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

Hard Sayings in the Bible

One of the Savior's notable miracles was the feeding of a large crowd (more than five thousand people) by the miraculous multiplication of only five small loaves and two tiny fish (cf. John 6:1-14). On the following day, after Jesus had adjourned to the western side of the Sea of Galilee, the masses pursued him, seeking additional food to satisfy ... read more »

Let Me Die the Death of the Righteous

Balaam is one of the great tragedies of the Old Testament. He was a Gentile prophet of God (cf. 2 Peter 2:15, 16) who lived at Pethor in Mesopotamia (Deuteronomy 23:4). Because he was afflicted with the common malady of covetousness, he sold out to Balak, a pagan Moabite king, who urged him to "curse" the Israelites as they made ... read more »

Was Mormonism’s “Prophet” Misrepresented?

A previously published article on this website entitled, Is the Mormon Church the Restored Church? respectfully contended that it is not. One aspect of that piece dealt with the Mormon claim that Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the cult, was a "prophet" of God. We noted that Mormon writers argue that: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has ... read more »

That Nameless, Unreasoning, Unjustified Terror

What are you afraid of? Are you afraid of rejection; of not being loved? Are you afraid that change would bring about new failures? Would another personal defeat be unbearable? If it's the present you fear, or the future, you're not alone. You have lots of company-every man and woman on earth. Justifiable fear guards against recklessness. But that "nameless, ... read more »

Did Matthew Blunder?

After seventy years in Babylonian captivity, the Israelites, by the decree of King Cyrus of Persia, returned to their Palestinean homeland. Some fifty thousand Jews made the long journey. One of their initial projects was to begin rebuilding the temple of Jehovah. The foundation was joyfully laid (Ezra 3:11). Due to Samaritan opposition, however, the work was suspended (4:24). And ... read more »

Learning to Trust God

In his classic novel, Robinson Crusoe (1719), author Daniel Defoe has his leading character, Crusoe, cast upon a deserted island off the coast of South America following a violent shipwreck. For more than 28 years he languished under conditions that most would consider unbearable. On a certain occasion, however, the isolated Englishman reflected upon his circumstances - perhaps more deeply ... read more »

Can Man Forgive Sins?

"Does any man have the right to forgive sins? Some suggest that Jesus granted this authority to the apostles, and then, through them, to others (see John 20:23). Can you explain this passage?" Shortly before His ascension, Jesus said to his apostles: "Whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven unto them; whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained" ... read more »

Do the Ages of the Earth and Mankind Really Matter?

The impact of Charles Darwin's theory of organic evolution has made tremendous inroads into the thinking of many people who ostensibly identify themselves as Christians. What is true of the community of "Christendom" is no less true of the churches of Christ. One area of considerable compromise is in the realm of evolutionary chronology. Evolutionary scholars are adamant about the ... read more »

God as a Father

The term "father" is a most meaningful term - or should be; and the most precious association of the term is with God. There are four senses in the scriptures in which the word "father" is connected with God. The Human Family Jehovah is the "Father" of mankind in the sense that he is the Creator and Sustainer of our ... read more »

Our Eternal Abode

It should be no surprise that the preoccupation with materialism that is characteristic of humanity has spilled over into religion. Some are so enamored with earth and its carnality, they long to remain here eternally. It is a cardinal doctrine of the Watch Tower Society ("Jehovah's Witnesses") that only 144,000 will go to heaven, while the remainder of the righteous ... read more »