The following articles are related to the topic of JESUS, DEITY

Portraits of the Christ

Some of the New Testament documents resemble others to a degree-and that by design. For example, there are similarities in the Gospel accounts-especially in the synoptics (Matthew, Mark, and Luke); Ephesians and Colossians contain some parallels, as do 2 Peter and Jude. But the book of Hebrews is unique. It is almost the "holy of holies" of the New Testament ... read more »

The Temptations of Christ

After Jesus was immersed by John, he was led into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil (Matt. 4:1; Mk. 1:12; Lk. 4:1). The exact location of the temptation scene is unknown. What is significant is that the Lord was alone, fasting, tempted, and tested. Jesus' total submission to the will of God was tried from the very beginning ... read more »

The Compassion of Christ

The saying is proverbial: "People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care." There is a measure of truth in that. Consider the case of Jesus Christ. He was the most forceful, demanding teacher who has ever lived. He was the one who taught that even one's closest family members must give way to ... read more »

The Magic of Kindness

An inspired writer declared: "That which makes a man desirable is his kindness" (Prov. 19:22). A non-inspired writer, the celebrated William Shakespeare, mused: "Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love." While "kindness" may be disdained by the brutal and go unappreciated by the insensitive, it is applauded in any cultured society. The value of the "milk ... read more »

Three Prayers of Thanksgiving

Out of the biblical doctrine of the "Fatherhood" of God naturally arises the concept of prayer. What child does not need, and wish, to communicate with his father? Thus, in the "model prayer," the Lord taught his disciples to pray: "Our Father in heaven" (Matthew 6:9). One manifestation of prayer that should flow abundantly from the heart of the Christian ... read more »

The Origin of Christianity

In logic there is a maxim known as "the law of the excluded middle." It asserts that a thing either is, or it is not. There is no "middle" ground. A line either is straight, or it is not straight. It cannot be partly straight and partly crooked. In such a case, the "partly crooked" portion would indicate that it ... read more »

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 »

The Role of Woman

And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him. And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the ... read more »

A Study of Heaven

Is heaven real? If so, how does one know? In spite of bogus claims of having visited heaven, such as that professed by Ellen G. White of Seventh-day Adventist fame (1945, 32ff), no one has died, gone to heaven, and returned to earth to tell of the experience (cf. 2 Corinthians 12:1-10). All we really know about heaven is what ... read more »

A Brief Study of the Angel of Jehovah

One of the most intriguing inquiries into the literature of the Old Testament has to do with that mysterious being that is referred to as "the angel of Jehovah" (KJV; Genesis 16:7-14), or "the angel of God" (Genesis 21:17-19)-the two expressions having to do with the same entity (cf. Judges 6:20, 21). Exactly who was this person? What Is an ... read more »