The following articles are related to the topic of JUSTIFICATION

A Valuable Reference Work to Enhance Your Library

Dr. David Williams is one of Australia's noted biblical scholars. He has written commentaries on the book of Acts and 1& 2 Thessalonians (New International Biblical Commentary series). Perhaps his most valuable and lasting work, however, will be Paul's Metaphors - Their Context and Character, a volume that was twenty years in preparation. Williams says the "metaphors" became "windows" through ... read more »

Rehoboam Revisited

When King Solomon died, it was assumed by the Hebrews that Rehoboam, his son, would ascend to the throne to reign over the twelve tribes of Israel. But God had another plan (see 1 Kings 11:26ff). Due to the wickedness of his people, most of the kingdom (ten tribes of the twelve) would place their loyalty in a different direction-with ... read more »

A Footnote on the Mary Winkler Case

Ann Rule has been writing about crime for the past thirty-eight years. A former police officer, she teaches seminars to law enforcement groups, including the FBI, and has testified before U.S. Senate Judiciary Sub-committees. She has authored numerous books, some two dozen of which have been on the New York Times best seller list. More than twenty million copies of ... read more »

Genesis 1 and Dinosaurs

Did dinosaurs and men live upon the ancient earth together? Creationists answer this question affirmatively, based upon the clear testimony of the Scriptures-and no solid evidence to the contrary. The disciples of Darwin argue negatively, contending that dinosaurs faded from the "geologic column" some sixty-five million years before humankind evolved from a lower form of life. Unfortunately, many within the ... read more »

False Charges Against Creationism

When one encounters an ideological position with which he disagrees, there are several possible reactions. He could reflect honestly upon the new idea, carefully research it, and give it an honest evaluation. That certainly would be the noble thing to do. Then again he might, if the viewpoint makes him uncomfortable, simply ignore it, hoping it will go away. On ... read more »

I Want What You Have

The word "covetous" is translated by three words in the Greek New Testament. Epithumeo means "to fix the desire upon."Zeloo is translated "covet earnestly" in 1 Corinthians 12:31(KJV - used in a good sense).Orego means "to stretch after," thus "covet after" is the way it is rendered in 1 Timothy 6:10 (Vine's Expository Dictionary, p. 254-55). The word "covet" usually ... read more »

Do the Psalms Authorize Instrumental Music in Worship?

"I realize that the law of Moses, which replaced the Patriarchal law, was annulled by Jesus' death on the cross. I further understand that we have the law of Christ today. A favorite argument, however, of those desiring to use musical instruments in worship is to refer to Psalms. Since the Jews referred to the Old Testament in three areas ... read more »

What About Catholicism’s Ideas About Mary?

"Why do some religions place such great attention upon Mary, the mother of Jesus?Is this justified?" Mary was a Hebrew maiden who was chosen to be the mother of Jesus Christ. Her miraculous conception of the Savior was prophesied in the Old Testament (Isaiah 7:14; cf. Matthew 1:22-23). Mary certainly was worthy of honor as a godly Jewish woman (see ... read more »

The Theology of Demons

As we observed in an another article, "Demons: Ancient Superstition or Historical Reality?", the term "demon" appears to come from a Greek root form meaning "to know." Plato, in his Cratylus (i.398), suggested that the word is derived from daemon, "knowing." Whatever else, therefore, may be said of demons, they were intelligent beings; they "knew" certain truths. A consideration of ... read more »

John Calvin and Grace

One of the most influential religious figures of the last millennium was John Calvin of Switzerland. Calvin was born in 1509. At the age of fourteen, he went to Paris to study the classics. He was so austere that his fellow students nicknamed him "The Accusative Case." In 1529, he commenced the study of civil law. Presently, though, Calvin became ... read more »