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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Foremost of the many women spoken of in the Bible, as worthy of consideration, are the following:— Sarah, Abraham’s wife, for her faith in God (Heb. xi. 11); Deborah, for her divine patriotism (Judges iv. v.); Naomi, for her maternal wisdom (Ruth i.-iv.); Ruth, for her filial love, and obedience (Ruth i.-iv.); Hannah, for her […]
Intro In the 1950ies and 60ies January the 6th was a “holy day”, being called “Drie Koningen” or “Three Kings’ Day” or “Epiphany” (from Greek epiphaneia, “manifestation”), or “Theophany”. In the Catholic Church it was and still is a day that they remember or commemorate the first manifestation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, represented […]
Megan Sauter looks at Tabitha, the only woman in the Bible to be called a disciple, and at the very hospitable Lydia, who after converting to Christianity opened her home to Paul and his companions.
In the time of Paul, Corinth was a busy Roman trading city on the narrow strip of land between the Ionian Sea and the Aegian Sea.
During his eighteen months in Corinth (in 51-52 C.E.), Paul Had got a fair impression of the attitude of the Corinthians.
When Sarah gives birth to her son, she names him “Isaac” (יצחק; Yitzhaq), saying, “God has made laughter (צחק; tzhoq) for me; everyone who hears will laugh (יצחק; yitzhaq) with me” (Genesis 21:6). On the day that Isaac is weaned, Abraham gives a celebratory feast at which “Sarah saw [Ishmael] the son of Hagar the […]