The following articles are related to the topic of GRIEF

Hand me a pill; my syndrome is bugging me!

I can easily remember the days when I had never heard of a manic-depressive (now commonly known as bipolar). My extended family (grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and close cousins) was numerous. But none of these, to my knowledge, was ever on "nerve medication." They arose early, worked hard, provided for their families, and recreated according to the outlets of ... read more »

Do Human Beings Have an Immortal Soul?

A reader has alleged that the expression "immortal soul" is not consistent with biblical teaching. He contends that this concept is more akin to the pagan philosophy of Plato than to the Scriptures. The gentleman says that 1 Timothy 6:16 affirms that "only God" possesses "immortality," thus we, as humans, are not immortal. Further, he has suggested that since 1 ... read more »

Immanuel — God Is With Us

Names are of great importance in the Bible. Some names have historical significance. "Adam," for example, may derive from the Hebrew adama, "the red soil"-thus suggesting something of his physical origin (Gen. 2:7). And "Eve" ("living," "life") was so designated because "she was the mother of all living" humans (Gen. 3:20). Sometimes names were symbolically descriptive of character. During his ... 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 »

Paul’s Two-Year Roman Imprisonment

It was an amazing series of events that brought Paul to Rome, the great capital city of the empire. One archaeological source suggests that the population of the imperial city in the first century was in excess of four million people, about three times the size of a large, modern city (Unger 1962, 316). When Paul wrote to the saints ... read more »

The Intercession of the Spirit

Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmity: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he who searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God ... read more »

Mrs. Job — A Portrait of Defection

Job, the great patriarch of ancient Uz, stands like a beacon light amidst the "tragedy" figures of literary history. The drama of his life is fairly well known. In terms of character, he was a spiritual giant. The inspired record describes him as one who was "perfect [spiritually mature] and upright." He revered God and attempted to abstain from sinful ... read more »

Does the Bible Contain Contradictions?

"I cannot have confidence in the Bible, for it is a book filled with contradictions." I could not estimate how many times I have heard this charge against the Holy Scriptures over the past several decades. One thing, however, has been consistent about the allegation - the critic rarely can name even one alleged contradiction that the Bible is supposed ... read more »

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem

There is an incident in the concluding days of Christ's earthly ministry that is likely to be passed over with but little attention if the Bible reader is not careful. And yet, it is brimming with treasure, ready to be mined if the student is diligent enough to appreciate the task. The significance of the event is underscored by the ... read more »

A Reflection Upon Three Crosses

Crucifixion was probably the most horrible form of capital punishment ever devised by man. The ancient Persians practiced it (ca. 522 B.C.); for example, when Darius, a Persian ruler, conquered Babylon (the second conquest), he had three thousand leading citizens crucified (Herodotus, The Histories 3.159). Later crucifixion became a mode of Greek execution. Following the destruction of Tyre, Alexander the ... read more »