The following articles are related to the topic of DEATH

10 Great Lessons from the Book of Jonah

The prophet Jonah lived in the Galilean city of Gath-hepher (about four miles north of Nazareth) during the reign of Jeroboam II (793-753 B.C.), king of Israel (cf. 2 Kings 14:25). Jeroboam II was northern Israel's most powerful king, and during his administration the borders of the nation were expanded to their greatest extent since the time of David and ... read more »

What Is Worldliness?

The English noun, "world," derives from the Greek term, kosmos (186 times in the New Testament). In classical Greek the word suggested the idea of "order" or that which has been "arranged." This hints of an Orderer, or one who has arranged the harmonious elements of the universe-though this concept entertained by the Greeks was obscure. Balbus, a Stoic writer, ... read more »

The Origin of Christianity

In logic there is a maxim known as "the law of the excluded middle." It asserts that a thing either is, or it is not. There is no "middle" ground. A line either is straight, or it is not straight. It cannot be partly straight and partly crooked. In such a case, the "partly crooked" portion would indicate that it ... read more »

Timothy McVeigh and Capital Punishment

Six days before Timothy McVeigh's scheduled execution (June 11, 2001), several thousand pages of federal documents were "discovered," to which his attorneys had not been provided access. During a presidential press conference on May 11, a reporter asked, "What if these documents were found six days after the execution?" What does this question imply? It implies the possibility that an ... read more »

What Must Be Done?

"And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he spake the saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. But he turning about, and seeing his disciples, ... read more »

The Righteousness of God Revealed

The book of Romans is magnificent in that it reveals so many aspects of the "righteousness of God" (1:16-17). In this discussion, four of these will be considered. The Wrath of God While the concept of the love of God should never be minimized, it is also true that there is another element to the nature of our Creator: he ... read more »

Must Terminally Ill Christians Artificially Prolong Life?

"Is a terininally ill Christian morally obligated to prolong his life artificially (by means of drugs or machinery)?" Life-and-death issues are some of the most difficult decisions that one may ever have to make, and this is a question many are confronting. Since the Bible does not provide specific answers to many questions of this nature, scriptural principles must be ... read more »

Matthew Henry: Commentator for the Common Person

I have long been interested in the biographical details of some of the great commentators of the past. How was their fascination with the Scriptures developed? What were their study habits? What were their approaches to Bible study-critical, textual, devotional, etc.? These are intriguing areas of exploration. In this brief article, I will share some stimulating information regarding the life ... read more »

Was Jesus the “Suffering Servant” of Isaiah 53?

"I have been discussing the Bible with a Jewish gentleman. I have tried to show him that the prophecies of Isaiah 53 were fulfilled by Jesus. He claims, however, that since the term 'death' (vs. 9) is a plural term, this excludes an individual person (Christ) from the focus of the passage. How would one respond to this?" It is ... read more »

Terminal Illness – Living Wills

The recent case in Florida involving Terri Schiavo has again thrown our nation into an ethical fire-storm of controversy regarding certain life-and-death issues. For some fifteen years Terri had been in what some called a "persistent vegetative state." She was able to breathe on her own, and evidenced some awareness, but she was unable to feed herself or communicate with ... read more »