The Swoon Theory

According to this theory, Christ merely fainted on the cross and later revived in the grave. Thus the physical life of Jesus was not extinct but only exhausted.  Jesus was restored by the tender care...

The Anchor of the Soul

No one who knows what can happen at sea would go to sea in a vessel that carried no anchor, even if it were the greatest and most modern ocean liner afloat. Circumstances might...

Worthy of Praise

If we had the tongues of angels, we could not praise God as He deserves to be praised. If we were born speaking praises and had breath to never cease, we could never adequately exalt His name in this life. If every rock could speak, it would praise God. If the stars could sing, their song would be in His honor. If the animals could write, their words would form new praises for their Creator. The very stones would praise Him if the need arose, and a thousand legions of angels would leap to do His will.

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.

Was Jesus born in a house, as Matthew says, or in a stable, as...

Critics of the historical accuracy of the Bible often find what they believe are contradictions among the writers of the gospel accounts because there are differences. Remember however, that a difference is not necessarily...

The Power of His Resurrection

Paul wrote of “the power of His resurrection” (Philippians 3:10). What is that? The seal of a finished work (Acts 13:29–30).            The sign of a glorious triumph (Hebrews 2:14;...

He Finished First, in 211th Place

David Sargent told the story of Josh Ripley. The Applejack Invitational Cross Country Meet in Lakeville, Minnesota, was underway when Andover High School runner Josh Ripley heard something unusual. He was in the first mile of...

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

In view of recent events, one writer suggested that we all “boycott God.” She proposed that if we all stopped praying, attending church, and praising Him, that this just might make Him stop killing so...

Can we be saved like the thief on the cross?

The thief on the cross didn't get baptized, so how did Jesus say he would be with Him in paradise? First, the thief on the cross was saved because Jesus spoke his sins forgiven (Luke...

How Did He Know That?

Concerning the city of Tyre, at least six specific predictions were recorded in Ezekiel 26