The following articles are related to the topic of TABERNACLE

How Does this Man Know “Letters”?

"What did the Jews mean when they described Jesus with these words: 'How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?' (John 7:15 - KJV, ASV).If he had never learned, how did he write on the ground (John 8:6,8)?" Some appreciation of the background behind John 7:15 is helpful in understanding the meaning of this passage. In chapter 5 of John's ... read more »

What About Judging Angels, Godfathers and Ezekiel’s Temple?

Judging Angels "What did Paul mean in 1 Corinthians 6:2-3, in suggesting that Christians will 'judge the world' and also 'angels'?" The sense likely is the same as that conveyed in Hebrews 11:7, wherein Noah is said to have "condemned [katakrino, "pronounce a sentence on"] the world." That is, by his obedient example he stood in bold contrast to the ... read more »

The Church Needs More Wise Guys

If we were to describe the historical background of the book of Proverbs, it would be "life." Proverbs is universal and timeless. It affirms much of what pop-pyschology denies - that it matters how you live. There are objective, foreseeable, eternal consequences to living foolishly. Yes, it does matter. Living wisely involves skill, and skill for living is learned. Proverbs ... read more »

Did Jesus Deceive His Brothers?

There is an intriguing account in John's Gospel that is troubling to some Bible students. On a certain occasion, Jesus' fleshly half-brothers (cf. Matthew 13:55; John 2:12), who did not yet believe in him (John 7:5), urged (we are inclined to say, "challenged") him to go into Judea. The motive was this: "so that your disciples also may see the ... read more »

Dignity in Worship Leadership

Under the Mosaic dispensation a special class served as the leaders of worship for the nation of Israel-they were called "priests." Aaron and his offspring (via the tribe of Levi) officiated in the tabernacle worship ceremonies according to divine prescriptions. The priests were required to wear certain garments in the administration of their ceremonial duties as they led in worship. ... read more »

Our Eternal Abode

It should be no surprise that the preoccupation with materialism that is characteristic of humanity has spilled over into religion. Some are so enamored with earth and its carnality, they long to remain here eternally. It is a cardinal doctrine of the Watch Tower Society ("Jehovah's Witnesses") that only 144,000 will go to heaven, while the remainder of the righteous ... read more »

Will There Be Personal Recognition in Heaven?

Does individual personality survive the death of the body? Does recognition of friends and loved ones exist beyond this present life? The question is of more than passing emotional interest; it involves the very essence of the human spirit. The biblical evidence firmly supports the position of personal identity after death. Contrary to the misguided theories of philosophical and religious ... read more »

The Influence of Modern Trends on the Church

Influence is a powerful thing. Every person both influences and is influenced by others in varying degrees. Jesus stressed the importance of godly influence when he compared his disciples to "salt" (Matt. 5:13), and Paul warned of the power of bad influences when he noted that "evil companionships corrupt good morals" (1 Cor. 15:33 ASV). The Greek word for "companionships" ... read more »

Does the Bible Refer to UFOs?

Could you explain the reference in the book of Ezekiel chapter one about the "wheel within a wheel"? Some say that this is an allusion to ancient visitors to the Earth in "flying saucers." In recent times a few radical sensationalists have contended that centuries ago Earth was visited by space beings from distant planets. It has been alleged that ... read more »

Did Jesus Violate the Sabbath?

"A Christian writer/speaker, who travels extensively and lectures on 'Does God Exist?,' has written that the Bible indicates that Jesus, on one occasion, 'violated' the Old Testament Sabbath-day law. He has cited the Gospel of Mark 2:23-24. Would you comment on this?" It is very unfortunate that the misguided gentleman made such a reckless and unfounded assertion. The statement is ... read more »