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

What Is Baptismal Regeneration?

Is the doctrine of "baptismal regeneration" scriptural? In order to answer such a question, one first must define precisely what he means by that designation. Exactly what is "baptismal regeneration"? The phrase connotes different things to different people. For some, the expression is merely a bit of inflammatory rhetoric designed to intimidate those who affirm that baptism is a part ... read more »

Jesus Christ – The Righteous Warrior

One of the more awesome scenes in the final book of the Bible reads as follows: "And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; ... read more »

A Reflection Upon Three Crosses

Crucifixion was probably the most horrible form of capital punishment ever devised by man. The ancient Persians practiced it (ca. 522 B.C.); for example, when Darius, a Persian ruler, conquered Babylon (the second conquest), he had three thousand leading citizens crucified (Herodotus, The Histories 3.159). Later crucifixion became a mode of Greek execution. Following the destruction of Tyre, Alexander the ... read more »

Daniel’s Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks

Jesus Christ emphatically declared that the Old Testament Scriptures contained prophecies he would fulfill (Luke 24:27,44). Biblical scholars have catalogued more than three hundred amazing prophecies that find precise fulfillment in the life and labor of the Son of God. One of these predictive declarations is found in Daniel 9:24-27, commonly referred to as the prophecy of "Daniel's Seventy Weeks." ... read more »

The Old Testament and Incense

One of the amazing evidences of Bible inspiration is that of prophecy-especially predictive prophecy. Predictive prophecy presents facts regarding events that are to happen in the future. Since no ordinary human can know what is to happen in the future, prophetic statements reflect the orchestration of God in the foretelling of certain things that are to take place eventually. One ... read more »

Satan: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid To Ask

Is Satan an actual living, personal being? Atheists and their near kinsmen, infidel theologians, say "No." For instance, G. B. Gray, a representative of the liberal persuasion, wrote: "If we would fix more exactly on the origin of the Satan, there is much to be said for Marti's suggestion that he is the personification of the self-accusing conscience of Israel" ... read more »

The Divine Pattern of Acceptable Worship—Part 2

As mentioned in our previous article on acceptable worship , it is alleged by some that worship is a matter that God has left unregulated. Given O. Blakely, of the Independent Christian Church, adamantly argued this position in his debate with Alan E. Highers in Neosho, Missouri in April, 1988. Blakely contended that "in no case did they [the apostles] ... 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 »

Is the Genesis Creation Account Poetry?

Liberal theologians have long sought to recast the Genesis record of origins by a variety of exegetical manipulations. One of these is the theory that the Mosaic narrative in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 is not a document of prose-oriented history. Instead, it is alleged to be poetry. It is contended that history narrative as a discipline did not exist ... read more »

Who Was John the Baptist?

Who was John the Baptist? And what was his relationship to Jesus? His name was divinely given. It was to be "John" (Lk. 1:13), which derives from a Hebrew term signifying "Jehovah is gracious." He was known familiarly as "the Baptist" (bearing no relation to the modern sect), which simply means "an immerser, one who administers the rite of immersion" ... read more »