Renowned biblical scholar Richard Elliott Friedman, a professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Georgia and author of the best-selling book “Who Wrote the Bible?” says that there is not a word in Jeremiah 39 about the Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem being destroyed Temple was destroyed when describing the capture of Jerusalem. For him, […]
In the northeast Negev, southern Israel, (about 5 1/2 miles (9 km) east-northeast) can be found the ruins of one of the cities of the Canaanite king of ʿArad which were “utterly destroyed” by Israel’s armies. The city’s name appears on the Temple of Amon, al-Karnak, Egypt, in the triumphal inscription of Pharaoh Sheshonk I […]
Shua Kisilevitz of Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority and Prof. Oded Lipschits of Tel Aviv University are leading the 2021 summer dig of the temple at Motza (alternatively spelled Moza) from the same period as the First Temple. Possibly also like Solomon’s temple, this one, a little over six kilometres from the […]
A man testifying about the Truth The religious leaders had taken care that the Nazarene master teacher could be caught and led from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment (into the Praetorium). There Pilate went out unto them, and asked what accusation they could bring against this man of whom he had heard so many […]
In our last episode looking at 5 influential Afro-American preachers we look at the man born in Floyd County, Georgia who became a missionary Baptist preacher in Jackson, Mississippi, where he met Charles Harrison Mason in 1895 with whom C.P. Jones and two other preachers held a faith healing revival in Jackson.
Like many other leaders of the emerging Holiness Movement, C.P. did not intend to start another denomination. He urged unity under the slogan, “Denominationalism is slavery”. But the difference was too great and Mt. Helm Baptist chose a new name. Jones and C. H. Mason began calling their work the Church of God in Christ about 1899. By 1907, however, Mason was promoting speaking in tongues and Jones’ group chose the name Church of Christ (Holiness).
In our fifth chapter on African clergymen, we look at the founder and first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, a major American denomination, Richard Allen.
In our fourth chapter looking at Afro-American preachers, we look at the American scholar and Episcopalian minister Alexander Crummell, founder of the American Negro Academy (1897), the first major learned society for African Americans.
In our third chapter looking at Afro-American preachers, we look at the leading African American abolitionist and clergyman Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882)
In our series looking at the influence of Afro-Americans in Church we look at George Liele and Andrew Bryan (of mixed race) who was stimulated by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (S.P.G.) to become a religious leader.
Logos asks us to look back at American history by learning about five Black theologians, pastors, and missionaries who were influential in American and Christian history.
We are coming closer to the end of our series on the coming of a Christ or Messiah. Yesterday having mentioned that throughout the ages there have been loads of people who said they were the Messiah or Christ. Even in our present times we can find such figures who claim that they are the […]
Israeli archaeologists announced this week the discovery of dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments. Found in a desert cave and likely stashed away during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago, the scraps of biblical texts offer a rare window into the history of Judaism, early Christian life, and humankind. To make the […]
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 #18 Shape of Ezekiel’s Temple Prior to the work entitled “The Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy”, by H. Sulley (see “Christadelphian Answers”, Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy), the generally accepted form of the predicted Temple was that of a square building measuring 500 cubits each way. This building, or rather series […]
Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #17 Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy Until the Nineteenth Century, all the principal ex-positors of Ezekiel had pictured the Temple foretold inchapters xl.-xliii. as a building 500 cubits square (about 875 feet), enclosed within a wall of 3,000 cubits (500 reeds, or about 5,250 feet); but, in the year 1885, […]
Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #13 Antiochus Epiphanes “And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the glorious land.” (Da 8:9 ERV) No one who is acquainted with the history of Antiochus Epiphanes would say he was the […]
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 #6 Daniel’s Seventy Weeks “ And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when wine was before him, that I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence.” […]
Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #5 Evening Morning Period Beyond all question, the correct reading of Dan. viii.14, is, “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand, three-hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed”. There is not a tittle of evidence in favour of either two thousand two hundred, or two thousand four […]
Looking at the battle-axe and sharp threshing instrument of God, a strong nation favoured by God.