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The Gospel in Miniature — In the Book of Revelation

The book of Revelation is a mysterious yet wonderful document. It is mysterious because its message is largely couched in the language of symbolism; it is wonderful because of the hope it presents. Revelation contains word pictures of horses, beasts, horns, bowls which pour forth wrath, bloody battle scenes, etc. The very first verse asserts that it is "the revelation ... read more »

Praise the Lord – A Study of Ephesians 1:1-14

The book of Ephesians is about the church - the eternal purpose of God in Christ. The epistle takes us from eternity to eternity, in contemplation of the divine plan. Obviously, God wants us to understand something about his eternal purpose. Ephesians demands our careful attention. Its theme could not be more important. What should we expect from studying this ... read more »

An Exchange with Professor Wallace of the Dallas Seminary

In a previous article titled: Dallas Professor Rebuffs Common Quibble on Eis , we reviewed some material in Daniel Wallace's excellent book, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics (Zondervan, 1996). We identified Dr. Wallace as a "Baptist," and we used the expression "the Baptist Dallas Theological Seminary." Our Mistakes We have received a communication from Professor Wallace correcting us in two ... read more »

What About Daniel’s Prophecy of the General Resurrection?

"Is Daniel's prophecy, in chapter 12, verse 2, a symbolic reference to Israel's deliverance from Babylonian captivity, as some claim, or does it refer to the general resurrection of the dead at the end of time?" Some five centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ, the prophet Daniel, from captivity in Babylon, uttered a remarkable prophecy that has echoed reverberations ... read more »

The Divine Pattern of Acceptable Worship—Part 2

As mentioned in our previous article on acceptable worship , it is alleged by some that worship is a matter that God has left unregulated. Given O. Blakely, of the Independent Christian Church, adamantly argued this position in his debate with Alan E. Highers in Neosho, Missouri in April, 1988. Blakely contended that "in no case did they [the apostles] ... read more »

10 Great Lessons from the Book of Jonah

The prophet Jonah lived in the Galilean city of Gath-hepher (about four miles north of Nazareth) during the reign of Jeroboam II (793-753 B.C.), king of Israel (cf. 2 Kings 14:25). Jeroboam II was northern Israel's most powerful king, and during his administration the borders of the nation were expanded to their greatest extent since the time of David and ... read more »

The Allegory of the Vine and the Branches

The Holy Scriptures are supremely rich. The Christian who does not plumb the depth of these treasures is poorer indeed. There is a brief context in John's Gospel record that we would like to explore briefly, not only for the instruction and edification that it imparts on its own, but also for the opportunity of illustrating how one may reap ... read more »

Crushing the Serpent’s Head: The Meaning of Genesis 3:15

Genesis 3:15 is commonly called the "Protevangelium" - a term that essentially signifies the idea of "first gospel proclamation." In the American Standard Translation (1901), the text reads as follows: "and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: he shall bruise [crush-NIV] thy head, and thou shalt bruise [strike-NIV] his heel." ... read more »

A Review of Recent Arguments for Women Preachers

Every significant movement within society will eventually, to some degree, make itself felt in the church. The phenomenon of "women's liberation" is no exception. There are those within the body of Christ who are clamoring that women must throw off the yoke of male domination and claim their rightful place in the family of God-namely, an active role in preaching ... read more »

What Does the Bible Say About the Origin, Nature, and Role of Angels?

PROFESSOR: "Do you believe in the tooth fairy? STUDENT: "No." PROFESSOR: "What about leprechauns? Do you concede the existence of these little Irish gentlemen?" STUDENT: "Of course not." PROFESSOR: "Why not?" STUDENT: "Simply because there is no factual basis for believing in these mythical characters." Then comes the question for which the student has been baited. PROFESSOR: "Do you believe ... read more »