The following articles are related to the topic of KINGDOM

Does 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Constitute a Binding Pattern?

This is an era of turbulent change-both in society, and certainly in the church. Increasingly, points of teaching, long cherished, are coming under critical dispute. One such controversial issue appeared in a recent article titled, "The Collection for The Saints," published on a blog called Voice. The gist of the piece, by a sincere, intelligent young brother, is this. Paul's ... read more »

The Influence of Modern Trends on the Church

Influence is a powerful thing. Every person both influences and is influenced by others in varying degrees. Jesus stressed the importance of godly influence when he compared his disciples to "salt" (Matt. 5:13), and Paul warned of the power of bad influences when he noted that "evil companionships corrupt good morals" (1 Cor. 15:33 ASV). The Greek word for "companionships" ... read more »

A Divine Platform for Christian Unity

The church of Jesus Christ in the city of Ephesus is first mentioned in the latter portion of Acts 18, when certain "brethren" wrote a letter commending the eloquent Apollos (v. 27). Paul visited that great metropolis during his third missionary campaign, probably in the spring of A.D. 54/55, and built upon that foundation (Acts 19:1-7). In this community, he ... read more »

What Is Truth? — A Question for the Ages

It was an engaging encounter. Pontius Pilate was the procurator for the Roman government. Jesus Christ was the Son of God. The two stood eye-to-eye. "Are you the king of the Jews?," inquired the governor. Essentially, the Lord replied, "I am a king, but not in the way you think." Then the Savior affirmed: "To this end have I been ... read more »

The Terror of Death: Causes and Cures

Death has been depicted as the "king of terrors." Such was the descriptive of Bildad, one of Job's erstwhile friends (Job 18:14). His sentiment has been shared by countless others. The psalmist once lamented: "My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror has ... read more »

A Faith-Building Study From Daniel 11

If we measure the significance of Daniel 11 by the amount of attention that critics give it, then it must be a chapter of great magnitude. Indeed it is. In his work, Daniel the Prophet, E.B. Pusey wrote: "The book of Daniel is especially fitted to be a battlefield between faith and unbelief. It admits of no half-measures. It is ... read more »

A Study of Biblical Types

One of the most fascinating areas of Bible study is that of typology-the study of Scripture "types." Few Christians have made any sort of in-depth investigation of biblical types. As a matter of fact, this field of study has fallen into disrepute in recent years and this can probably be accounted for on two bases: First, the extravagant speculations of ... read more »

The Thrilling and Mysterious Ways of God

Most serious Bible students concede that the book of Romans is one of the more difficult compositions of the New Testament - at least in some places. One of these is the section that embraces chapters 9-11. There, the inspired Paul discusses the sovereignty of God (i.e., his right to exercise his will in human affairs), in terms of how ... read more »

The Old Paths: Obsolete or Pressing Need?

The prophet Jeremiah had one of the more difficult tasks in the history of Israel. His divine assignment was to admonish the citizens of ancient Judah to return to the Lord, from whom they had wandered. The nation was languishing under the threat of impending punishment (the Babylonian captivity), and repentance was its only hope. Note, therefore, the prophet's plea. ... read more »

A Common Faith and Common Salvation

The word "common" is a very common word, both in English and in Greek, the language in which the New Testament was composed. In fact, the particular form of Greek employed in the Mediterranean world of the first century was Koine (common) Greek because it was "used and understood throughout the civilized world, being spoken freely on the streets of ... read more »