Joel's Articles Published Online (Jan-Feb-March 2011)

God formed several covenants with different people for different reasons
March 30, 2011
There are numerous cases of covenants made between man and man in the Bible and there are several made between God and man. As will be shown, some of the covenants were between only God and one man, whereas others...

The Christian’s dual citizenship compared-civil government and Christ’s kingdom
March 28, 2011
Citizens of some countries, such as the United States, owe a certain allegiance to it for it’s protection of them and other factors which enhance their lives. Patriotism. The fact is though, that I would estimate the vast...

Amos: The minor prophet with a major message
March 25, 2011
The minor and major prophets are so called based on the length of their writings. Those titles are not referred to in the Bible itself. And the length has nothing to do with the value or truthfulness of the writings...

‘O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets...’ (Matthew 23:37)
March 24, 2011
I have often attempted to explain what the city of Jerusalem meant to the Jewish people. It is difficult to put into words. But a consideration of this scripture, aside from the furnishing the subject of this article, also stresses...

Views of second century Christians concerning everlasting reward and punishment
March 19, 2011
The reader should be aware that these men were not inspired and made no claim for such. Yet, they lived very shortly after the last of the inspired biblical writers. Some had access to original letters written by the apostles...

The origin, growth and trials of Jesus’ Kingdom from 32 A.D. to 313 A.D.
March 16, 2011
When Jesus walked the earth with his disciples, he let his plan for man’s salvation be known to the apostles. As they journeyed with them one day, on foot as was the normal mode of travel in that...

Early Biblical Prophesies of Destruction of Israel and Jerusalem
March 12, 2011
All things preparatory to the formation of the nation of Israel. The promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob plus the providential guidance to lead them into captivity, and freedom again, are recorded in the first book of the Bible, Genesis...

Skeptics find biblical errors where there is no error at all
March 5, 2011
It would be a never ending chore for one to list and discuss the critics’ constant accusations of discrepancies in the bible. Yet we are obligated to try. It is a Christian’s duty to try and persuade...

King Hezekiah’s aqueduct or the Pool of Siloam Tunnel: Another score of Biblical
March 1, 2011
After the death of Solomon, the Israelite nation was torn apart and became the northern kingdom and the southern kingdom. The northern portion continued to be called Israel and the southern portion became known as Judah. From thence on, the...

The Apostle Peter, impetuous, weak yet strong, loyal yet human
March 1, 2011
Perhaps no one ever had a stronger attachment to our savior than the Apostle Simon, called Peter by our Lord, which is a word meaning “stone”. The Bible is known for it’s frankness of speech, never...

Moderation: required of the ancients and of Christians
February 26, 2011
Mankind has a history, and is known today, to harbor desires for excessiveness. We desire to gorge ourselves on foods and drink that we love. All of our pleasures are taken to excess if we do not restrain ourselves. To...

Examining what part obedience plays in our salvation
February 26, 2011
If one simply devotes his mind and time to study what obedience has to do with our eternal salvation, It becomes very clear. You can find, time after time, the results obtained by biblical characters from their obedience or disobedience...

The Old Testament acts and people as types of the antitype messiah
January 5, 2011
Typology: A type (typos in Greek), or "archetype," often called a "shadow," "parable," "allegory," or "figure" in Scripture, is a person, thing, or action that precedes and prefigures a greater...

Alleged biblical discrepancies appear to those with a priori for them
January 3, 2011
Discrepancies which don’t exist fall into a number of categories, but all appear because the seeker is convinced they are there before he reads. In most cases, the one who presents the pseudo-mistakes has not found them...

Resolving some of the favorite “pseudo errors and mistakes” in the bible
January 1, 2011
There are many pseudo-errors and contradictions in the Holy Bible which fills the atheist with glee. They even state, or at least infer, that those who accept the bible as inerrant have never read or never considered the &ldquo...

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