Herod the Great played a large role in shaping the world into which Jesus was born. His reign had a lasting influence on the cultures of Judea, Samaria, and Galilee.
Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great, played a significant role in the ministries of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ.
Jesus warned of three varieties of leaven that we must guard against, staying aware of the pitfalls that will pull us down and corrupt us.
John Ritenbaugh, continuing his appraisal of humanism as an alternative to religion, suggests that humanism pervades the entire spectrum of the arts and the sciences, as well as theology. Because this world's educational system is so immersed in humanism, people are unaware of the depths of their entrapment, and that they are …
When Jesus healed the man with the withered hand, He was closely watched by the Pharisees, yet He did not hesitate to heal on the Sabbath.
The trial of Jesus Christ had at least 17 illegalities, including corrupt judges, bogus witnesses, switching charges, changing venues, and intimidation.
The early church had confidence in God's sovereignty, realizing that no human authority could thwart God's power. This conviction gave them strength.
The parable of the Dragnet describes the culling process God uses to separate the truly committed from every walk of life from those mildly interested.
Jesus Christ remained totally in control of the events of His trial, including His own prediction that He would be crucified under Roman law.
The Inter-Testamental period, approximately 400 years between the time of Malachi and Matthew, was a time of intense political and intellectual fermentation.
Paul describes physical Israel as broken branches, allowing gentile branches to be grafted in, ultimately leading to the return of Israel to God's grace.
Human tradition and Bible truth regarding the timing of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection do not square. Here is the overwhelming chronological evidence.
The books of Zechariah and Malachi create a bridge to the New Testament and the coming of the Son of Man.
A raw display of emotion and exuberance does not necessarily glorify God. What we do to glorify God will reflect just how highly we esteem Him.
Violently, Christ responded to the corrupt, moneymaking establishment, overturning tables, driving away people and animals. But why did He do so twice?
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on Wanted posters in the Post Office and missing children's pictures on the side of milk cartons, asks if we would recognize Jesus Christ if a description were given describing Him. The depictions of Jesus Christ (illegitimate, blasphemer, rabble-rouser, rebel, troublemaker, cannibal, etc.) were …