Joel's Articles Published Online (Jan-Feb 2013)




The difference in earthly bodies and heavenly bodies
January 31, 2013
We often find ourselves in a good-natured discussion with someone concerning man's condition in the by and by. We have to admit that we cannot comprehend any state separate from the physical being...

Certain Bible scriptures viewed as dilemma by some
January 28, 2013
For those who believe the Holy Bible is God's inspired word and completely inerrant, solutions to seemingly portions of contradiction can easily be resolved.

Remembering the sabbath day
JANUARY 26, 2013
The Genesis record of God creating the earth, beginning with the first verse of chapter one, lists what He did for six days. The final verse of Genesis one is:And God saw every thing that he had made...

The prospect of a New World Order...and God
JANUARY 25, 2013
There have been those who propose a world government for many years, at least as far back as the mid 1800's. Numerous ones have worked under subterfuge, and some openly, in an attempt to plan and lead...

Examining ’errors’ 9 and 10 of ’Ten errors in the Bible’
JANUARY 24, 2013
(9) Are God's laws good? Many verses seem to suggest that God is, indeed good. There are too many to list. But the Bible also says "Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and...

Examining ’error’ number 6 of ‘10 Biblical errors’
JANUARY 23, 2013
The article entitled “Ten errors in the Bible” of which we have been studying now brings us to the proposed error of what she refers to as ‘where is Jesus?’:(6)Where is Jesus? In Matthew...

Examining ‘errors’ 7 and 8 of ‘ten errors in the Bible’
JANUARY 23, 2013
(7)Freewill or not? There is almost no greater theological debate bigger than the idea of Calvinism vs. Arminianism, or freewill vs. predestination. Do we humans have any choice whether to believe in God or not? Though most Christians acknowledge...

Response to ‘errors’ four and five in 10 Bible errors
JANUARY 22, 2013
It is somewhat amazing to encounter this so called Biblical error. It shows beyond doubt that the questioner has virtually no knowledge of the Bible and its teachings. Here is the question:God or Gods? In Hebrew, Genesis 1 mentions...

Second response to ‘10 errors in the Bible’
JANUARY 21, 2013
The author of the subject article, listed as reason number 3 as shown here, which actually lists several points. We will examine them all.The story of Jesus' death and resurrection. Were Jesus' last words “Father, unto...

Concerning 10 supposed errors in the Bible
JANUARY 21, 2013
In an archived article of some 3 or 4 years ago, a “Christian turned atheist” lists 10 errors in the Holy Bible which caused the change of heart in accepting it as the inerrant words of God. None...

Contextualization of Numbers 31:17-18
JANUARY 19, 2013
The subject Biblical passage above often brings criticism from those who have disdain for the word of God, and when read without considerable understanding of the Holy Bible, it is readily construed as drastic. But with a strong knowledge and...

The second Biblical account of killing a human
JANUARY 18, 2013
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...

Two identical chapters in he Bible
JANUARY 17, 2013
Actually, these two chapters are not completely identical but for the most part they are. 2 Kings chapter 19 as compared to Isaiah chapter 37. There is a very insignificant difference in verse 15, between the two writings. If you...

Questions of curiosity concerning Genesis chapter 38
JANUARY 16, 2013
The book of Genesis beginning with chapter one covers the creation and progresses from there on to the time when the children of Israel were in Egypt and ended with the death of Joseph. A period of 2300 years. It...

The church in the ending of the apostolic era
JANUARY 15, 2013
Jesus told His apostles of the plan for the establishment of His church (Matthew 16:13-20). And then explained the coming of the Holy Spirit upon them to bring to their remembrance all the things He had told them...

Without God’s blessings, we lose
JANUARY 14, 2013
Rumors and personal feelings overwhelm us these days on television, internet, radio and all other modes of news media. Everyone blames someone else for our present dilemma concerning most aspects of our lives. Some blame our president, some blame our...

The issues of life come from the heart
JANUARY 14, 2013
Much wisdom is to be found in the writings of Solomon, perhaps more so in his accumulation of Proverbs. Often his brief statements contain much more wisdom than is first perceived. Our subject title comes from the fourth chapter of...

Sin often blinds those who should recognize God
JANUARY 13, 2013
Some 60 or 70 years ago, most of the farmers in the U.S. used mules and/or horses to power their farming equipment. Some of those animals, especially among the horses, were easily frightened of other animals or any...

