The following articles are related to the topic of MOSES

He Forsook the Treasures of Egypt

The name of Moses adorns many pages of the sacred Scriptures. The great prophet of God is mentioned more than 750 times in the Old Testament, and approximately eighty times in the New Testament; he is the predominate figure in the history of the nation of Israel. As both Testaments indicate, Moses grew up in the courts of Egyptian royalty ... read more »

Deuteronomy 5:3,12 – The Scope of the Sabbath

To whom was the seventh-day sabbath a religious obligation? To the whole of humanity from the beginning of time? Or just to the Israelite nation from the era of Sinai? Modern sabbatarians argue for the former view, but the Scriptures support the latter conclusion. In a preface to the inauguration of the Ten Commandments, Moses declared: "Jehovah made not this ... read more »

Exodus 7:3 – The Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart

God once said: "I will harden Pharaoh's heart" (Exodus 7:3). By itself this might be a difficult verse to explain, yet in your margin write: See 7:13, 22; 8:15; 9:34; 10:20. A comparison of these passages reveals that Jehovah did not arbitrarily harden the king's heart. Actually, several factors were involved. The Lord made demands upon Pharaoh which went against ... read more »

The Pentateuch: The Cornerstone of Scripture

The word "Pentateuch" is derived from the Greek pentateuchos, which means "five books" or a "five-volume scroll." This was applied to the first five books of the Old Testament, commonly referred to in Hebrew as the Humash ("the five fifths"), or the Torah ("the law"). In both Testaments, the first five books of the Bible are considered a unit. In ... read more »

Galatians 5:4 – Fallen from Grace

Those who have been influenced by the dogma of John Calvin believe that a child of God can never apostatize to the point of being lost. Dr. Charles Stanley, in his book Eternal Security-Can You Be Sure?, devotes an entire chapter to Galatians 5:4. He desperately wants to negate its impact on the once-saved, always-saved doctrine. Stanley suggests that all ... read more »

Prophetic Portraits of the Messiah

Shortly before his ascension back to heaven, Jesus declared: "All things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me" (Lk. 24:44). This three-fold division of the Old Testament was common to the Jews. The "law" referred to the first five books. The "prophets" included Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and ... read more »

Was the Sabbath a Divine Requirement from the Time of Creation?

"Does Genesis 2:2-3 establish the fact that the 'Sabbath' was 'sanctified' as a 'holy day' from the time of creation onward?" Here is the text that is the focus of this question. "And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had made. ... read more »

The Lord Is My Rock

We are comforted by the words, "The Lord is my shepherd," but what about the thought, "The Lord is my rock"? The word "rock" is used about twenty-four times in the book of Psalms with reference to God. Here is an example. "Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I will ... read more »

Is the Language of Genesis 1 Merely Metaphorical?

Hugh Ross is affiliated with an organization in southern California called Reasons to Believe. While he professes to be a defender of the Genesis record, he actually is one of the nation's foremost compromisers with reference to the scriptural doctrine of creation. Ross is totally committed to attempting a harmony between Genesis 1 and evolutionary chronology, i.e., the notion the ... read more »

What About the Sins of Bible Heroes?

Would you comment concerning the deceit and lying that occurred on the part of certain Old Testament figures, such as Abraham, Isaac, and others? I have trouble with this every time I read Genesis. Certainly. Your question is very thoughtful. The following points, I believe, will help put this issue in focus: (1) The Bible does not attempt to conceal ... read more »