The following articles are related to the topic of JUDAISM

God and the Nation of Israel

Premillennialism is the notion that Jesus will return to this earth before he commences a one thousand-year reign on David's throne in Jerusalem. Premillennialism, and its theological sister, dispensationalism, argue that in connection with the second coming of Christ, God intends to reestablish a Jewish kingdom in Palestine. The doctrine contends that there is yet a purpose to be served ... read more »

Christianity and World Religions

A reflection upon the numerous religions of the world leaves many people with a profound sense of confusion. Widely divergent beliefs are held by multitudes around the globe whose sincerity can scarcely be questioned. This state of discord frequently causes people to question the validity of any religion. The conclusion is not justified. On the other hand, many, shifting to ... read more »

America—A Nation Out of Control

An optimist views everything in the most favorable light possible. On the other hand, a pessimist sees things rather negatively. The optimist sees a silver lining in every cloud; the pessimist believes a dark cloud obscures every silver lining. The realist is somewhere between these extremes. Most of us would like to think that we are realists, and, if anything, ... read more »

Does the Case of David and Bathsheba Justify Adultery Today?

David was one of the remarkable men of the Old Testament. He was a capable musician and beloved poet. He excelled as a military leader and king. And as "a man after God's own heart" he was an exceptional religious leader. Yet, in spite of his illustrious achievements, Israel's greatest king was not without some grievous faults - not the ... read more »

Take Heed Lest You Fall

Many sincere religious people have been mistakenly led to believe that it is utterly impossible for a child of God to fall from the grace of God. The Swiss reformer, John Calvin, popularized this notion, and it has found its way into numerous theological creeds of today's world. The Bible, however, does not teach this dangerous doctrine; in fact, Holy ... read more »

Unity — Its Aesthetic and Practical Value

There is, perhaps, no greater exhortation to unity, anywhere in the Bible, that surpasses that of Psalm 133. "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious oil upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard; that came down upon the collar of his garments; ... read more »

A Subtle Argument for Bible Inspiration

The Bible - is it God's word, or is it a mere human production? This is a question of supreme importance. For many years this writer has made a special study of the various lines of evidence that substantiate the Bible's claim of being a book given by God. There are numerous areas one may explore in confirming such an ... read more »

A Study of Last Things

The New Testament was written in Koine Greek, the common language of the Mediterranean world. It was a tongue spoken in Rome, Alexandria, Jerusalem, etc., just as it was in Athens. That Providence chose this language for the composition of the New Testament is beyond doubt to any serious investigator. It is the most colorful, expressive form of communication ever ... read more »

6 Reasons Why Some Prayers Are Never Answered

When the apostle Peter penned that first epistle which bears his name, it was directed to "the elect who are sojourners or the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia" (1 Pet. 1:1). The basic design of this divine narrative is to encourage saints who are suffering persecution. In times of hardship, prayer-the blessed privilege of communicating with Almighty ... read more »

Will Heaven Be on Earth?

The "Jehovah's Witnesses" along with many denominational writers contend that with the Second Coming of Christ the earth will be purified by fire, and this material planet will be the residence of the faithful throughout eternity. In other words, a "new earth" will be what we commonly think of as "heaven." As Charles Hodge of Princeton stated it: "earth shall ... read more »