The following articles are related to the topic of HEALING

A Study of Samson: Faith and Folly

The eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews has often been called the biblical "Hall of Fame," or "Hall of Faith." The stories of those Old Testament heroes that adorn this section of scripture have thrilled our hearts since we were children. When one sees names such as Abraham, Joseph, and Moses, he does not wonder at their appearance. On ... read more »

The Christian and Depression

All of us become discouraged occasionally. That is simply a part of being human. One should not feel that discouragement is intrinsically sinful for it is not. That is evidenced by the fact that even our Lord sometimes became discouraged. Even Jesus Was Discouraged The prophet Isaiah represents the coming Messiah as saying, "I have labored in vain, I have ... read more »

The Drawing Power of God

Jesus had fed a great multitude (likely significantly more than ten thousand souls - cf. John 6:10b) with only five small barley cakes and two fish, on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee. The crowd was awed tremendously by this "sign," perceiving the Lord to be "the prophet" they had long anticipated (cf. Deuteronomy 18:15-17). They wanted to ... read more »

Demons: Ancient Superstition or Historical Reality?

As one begins a perusal of the New Testament, he encounters an unusual phenomenon known as demon possession. The first Gospel writer recorded these words: And the report of him [Jesus] went forth into all Galilee: and they brought unto him all that were sick, holden with divers diseases and torments, possessed with demons, and epileptic, and palsied; and he ... read more »

The Bible and Self-Esteem

No person is one-dimensional. Actually, there are three views of every individual: the view that God has of us, the opinions that others hold concerning us, and the perception we have of ourselves. Each of these is quite important. God's Image ... of Us First, let us consider the divine vantage point. This is the assessment that is accurate in ... read more »

Flesh and Blood Did Not Reveal It

About six months before his death, in the northern region of Palestine near Caesarea-Philippi, Christ asked his disciples a probing question. "Who do men say that the Son of man is?" Various answers were given-Elijah, Jeremiah, John the Baptizer, or simply "one of the prophets." The Lord then inquired: "Who do you say that I am?" Peter responded: "You are ... read more »

Herodotus and the Bible

Herodotus was a Greek historian of the fifth century B.C. It is believed that he lived approximately 484-425 B.C. For a number of years he traveled throughout the Persian empire, Egypt, and Scythia observing the culture of these ancient peoples. In his later life, Herodotus lived in Athens, finally settling in Italy where he spent the remainder of his days ... read more »

The Jesus Seminar – Part 1

Recently (June 26, 2000), ABC News presented a special two-hour television program titled, In Search of Jesus, with popular broadcaster Peter Jennings as host. While the program touted itself as an objective investigation into the nature of the Jesus of history, it was really little more than a propaganda piece for the radical assertions of the self-proclaimed Jesus Seminar. In ... read more »

Reflections on the Goodness of God

The incident is found in all of the synoptic accounts (Mt. 19:16-22; Mk. 10:17-22; Lk. 18:18-23). A young, wealthy ruler was acquainted with the ministry of Christ. On a certain occasion, therefore, this official ran to Jesus, knelt before him, and asked: "Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" In his response, the Lord asked: ... read more »

THE GOLDEN TEXT: A Study of John 3:16

The Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16, is one of the all-time beloved and well-known verses in the entire Bible. It is frequently called the "golden text" of Scripture. One might be shocked to learn, therefore, that this great passage is one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented texts of the Word of God. Many sincere people, who dearly ... read more »