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Genesis 25:8 BDC: It says Abraham ‘died and was gathered to his people.’ Why Is this Not speaking of life after death?

Who were his people? Abraham’s father was Terah of the city of Ur of the Chaldeans; and Genesis chapter eleven lists the forefathers of Abraham all the way back, to Shem, through nine generations, Noah’s son. Most who do not... Continue Reading →


In a previous article, we have seen conclusive evidence that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. We have followed a number of independent lines of argument. Several of these taken alone satisfactorily prove the fact of the resurrection, but taken... Continue Reading →


The resurrection of Jesus Christ is in many respects the most important fact in history. It is the mountainous evidence of Christian evidence, the foundation of the Christian faith. If it can be proven to be a historic certainty that... Continue Reading →

Genesis 3:19-21 BDC: Will Adam and Eve Receive a Resurrection?

Genesis 3:19-21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 19 By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” 20 Now... Continue Reading →

What Will Happen if You Die?

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... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Message in Joseph’s Dream Matthew 1:20-21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take... Continue Reading →

Matthew 27:51-53 BDC: Who were the “they having come out of the tombs after his [Jesus] resurrection [that] went into the holy city and appeared to many”?

Matthew 27:51-53 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 51 And look, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the holy... Continue Reading →

Matthew 12:40 BDC: How many days was Jesus in the tomb?

Some argue for three days, based on Jesus’ words, 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... Continue Reading →

Whose Names Are Written in “the Book of Life”? Book of Life: (Gr. biblos tēs zōēs) In biblical times, cities had a register of names for the citizens living there. (See Ps. 69:28; Isa. 4:3) God, figuratively speaking, has been writing names in the “book of life” “from... Continue Reading →

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