Joel's Articles Published Online (March-July 2010)




Things of interest about the first book of the Holy Bible: Genesis
July 24, 2010.
The book of Genesis, the first of five books comprising the Pentateuch, has been ascribed to the pen of Moses throughout at least the last three millennia by all of the highest qualified scholars. The Jewish leaders have never wavered....

The millennial reign of Jesus, unscriptural
July 23, 2010.
Far too often bible students, even renowned scholars, find a verse of scripture and jump to a conclusion which the scripture does not teach. Especially those used figuratively or symbolically as are many of the prophecies. But one of the...

Biblical prophecies of the coming of the kingdom of Christ
July 22, 2010.
In order to fully understand the prophecies of the coming messiah and His kingdom, one must first understand what is being referred to as the kingdom and of His church. Few subjects in the Bible are so clearly taught yet...

The Mosaical Dispensation: Preparing for the King and the Kingdom
July 21, 2010.
In a previous study of “Man’s life under the Patriarchal Dispensation” and a subsequent one “The preparations for and the birth of, the Lord’s church” we skipped over most of the Mosaical...

The preparations for and the birth of the Lord's church
July 5, 2010.
Life today, among literally thousands of religions and religious denominations, is far different, even though there are some similarities to the situation when Jesus the Christ came to this earth to establish his kingdom. Nothing was referred to on a...

Man's life under the patriarchal dispensation
July 2, 2010.
An omniscient God knows everything there is to be known. This includes past present and future. Upon His decision to create the physical universe and all that was to be in it, He also knew what he wanted to occur...

How the Holy Bible came into being
June 30, 2010.
Many people today read the bible and consider it authoritative yet they have no idea why, since they have no real conception of how it originated. The complete bible as we now have it, grew into existence. The writings included...

At what point does a zygote become a human being?
May 10, 2010.
In the United States alone, from 1973 through 2005, over 45 million innocent babies were legally murdered. Worldwide, there are 42 million such acts per single year. Although Alabama only has three legally authorized abortion clinics, the annual rate for...

Why did Jesus choose Paul to be the thirteenth apostle "out of season"?
April 27, 2010.
Most people who aren’t Christian or even if they are, and are not avid students of the bible and early church history, know very little about why he was chosen. We must remember, Jesus chose twelve men to...

Lamech kills a young man-the second biblical killing account
April 27, 2010.
As years passed after the creation, and people began to multiply, we find that Cain murdered his own brother, Abel, in Genesis the fourth chapter. Most people who have heard anything at all about the Bible, knows of this story...

God sets the standard for our morals, ethics, integrity
April 23, 2010.
How do we know it is wrong to kill a fellow man? To steal or rob for what we get? We all know these sorts of things are against civil law. But we also know that if there was no...

Reasoning points in favor of intelligent design
April 21, 2010.
An excellent thought to begin this discussion we find in a book by Professor John W. Klotz, a 1941 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary and a PhD in biology from the University of Pittsburgh. “It all depends on your...

The 'First Cause' (cosmological) argument for the existence of God
April 17, 2010.
Cosmology: The study of the physical universe considered as a totality of phenomena in time and space. (Answers-The online concise dictionary). All physical things must have a beginning and an ending. The only alternative to this statement is infinity...

The ontological argument for the existence of God
April 14, 2010 There exists four primary arguments for God’s existence which covers virtually any minor points one may mention. The ‘ontological‘, the ‘first cause’, the ‘design’ and the ‘moral’. Simply defined, ontology...

Reasons people give for leaving their church
March 27, 2010.
. There are many people who profess to be Christians and perhaps have attended religious services for years and then simply stop. Others who are truly striving to live a Christian life are understandably concerned for them. And the primary questions...

Did God allow the Witch of Endor to call Samuel from the spirit world?
March 27, 2010.
Ancient spiritism, witchcraft, sorcery and such like were practiced by the pagans with their lifeless gods and goddesses and were vehemently condemned in the Old Testament. And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a...

Types and causes of unbelievers towards God
March 24, 2010.
Those who refuse to be in subjection to Jehovah God come in every kind of description. We will attempt to sort out the differences, some slightly, and some vastly, different. Atheist: The true atheist forthrightly states there is no God...

Reasons Christianity and materialism are totally incompatible
March 24, 2010.
Many people try to profess Christianity with belief in God and the Bible while incorporating evolution into it. It is fine to be a peace maker and try to give everything a fair shake but these two things are diametrically...

"What is man, that Thou art mindful of him?" Good question
March 12, 2010.
Have you ever sat (or lain) outside and gazed into the stars and wondered about the question above? I suspect that most have, only those of the atheist persuasion would leave off the second phrase. But when you realize the...






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