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Was Mohammed the Prophet of Whom Moses Spoke?

"Deuteronomy 18:18 says that God would raise up a prophet like Moses from among their brothers. The Israelites (the Jews) and the Ishmaelites (Arabs) were brothers. The prophecy states that 'I will put my words in his mouth and he will tell them everything I command him.' "Moses was born with a human mother and father, he married, had children, ... read more »

Luke 1:32,33 – Did Luke Make a Mistake?

Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion, & Morality is the title of a recently published (1990) book which viciously attacks the sacred Scriptures. Here is an example of one of the "mistakes" that Allen claims to have found in the Gospel records. Luke writes concerning Christ: "He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: ... read more »

Is Holy Spirit Baptism Available Today?

"If Cornelius experienced the 'baptism of the Holy Spirit,' why can't men receive that same baptism today?" While it is a fact that Cornelius did receive a "baptism" of the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:45; 11:15-16), the key to understanding why Holy Spirit baptism is not being replicated today is to be found in discovering the purpose behind the particular events ... read more »

Galatians 4:4-5 – The Fullness of Time

In his letter to the churches of Galatia, Paul affirms that the Son of God came to this earth at just the right time in the divine scheme of things. He expresses the thought like this: "But when the fullness of time came, God sent forth his son, born of a woman, born under the law" (4:4). For centuries this ... read more »

Prophetic Portraits of the Messiah

Shortly before his ascension back to heaven, Jesus declared: "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). This three-fold division of the Old Testament was common to the Jews. The "law" referred to the first five books. The "prophets" included Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and ... read more »

What About the Bible and Slavery?

"Can you explain Leviticus 25:44-45? This passage seems to indicate that the Jews were allowed to buy slaves?" The issue of slavery in the ancient world is a complex one. The practices and regulations regarding this long-standing institution must be viewed in light of the rather unrefined ages in which the relationship of slavery prevailed. It may be stated with ... read more »

Ezra 1:2 – Cyrus the Deliverer

As a consequence of its spiritual apostasy, the Lord declared that the kingdom of Judah would be taken into Babylonian captivity for a period of seventy years (Jeremiah 25:12). After a series of devastating campaigns, Judah fell; the city and temple were destroyed in 586 B.C. In 536 B.C., however, Babylon fell to the Persians. The new Persian monarch was ... read more »

What Is a Publican in the New Testament?

The term "publican," as rendered in earlier versions (e.g., KJV/ASV), and "tax collector," as found in later translations (e.g., NIV/ESV), translates the Greek word telones. The term is found twenty-one times in the New Testament and only in the first three Gospel records (the Synoptics). Roman Taxation System The taxation systems of the antique world were elaborate and complicated. When ... read more »

Alan Dershowitz, Jesus Christ, and Logic

Alan Dershowitz is a professor of law at Harvard University. He is regarded as somewhat of an authority in appellate procedure (i.e., appealing a disputed legal decision to a higher court). Perhaps his greatest claim to fame is that he was one of the battery of attorneys employed in the defense of O.J. Simpson. (You remember O.J.-he's the one who ... read more »

Why Racists Hate Christianity

On the Fourth of July weekend in 1999, a young man named Benjamin Nathaniel Smith went on a murderous rampage. He wounded nine people and killed two, before turning the gun upon himself. He was a hate-filled, unhappy person. Prior to his death, Smith was interviewed for a documentary by a student filmmaker. In that interview, he revealed a bitter ... read more »