The following articles are related to the topic of INSPIRATION

Luke 1:35 – Gabriel vs. Mohammed

Elsewhere on our web site, we have discussed some of the peculiarities of Islam (see "Related Articles"). Briefly, we continue these thoughts here. One of the glaring contrasts between Islam and Christianity is their respective views of Christ.Advocates of Mohammed's system vehemently deny that God could have a Son.The Qur'an states: "He is God, The One and Only; God, the ... read more »

The Meanings of “Righteous”

The Greek adjective dikaios, usually rendered "righteous" or "just," occurs about eighty times in the New Testament.It is not easy to assign it a solitary meaning, because the term is used in a variety of ways, depending upon the context. Let us illustrate at least three senses in which the inspired writers employed this word. (1) The term is used ... read more »

Did Matthew Err Regarding “Judea”?

"How is Matthew 19:1 to be explained? 'And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan' (Mt. 19:1). Judea is not 'beyond the Jordan' from Galilee. Did Matthew make a geographical mistake?" One must always bear in mind that the natural presumption on behalf ... read more »

John 3:8 – The Spirit Breathes

In His conversation with Nicodemas regarding the new birth, Jesus declared: "The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the voice thereof, but know not whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one who is born of the Spirit" (Jn 3:8 ASV). This passage is frequently appealed to by denominationalists in an effort to prove that ... read more »

2 Thessalonians 1:9 – Everlasting Destruction

In his book, The Fire That Consumes (1982), Edward Fudge argues that the final destiny of the wicked will be annihilation. He believes that hell is "total, everlasting extinction." One of the New Testament passages which he cites in an attempt to prove this materialistic theory is 2 Thessalonians 1:9. "and to you that are afflicted rest with us, at ... read more »

Romans 8:21 — Creation Delivered

One of the most perplexing contexts in the book of Romans is found in chapter 8. In this section Paul suggests that the "whole creation" anticipates a deliverance from the bondage of corruption (vv. 21, 22). The key question is this: in what sense will the "creation" be delivered from corruption? Is the language literal or figurative? Those of the ... read more »

Ephesians 5:19 — Making Melody

The inspired apostle admonishes the saints: "And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit; speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody [psalontes] with your heart to the Lord" (Ephesians 5:18,19). Psalontes is from the Greek psallo. Advocates of the use of instrumental music in Christian ... read more »

What Is the Meaning of Proverbs 14:4?

"What is the meaning of Proverbs 14:4? It seems to be out of place in the Bible." Before we address the text of Proverbs 14:4, we need consider this important point. Contrary to the opinions of many, the Bible was intended to instruct us in all areas of life. We do not find the concept of compartmentalizing one's life into ... read more »

A Study of Messianic Psalms

Shortly before his ascension, Christ reminded the disciples concerning some of the things he had taught them. He brought to their attention the truth that "all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me" (Lk. 24:44). From Genesis to Malachi, one can see the progressive message of ... read more »

New Book: Seven Things A Loving God Hates

An old proverb quips, "bad people need to be good, and good people need to be nice." At times, a mountain of truth can be packed into a cup of words. That is the case with "proverbs." They are small packages of wisdom; pearls of compressed truth. The book of Proverbs is a library of such gems. In one segment ... read more »