The following articles are related to the topic of JUDGMENT DAY

Bertrand Russell and Christianity, Part 2

Bertrand Russell is perceived as one of the most formidable foes of the Christian religion that our century has known. In Part 1 we noted that Russell's essay, "Why I Am Not a Christian," offered two general reasons for his unbelief. The first of these we have considered already. The second was this: in order to be a Christian, one ... read more »

Y2K and Millennial Mania

When I first heard the expression, "Y2K," I had no idea to what that referred. Someone kindly instructed me: "Year two thousand." I then inquired as to what the excitement concerning Y2K is all about. I was informed it is twofold: - Those who designed our computers in earlier decades did not factor in the calendar change for the coming ... read more »

Know and Love the Truth

Have you ever had trouble buying a gift for someone - just the right thing, something he would really love? A radio announcement pitched, "Why don't you consider giving a gift that outshines them all. Name a star after the man in your life." Unbelievably, there are enterprises that will name a star after your loved one for just the ... read more »

Does the Old Testament Condemn Tattoos?

"So many young people are getting tattoos these days. In Leviticus 19:28, the Bible says: 'Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you; I am the Lord.' Would not this passage condemn having a tattoo?" One must be very careful about trying to use Old Testament passages as proof-texts for ... read more »

May One “Judge” Other Churches?

"If a Christian teacher says that 'false teaching' is occurring in a congregation of which he is not a member, would this be considered 'judging'? Would it violate a church's 'autonomy'?" There are actually two elements of this question that require consideration. JudgingSomehow, many folks assume that all judging is wrong (yet they are not reticent to judge those whom ... read more »

The Harshness of the Old Testament Era

There are circumstances in the Old Testament that many find difficult to understand. Hostile critics impulsively adopt the "attack" mode, never taking the time to seriously analyze "problem" episodes. Christian people frequently puzzle silently over such matters, not wishing to appear irreverent, but nonetheless troubled inwardly. What shall be said of those cases of "brutality" that seem to be woven ... read more »

Does God Limit His Own Foreknowledge?

Does God foreknow everything? Are there things that God chooses not to know? One of the most difficult tasks for the Bible student is any attempt to discuss, with great precision, the attributes of God. The divine qualities are so infinite, and our minds so finite, that we scarcely can fathom the Creator's marvelous features. In attempting to accommodate our ... read more »

Romans 9:22 – Is Eternal Punishment Fair?

Many religionists who deny the biblical teaching of the eternal, conscious torment of hell do so strictly on emotional grounds. They reject everlasting punishment - not because they have carefully studied the scriptural evidence, and have arrived at their convictions on an intellectual basis - but because, in their view, eternal punishment just "doesn't seem fair." How could a just ... read more »

Judges 4 – Deborah, the Woman Judge

It was a dark hour in Israel's history. Apparently, there were no worthy male leaders among the Hebrew people. Hence, God raised up a prophetess to judge the nation. Her name was Deborah (Judges 4:4ff). Some feel that this example serves as a precedent today. And they contend, therefore, that it is appropriate to have women preachers/leaders in the church. ... read more »

Revelation 1:18 – The Keys of Death and Hades

One of the thrilling oracles of the book of Revelation is Christ's declaration that He is the Living One. He announced: "I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of death and Hades" (v. 18). The allusion obviously is to His resurrection from the dead. That resurrection gave him the authority (keys) to ... read more »