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The Muslim threat to Israel and Assyria

Two countries in the Middle East have been shamefully treated, first by the British and then by the Muslims. And then by the world. These are countries with ancient claims to their land, reaffirmed by the League of Nations on numerous occasions. Today they are still being persecuted by the Arabs and Muslims of the [...]

The Dead Sea Scrolls

When in May 1955 the American magazine, 'The New Yorker', published the first full report on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the attention of the world was caught on an unprecedented scale. Everything written about them became instant bestsellers. As reports of more discoveries were made, interest was kept alive and the public demanded more and [...]

The foundation doctrines of Christ

"Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgement." (Hebrews 6:1-2) NKJV The writer [...]

The Lord, the compassionate and gracious God

"'Then the Lord came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed His name, the Lord. And He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, 'The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet [...]

The Greek words for 'love' in the New Testament

Of the four words for 'love' in Greek, only three are used in the New Testament: stergein, philein, and agapan. Before we explore the background and New Testament use of these words, let us just briefly consider the fourth Greek word: eran. This word is best translated as 'passion.' It is passion seeking satisfaction. It [...]

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

Theology deals with the 'logos' and with logical matters, and so the Holy spirit became the stepchild of theology. People who have experienced the dynamic operations of the Spirit, have therefore looked in vain to theology for explanations. Rather, it is realized that a vital truth long almost lost to the church is being recovered. [...]

The Holy Trinity (Part Two)

In the first part of this article we explored: i) the origin of the word 'Trinity' and the doctrine it refers to; ii) Old Testament indications of the Trinity, and iii) New Testament revelation. See under 'related articles'. In this, the second part of the article, we continue with: iv) the Persons of the Trinity [...]

The Holy Trinity (Part One)

Because the term "Trinity" does not appear anywhere in the Bible, we need to explore i) the origin of the word and the doctrine it refers to; ii) Old Testament indications; iii) New Testament revelation; iv) the Persons of the Trinity and v) early divergencies in the church, which prompted the church fathers to formulate [...]

The relation of the Old and New Testaments

The early translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek gave us the word diathēkē which actually means 'covenant' rather than 'testament.' Through Tertullian's translation of diathēkē into Latin as testamentum, the terms Old Testament and New Testament came into general Christian use. The books of the O.T. deal mainly with the covenant which Yahweh made [...]

The inspiration of the Bible

What is meant by the 'inspiration' of the Bible? First an attempt at a definition of the term, and then discussion of the following: 2 the method of inspiration 3 the extent of inspiration 4 the blending of human and divine 5 the sufficiency of the Scriptures 6 the interpretation of the Scriptures 1. Definition [...]

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