The following articles are related to the topic of FORGIVENESS

Who or What Were the “Seraphim”?

p(question) "Who or what are the 'seraphim' mentioned in Isaiah 6:2, 6?" The English word "seraphim" is a transliteration of the Hebrew term serapim, a plural form of the root, saraph, which signifies "to burn." The root appears some 120 times in the Old Testament in various contexts in which different objects are described as burning (e.g., sacrifices, cities, etc.). ... read more »

Reasoning from the Visible to the Invisible

How does one know that God exists?We have not seen him or heard an audible word from his mouth.We cannot prove "scientifically" that he is real.We cannot weigh him, measure him, or photograph him.Is, then, our "faith" utterly without evidence? No, it is not.There are data that we can see, hear, measure, weigh, and test in a variety of ways.And ... read more »

Acts 2:38—Not So Tough

The Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry maintains a website that operates out of southern California. It is under the oversight of author and webmaster, Matthew J. Slick, BA, MDiv. Mr. Slick is also an associate "pastor" and "elder" with the Wellspring Christian Fellowship in Escondido, California. [Note: In the New Testament, the titles "pastor" and "elder" represent the same role ... read more »

Did David Sin against God Only?

"In Psalm 51, it appears that David is praying for forgiveness after having committed fornication with Bathsheba (as indicated in the superscription). How then could he have said to God, 'Against thee, thee only, have I sinned' (v. 4)?" The solution to this problem is to be found in the sense in which Israel's great king is using the language. ... read more »

Scholastic Subterfuge

Franklin Johnson was a professor at the University of Chicago. His book, The Quotations of the New Testament From The Old - Considered in the Light of General Literature, is a valuable resource in discerning the manner in which the New Testament writers employed texts from the Old Testament in the propagation and defense of the gospel. While reading this ... read more »

Dallas Professor Rebuffs Common Quibble on “Eis”

On the day of Pentecost, at the conclusion of his presentation, the apostle Peter issued the following command. "Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto ['for' KJV] the remission of your sins . . ." (Acts 2:38 ASV). The Greek preposition eis (for/unto) has long been a point of controversy between ... read more »

What Is the History of Infant Sprinkling?

"Could you tell me when infant baptism first began and why it was started?" In the first place, there is rarely any such practice as infant "baptism."The Greek verb baptizo means to immerse.Babies, whenever they are administered what is commonly called "infant baptism," are almost never immersed.Whatever else one may wish to call the practice, it is not infant "baptism." ... read more »

The Last Supper

One of the most universally recognized paintings is Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. Amazingly, this masterpiece is more than 500 years old. Though artistic styles change, this artistic wonder still intrigues the mind's eye. Da Vinci's talent is undisputed, but his brilliance certainly was enhanced by the depiction of a great moment in human history - when Jesus instituted ... read more »

Too Late for Tears

Would it ever be too late for a Christian to repent? "Yes." "For ye know," said the Hebrews writer (12:17). You know about Esau and what happened with respect to the birthright and blessing. Esau's example teaches us something about the nature of irreversible consequences, and we must apply the lesson to spiritual things - the eternal inheritance. The inspired ... read more »

God’s Plan of Salvation for His Lost Children

It is truly a tragedy that so many Christian people labor under the illusion that it is impossible for them ever to be lost. Unfortunately, though, the Calvinistic dogma of "once-saved, always-saved," has infected the brotherhood of Christ-at least practically, if not intellectually. It is a grim reality that there may be more lost people in our Sunday morning assemblies, ... read more »