The following articles are related to the topic of HEALING

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 »

The Haunting Question from the Cross

During the six hours in which he hung upon the cross, the Lord Jesus uttered seven sayings. Surely the most perplexing of these was his plaintive question, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46). As one might suspect, the critics appeal to this passage in an attempt to suggest that it highlights a moment of weakness ... read more »

Examining the Four Gospels

When one opens the New Testament, he is introduced to four narratives which are concerned with the activity and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth. These records are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Why are there four accounts that cover so much of the same material? Are the records harmonious or do they conflict? When Jesus was crucified, a superscription was ... read more »

Sleep: An Evidence of Divine Design

"And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" (Gen. 2:7). Presently, God said: "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a help meet [suitable] for him" ( Gen. 2:18), Subsequently, "Jehovah God caused a deep sleep ... read more »

The Theological Implications of the Trial of Jesus – Part 2

In Part 1 of this study, we demonstrated the necessity of Jesus' death, as an innocent victim, in the divine scheme of redemption. In this installment, we will consider the infractions of justice that characterized the Lord's trial. Violations of Jurisprudence Drawing upon the sources cited earlier, together with other miscellaneous data, some of the serious legal and ethical breaches ... read more »

Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword – Part 2

It is a commendable thing to want to defend the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. Such efforts, however, only serve the cause of truth when they are biblically sound and reasonably argued. As was noted in first installment of this series, however, some teachers with the very best of motives have nevertheless wielded a "broken sword" in their sincere attempts ... read more »

The Last Will and Testament of Jesus Christ

The word diatheke appears thirty-three times in the Greek New Testament. In the King James Version it is rendered by "covenant" twenty times, and by "testament" thirteen times. The word can convey a twofold sense - depending on the context in which it is found. First, it may signify a covenant, or, as we might express it more commonly, a ... read more »

The Land Where God Is Not

They meant it as a hateful insult. It turns out to be a thrilling truth. During the personal ministry of Jesus, as the leaders of the Jewish community (e.g., the Pharisees and the scribes) became increasingly perceptive as to the nature of the Lord's teaching, they concocted various malicious rumors in their attempts to negate his gracious influence. Some charged ... read more »

The Strange Case of Julian “The Apostate”

According to some historians, the influence of that Roman ruler, known as Julian "the Apostate" (A.D. 361-363), was a critical point in the history of the Christian movement. Let us pick up some background on this matter. The new religion of Jesus Christ was scarcely out of its swaddling clothes when persecution hit it hard. First, as the book of ... read more »

The Magic of Kindness

An inspired writer declared: "That which makes a man desirable is his kindness" (Prov. 19:22). A non-inspired writer, the celebrated William Shakespeare, mused: "Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love." While "kindness" may be disdained by the brutal and go unappreciated by the insensitive, it is applauded in any cultured society. The value of the "milk ... read more »