Marriage Is a Gift From God

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 →

Procrastination and Personal Bible Study

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.[1] 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 BDC: says that Judas hanged himself, while Luke at Acts 1:18 says that “falling headlong he [Judas] burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.” So, which is it?

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 →

INTRODUCTION to Islam

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 2:1 BDC: When was Jesus born?

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 →

Matthew 1:18 BDC: Mary was a descendant of Adam and an imperfect sinner. Therefore, how could Jesus, Mary’s firstborn be perfect and free from sin in his physical body?

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 →

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