The following articles are related to the topic of HEAVEN ON EARTH

Is the Bible Historically Accurate?

"Critics have claimed that the Bible contains all kinds of factual errors. Is the Bible trustworthy when it speaks of historical matters?" The Bible contains two kinds of information. Some of it can be checked; some of it cannot. For example, it is not possible to "check" scientifically the accuracy of Genesis 1:1 - "In the beginning God created the ... read more »

Radical Criticism and “Christian” Education

"Higher criticism" purports to be the "science" of exploring the backgrounds of the biblical books so as to discover the"actual" truth regarding the composition of these documents - in contrast to the alleged "superficial and traditional" views that prevailed over the prolonged centuries of a by-gone era. For example, to the modern "critic," who fancies himself a citizen of that ... read more »

Haggai 2:7 — The Desire of the Nations

One of the more controversial passages in the book of Haggai is 2:6,7. The King James Version reads: "For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations ... read more »

Parents, Obey Your Father

Children are the most vulnerable creatures on earth. In the Encyclopedia of Biblical and Christian Ethics, the following astute observation is found: "The human infant is by far the most helpless of all young mammalian life and consequently requires an inordinate amount of care if it is to be nurtured successfully" (Harrison 1992, 302). Sadly, many are not nurtured successfully. ... read more »

Does the Bible Sanction Rahab’s Lying?

Many are confused regarding the story of Rahab who, although she lied when she hid Israel's spies, was described as being "justified" (James 2:25; cf. Hebrews 11:31). How does one harmonize this with biblical ethics? The narrative regarding the Canaanite, whose name was Rahab, in no way sanctions lying. There are several factors that must be taken into account in ... read more »

Psalm 139 — A Magnificent Portrait of God

We love to go places and see things. We are amazed by awesome displays in nature. We view Yosemite Valley, the Grand Canyon, the Pacific Ocean, and the Giant Sequoia Redwoods with wonder. But who made them? As Paul suggested to the Athenians (Acts 17:24ff), let us contemplate the God who made heaven and earth. This is the theme of ... 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 »

Job, Behemoth, and Dinosaurs

The topic of dinosaurs fascinates virtually everyone.Children especially are captivated by the dinosaur theme as they behold artists' perceptions of these magnificent creatures that roamed the earth centuries ago, as such are portrayed in books, on television, and in the movies. Inasmuch as God created every major kind of biological organism that inhabited the primitive earth, surely this subject is ... read more »

A Study of Biblical Types

One of the most fascinating areas of Bible study is that of typology-the study of Scripture "types." Few Christians have made any sort of in-depth investigation of biblical types. As a matter of fact, this field of study has fallen into disrepute in recent years and this can probably be accounted for on two bases: First, the extravagant speculations of ... read more »

Questions for God

A recent edition of USA Today contained an interesting survey that is worthy of some reflection. The following question was posed to adults across the nation: If you could get in contact with God directly, ask a question, and get an immediate reply-what would you ask? Here are the results: The highest percentage (34%) wants to know: "What is my ... read more »