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While He Was Yet Speaking

The book of Job is one of the greatest literary pieces of all time. It is sometimes classified as a tragedy. Though he was faithful in his service to God, the great patriarch of Uz suffered a series of devastating, rapid-fire blows-instigated by Satan, but allowed by God. A messenger brought Job the news of an initial loss, and "while ... read more »

Was Judas “Predestined” to Betray Christ?

"Was Judas Iscariot predestined to be lost? If not how are the following passages to be explained (Mt 26:25; Jn. 13:27-30; 17:11-12; Psa. 41:9; Acts 1:16)?" No, it is not the case that Judas was "predestined" to be lost. The passages listed above may be explained easily without resorting to the unscriptural, Calvinistic theory of predestination. Was Judas' Question, "Is ... read more »

A Study of the King of Tyre Prophecy in Ezekiel 28

Does the prophecy regarding the king of Tyre in Ezekiel 28:11-19 have reference to the "fall of Satan"? Is it a preview of the so-called Anti-Christ? If not, to what does it refer? In point of fact, Ezekiel's prophecy regarding the king of Tyre is not alluding to a "fall of Satan," nor to the alleged rise of a sinister ... read more »

Who Is Paul’s “Man of Sin”?

In his first letter to the Christians in Thessalonica, Paul spoke of the return of Christ and the glories associated therewith. Because some of these saints apparently misunderstood the instruction of that initial epistle, or had been influenced by false teaching, the apostle was constrained to write a second letter, attempting to correct the erroneous ideas entertained by the Thessalonians. ... read more »

Jesus: The Master Teacher

Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, conceded that Jesus of Nazareth was "a teacher" from God, as documented by the "signs" which he did (John 3:2). A wealthy young ruler approached the Lord asking, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" (Matthew 19:16). Even Jesus' enemies addressed him as "Teacher" (Matthew 22:16, 24), though ... read more »

Be Confident of Your Salvation – Studies in 1 John (Part 2)

"And this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only true God, and him who thou didst send, even Jesus Christ." (John 17:3). Knowing the Father and His Son isfundamental to Christianity.How wonderful it is that we have the living Word of God that teaches us how to know God and live according to His will. John said, ... read more »

The Growing Interest in Angels

In recent times there has been a revival of interest in angels. This interest has been accelerated by certain movies and television programs. There was the old television program, "Highway to Heaven." Later came the movie "Michael," and then the popular TV series, "Touched by an Angel." Many believe that angels are appearing all around us, virtually every day. Others ... read more »

The Fear of Death

Noted skeptic Robert Owen visited with Alexander Campbell on the latter's farm prior to their famous debate in 1829. As they walked about the estate one day, they came to the family cemetery. Owen paused and remarked: "There is one advantage I have over the Christian - I am not afraid to die." Campbell then asked: "Have you any hope ... read more »

In the Days of His Flesh

It is one of the most touching passages in the entire book of Hebrews. A portion of the verse reads like this: "Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him who was able to save him from death" (Heb. 5:7). The immediate context deals with the qualifications of ... read more »

Jesus Christ and the “I Am” Expression

When Christ declared: "Before Abraham was born, I am" (John 8:58), was he referring to the statement in Exodus 3:14, "I am that I am," and therefore identifying himself with the "Jehovah" of that context? This is the question we will explore in this article. In John, chapter eight, there is an animated exchange between the Lord and a certain ... read more »