Matthew 37:3–5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Judas Hangs Himself 3 Then when Judas, the one who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he regretted what he had done and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said,... Continue Reading →
Why is life so unfair? From the beginning of human history and even in the Bible itself, there are many instances where we see the strong and the powerful oppressing the weak and the vulnerable. It is those within the Scriptures that are a little more troubling for the Christian mind because in some cases... Continue Reading →
The Catholic Church would love everyone to forget the seeds of discontent that were present in her midst many years before Peter Waldo. For example, there was Bishop Agobard of Lyons, France (779-840 C.E.), who had come out strongly against image worship, churches dedicated to saints, and church liturgy, which was not in agreement with the Word of God, the Bible.
Overpowering as is the impression of the remarkableness of this man produced by following him, as we have been doing, as he hurries from province to province, from continent to continent, over land and sea, in pursuit of the object to which he was devoted, this impression is immensely deepened when we remember that he was at the same time the greatest thinker of his age, if not of any age, and, in the midst of his outward labors, was producing writings which have ever since been among the mightiest intellectual forces of the world, and are still growing in their influence.
When the Bible talks about the condition of the dead it presents it in five senses, (1) knowing nothing, (2) asleep like state, (3) powerless, (4) returning to the dust of the ground, (5) and awaiting a resurrection. Almost every religion teaches that there is something after death, a hereafter: heaven, hell (eternal torment), purgatory... Continue Reading →
Jesus Christ was/is the name and title of the Son of God from the time of his anointing while on earth. The name Jesus (Gr., Iesous) consistent to the Hebrew name Jeshua, meaning “Jehovah Is Salvation.” Jesus was a very common name, many men being named such in that period. Therefore, when people were referring... Continue Reading →
The Bible is a revelation from our Heavenly Father, about our Heavenly Father, i.e., his will and purposes. (1 Thess. 2:13) If we take the things we learn and apply them in our lives, we will live a life far more beneficial than those who do not. As we grow in knowledge, we will draw... Continue Reading →
What does the Quran say about “God’s Word”? Surah 2:4 says, “[The righteous] trust what has been revealed to you [Mohammed] and to others before you, and firmly believe in the life to come.” What is meant by “what has been revealed . . . to others before you”?
The orthodox Islamic position on the Quran is that it is “uncreated” and “it was written from the beginning in golden rays on a gigantic tablet in the highest heavens.” (Morris 1916) The objective of this claim is to place the Quran above all else, even making it equal to God himself. However, this is... Continue Reading →
Genesis 3:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children: The grief,... Continue Reading →