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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 »

Have You Considered The Consequences Of Sin?

The theme of "sin" dominates the Bible. There are at least eight different terms in the Hebrew Old Testament reflecting some aspect of sin, e.g., "bad," "wickedness," "iniquity," etc. Some thirteen different words in the New Testament similarly depict various shades of sin, e.g., "evil," "unrighteousness," "transgression," etc. (cf. Pfeiffer, 2003, 1594-95). Sin has left a deadly legacy upon our ... read more »

What Is the Eternal Sin?

"What is the 'eternal sin,' mentioned in Mark 3:29? Can it be committed today?" Here is the text that is the focus of this question. "Verily I say unto you, All their sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they shall have blasphemed: but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is ... read more »

Enemies of Christ

In his epistle to the Philippians, the apostle Paul warned: "For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ" (Phil. 3:18). The term "enemy" translates the Greek word echthros. It is a form kindred to echthos, "hate," hence denotes one whose disposition is hateful, hostile, ... read more »

The Earth: A Planet Plagued with “Evil”

There are many remarkable features on this marvelous planet which God created. Warm sunshine and refreshing showers cause the Earth to produce a magnificent garden of beauty. Our world abounds with an amazing array of curious and delightful animals. The love that humans are capable of sharing in their domestic and communal lives is thrilling indeed. And the blessings that ... read more »

Testing the Spirits

The power of the public speaker is enormous. Who can forget the swelling pride of the British during their darkest hour as they were led to the battle with the words of Churchill? Or the tremendous impact of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg? Even those who are not great orators wield significant influence over their listening audience. The bumbling Marshal Applewhite ... read more »

Of Fathers and Their Sons

For some strange reason, we Californians start baseball early in the year, even before the pros. Once again, I have dedicated a good portion of my time to coaching my son's team. Last year I coached Matthew, my almost-six-year-old, in T-ball. This year, it's Nicholas' turn. For the second year in a row, Nicholas is the youngest player on his ... read more »

The Necessity and Reality of a Sinless Savior

Was he, or was he not? Was Jesus of Nazareth a perfect man, completely flawless both spiritually and morally? The importance of this question cannot be exaggerated. If he was not, the whole of humanity is hopelessly and eternally lost. Here is the problem: How would it be possible for a God, who is both absolutely holy (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation ... read more »

What Do You Know About the Holy Spirit?

A golden lamp stand with seven lights was placed in the ancient tabernacle of Jehovah. In the book of Revelation, we find the "seven lamps of fire burning before the throne of God, which are the seven Spirits of God" (Rev. 4:5)-the number seven symbolizing the perfect Spirit of God. What do you know about the Holy Spirit? The phrase ... read more »

Job’s Final Exam

The book of Job is one of the most profound pieces of writing ever to grace the world's literature. Noted novelist Victor Hugo once said that if all the world's literature were to be destroyed, and he could save one sample, it would be the book of Job. The basic theme of the document is familiar to most Bible students. ... read more »