The following articles are related to the topic of MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS

Matthew’s Use of the Term “Fulfilled”

The general thrust of Matthew's Gospel record is to establish, on behalf of the Hebrews, that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah of Old Testament Scripture. The Greek New Testament (Aland et al. 1983) lists approximately sixty-eight Old Testament references cited in the Gospel of Matthew. In addition, the technical expression, "it is written," in the perfect tense (gegraptai), ... 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 »

The Restoration of First-Century Christianity

When Martin Luther visited Rome in the fall of 1510, he was appalled by the spiritual laxity he observed-even in the priesthood. His dissatisfaction with the Catholic Church would eventually lead to his challenge of that system, which was culminated when he nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door of the cathedral in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517. But ... read more »

Mohammed and His Religion

One of the finest small books on church history is The Story of the Christian Church by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut. It was first published in 1918 and later revised. The chapter: "The Rise of Mohammedan Power" represents a succinct discussion of the religion of Islam. With some minor revision for smoothness and accuracy, this chapter is reproduced in the following ... read more »

The Drawing Power of God

Jesus had fed a great multitude (likely significantly more than ten thousand souls - cf. John 6:10b) with only five small barley cakes and two fish, on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee. The crowd was awed tremendously by this "sign," perceiving the Lord to be "the prophet" they had long anticipated (cf. Deuteronomy 18:15-17). They wanted to ... read more »

Jesus Showed Himself Alive By Many Proofs

The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the foundation upon which the Christian religion is built. It is just this simple. If Christ was not raised from the dead, Christianity is a hoax! This is Paul's very point in 1 Corinthians 15: If Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching in vain, your faith also ... read more »

Identifying the Church of the New Testament

The following material is the transcription of a lecture presented to a group of interested Bible students. The style is, therefore, more spoken than written. It is not burdened with technical argument or documentation. Several months ago, the nation's news programs were dominated by the story concerning the young woman from California who worked as a congressional aide, and who ... read more »

A Subtle Argument for Bible Inspiration

The Bible - is it God's word, or is it a mere human production? This is a question of supreme importance. For many years this writer has made a special study of the various lines of evidence that substantiate the Bible's claim of being a book given by God. There are numerous areas one may explore in confirming such an ... read more »

Was Jesus the Son of God Eternally?

Errors regarding Christ's nature have been around since the Savior was on earth. Some of the Jews contended he was demon possessed and mentally deranged (John 10:20). He was charged with blasphemy (Mk. 2:7) and making himself equal with God (Jn. 5:18). It even was hinted that he was born of fornication (Jn. 8:41). In the second century, the Docetists ... read more »

Those Bogus “Jesus Bones”

Society has just been treated to the almost-yearly attempt of entertainment exploiters, who seek to line their pockets with "filthy lucre" by hitching a ride on the reputation of Jesus Christ. It would be a laughable, though stupid enterprise, were it not for the fact that so many gullible souls ingest any trash that purports to have the endorsement of ... read more »