Judith: A Remarkable Heroine

The Book of Judith — considered canonical by Roman Catholics, Apocrypha Literature by Protestants, and non-canon by Jews, included in the Septuagint (Greek version of the Hebrew Bible) —tells the story of the ignominious defeat of the Assyrians, an army bent on world domination, by the hand of a beautiful Jewish widow named Judith who […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 20 Dives and Lazarus

Many people forget that several stories and parables in the Bible are not to be taken literally and that they are a reflection or a lesson for mankind. Several times, the dead or people are depicted who may be hidden or in the womb of something or someone else. There are also stories of torments […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 18 King Saul and the Witch of Endor

Around the 19th and beginning of the 20th century there were still several Biblestudents and Bible researchers who believed in fallen angels. Underneath we look at a vision or view by one of the writers on calling the dead, in the Biblestudents magazine The New Covenant Advocate King Saul and the Witch of Endor In […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 17 Enoch Translated

Enoch Translated “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found because God had translated him.” “And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” — Heb. 11:5; Gen. 5:22. Nothing in these texts says that Enoch was taken to heaven; nothing in these texts […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 16 Elijah taken up to Heaven

Answering the question of where the dead are, we look further into Biblical fragments that can shed further light on the condition of the dead and tell us more about where those Biblical figures of antiquity are today. Elijah taken up to Heaven The question is sometimes asked, “Was not Elijah taken to heaven in […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 15 Moses and Elijah at the Transfiguration

In the question of what happens when we die and where all the dead are, one can also turn to the Biblical figures who died in the past. We can then find out what happened to them and what else is written about them. Regarding the state of the dead, our magazine in the 20th […]

Wheresoever the Carcase is

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #41 Wheresoever the Carcase is “ For wheresoever a dead carcass is, thither will the Eagles be gathered together.” (Mt 24:28 GenevaBible)   This (Matt. xxiv. 28) is an expression used to designate the Jewish State, or nation. It is so used in Deut. xxviii. 26, where Moses says, […]

Christ’s Appearing: Public or Private?

The exact day of Jesus return is not given. Several people wonder when he would return and how we shall know it is him who has come back. We should know that the Bible gives us some indication by which we should be able to see certain signs. We also know that Jesus will come in the same way as the apostles saw him go.

The Number of the Beast

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #28 The Number of the Beast “His number is six hundred threescore and six”(Rev. xiii. 18). This remarkable passage of sacred Scripture has suggested a great variety of speculations. Commentators have long since agreed that the “Fourth Beast” of which Daniel wrote represented the Roman Empire; and thither we […]

That it might be Fulfilled

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #26 That it might be Fulfilled “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the Prophet ” (Matt. ii. 17). In commenting on this verse, Dr. Thomas says: “Matthew does not say that this event fulfilled Jeremiah’s prophecy, but the saying (to reethen). The saying was fulfilled in […]

Called My Son Out of Egypt

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #25 Called My Son Out of Egypt “When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called My Son out of Egypt ” (Hos. xi. 1). The latter portion of this verse is applied in Matthew ii. 15 to the journey of the infant Jesus into Egypt. Hosea […]

One of a City, Two of a Family

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #24 One of a City, Two of a Family The text in which these words occur reads thus: “I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion” (Jer. iii. 14). The context shows the message was addressed, not […]

Riches of Egypt

Continuing using some of our brethren’s writings from the past to give some answers to questions posed by our readers, and to show some ideas of how was thought by certain brothers in the past. We want to remind you that those writings do not always present the general thought of today. Answers Concerning Prophecies […]

Elijah Before Christ

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #23 Elijah Before Christ There is nothing in the Bible that leads us to expect that Elijah will be on the earth before Christ. All that appears evident is that Elijah will have a preliminary work in connection with Israel. In a similar way, John the Baptist, although the […]

Messiah the Prince

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #21 Messiah the Prince A careful consideration of the other portions of Scripture, in which the Prince is referred to, convince us that “The Prince” spoken of in Ezekiel xliv. 3, and Daniel xii. is none other than the Lord Jesus; to wit, “The Prince of the kings of […]

King of the South

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #20 King of the South If it be a true principle, as laid down by Dr. Thomas, that “In speaking of the events of these days, the prophets refer not to races of men, but to powers on territories designated by the names of the people who anciently inhabited […]

The Little Horn of the Goat

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #12 The Little Horn of the Goat “And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed very great toward the South, and toward the East, and toward the pleasant land.” (Da 8:9 GenevaBible) The “Little Horn of the Goat”, in Daniel viii. 9, is neither […]

Gog

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #10 Gog A name found in two notable prophecies of “the latter days”, both pre-Millennial and post-Millennial (Ezek. xxxviii., xxxix.; Rev. xx.). In “Elpis Israel“, Dr. Thomas, following Michaelis, makes the mistake of saying: “Gog is a Gentile, and not a Hebrew name”. Gog is a Hebrew name, being […]

The Fourth Beast

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #8 The Fourth Beast A fourth beast  —  The Roman empire. No descriptive name given, because it was so ferocious and hideous that none of the beasts of the earth could be compared with it.  The same as the dragon of #Re 13:1,2. “1  and he stood upon the […]

Toes of the Image

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #7 Toes of the Image “His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay ” (Dan. ii. 33). Daniel says nothing about the toes, and therefore it seems to us to be pushing the symbolism beyond “what is written” to insist upon finding five toe-kingdoms […]