Matt. 4:1; Mk. 1:12; Lk. 4:1). The exact location of the temptation scene is unknown. What is significant is that the Lord was alone, fasting, tempted, and tested. Jesus' total submission to the will of God was tried from the very beginning ... read more »

Baseball, Apple Pie, and Persecution

Yes, the list of what is "American" is growing, and persecution is now in the inventory. What is persecution? "Persecution is the suffering or pressure, mental, moral, or physical, which authorities, individuals, or crowds inflict on others, especially for opinions or beliefs, with a view to their subjection by recantation, silencing, or as a last resort, execution" (G. W. Bromiley. ... read more »