Our vision of God must be kept in perspective
JANUARY 12, 2013
When God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai, the very first one should set us straight as to what our outlook towards Him must be. It is true that the Old Testament Law, as a document, is no...

How broad, or narrow, is the title of a Christian?
JANUARY 10, 2013
In our present day, a Christian means not being an atheist, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, or some such title to most people. But just how many of those who are "none of the above" are truly Christians in the...

Searching for biblical answers to human suffering
JANUARY 9, 2013
Perhaps the one thing that causes more people to question God and the Bible, is the suffering and heartaches that people endure here on this earth. Usually when one who is presumed to know the answers for such questions is...

What parts of the Old Testament law were 'faulty'?
JANUARY 7, 2013
In order to fully understand, we need to read the thirteen verses contained in the eighth chapter of Hebrews:Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set...

Omnipresence of God: To be feared? Or cherished?
JANUARY 7, 2013
We need to stretch our perception to the limit and consider just what omni actually means. Even though it means simply 'all'. seldom do we consider exactly what 'all' means. In the truest sense all (or...

Night cometh, a biblical admonition
JANUARY 7, 2013
There stands a church building in Dallas, Texas which has a clock tower above the roof. It has a clock face on all four sides so it may be seen from all directions. On each of the four sides are...

Jesus' profound lesson in four verses: Matthew 7:24-27
JANUARY 5, 2013
All avid Bible students are familiar with the passage of scripture listed in our title. Perhaps, however, many people do not fully grasp Jesus’ message. First of all, it is part of His closing remarks of the sermon on...

Wisdom may be gained from book of Proverbs
JANUARY 4, 2013
When Solomon was made king over Israel, he was very humbled by the position and began to do the things God would expect to be done. God was pleased with his approach and here is the exchange between them in...

A treatise on the epistle of James: Part one
JANUARY 2, 2013
There are a number of men in the New Testament who were named James, which necessitates that we determine which one wrote the book that belongs to the New Testament canon. There are two prominent ones who were not...

Man’s immortal soul: Fact or fiction?
JANUARY 2, 2013
Many atheists and skeptics deny that man is comprised of two entities, a body and a soul. The body being the physical portion which cannot survive without the soul. The soul, or spirit, is non-physical and thereby is not...

Analyzing Jesus' statement in Matthew 24:34
JANUARY 1, 2013
“Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” (Matthew 24:34 KJV)There has been an enormous amount of controversy concerning the many things Jesus said in Matthew 24. Much...

Poor decisions made by biblical characters
February 2, 2013
Unlike fiction stories and books, the Bible tells its stories as they actually occurred. Some of God’s most favored characters, such as Abraham (called a friend of God: James 2:23), David...

The Bible on abortion, a time for life - a time for death
February 3, 2013
The Asian elephant has a gestation period of 616 days. That is 20 and one-half months. Several other animals have approximately one year. The other extreme is just as fascinating ...

Moral and ethical decay sadly are not new
February 4, 2013
One only has to turn on the television to become inundated with unacceptable materials. Things which children especially should not see, nor are they fit to be watched by adults. It is impossible to turn...

Jesus Christ’s fulfillment of over 300 prophecies
February 5, 2013
Biblical scholars have catalogued more than 300 amazing prophecies that find precise fulfillment in the life and labor of the Son of God...

Higgs boson, Holy Bible, God, and the end of all matter
February 20, 2013
The Higgs boson (Higgs particle) is not known to exist. It is a theory sought to be able to answer many of the questions which have tormented many physicists and other scientists over the years...

Only God could build Australia’s Salamanderfish
February 23, 2013
The Salamanderfish of Australia is not to be confused with the regular Salamander, which is a lizard-like amphibian of some 550 species...

Chameleon: God’s amazing handiwork
February 25, 2013
According to the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, chameleons (family chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizards. The chameleon has several very distinctive features not found in ordinary lizards...

Only God could build a praying mantis
February 27, 2013
“Mantodea (or mantises, mantes) is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 valid species and about 430 genera in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most of the species are in the family Mantidae...

Examining the mysteries of the dinosaurs
February 28, 2013
In studying and proclaiming the creation of this universe by an omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent Spirit God, we are sometimes asked if we believe in dinosaurs. What kind of senseless question is that? Of course I believe in dinosaurs...






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