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Did Matthew Fabricate the Account of Herod’s Slaughter of the Bethlehem Infants?

"In Matthew's Gospel, there is the account of where king Herod killed the baby boys of Bethlehem, two years old and younger, in an attempt to eliminate the infant Jesus (Mt. 2:16).Since this was such a brutal event, why does history not record the horrible massacre?Skeptics say that this indicates the fictional nature of the New Testament." First of all, ... read more »

What Is the Answer to the “Green Tree” Riddle?

"What did Jesus mean, when he addressed a group of weeping women, and said, 'For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?'" Here is the larger context in which the enigmatic passage is found: "And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented ... read more »

To What Law Were the Ancient Gentiles Accountable?

"In the Old Testament era, the Jews lived under the law of Moses. But what about the ancient Gentiles? To what law were they responsible?" This is a question that is puzzling to many Bible students. Let us develop some foundational points that will help in supplying an answer to this question. The Law of Moses The Hebrew nation was ... read more »

How Does this Man Know “Letters”?

"What did the Jews mean when they described Jesus with these words: 'How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?' (John 7:15 - KJV, ASV).If he had never learned, how did he write on the ground (John 8:6,8)?" Some appreciation of the background behind John 7:15 is helpful in understanding the meaning of this passage. In chapter 5 of John's ... read more »

Jesus’ Sayings on Sin

When Joseph learned that his betrothed was pregnant, he was minded to put her away. But an angel of the Lord revealed to Joseph that Mary's conception was miraculous and that the virgin would bring forth a son (Matthew 1:23). He was instructed to name the child Jesus, "For it is he that shall save his people from their sins" ... read more »

Stranger? Or Family and Friend?

"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God" (Ephesians 2:19). The foregoing are words that Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, a congregation with which he worked for three years (Acts 20:31). Some nineteen centuries before the birth of Jesus, Jehovah selected Abraham ... read more »

The New R-word Label

For more than two centuries the despicable "N-word" has been hatefully hurled at "people of color." Now its use virtually is the equivalent of profanity and borders on being verbal hate speech, worthy of criminal prosecution. Another term rapidly finding a new and intensified niche is "racist." If one wishes to defame another with whom he has a grievance, label ... read more »

When Silence Is Eloquent

On that fateful night before his death, Jesus and his disciples had adjourned to the garden called Gethsemane, a place where the Lord had frequently communed with his little band of men (cf. Jn. 18:2). Judas, the traitor, surmising the Lord's whereabouts, led a group of soldiers and temple police to the secluded spot. With torches and lanterns (and in ... read more »

Don’t Judge Me!

One of the most frequent rebukes that we receive from irate readers is this: "Oh, you are judging!" If there is one passage in the Bible with which the critics are familiar, surely it is this one: "Judge not, that you be not judged" (Mt. 7:1). They have no clue as to what the text means, but they know that ... read more »

Did Paul Sin in Submitting to the Temple Ritual?

"Did Paul sin when he 'purified' himself in the Jerusalem temple, according to the record in Acts 21?" Here is Luke's record of the incident in question. "Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them went into the temple, declaring the fulfillment of the days of purification, until the offering was offered for every one ... read more »