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Seven Important Truths About the Bible

Without question, the Bible is the most influential book in the history of the world. Some of the most brilliant minds of which the human race can boast have been drawn to this ancient volume. In this article we call attention to several great truths regarding the Bible which are vitally important. Origin As to its origin, the Bible is ... read more »

Are There Degrees of Blessedness and Punishment in Eternity?

"Will there be differing degrees of rewards in heaven and different levels of punishment in hell?" Before we address the question directly, recognizing some preliminary observations and principles would be helpful. God is good The Bible is very clear in affirming that God is a being of absolute goodness. The Psalmist declared: "Good and upright is Jehovah?" (25:8; cf. 100:5). ... read more »

Are the Scriptures “Verbally” Inspired of God?

"A Bible class teacher recently made the statement that the Scriptures possess 'plenary' inspiration, but that it may not be claimed that the sacred volume is 'verbally' inspired of God. Can you clarify the difference in these terms?" We must respectfully (though firmly) disagree with the teacher cited. "Plenary" inspiration and "verbal" inspiration cannot be separated. The term "plenary" simply ... read more »

Does the Bible Encourage Hatred?

"I am confused about the Bible's teaching on 'hate.' Sometimes hate is condemned, at other times it seems to be encouraged. Can you comment on this?" There are two basic biblical words that represent the concept of hating. In the Old Testament, sane (used about 145 times) means to "to hate, to set against." In the New Testament, the word ... read more »

A Survey of Interbiblical History

The apostle Paul wrote: "[B]ut when the fulness of time came, God sent forth his Son" (Galatians 4:4). The phrase "fulness of time" is extraordinary. It reflected the most ideal time in world history for the birth of Christ and the inauguration of Christianity. The commencement of the Christian religion was a turning point in world history (note the common ... read more »

Lessons from Lamentations

One of the little-known portions of the Bible is the book of Lamentations. Although frequently neglected by some students, this narrative truly contains some rich deposits of truth which will abundantly reward those who examine its contents. In the Hebrew Old Testament the book is entitled ekah, meaning "how" or "alas," taken from the first verse. The Septuagint calls it ... read more »

Facts About the Second Coming of Christ

The second coming of Christ (cf. Heb. 9:27) is a prevailing theme of the New Testament. It is referenced eight times more often than the Lord's initial coming (Pardington, 354). It is alluded to more than 300 times in the New Testament (Thiessen, 442). Because there is considerable error associated with the Lord's return, we must examine this theme-not only ... read more »

The Challenge of “Agape” Love

The New Testament was written in Koine Greek. The word Koine denotes "common," because this style of Greek was the language of the common man-on-the-street during the time of Christ. Koine Greek came into vogue about 300 years before the birth of Jesus, and it became an obsolete language about three centuries after the Lord's death. It was the most ... read more »

Hard Sayings in the Bible

One of the Savior's notable miracles was the feeding of a large crowd (more than five thousand people) by the miraculous multiplication of only five small loaves and two tiny fish (cf. John 6:1-14). On the following day, after Jesus had adjourned to the western side of the Sea of Galilee, the masses pursued him, seeking additional food to satisfy ... read more »

A Character Portrait of Moses

It is said that reputation is what folks think about you; character is what God knows about you. The Lord does not view us as others do; "man looks on the outward appearance, but Jehovah looks on the heart" (1 Samuel 16:7). One of the prominent characters of the Bible is the Hebrew prophet, Moses. His name is found some ... read more »