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Nadab and Abihu

Nadab and Abihu

“And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the Lord and devoured them, and they died before...
The Gentiles and the Law of Conscience

The Gentiles and the Law of Conscience

Romans 1 had established that the Gentiles are in sin and need salvation. The point of chapter 2 is to show that the Jews likewise are in sin and need salvation just like the Gentiles. The point of Romans 2:12-16 is an amplification of the point in v. 11, that is, God...
ISIS and Tragedy

ISIS and Tragedy

In August 2017, ISIS supporters (Muslims) took to social media to celebrate Hurricane Harvey and Irma, which struck the United States, doing extensive and expensive damage. They claimed the “Crusaders” deserved the punishment. The pro-ISIS Facebook page The Monotheist...
Beyond Messianic Prophecies

Beyond Messianic Prophecies

The Bible immensely impresses the Bible student because of all its prophecies about Jesus (particularly in the Old Testament). Over 300 of them can be listed and studied, and that builds our faith in the Messiah as the Son of God, but there are other fulfilled...
“Withdrawing”

“Withdrawing”

When brothers or sisters among us are overtaken in sin, those who are spiritual seek to restore them (Galatians 6:2). We may instruct, admonish, and rebuke, but if all else fails, we must withdraw ourselves from them (2 Thessalonians 3:6). It is never pleasant, but it...
Will You Swallow Anything?

Will You Swallow Anything?

The shark is a large fish that swims in ocean waters and has an equally large appetite. In fact, so large is his appetite that he will swallow almost anything that he can get into his mouth without even knowing what it is. A small fish called the urchin fish when he...

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