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Are the Blood Moons Significant? (Part Three) (11-Sep-15)
by David C. Grabbe
While lunar eclipses are not necessarily rare events, what is unusual is for them to occur on God’s holy days. Understanding those days is key to finding the right significance to these blood moons. ...
Are the Blood Moons Significant? (Part Two) (04-Sep-15)
by David C. Grabbe
Last time, we saw that the verses typically referenced regarding the four lunar eclipses—“blood moons”—are actually describing the Sixth Seal of the book of Revelation (Revelation 6:12-14). ...
Are the Blood Moons Significant? (Part One) (28-Aug-15)
by David C. Grabbe
During the last few years, the blood moons phenomena has taken the evangelical world by storm. It is not difficult to understand why ...
Misunderstood Truth (21-Aug-15)
by Mike Fuhrer
Jesus Christ was the most misunderstood man of His time, and not much has changed since. Part of that was intentional. Matthew 13:15 spells out why He spoke in parables: ...
Sons of Thunder (Part Two) (14-Aug-15)
by Ronny H. Graham
Jesus gave surnames only twice to His disciples. To Simon, He gave the surname “Peter,” which means a “stone,” and to the sons of Zebedee, James and John, He gave the surname, or perhaps nickname, Boanerges, which is translated as “Sons of Thunder.” ...
Sons of Thunder (Part One) (07-Aug-15)
by Ronny H. Graham
In Mark 3:16-19, Jesus calls the disciples that were to follow Him throughout His time on earth. Verses 16-17 contain parallel statements: “Simon, to whom He gave the name Peter...
Silence in Heaven (Part Two) (31-Jul-15)
by David C. Grabbe
What is the connection between the prayers that ascend to God and the angel hurling the censer down to earth, initiating the seven trumpets? Further, what sort of prayers would be a pleasing aroma to God at this juncture? ...
Silence in Heaven (Part One) (24-Jul-15)
by David C. Grabbe
As Revelation 5 opens, the apostle John sees a scroll, sealed with seven seals, in the right hand of God. The only One worthy to open the seals is the Lamb of God. . . .
Are You Biblically Literate? (17-Jul-15)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
The Bible may be the world’s bestselling book that is never read. “Never” may be a bit hyperbolic, but people who study such things tell us that fewer people are reading it and not as often. ...
Would Jesus Approve of Same-Sex Marriage? (10-Jul-15)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
In an interview on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, former President Jimmy Carter waded into the current American cultural and political debate on homosexuality. ...
The Pursuit of Excellence (Part Two) (03-Jul-15)
by Clyde Finklea
The Christian concept of excellence is far different from this world’s idea of competitive superiority over others. The Bible's teaching does not include any notion of climbing over others to reach the top of one's field of endeavor. ...
The Pursuit of Excellence (Part One) (26-Jun-15)
by Clyde Finklea
The American Heritage Dictionary defines excellence as “the state, quality, or condition of excelling; superiority. The verb excel means “to do or be better than; surpass; to show superiority, surpass others.” It and its synonyms all suggest the idea of going beyond a limit or standard. ...
Called To Be Saints (Part Two) (19-Jun-15)
by David C. Grabbe
In modern parlance, the term "calling" has a synonym that takes this principle even further: "vocation." It means "purpose in life," not in the sense of something that is accomplished at the end of a life, but rather what a person devotes his life to on an ongoing basis. Our calling by God to perfect holiness is our true vocation. ...
Called To Be Saints (Part One) (12-Jun-15)
by David C. Grabbe
One of the greatest blessings we have been given as Christians is our calling by God.When God calls us, He performs a miracle in our minds that results in our becoming more aware of spiritual truth, of our sinfulness, and of God and His claim on our lives. ...
No Need to Borrow (05-Jun-15)
by Ronny H. Graham
Solomon declares in Proverbs 22:7, "The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender." How true that is! ...
A Swift End (29-May-15)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
This world is a horrible place. The planet on which we live along with more than seven billion other human begins is an evil, scary, terrible place. The facts are clear and obvious....
What Is Your Talent? (22-May-15)
by Pat Higgins
Matthew 25:14-30 relates the Parable of the Talents. What are talents? Usually, we think about this word in terms of skills, abilities, or aptitudes. ...
What Happened to the Thief on the Cross? (Part Four) (15-May-15)
by David C. Grabbe
Even though interpreting Luke 23:43 as saying that Jesus Christ and the criminal would both be in Paradise that very day contradicts many clear scriptures, some still hold onto this idea because of the unique construction of the sentence. ...
What Happened to the Thief on the Cross? (Part Three) (08-May-15)
by David C. Grabbe
If the thief on the cross lived again the day that he was crucified, ascending to heaven, not only would he have gone there without Jesus Christ, but he also would have been a jarring exception to the Bible’s clear statements ...
What Happened to the Thief on the Cross? (Part Two) (01-May-15)
by David C. Grabbe
Scripture shows plainly that Jesus’s body and soul were in “Hades”—the grave—for three days and three nights, starting on the day He died. ...


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