The following articles are related to the topic of FLOOD, THE

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 »

8 Mistaken Ideas About Baptism

Some subjects in the Bible are more difficult to comprehend than others. Even Peter declared that Paul had written upon themes that are hard to understand (2 Pet. 3:16). It should be obvious, however, that things pertaining to the plan of redemption should be the easiest of all subjects to grasp. The topic of water baptism is mentioned dozens of ... read more »

Preaching to the Spirits in Prison

Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison, that aforetime were disobedient, when the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while ... read more »

Genesis 6:1 – The Nephilim

The context of Genesis 6:1ff speaks of the "sons of God" who took wives of the "daughters of men." Subsequently, the record reveals that in those days "the Nephilim were in the earth." From these phrases, it has been assumed by some Bible students that certain fallen angels ("sons of God") mated with women of the earth ("daughters of men"), ... read more »

Hebrews 11—What Is Faith?

The eleventh chapter of Hebrews has often been called the biblical "Hall of Faith." Certainly it does present an informative discussion of what constitutes genuine belief. Note the following points. Faith Is Rational By faith we "understand" that the universe is not self-existent; rather, it was designed by the Creator (Heb. 11:3). The notion that one cannot be intelligent without ... read more »

Destructive Criticism and the Old Testament

Dr. Richard E. Friedman, a professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California (San Diego), has attracted considerable publicity in recent years with his radical claim that Baruch, Jeremiah's scribe (Jeremiah 36:4), authored much of the Old Testament. Friedman's book, Who Wrote the Bible?, argues-on the basis of language analysis, structure, and the style of the book ... read more »

The Woolly Mammoth and the Ice Age

Frozen mammoth discovered in Siberia! So stated newspaper headlines in October of 1999. The body of a woolly mammoth - the entire carcass intact - had been discovered in northern Siberia. The creature subsequently was retrieved from the ice and flown to Khatanga where scientists will do research on the remains. Geneticists will attempt to extract cells from the body ... read more »

Modern Psychology and the Bible

For the past several decades, "psychology" has been a popular theme in American society. Countless students become "psychology majors" as they matriculate through school. The Yellow Pages of the phone book are filled with listings for psychologists and psychiatrists. For many, it is the "in" thing to have a therapist. Exactly what is "psychology," and how does this area of ... read more »

How Long Was Jesus in the Tomb?

"Christ predicted that he would be raised from the dead 'the third day' (Mt. 16:21). However, he also declared that he would rise 'after three days' (Mk. 8:31). To complicate the seeming difficulty, Jesus further stated that he would be in the grave 'three days and three nights' (Mt. 12:40). These references, which some see as disharmonious, puzzle sincere Bible ... read more »

Is the Bible True?

The October 25th edition (1999) of U. S. News & World Report carried a sensational cover story titled "Is The Bible True?" The sub-caption declared: "New discoveries offer surprising support for key moments in the Scriptures." The article was actually an excerpt from author Jeffrey Sheler's new book, Is The Bible True? Sheler is a senior writer for U. S. ... read more »