The Five Sacrifices of Calvary

The five primary offerings under Moses’ Law are explained in Leviticus 1 - 7, and should be studied in connection with the book of Hebrews. Each is a different pose of Jesus on the cross.

How Can I Be Happy in Heaven, If My Loved One Is in Hell?

The prospect of being in heaven without someone dear to us is a troublesome thought. Will everyone in heaven have survivor’s guilt? How heartless, it would seem, to enjoy heaven if people we love...

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

The most commonly asked question about God—which has been called the “Achilles Heel” of Christianity—is, “Why does a loving, all-powerful God allow suffering in His world?”

The Problem Everybody Has but Nobody Talks About

 Hans Christian Anderson’s short story “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is about two weavers who promised an emperor new clothes that would be invisible to anyone unfit for his position. They made no clothes at...

I Don’t Want You to Join My Church

Preachers say frequently, “Come, join my church.” In the Bible Belt, drivers occasionally see billboards and bumper stickers that read, “Attend the church of your choice Sunday.” It might surprise you that in the thirty-three...

Why Doesn’t God Do Something?

A moment’s reflection shows the absurdity and impossibility of God intervening in every disaster or each time evil is about to befall one of His children. Why does God not “do something?”

Did the Disciples Make up the Gospel?

Opponents of Christianity commonly say that the New Testament resulted from the disciples missing Jesus so much that they made up the resurrection and fabricated a record of His words and deeds. Common acts...

Picking God’s Pocket

Read Malachi 3:8–10    Hundreds of times each day an accomplished pickpocket steals another’s wallet undetected. Imagine such a person in the first century, trying to take valuables from Jesus as He walked down a Nazareth...

On Hidden Treasure and Found Pearls

Jesus gave twin parables to teach the same lesson: salvation is worth giving up everything to possess. The first is of a man who stumbles upon hidden treasure in a field. He gladly and...

Where do we go when we die?

What does the Bible say about man’s journey to eternity?