The following articles are related to the topic of EVIL

An Amazing Prophecy in the Book of Daniel

Infidelity does not admit to the reality of Bible prophecy. Since prophecy is one of the strongest evidences for the inspiration of the Scriptures, it is no surprise that it should be repudiated by those who have a biased interest in discrediting the word of God. There is a fascinating account of prophecy in the Old Testament that is worthy ... read more »

The Ethics of Human Cloning

"Cloning" has been a volatile topic in the news of late. In England, for example, the House of Lords recently voted 212 to 92 in favor of promoting experiments which will attempt to clone human beings - even though a conglomerate of religious leaders (Roman Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, and Sikhs) petitioned the politicians to pause and study the ethical ... read more »

Paul’s Prayer for the Weak

Perhaps the most poignant of all of Paul's letters was the final one, 2 Timothy - written from his last Roman imprisonment, and not long before his death (cf. 4:6). This document contains the concluding written words of Paul. They are words of instruction and admonition for his young friend, Timothy - his "true child in faith" (1 Timothy 1:2). ... read more »

The Two “Beasts” of Revelation 13

What do the two "beasts" depicted in Revelation 13 represent? The first comes up out of the sea (v. 1). The second rises from the earth (v. 11). And what is the meaning of not being able to "buy or sell" without the "mark" of the beast (vv. 16-17)? In his commentary, The Book of Revelation, Robert Mounce contends that ... read more »

Job’s Redeemer

Anyone acquainted with the Old Testament is familiar with the plight of Job, the ancient sage of Uz. This noble man, greatest of the children of the East, went from riches to rags during a devastating series of tragedies. He was unaware, of course, of the great heavenly drama in which he had become the main player. The Lord had ... 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 »

Lamentations 1:1 – Jerusalem’s Funeral

In the Hebrew Old Testament, the book of Lamentations is known as ekah, meaning "How" or "Alas," taken from this first verse. The Greek version (LXX) calls it Threnoi Ieremiou, lamentations of Jeremiah. The word threnoi is the plural form of a Greek term meaning "to cry aloud," which is indicative of the anguished nature of the document. In order ... read more »

Walking Through the Book of Ephesians

The Greek verb peripateo, rendered "walk" in the English Bible, is found 96 times in the New Testament. Eight of these are in Ephesians. The word is composed of two roots, peri (around), and pateo (walk). Literally, to "walk around." Figuratively, it denotes the sphere of one's existence-his manner of life. It can be used negatively (for evil), or positively ... read more »

Can I Be Happy in Heaven with Loved Ones in Hell?

"If I am a Christian, and my parents or other loved ones are not, and they die lost, how can I be happy in heaven, knowing that my family members are suffering in hell?" This is a question that has challenged the mind of every reflective child of God. There is no specific treatment of the issue in the Scriptures, ... read more »

Fellow Workers for the Truth

How were some "fellow workers" (3 Jn. 8) received who had a commendation from the apostle John? While the "beloved apostle" commended Gaius, who "received" the church workers, others were censured for snubbing their noses, and treating the endorsed Christians like itinerate church cons. The apostle had occasion to write about this "evil" (3 Jn. 11), having previously written to ... read more »