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Questions for God

A recent edition of USA Today contained an interesting survey that is worthy of some reflection. The following question was posed to adults across the nation: If you could get in contact with God directly, ask a question, and get an immediate reply-what would you ask? Here are the results: The highest percentage (34%) wants to know: "What is my ... read more »

Are the Dead Conscious?

There is an ongoing controversy in the religious community as to whether or not human beings, after death, exist in a state of consciousness. The Watchtower movement claims: "The dead are shown to be 'conscious of nothing at all' and the death state to be one of complete inactivity" (Aid to Bible Understanding 1971, 431). Unquestionably, the Bible teaches otherwise. ... read more »

Christianity and World Religions

A reflection upon the numerous religions of the world leaves many people with a profound sense of confusion. Widely divergent beliefs are held by multitudes around the globe whose sincerity can scarcely be questioned. This state of discord frequently causes people to question the validity of any religion. The conclusion is not justified. On the other hand, many, shifting to ... read more »

The Blood of Christ Across the Centuries

John the baptizer introduced Jesus Christ as "the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world" (Jn. 1:29). In the concluding book of the New Testament, the apostle John depicts the Lord as "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Rev. 13:8, KJV, ASVfn). "From the foundation of the world" means that the death of ... 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 »

BLAME IT ON RELIGION: Dawkins’ “Missile” a Dud

Richard Dawkins is advertised as a professor of "animal behavior" at Oxford University. He is one of the world's most vocal advocates of the theory of evolution. As a result of his ingestion of the dogmatic, yet unproved, assumptions of Darwin, somewhere along the way in his intellectual and emotional development, Dawkins became an atheist. In one of his books ... read more »

Life, A Precious Gift

James' epistle has been called the "gospel of practicality." It is so down-to-earth in relating the teaching of Jesus Christ to the affairs of daily life. In the fourth chapter of his letter, James (almost certainly the half-brother of Christ) addresses overconfidence in those who are spiritually short-sighted and so this-world oriented. Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow ... 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 »

Job’s Redeemer

Anyone acquainted with the Old Testament is familiar with the plight of Job, the ancient sage of Uz. This noble man, greatest of the children of the East, went from riches to rags during a devastating series of tragedies. He was unaware, of course, of the great heavenly drama in which he had become the main player. The Lord had ... read more »

Crushing the Serpent’s Head: The Meaning of Genesis 3:15

Genesis 3:15 is commonly called the "Protevangelium" - a term that essentially signifies the idea of "first gospel proclamation." In the American Standard Translation (1901), the text reads as follows: "and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: he shall bruise [crush-NIV] thy head, and thou shalt bruise [strike-NIV] his heel." ... read more »