The following articles are related to the topic of JESUS, JEHOVAH

A Study of Divine Providence

The religious world is an environment of extremism. Some allege, for example, that if God does exist, he has no contact at all with humanity. He is a disinterested, distant deity. This philosophy is known as deism. Others, by way of contrast, assert that virtually every activity of Deity is a miracle. Miracles, they allege, are occurring in abundance everyday. ... read more »

Developing Christian Confidence

Some people treasure things. Others value ideas or concepts. The former are temporal; the latter are forever. A very precious quality, rarely addressed, is that of confidence. The English word embodies the ideas of reliance on, or trust in, another. A different aspect is that of self-assurance or boldness. In the sacred scriptures several words stand behind the English counterparts. ... read more »

Genesis 15:18 – Will Israel Once Again Possess the Promised Land?

In Genesis 15, Jehovah made a promise to Abraham. He declared that the patriarch's seed would someday possess the territory between "the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates" (v. 18). Has the promise been fulfilled? Premillennialists contend that it has not. Of this passage, Allan Ross, of the Dallas Theological Seminary, writes: "Israel has never possessed ... read more »

Lessons from the Ark of the Covenant

When the children of Israel were delivered from Egyptian servitude, they came into the wilderness of Sinai. There Jehovah gave them a temporary house of worship-the tabernacle (tent). The tabernacle consisted of two rooms: first, the holy place, in which the priests ministered daily; then, the most holy place, into which the high priest went annually on the day of ... read more »

Lessons from Lamentations

One of the little-known portions of the Bible is the book of Lamentations. Although frequently neglected by some students, this narrative truly contains some rich deposits of truth which will abundantly reward those who examine its contents. In the Hebrew Old Testament the book is entitled ekah, meaning "how" or "alas," taken from the first verse. The Septuagint calls it ... read more »

Does God Change?

A reader comments on our article: Demons: Ancient Superstition or Historical Reality? . "The overall article was good, but to say that God does not work miraculously is a little too far. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. When did He stop working miracles?" Yes, it is true that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The ... read more »

10 Great Lessons from the Book of Jonah

The prophet Jonah lived in the Galilean city of Gath-hepher (about four miles north of Nazareth) during the reign of Jeroboam II (793-753 B.C.), king of Israel (cf. 2 Kings 14:25). Jeroboam II was northern Israel's most powerful king, and during his administration the borders of the nation were expanded to their greatest extent since the time of David and ... read more »

The Mormons Seek a Face Lift

Our Mormon friends are opting for a "face lift." They are attempting to phase out the designation "Mormon Church" (which has a cultic connotation in the minds of many), and so popularize themselves with a more "Christian-like" designation. In a recent issue of U.S. News & World Report (March 19, 2001), there appeared an article titled, "Don't call it 'Mormon'" ... read more »

Are the Scriptures “Verbally” Inspired of God?

"A Bible class teacher recently made the statement that the Scriptures possess 'plenary' inspiration, but that it may not be claimed that the sacred volume is 'verbally' inspired of God. Can you clarify the difference in these terms?" We must respectfully (though firmly) disagree with the teacher cited. "Plenary" inspiration and "verbal" inspiration cannot be separated. The term "plenary" simply ... read more »

Does God Limit His Own Foreknowledge?

Does God foreknow everything? Are there things that God chooses not to know? One of the most difficult tasks for the Bible student is any attempt to discuss, with great precision, the attributes of God. The divine qualities are so infinite, and our minds so finite, that we scarcely can fathom the Creator's marvelous features. In attempting to accommodate our ... read more »