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

Identifying the Church of the New Testament

The following material is the transcription of a lecture presented to a group of interested Bible students. The style is, therefore, more spoken than written. It is not burdened with technical argument or documentation. Several months ago, the nation's news programs were dominated by the story concerning the young woman from California who worked as a congressional aide, and who ... read more »

Giving as an Expression of Worship

Is the Christian's giving into the treasury of the church on the Lord's day an expression of worship to God? This is a question of supreme importance. In part, at least, worship may be described as an expression of awe, devotion, and love - from man, the creature, to his Creator. One aspect of this reverential disposition can entail the ... read more »

The Restoration of First-Century Christianity

When Martin Luther visited Rome in the fall of 1510, he was appalled by the spiritual laxity he observed-even in the priesthood. His dissatisfaction with the Catholic Church would eventually lead to his challenge of that system, which was culminated when he nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door of the cathedral in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517. But ... read more »

The Value of “Waiting” on Jehovah

One of the truly thrilling passages of the Old Testament is nestled in the book of Isaiah. "[T]hey that wait for Jehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint" (40:31). Historical Background To appreciate this passage some background is in order. The ... read more »

Isaiah 6:1-5 – Isaiah’s Vision of Jehovah

In the year that king Uzziah died, Isaiah saw "the Lord" sitting upon a throne. Heavenly creatures stood above this divine Being crying, "Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory." In the presence of such majesty the prophet felt his exceeding sinfulness, hence, declared: "Woe is me! for I am undone; because ... read more »

The Divine Pattern of Acceptable Worship — Part 1

Human beings are instinctively worshiping creatures. When the Psalmist declared, "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God" (42:1), he perhaps expressed a need that is basic to the human soul. As far back as the time of Cicero in the first century B.C., or even earlier, pagan thinkers had observed that ... read more »

In What Sense is Humanity in the “Image” of God?

"Genesis 1:26 has God saying, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.'Would you explain this language?" This text is one of the most thrilling in the opening moments of sacred Scripture.It provides a preview of the amazing love of God on behalf of human kind, and a breathtaking commentary on the uniqueness of Adam and his offspring.It ... read more »

Matthew 2:19-20 – The Death of Herod the Great

Herod, popularly known as "the great," is given considerable space in the New Testament (see Matthew 2). He was an Idumean (a descendant of Esau) by ancestry. After the death of Julius Caesar, Herod was appointed "king of the Jews," though his administration was not formally secured until after a series of military victories consummated by the capture of Jerusalem ... 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 Necessity and Reality of a Sinless Savior

Was he, or was he not? Was Jesus of Nazareth a perfect man, completely flawless both spiritually and morally? The importance of this question cannot be exaggerated. If he was not, the whole of humanity is hopelessly and eternally lost. Here is the problem: How would it be possible for a God, who is both absolutely holy (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation ... read more »