The following articles are related to the topic of LAW AND GRACE

The Crimson Flow

The inspired writer of Hebrews affirmed that "apart from the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness" (9:22). This sacred text either states, or implies, several things: There is a human condition known as "sin" (cf. vv. 26,28).That condition requires "forgiveness."There is a divine plan by which that forgiveness is obtained.Somehow, that plan involves the shedding of blood. From the ... read more »

Reductio Ad Absurdum – The Consequences of an Argument

Jesus Christ was the master Teacher, and he employed a wide variety of didactic skills.One format the Lord occasionally used is known as ad hominem, a Latin expression meaning, "to the man."This line of argument is not designed to establish positive truth; rather, it is a form of refutation whereby the inconsistency of error is exposed.Sometimes the inconsistency is so ... read more »

A Jewish Rabbi Converts to Christ

The third chapter of John's Gospel record begins like this: "Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came unto him [Jesus] by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that you are doing, unless ... read more »

The Heart of the Matter

Buried securely within the cavity of the human chest is an amazing muscle about the size of one's fist. Charged by a tiny electrical impulse, approximately every 8/10ths of a second it "beats" - about 100,000 times a day, pumping some 1,800 gallons of blood, rich with food and oxygen, to all parts of your body. Its name is "the ... read more »

The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

The expression, "The just [righteous] shall live by faith," is a wonderful affirmation from the Holy Spirit of sacred revelation, brimming with truth and comfort. It occurs four times in Scripture-once in the book of Habakkuk, twice in Paul's epistles, and finally in the epistle to the Hebrews. Habakkuk The book of Habakkuk was probably composed near the end of ... read more »

Hard Sayings in the Bible

One of the Savior's notable miracles was the feeding of a large crowd (more than five thousand people) by the miraculous multiplication of only five small loaves and two tiny fish (cf. John 6:1-14). On the following day, after Jesus had adjourned to the western side of the Sea of Galilee, the masses pursued him, seeking additional food to satisfy ... read more »

The Marvelous Book of Jeremiah

The book of Jeremiah is one of the longest books of the Old Testament. It is also one of the most thrilling. In this article, we wish to give the reader an "Introduction" to this remarkable sacred narrative. The Author The author of this book is Jeremiah, a prophet (cf. Dan. 9:2; Mt. 2:17) of the city of Anathoth, a ... read more »

Penetrating Questions from the Book of Job

The Book of Job is one of the most profound pieces of literature ever to grace human existence.Little wonder, then, that renowned novelist Victor Hugo once suggested that if all the world's literary efforts were to be destroyed, and he could save but a solitary sample, it would be "Job." In this article, we will challenge ourselves with four intriguing ... read more »

Woman’s Role in the Church

And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him (Genesis 2:18). And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep ... read more »

The Role of Woman

And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him. And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the ... read more »