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

Was There Forgiveness Under the Mosaic Regime?

"How could there be forgiveness of sins before Christ died (for example, in the Old Testament period), if forgiveness was predicated upon Jesus' death?" Let us consider two different ways to answer this challenging question. Answer #1: Forgiveness Was Available Before the Death of Christ Do the scriptures assert that, in some sense, forgiveness was obtainable before the death of ... read more »

All Good People Go to Heaven — No Matter What?

My interest was piqued when one of the Pennsylvania coal miners related a conversation between himself and another trapped miner during an emotional interview that aired last Tuesday night with Stone Phillips of Dateline NBC. This young miner said that he asked an older veteran during the ordeal, "Will I go to heaven. . . cause I know the Bible ... read more »

God’s Great Plan Consummated

Can man know that God exists? Is humanity the result of divine creation, or merely the consequence of impersonal evolutionary forces? If man is a creature of God, fashioned in the divine image (Genesis 1:26), has the Maker communicated with His creature? If so, for what purpose? Is the Bible a revelation from God? Can it be trusted? And what ... read more »

Don’t Judge Me!

One of the most frequent rebukes that we receive from irate readers is this: "Oh, you are judging!" If there is one passage in the Bible with which the critics are familiar, surely it is this one: "Judge not, that you be not judged" (Mt. 7:1). They have no clue as to what the text means, but they know that ... read more »

Abel Still Speaks, But Are We Listening?

Though he was murdered at the hand of an envious brother, and even though there is not a recorded word from his lips in the Old Testament narrative, nonetheless, over more than six millennia Abel has "spoken," and continues yet today. The following words are recorded in the book of Hebrews. "By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent ... read more »

Have You Not Read?

The attendant handed Jesus the scroll, and the Lord read aloud from Isaiah 61:1-2: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; Because he annointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised, To proclaim ... read more »

The Preacher and His Audience

The Preacher The word "preacher" is from the original term kerux, signifying a "herald." The herald was an important person in Greek society. One of his most vital functions was to preserve the integrity of the message he was delivering. Some find it odd that the New Testament writers employed this word only three times - twice of Paul, and ... 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 »

Why Do Natural Disasters Happen?

On December 26, 2004, a violent earthquake in the Indian Ocean off of the western coast of northern Sumatra (of the magnitude of 9 on a scale of 12), initiated several tsunamis (tidal waves) that have taken more than 200,000 lives. It was the deadliest natural disaster in the past quarter of a century. But as horrible as it was, ... read more »

What Do You Know About Demons?

The study of "demons" is a fascinating yet challenging topic in biblical literature. There is much to be learned from a survey of this theme. Admittedly, however, there is some mystery as well. It is not that the sacred text cannot be understood; that is plain enough. The puzzlement lies in the fact that we are not witnesses to the ... read more »