The following articles are related to the topic of WOMAN, ROLE OF

Principles of Bible Prophecy

What does the word "prophet" mean? If you examine the lexicons, scholars are undecided as to the etymology of this bible term. Some think that the noun is from an Arabic term meaning "spokesman" (Smith 1928, 10), whereas others contend that the root is a Hebrew form which signifies a "bubbling up," as when water issues from a hidden fountain ... read more »

Babylon: A Test Case in Prophecy—Part 2

In part 1 of this two-part study, an investigation was begun of certain Old Testament prophecies that focused on the famous city of Babylon. Three major points were made: - The prophets emphatically declared that wicked and arrogant Babylon would fall. - The providential instrument of the Lord, employed in the initial destruction of the city, would be the Medo-Persian ... read more »

Contend Earnestly for the Faith

Jude was in the process of planning a correspondence-or perhaps actually writing-to his fellow Christians concerning their common salvation when suddenly (obviously under the impulse of the Spirit) he was constrained to urge his brothers to "contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints" (v. 3). It becomes obvious from the subsequent information in ... read more »

The Bible and Self-Esteem

No person is one-dimensional. Actually, there are three views of every individual: the view that God has of us, the opinions that others hold concerning us, and the perception we have of ourselves. Each of these is quite important. God's Image ... of Us First, let us consider the divine vantage point. This is the assessment that is accurate in ... read more »

Flesh and Blood Did Not Reveal It

About six months before his death, in the northern region of Palestine near Caesarea-Philippi, Christ asked his disciples a probing question. "Who do men say that the Son of man is?" Various answers were given-Elijah, Jeremiah, John the Baptizer, or simply "one of the prophets." The Lord then inquired: "Who do you say that I am?" Peter responded: "You are ... read more »

Alan Dershowitz, Jesus Christ, and Logic

Alan Dershowitz is a professor of law at Harvard University. He is regarded as somewhat of an authority in appellate procedure (i.e., appealing a disputed legal decision to a higher court). Perhaps his greatest claim to fame is that he was one of the battery of attorneys employed in the defense of O.J. Simpson. (You remember O.J.-he's the one who ... read more »

The Silence of Scripture: An Argument for Inspiration

J.W. McGarvey (1829-1911) was professor of sacred history in the College of the Bible at Lexington, Kentucky-where he taught for forty-six years. He was one of the most skillful defenders of the Scriptures of his day. His books on Christian evidences, and other topics, are still classics and should be circulated widely. In the summer of 1893, McGarvey delivered a ... read more »

The Sexual Orientation Controversy

Ever since the 1970s, most psychotherapists have been telling the American public that homosexuality is a genetic condition, like being right-handed or left-handed. According to these "experts," sexual orientation is not something one can change. Some of the major studies reflecting these opinions have been done, of course, by the homosexuals themselves. Accordingly, the standard line of psycho-dribble is that ... read more »

A Critical Look at Situation Ethics

Basically, there are three schools of thought regarding human moral responsibility. First, there is nihilism. Nihilism argues that there is no God, hence anything one wishes to do is permitted. There are no rules-absolutely none-for human conduct; according to this ideology, every person is a law unto himself. Second, there is relativism. Relativism contends that all conduct is relative to ... read more »

The Saga of Ancient Jericho

After having spent forty hard years in the wilderness of Sinai, the children of Israel were stationed on the eastern bank of the Jordan River, just north of the Dead Sea. The challenge was now before them; they were to take the land of Canaan which Jehovah had promised to Abraham five centuries earlier. The first obstacle in Israel's path ... read more »