The following articles are related to the topic of DEATH

Simply Outrageous

Have you ever heard or read a statement that made you wonder how it ever could have been conceived? For example Bill O'Reilly, Fox News guru, said on national television that "the Catholic Church invented marriage" (WorldNetDaily, 2/10/2010). How does anyone that obtuse deserve a national audience? But he is not alone. Consider a few more quotes that are "simply ... read more »

Mrs. Job — A Portrait of Defection

Job, the great patriarch of ancient Uz, stands like a beacon light amidst the "tragedy" figures of literary history. The drama of his life is fairly well known. In terms of character, he was a spiritual giant. The inspired record describes him as one who was "perfect [spiritually mature] and upright." He revered God and attempted to abstain from sinful ... read more »

The Theological Implications of the Trial of Jesus – Part 1

In the second chapter of the book of Acts, the historian Luke records a summary (cf. vs. 40) of the stirring gospel message delivered by the apostle Peter on the day of Pentecost, the birthday of the kingdom of Jesus Christ. A portion of that discourse reads as follows: You men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a ... 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 »

Crossing the Rubicon

Julius Caesar was one of the most brilliant military strategists of the ancient world. This, in concert with his political ambitions, made him one of history's most colorful characters. About 60 years before the birth of Jesus, he was appointed governor of Gaul (north of Italy). His military skills thrust him into considerable prominence, so much so that he became ... read more »

Two Questions: Who Died on the Cross? Thee or You?

"At times some of those who offer prayer at the communion table, in expressing thanks for the bread and the fruit of the vine, will frame their prayers somewhat in this way: 'Dear Father, we thank you for dying on the cross and shedding your blood for us.' This troubles me. What can be done to remedy this situation?" Sometimes ... read more »

Are the Gospel Writers Credible?

The writers of the Gospel accounts-Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John-quite definitely affirm that Jesus Christ claimed to be the Son of God, and that he performed miracles to authenticate that affirmation. Further, they allege that even though Jesus was put to death on the cross, after three days he came out of the grave, thus, forcefully demonstrating that he is ... read more »

The Curse of Covetousness

Though many modem critics deny that Solomon wrote the book of Ecclesiastes, I believe that a strong case can be made for the his authorship. In this book, the wisest king of Israel explored the various avenues that men pursue in their quest for happiness. One area of particular interest was that of material wealth. Surely many believe that if ... read more »

Will There Be Personal Recognition in Heaven?

Does individual personality survive the death of the body? Does recognition of friends and loved ones exist beyond this present life? The question is of more than passing emotional interest; it involves the very essence of the human spirit. The biblical evidence firmly supports the position of personal identity after death. Contrary to the misguided theories of philosophical and religious ... read more »

The Bapto Word-family in the Septuagint

A gracious gentleman, who appears to be a sincere Bible student, suggests there is evidence in the Septuagint (the Greek Old Testament; abbreviated LXX) that the word bapto (or kindred forms) may be used to signify the acts of sprinkling or pouring as a form of baptism. His assertion has troubled some. I have been asked to comment. By the ... read more »