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Does Matthew 18:20 Sanction Personal Assemblies?

"Could you explain Matthew 18:20. 'Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.' I have friends who frequently do not attend any church assembly on the Lord's day. When concern is expressed regarding this neglect, they respond: 'Oh, anywhere two or three are gathered, the Lord is with them.' I ... read more »

Our Universe: An Amazing Machine

The term "machine" can be employed in several ways. A wheel, a lever, and a screw are classified as simple machines because these devices transmit or change the application of energy. Other machines are complex. They consist of a number of integrated parts which function harmoniously, presumably for the accomplishment of some purpose. For example, a pair of pliers is ... read more »

The Uniqueness of the Biblical Creation Record

Dr. George A. Barton served as a professor of Semitic languages at the University of Pennsylvania. At one time he also was director of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem. He was recognized as an expert in biblical archaeology. In his massive volume, Archaeology And The Bible, first published in 1916, professor Barton makes the following statement: "[T]here ... read more »

A Message from an Angel

In the 14th chapter of the book of Revelation, the apostle John, while exiled on the island of Patmos, sees a vision of a Lamb on Mount Zion. Though the Lamb had been slain, he now is "standing" (cf. 5:6). This most certainly is a representation of the resurrection of God's slain Lamb, Jesus Christ (cf. John 1:29; 1 Peter ... read more »

Notes from Isaiah 55

In the book of Isaiah there is a thrilling prophecy of the salvation that was to be made available as a result of the promised Messiah's victory over death. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without ... read more »

Questions About the Genesis Flood

One of this planet's most significant events, rivaled only by the eventual end of the world itself, was the great Flood that is recorded in Genesis 6-8. Let us address two questions frequently posed regarding this catastrophe. "Did the Flood cover the entire earth?" It is tragic that some equivocate on this subject. Willis avers: "There is simply not sufficient ... 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 »

Critical Theory Attacks Genesis 1 and 2

It is common for liberal critics of the Bible to assert that the book of Genesis contains two accounts of the creation. Allegedly, these two records reflect different authors, different time periods, etc. It is further charged that the narratives contradict each other in several particulars. The two accounts are supposed to involve Genesis 1:1-2:3 and Genesis 2:4-25. One author ... read more »

What Does the Bible Say About the Origin, Nature, and Role of Angels?

PROFESSOR: "Do you believe in the tooth fairy? STUDENT: "No." PROFESSOR: "What about leprechauns? Do you concede the existence of these little Irish gentlemen?" STUDENT: "Of course not." PROFESSOR: "Why not?" STUDENT: "Simply because there is no factual basis for believing in these mythical characters." Then comes the question for which the student has been baited. PROFESSOR: "Do you believe ... read more »

The Regeneration – A Study of Matthew 19:28

"And Jesus said unto them, Truly I say unto you, that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Matthew 19:28). There is much controversy as to the meaning of this important passage. What ... read more »