Joel's Articles Published Online (April thru November 2011)




Christians, like Israel of old, have separated themselves from God
November 9, 2011
From before the creation, God made plans for mankind. For their life of service to Him on earth as well as life in eternity with Him after this one. His pleasure was that man should, of his own free will...

How one may live in sinless perfection
September 1, 2011
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)Under the first two dispensations of man, there was no way one could be free from sins. They had their ceremonies and sacrifices...

How the early bible scholars determined the canonic worthiness of writings
July 7, 2011
It is well known that the Holy Bible accepted by most protestant religious organizations is that of 66 individual writings. 39 Old Testament documents and 27 in the New Testament. But there are many other writings which have been discovered...

God is known to be merciful…but don’t let that destroy you
July 2, 2011
We can rest assured that God is merciful, because the inspired writers tell us so. There is no question about it. But is he merciful in all cases and conditions? Absolutely not, and He has never meant for people to...

The tightrope Christians must walk when dealing with non-believers and evildoers
July 1, 2011
When individuals learn of Jesus Christ, his purpose and sacrifice for us, and recognize that he is the Son of God and then obeys his commandments, they are added to his church, ie., the called out. There are various descriptive...

Yes, one can become a brother to Jesus Christ
June 29, 2011
It seems mighty boastful for one to say he is a brother to the Christ. The fact of the matter is, the claim should never be made in a boastful manner or for self-glorification, but rather use the privilege...

The First Psalm of King David, Analyzed
June 12, 2011
First, a brief introduction of David and his writings. David was the youngest son of Jesse from the tribe of Judah. Most are familiar with the account of David having fearlessly taken on the giant Philistine named Goliath, while only...

Christmas is neither Christ’s birthday nor a Christian Holiday
May 28, 2011
One is normally called a “Scrooge” when anything derogatory is spoken of Christmas, but that is alright. Truth is truth, whether or not it is appreciated. The facts are, there is nothing actually Christian about it and should...

Do People Have The Right to Believe and Do Whatever They Please?
May 27, 2011
This is truly a loaded question simply because a “yes” or “no” doesn’t fill in the details. There are far too many conditions to be considered. If we say simply yes, and that person...

Second of three men who replenished the earth: Part two, Japheth
May 2, 2011
There is not a lot written in the holy scriptures of Japheth, however, his sons are listed and reveal some things of his descendants. There are several secular writings which are of him and even more that are believed to...

First of three men who replenished the earth: Part one, Shem
April 30, 2011
After Noah and his family had been in the ark for one year and the waters had abated, they came out to a world of no inhabitants except themselves. Noah had three sons with their wives who had survived the...

Christianity depends completely upon the divine inspiration and inerrancy of scripture
April 26, 2011
The Psalmist David wrote, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3 KJV). Also, a nineteenth century English Bible scholar expresses it extremely well:Surrender the dogma of verbal inspiration and you...

The differences in Christ’s church and protestant denominations
April 22, 2011
The entire bible’s primary theme is the foretelling of the coming of the messiah and the establishment of his kingdom, the coming of it and then the growth of it. Yet, a large portion of those who believe...

Reasons to believe the Lord’s apostles and first century Christians
April 20, 2011 The vast majority of what we know concerning Jesus Christ, other than through prophesy, came from the writers of the New Testament books. Not all of it, but most of it. There are writings from secular historians (Flavius Josephus, and...

Exploring the first few centuries of man after the creation
April 19, 2011 To try and trace the early descendants of Adam and Eve, is a rather daunting task, but a number of things can be learned by thoughtful and determined study. We learn with no difficulty that the first couple initially had...

Thoughts on why Jesus Christ was not sent to earth sooner than 4,000 A.M
. April 17, 2011 Since the scheme of redemption for sinful man was discussed and planned before the creation of the universe, many who read of these things now ask why did God see fit to delay that plan for some 4,000 years...

Striving to get the very most from Jesus’ parables
April 16, 2011 Jesus told a parable to his disciples in Matthew 20:1-16 which has brought on many questions and even some criticism. It isn’t a very long parable so I’d like us to read it all...

Post apostolic departures from the original church worship and activities
April 16, 2011 As we have brought out in several previous articles, the apostle Paul warned of the apostasy which would come to the Lord’s church. The second chapter of Thessalonians contains a positive warning of the coming apostasy. Jude, in...






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