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How Long Was Jesus in the Tomb?

"Christ predicted that he would be raised from the dead 'the third day' (Mt. 16:21). However, he also declared that he would rise 'after three days' (Mk. 8:31). To complicate the seeming difficulty, Jesus further stated that he would be in the grave 'three days and three nights' (Mt. 12:40). These references, which some see as disharmonious, puzzle sincere Bible ... read more »

What About the Iraq “War” Controversy?

"What is the Christian viewpoint concerning the impending war against Iraq? Is this God's wrath being unleashed against them for their ungodliness? If the answer is yes, does God choose a nation far more ungodly to do this? Should Christians see the war as being justified because the people of Iraq are not Christians?" Thank you for this thoughtful question. ... read more »

Did God Create Evil?

"If God is only good, how is it that the Bible says that he created 'evil' (Isaiah 45:7)?" In order to get the feel of Isaiah 45:7, at least a slightly larger portion of the immediate context needs to be surveyed. The prophet, on behalf of the Lord, wrote: "I am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there ... read more »

An Amazing Text of Prophecy and Providence

It is a remarkable passage -packed with prophetic hints of things in the future, buttressed with divine obligation, and overflowing with faith-building encouragement. In its most expanded form, the text is found in the book of Exodus as follows: "Three times in the year all of your males shall appear before the Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel. For I ... read more »

Mark 11:20 – Jesus Curses a Fig Tree

There is a passage in Mark's account of the life of Christ that puzzles many people. It reads as follows: "And as they [Jesus and His disciples] passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance said unto him [Christ], 'Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which you cursed is ... read more »

2 Kings 2:23-25 – Elisha and the Lads of Bethel

Idolatry was rampant in Israel during the days of the prophet Elisha, and paganism influenced young and old alike. On one occasion the great prophet was traveling from Jericho towards Bethel when some "little children" (KJV), or "young lads" (ASV), accosted him and cried: "Go up, you baldhead. Go up, you baldhead," whereupon Elisha cursed them in the name of ... read more »

Jude 1 – The Possibility of Apostasy

While yet within the bliss of Eden, Adam was warned of God that he should not eat of the produce of "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" - lest he die. In a later conversation with the tempting serpent, Eve repeated this prohibition. Satan disputed the Lord's utterance, alleging that these first human beings would "not die" ... read more »

What Is the Meaning of “Tender Plant. . . out of Dry Ground”?

"In Isaiah 53, the coming Messiah is described as a 'tender plant and as a root out of dry ground' (v. 2).What is the meaning of this expression?" Isaiah 53 is a veritable galaxy of prophecies regarding Jehovah's suffering Servant - the Christ.Seven centuries before the birth of Jesus, God's prophet declared that the Messiah would grow up under the ... read more »

Who Is the Mysterious Shiloh?

"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until Shiloh come: And unto him shall the obedience of the peoples be. Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he has washed his garments in wine, and his vesture in the blood of grapes: his eyes shall ... read more »

Ron Wyatt, the “Indiana Jones” of the SDA Church

Ron Wyatt (1933-1999) was a nurse-anesthetist in a hospital in Madison, Tennessee. At the age of 27 he saw a picture in Life Magazine of the Durupinar site - a large natural, boat-shaped formation - in eastern Turkey. Feverish speculation circulated that this could be the residue of Noah's Ark. This sparked Wyatt's interest, and was the beginning of a ... read more »