The following articles are related to the topic of PROPHECY

Rachel’s Tears

Rachel was the wife of Jacob (grandson of Abraham) and the mother of two sons-Joseph and Benjamin. Her name is found more than forty times in the Old Testament. In giving birth to Benjamin she died, and was buried near Bethlehem (Genesis 35:19). A thousand or so years after her death, Rachel is symbolically portrayed by the prophet Jeremiah: "Thus ... read more »

A Bible-Believing People

One of the significant features of the church of Jesus Christ is its attitude toward the Holy Scriptures in terms of the nature of the Bible and the authority inherent in this sacred Book. Informed Christians operate under the conviction that the Scriptures are from God and through them the divine Mind has been revealed. If God exists-and the evidence ... read more »

Was Potential Sin by Christ Prophesied?

The inspired writer of Hebrews quotes a passage from 2 Samuel 7:14, "I will be his father, and he shall be my son" (Heb. 1:5). This is applied obviously to the Messiah. But the latter part of the verse in 2 Samuel 7:14 is somewhat confusing to me. The remainder of the verse says, "[I]f he commit iniquity, I will ... read more »

Did Matthew Blunder?

After seventy years in Babylonian captivity, the Israelites, by the decree of King Cyrus of Persia, returned to their Palestinean homeland. Some fifty thousand Jews made the long journey. One of their initial projects was to begin rebuilding the temple of Jehovah. The foundation was joyfully laid (Ezra 3:11). Due to Samaritan opposition, however, the work was suspended (4:24). And ... read more »

Luke 1:32,33 – Did Luke Make a Mistake?

Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion, & Morality is the title of a recently published (1990) book which viciously attacks the sacred Scriptures. Here is an example of one of the "mistakes" that Allen claims to have found in the Gospel records. Luke writes concerning Christ: "He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: ... read more »

Acts 1:16 – Scripture Inspiration

After Christ ascended back to heaven (Acts 1:9-11), the eleven apostles returned to Jerusalem to await the fulfillment of the Lord's promise concerning the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (cf. Lk. 24:49; Acts 1:8). Others convened as well, and during these days, Peter stood up and said: "Brethren, it was needful that the scripture should be fulfilled, which the Holy ... read more »

Joel 1:3 – Parental Responsibility

"Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation" (Joel 1:3). The prophecies of Joel were occasioned by a devastating plague of locust that recently had come upon the land of Canaan. Joel, a Judean prophet under the guidance of God's Spirit, interpreted the locust plague as a vivid picture of the ... read more »

Jeane Dixon and the Psychic Hall of Shame

Do you remember Jeane Dixon? She was a world-renowned "psychic," supposedly an advisor to several presidents, the author of eight books, and a syndicated columnist whose horoscope "predictions" appeared in hundreds of newspapers across the nation. Dixon was born January 5, 1918 and died January 25, 1997. Religiously, she was a Roman Catholic, who claimed that God had blessed her ... read more »

Exodus 3:22 – The Israelites Leave Egypt

As the Israelite people prepared to leave the land of Egypt, Moses charged: "But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians" (Ex. 3:22, KJV). There ... read more »

Jehovah’s Righteous Branch

The prophet Jeremiah was a prisoner of his own people, confined to "the court of the guard" in the city of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 33:1). He had agitated the Hebrews by his prophecies of the coming Babylonian invasion, and the ravaging of the city of Jerusalem. The day would come, he declared, when the city will be filled with the dead ... read more »