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Salvation Is from the Jews

No Christian can be anti-Semitic toward the Jews. Christ was a Jew, and that by divine intent. In a conversation with a Samaritan woman, Jesus declared: "[S]alvation is from the Jews" (John 4:22). The focus, of course, was upon his personal identity as the Messiah (vv. 25-26). All people are indebted to the Hebrew nation for the Savior. Christians are ... read more »

LDS Baptism Annulled Due to Protest from Jews

Many people are aware of the unusual ritual of the Mormon Church in the practice of "proxy baptism." This is the notion that someone now living can be baptized on behalf of someone else who has long been dead. This idea, with due respect to our sincere "Latter-day Saint" friends, is wholly adverse to the teaching of the Scriptures. The ... read more »

Esther 9:26 – Purim

One of the feasts celebrated by the Jews is Purim. The term derives from the word Pur, which means "plot." It is a reminder of the fact that the wicked Haman "had cast Pur, that is, the plot, to consume" the Jews. Happily, however, as indicated above, the plot had been foiled and the Jews were delivered. The feast of ... read more »

The Roman Catholic – Jewish Compromise

"The Jewish Week" is a news journal serving the Hebrew community of greater New York. On Friday, January 25th, the paper published a sensational article, the title of which was ""The Wait Is Over: Jews' Messiah Now Kosher"." The article, authored by staff writer Eric J. Greenberg, revealed a stunning compromise recently coming out of the Pontifical Biblical Commission of ... read more »

Esther 4:14 & 6:1 – Esther and Divine Providence

There may be no clearer example of divine providence in the Bible than the case of the Jewish girl, Esther, who became queen of Persia and was God's instrument in the preservation of her nation. Esther was one of the Jews who lived in Babylon (then under the control of Persia) as a part of the remnant who remained in ... read more »

God Made No Distinction

One of the first doctrinal problems encountered by the early church involved an attempt by certain Jewish Christians to graft the Mosaic law onto the gospel system as a means of divine justification. When Paul and Barnabas were at Antioch, certain Judaizers came from Jerusalem, contending: "Unless you are circumcised after the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved" (Acts ... read more »

The Jesus Movie

Everyone understands that whenever Hollywood does a movie about some historical character, a good measure of literary license is taken. Whether it be Alexander the Great or George Washington, to a significant degree, the personality of the character is molded into the director's perspective. In treating subjects of this nature, I suppose, it doesn't matter a great deal that there ... read more »

John 4:7 — Christ’s Love and Tradition

As Christ traveled from Judea to Galilee, He passed through the region of Samaria. Near the city of Sychar, at Jacob's well, the Lord met a Samaritan woman and asked her for a drink of water. From there the conversation proceeded to spiritual matters. In the course of this exchange, Jesus actually violated three cultural traditions of His day. In ... read more »

Haggai 1:6 – A Bag with Holes

The first group of Jews returned from the Babylonian captivity in 536 B.C. under the leadership of Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:1-2). At first, the Hebrews had been anxious to reestablish their religious tradition. They set up the altar of burnt-offerings at its original site (Ezra 3:2-3), and laid the foundations of the temple (Ezra 3:8-10). They became discouraged by opposition, however, ... read more »

Was Cornelius Saved Without Baptism?

"Was Cornelius, the Roman centurion of Acts chapter ten, saved before and without baptism?" Some so claim. They reason in this fashion: Cornelius received the Holy Spirit prior to being baptized (Acts 10:44-48). But only a child of God receives the Holy Spirit. Thus, Cornelius was a child of God before his baptism. The argument is invalid for several reasons. ... read more »