Jesus himself used the terms “CHURCH” and “KINGDOM” interchangeably in his announcement at Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16:18) It is mandatory to view the Lord’s words there as a reference NOT to two institutions but to ONE.
There are a number of prophecies of the end of the world which do not suggest that it is to be accomplished by fire. No industry, no kitchen, no household were ever possible without the means of disposing of the refuse; and it would be illogical to suppose that God could run the whole universe without some means of taking care of the refuse.
The great prophecies of Isaiah which formed the background of the apostle’s thought here, and which he would immediately quote, foretold, the formation of the Christian church, for the spiritual worship of God, under the image of a temple, which God would build on Messiah as a foundation-stone thereof.
The natural man finds it very difficult to receive spiritual things, due to his inherent preoccupation with the mechanics of them, the “how” of everything. Nicodemus’ question is therefore one of remarkable interest to all. How persistently man probes every mystery!
Here the call for silence opens the imaginary proceedings of a court, where God will face the heathen world with a test question.
This usage of past blessings as a pledge of future support for Israel supports the view that Isaiah 41:2 is not a reference to a future “righteous man,” but to a former one,
The verbal prophecies, numbering some 333, foretold the coming of the Messiah in such detail and clarity that hardly any phase of our Lord’s life and character was omitted.
The Ark is a type of Christ, the preserver of his people from judgment. The spiritual teaching of Noah’s deliverance has always been recognized by Christians, who see in the Ark a symbol of the church into which they are admitted by baptism, God thereby graciously providing for their deliverance from the wrath and destruction due to sin.
The Great Flood attested both by the Word of God and evidence from the natural world in which we live.
In addition, every culture, from every continent, has historical records of a great floor happening in ancient times.
A mere glance at these included names and titles for Christ Jesus, taken from the Holy Bible, cannot fail to impress any thoughtful student of God’s Word.
Heaven is Real!
Don’t let anyone persuade you with the Satanic Propaganda that HEAVEN and HELL are not real, but only biblical metaphors!
Anyone pushing this false teaching, this new age, feel good, so-called religious garbage will have to answer to God in person on Judgment Day, before His throne in HEAVEN!
Throughout this marvelous narrative of the plagues, the thing that stands out is the destruction of Egypt’s paganism. Its gods were dead!
Dr. Elton Stubblefield, a director of DNA research at the M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, recently declared in a public address that each cell (and, remember there are trillions of them) at the moment of conception is supplied with a library of one quarter of a million words commanding that cell exactly how many times to multiply, and when to die.
Attempting to hide from God has been the chief business of the human family ever since Adam and Eve hid themselves in the Garden of Eden! Think of the myriads of ways in which men try to hide from God.
Christ is indeed Wonderful in whatever dimension one views him. He is wonderful in his pre-existence, in his Virgin birth, in his role as executive in Creation and in the “upholding” of our universe.
The triumphal entry is in all four Gospels declaring that although the accounts differ, they do not conflict in any way.
Isaiah & The Dead Sea Scrolls
The example of a rejected stone becoming the chief stone was founded on historical fact.
The child of God may not set himself to “get even” with another, nor retaliate in kind against any who might slight or wrong him.
This psalm is both historical and prophetic. It refers to things that happened in Israel; and it is a prophecy concerning the New Testament Church.
Our study of this amazingly powerful chapter of God’s Word would not be complete without a summary of the great doctrines of Christianity that are either expressly declared, necessarily implied, or both, in these verses. The Existence and Power of God
God is the Creator
God is the creator of Man
Immortality of the Soul
The Resurrection of the Dead
God is the Shepherd of Israel
The Existence of Moses’ Law
God’s Commands Available in that Law
That Law a Divine Revelation
Man’s Accountability to God
The Eternal Judgment (Heaven and Hell)
Rewards and Punishments