The following articles are related to the topic of SABBATH

This Generation Shall Not Pass Away

Church history is replete with examples of sensational "prophets" who have attracted public attention with the claim of knowing the time of the Lord's return. William Miller, founder of the Adventist movement, announced that Christ would come in 1843. When that prediction failed, a revision was made and 1844 was set. That prophecy also proved to be short of the ... read more »

Tiny Clues – Dramatic Results

Sometimes things on the surface appear so insignificant, yet they turn out to be dramatically important. Let me cite a couple of examples that speak to the issue of the credibility of the New Testament. The authors of the four Gospel narratives testify in unison that the first people to discover that Joseph of Arimathaea's tomb was empty (in which ... read more »

Does the Old Testament Condemn Tattoos?

"So many young people are getting tattoos these days. In Leviticus 19:28, the Bible says: 'Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you; I am the Lord.' Would not this passage condemn having a tattoo?" One must be very careful about trying to use Old Testament passages as proof-texts for ... read more »

Should the Ten Commandments Be Posted?

"If the Ten Commandments were a 'ministration of death,' as the New Testament affirms (see 2 Cor. 3:7), why are so many people clamoring for these commandments to be posted in public places all over the country?" There are several issues in connection with this question that require some attention. The Ten Commandments were given by God to the Israelite ... read more »

Ignore this Lesson and You’re History!

The mountain shook, and God spoke. When the Lord's voice thundered from Sinai, a covenant was made with Israel, and mankind was educated in the ways of God. When Israel arrived at Horeb, God required three days of preparation (Exodus 19:3-25). The divine manifestation was an epic moment in redemptive history; that's the way Israel was to consider it. God ... read more »

The Harshness of the Old Testament Era

There are circumstances in the Old Testament that many find difficult to understand. Hostile critics impulsively adopt the "attack" mode, never taking the time to seriously analyze "problem" episodes. Christian people frequently puzzle silently over such matters, not wishing to appear irreverent, but nonetheless troubled inwardly. What shall be said of those cases of "brutality" that seem to be woven ... read more »

The Last Will and Testament of Jesus Christ

The word diatheke appears thirty-three times in the Greek New Testament. In the King James Version it is rendered by "covenant" twenty times, and by "testament" thirteen times. The word can convey a twofold sense - depending on the context in which it is found. First, it may signify a covenant, or, as we might express it more commonly, a ... 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 »

Are There “Signs” of the Second Coming of Christ?

Church history is replete with examples of sensational "prophets" who have attracted public attention with the claim of knowing the time of the Lord's return. William Miller, founder of the Adventist movement, announced that Christ would come in 1843; when that prediction failed, a revision was made and 1844 was set. That "prophecy" also has proved to be somewhat short ... read more »

Have You Not Read?

The attendant handed Jesus the scroll, and the Lord read aloud from Isaiah 61:1-2: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; Because he annointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised, To proclaim ... read more »