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Gog and Magog — What Is the Meaning of Revelation 20:8?

"Who are 'Gog and Magog,' that surround and threaten the 'saints,' as mentioned in Revelation 20:7-8?" Here is the full text that elicits consideration. "And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to ... read more »

Genesis 1:1-2 – The Gap Theory

One of the theories which attempts to harmonize the Bible with evolutionary chronology (i.e., the concept that the earth is billions of years old) is known as the Gap Theory. This view, which is barely more than 150 years old, argues that there exists a gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, during which there lived successive generations of plants, animals, ... read more »

Song of Solomon 1:1 – Solomon’s Song

The historical background of the Song of Solomon is one of the most difficult to establish of the various documents of the Old Testament. This 117-verse "love poem" is a matter of great controversy among biblical scholars. Is it allegory? No. Does it involve typology (a picture of Christ and His church)? Perhaps, but this is vague unless one assumes ... read more »

Are All People Children of God?

"Why are there some people who think they are the 'children of God,' but that others are not. Isn't it a fact that all human beings are children of God?" This is a concern that many express. Is there a legitimate biblical response? In the first place, it is not man's prerogative to arbitrarily determine who is or is not ... read more »

Be Still and Know That I Am God — Revisited

"If you were running for your life, would it matter?" That was General Odum's motto; he learned to put everyday problems into perspective, weighing them against his World War II experiences. Captured by Rommel's infamous Afrika Korps, Odum later escaped when the German plane transporting him and other prisoners of war was shot down by Allied Forces over France. After ... read more »

Christianity Today Editor Just Doesn’t Understand

Rob Moll is the associate editor of ChristianityToday.com, the weekly newsletter of Christianity Today International, likely the most popular journal in the "evangelical" circles of "Christendom." In the August 14 edition, Mr. Moll wrote: I find Jesus a difficult person to understand. He calls his boldest disciple Satan. He furiously cleanses the temple. He tells ambiguous parables that confuse even ... read more »

Jude 1 – The Possibility of Apostasy

While yet within the bliss of Eden, Adam was warned of God that he should not eat of the produce of "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" - lest he die. In a later conversation with the tempting serpent, Eve repeated this prohibition. Satan disputed the Lord's utterance, alleging that these first human beings would "not die" ... read more »

How to Go to Heaven — Sincere, but Wrong

Two ladies walked up the driveway. They handed me a small, tri-folded brochure that contained the service times of their church group. It advertised the religious group as being "independent of any denomination, Bible-based in every part of ministry, soul-winning and missions minded, and distinctively Christian." The tract claimed that the religious body is "an old fashioned, independent, Baptist Church ... read more »

The Beasts of Revelation 13

We receive many questions on our Christian Courier Web Site. From time to time we share some of these with you. Here is a one of significant interest. Please explain some things mentioned in Revelation 13. What is the "beast" that comes up out of the "sea" (v. 1)? And what is the beast that arises from the "earth" (v. ... read more »

The Emotions of Jesus

In addition to possessing a divine nature, Jesus Christ was also flesh and blood (John 1:14), a human being. He thus shared with us the full range of human emotions. He could be happy or sad. What circumstances of life made our Lord weep? What made him joyful? A study of this theme is both thrilling and rewarding. The Tears ... read more »