A Misunderstood Passage — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: September, 2021)

The directives Paul gave to the young preacher Timothy in 1 Timothy 2:8-15 are among the most controversial and misunderstood passages in the entire Bible.  Parts of these verses have been taken out of their immediate context as well as away from the overall context of the rest of Scripture (cf. Ps. 119:160a).  This has… Read More A Misunderstood Passage — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: September, 2021)

How We Got The Old Testament (Part 1) — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

The Bible is a library of many books. The process of composing the biblical documents began in the late second millennium BC and finished at the end of the first century AD, a span of roughly 1400 years. This process has been mischaracterized and misunderstood by both believers and skeptics. As such, it is worth… Read More How We Got The Old Testament (Part 1) — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

The Threat of Freemasonry — Tim Bench

In a large majority of modern churches, there will be male members who profess to be Christians but are also members of the Freemasons.  Members of this well-known organization are frequently leading citizens and respected business and civic leaders in communities across the United States. Famous Americans and even U.S. presidents were Masons.  These include… Read More The Threat of Freemasonry — Tim Bench

“Make Them After The Pattern” — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: July/August, 2021)

While instructing Moses concerning the construction of the sanctuary, the ark of the covenant, the table for the bread of the Presence, and the golden lampstand in Exodus 25, God commanded him, “And see that you make them after the pattern for them, which is being shown you on the mountain” (v. 40, ESV). Have… Read More “Make Them After The Pattern” — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: July/August, 2021)

Jesus: Both God and Man? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Jesus is the most significant figure in history. Polls and surveys often recognize him as such, even if they only gauge his impact through the influence of Christendom in the last two millennia. Christians understand his work to be farther-reaching, not only impacting and improving the lives of human beings but securing salvation for our… Read More Jesus: Both God and Man? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Truth From Zechariah — David R. Pharr

In several ways Zechariah is similar to the New Testament book of Revelation. Both describe visions; both give considerable attention to angels; and both contain apocalyptic symbolism. Zechariah is considered the most difficult of the Minor Prophets. It is rich, however, both in its historical significance and in its New Testament connections. With the exception… Read More Truth From Zechariah — David R. Pharr

Truth From Habakkuk and Zephaniah — David W. Hester

Habakkuk and Zephaniah are all too often overlooked in Bible study. This is unfortunate; these books are rich in what they present to the serious student. According to rabbinical tradition, Habakkuk was of the tribe of Levi; aside from that, we know nothing of his personal history. He simply describes himself as a “prophet” (Hab.… Read More Truth From Habakkuk and Zephaniah — David W. Hester