Checkmate!

“From then, Pilate sought to release him, but the Jews screamed and said, ‘If you release this one, you are not devoted to Caesar — the one who make himself king works in opposition to Caesar!’” (John 19:12)   Were this trial a chess match, here would be the move that would lead Pilate into… Read More

A Man Under Authority

“And he said, ‘I am a servant of Abraham.’” (Genesis 24:34) “‘And I am also a man under authority having soldiers under myself. I say to this one, “Go,” and he goes and to another one, “Come,” and he comes. And to my servant, “Do this,” and he does it.’ And Jesus hearing this marveled… Read More

Thrones of Judgment

“For there, thrones of judgment dwell; thrones of the house of David.” (Psalm 122:5) It is in Israel where, in ancient times God dwelled and thus dwelt the law.  Judgment needs to be given according to a standard—ultimate judgment according to an ultimate standard, thus in ancient times, Jerusalem was the place where true judgment… Read More

Olive Trees and a Lampstand: Zechariah 4

“Then I said to him, ‘What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?’ … Then he said, ‘These are the two anointed ones who stand by the Lord of the whole earth.’”  -Zechariah 4: 11,14, ESV   “And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they… Read More

Warnings about the Church’s Present: Blasphemy

“To be sure, in the same way, these people are dreaming, and to be sure, they defile the flesh.  Also, they reject authority and they blaspheme.  As for Michael, the Archangel, when disputing with the Devil, arguing about the body of Moses, he did not dare to judge—to bring denigration—but he said, “The Lord rebuke… Read More

The Word of His Power: Hebrews 1:1-4 (part 12)

also bearing all things in the word of his power;   Beloved, we have asked the question in terms of what “all things” refers to, but we must also pose the question as to just what is the “word of his power.”  Indeed, the simplest and most straight-forward answer, particularly in the context of the… Read More

What of people who would claim that there are errors in the Biblical text?

What of those who claim that the Bible contains errors and discrepancies either in its internal unity or in its scientific or historical claims?  Also, what of those who claim that the Biblical books were assembled, revised, and rewritten through the ages resulting in our modern Biblical text?               Largely, the claims that seek… Read More

How do we know that the 66 Books of the Bible are God’s complete revelation?

How do we know that the 39 books of the Old Testament that we have actually constitute the complete written revelation of God during that era?  How do we know that the 27 books of the New Testament complete that which was begun in the Old Testament?               First of all, the 39 books… Read More