Ecclesiastes 4:12 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken. It would seem that no expert or anyone who has studied the situation would disagree that the institution of marriage is a dismal failure today. “Over... Continue Reading →
Proverbs 13:4 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent will be made fat. Ver. 4.—(Comp. ch. 10:4.) The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; literally, and nothing is there—he gains nothing (ch. 14:6; 20:4). He has the wish, but not the... Continue Reading →
Matthew 27:5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple and departed; and he went away and hanged himself. Acts 1:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong [Or, “and becoming swollen up.”], he... Continue Reading →
Over 1,900 years ago, the apostle John wrote, “Just as you heard that antichrist is coming.” (1 John 2:18) Fifty-seven-years before that Paul wrote, “let no one deceive you in any way, for it [the day of the Lord] will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the... Continue Reading →
Matthew 12:40 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. This would seem to suggest a full 72 hours. However, we should not set aside similar expressions that may allow us to get at the intent of the words. Many times in Scripture, three days does not always mean a full 72 hours of three days.
Genesis 1:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Over the past 200 years, the scientific community and the Bible scholars of Christianity have engaged in battle. Scientists believe they have proved the Genesis account as being nothing more than a myth or legend, being no... Continue Reading →
Why should we buy out the time from our busy, hectic Christian lives to have a basic understanding of Islam? Our world, whether we like it or not, has become a melting pot of people from different cultures and backgrounds, including their religions, be it Taoism and Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, or Islamism. We need to know something about the history of the world’s religions, especially Islam, since it is the world’s second-largest religion and the fastest-growing, with its 1.8 billion followers.
Matthew 4:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted (Gr, peirazo) by the devil. The Father does not tempt us, but he does allow us to go through temptations. As we know from Adam and Abraham, the Father can test us, but never tempt us with sin.... Continue Reading →
Bible Archaeology (2005) by Hoerth and McRay offers a date that is accepted by most Bible scholars, when they write, “It can be known that he [Jesus] was born before 4 B.C.” How do they come up with that date? They go on, “because Matthew writes that he was ‘born in Bethlehem of Judea in... Continue Reading →
The apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 4:4 that the Father “sent forth his Son, born of a woman.” How did the laws of heredity work with this union of perfection (the life of the Son) with imperfection (the ovum or egg cell in Mary’s womb)? How was the life of the Son transferred from... Continue Reading →