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When Peter Stood Condemned

"Would you comment on the meaning of the word 'condemned' in Galatians 2:11?" The larger context in which the controversial term is found reads as follows: "But when Cephas [Peter] came to Antioch, I resisted him to the face, because he stood condemned. For before certain ones came from James, he ate with the Gentiles; but when they came, he ... read more »

The Latest Hagee Heresy: “In Defense of Israel”

John Hagee, the Pentecostal "pastor" of the 18,000-member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, has just issued a book titled, In Defense of Israel. Doubtless it will turn out to be the most sensational volume produced by the controversial preacher whose pro-state-of-Israel political agenda is fairly well known. A video promotion of the radical book, via the internet, has Hagee ... read more »

Jesus, Cursed by God

It was no coincidence that apostolic preachers of the gospel indicted the first century Jews with having murdered Jesus by hanging him on a tree. For example, Peter and his fellow apostles charged the Jewish Sanhedrin: "The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew, hanging him on a tree" (Acts 5:30). At Caesarea, addressing Cornelius and his ... read more »

The Rite of Circumcision

On his second missionary journey, when Paul came to Lystra, he incorporated a disciple named Timothy into his evangelistic team (cf. Acts 16:1-3).Since Timothy's father had been a Greek, the apostle had the young man circumcised as a matter of expediency (cf. 1 Cor. 9:20), to prevent offense while working among the Jews. Since critics of the Bible characterize circumcision ... read more »

Revelation 7 & 14 – The 144,000

According to the Watchtower Witnesses, the "kingdom" or "the church" will consist ultimately of only 144,000 people who will be in heaven. Supposedly, this "ruling body" will exercise authority over the rest of those receiving eternal life, who will live upon God's glorified earth (Let God Be True, p. 113). The Witnesses appeal to Revelation 7:4ff and 14:1ff as proof ... read more »

Cyrus the Great in Biblical Prophecy

One of the truly astounding prophecies of the Bible is found in the last verse of Isaiah 44, together with 45:1ff, (an unfortunate chapter break). It has to do with Cyrus, king of Persia. According to the historian Herodotus (The Histories i.46), Cyrus was the son of Cambyses I. He came to the Persian throne in 559 B.C. Nine years ... read more »

Was the Siege at Jerusalem in A.D. 70 the Worst in World History?

Please explain Matthew 24:21: "[F]or then shall be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be. Premillennialists claim that this prophecy cannot refer to the destruction of Jerusalem, since there have been "tribulations" much greater than those suffered in Jerusalem during the Roman invasion (A.D. 70). For example, ... read more »

The Tragedy of Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate has been enshrined forever in the cowards' Hall of Shame. Though he knew the charges against Jesus Christ were void of substance, because of his spineless politicism, he delivered the Son of God over to the rebellious Jews for crucifixion (see Mt. 27:15-26; Mk. 15:6-15; Lk. 23:13-25; Jn. 18:39-19:15). Were it not for the narratives of the New ... read more »

Was Jesus the “Suffering Servant” of Isaiah 53?

"I have been discussing the Bible with a Jewish gentleman. I have tried to show him that the prophecies of Isaiah 53 were fulfilled by Jesus. He claims, however, that since the term 'death' (vs. 9) is a plural term, this excludes an individual person (Christ) from the focus of the passage. How would one respond to this?" It is ... read more »

Colossians 1:13 – The Present Kingdom

Those who subscribe to the theory of dispensational premillennialism contend that Jesus came to this earth twenty centuries ago with the express purpose of establishing His kingdom. But because he was surprisingly rejected by the Jews, He postponed the kingdom plan, and, in the place of the kingdom, He set up the church. There is, of course, no support in ... read more »