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Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden was the first home of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman (Gen. 2:4—3:24). Eden is a translation of a Hebrew word which means “Delight,” suggesting a “Garden of Delight.” The garden contained many beautiful and fruit bearing trees, including the “tree of life” and…

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The First Commandment: Loving God Above All Else

In Exodus chapter 20, verse 3, we find what is commonly referred to as “the First Commandment” in the Bible. This commandment sets the foundation for all other Biblical teachings and emphasizes the most important relationship any person can have – that with their Creator. The commandment reads: “You shall…

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Moses chosen by God to lead Israel

Moses, also known as Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew (Moses Our Teacher), is considered one of the most important prophets and leaders in Judaism. Born into a time when his people were enslaved under Egyptian rule, he played a pivotal role in their liberation and journey to the Promised Land. Moses…

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Three Days and Three Nights in the Tomb

One of the most common arguments for Sunday-keeping lies in the erroneous idea that Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Sunday morning, though the Bible nowhere says that He did! Jesus said that He would be in the grave three days and three nights (Matthew 12:40; cf. Matthew 27:63)…

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Bible Manuscripts and Translations

The copies of the Bible that we study in English are translations from the original languages in which the Bible was written. For the Old Testament this was Hebrew, with small portions of later books written in Aramaic, a kindred language. Our New Testament has been translated from the Greek…

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Science Looks at the Bible

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, many archaeological discoveries shed new light on the Bible and the accounts contained in it. U. S. News and World Report magazine reported in its August 24, 1981 issue that such discoveries were “affirming that the Bible is more historically accurate than many scholars thought.”…

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Keys to Understanding the Bible

The most important keys to understanding the Bible is attitude! Isaiah 66:2 (also cf. Isaiah 57:15) explains that God works with those of a humble, repentant spirit. We must be teachable, stand in awe of God, and desire to be corrected by Him. Proverbs 9:10 shows us that the fear…

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Luke 16:16

In this verse, Christ stated, “The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presses into it.” Many people believe that this says that God’s laws have been done away since John the Baptist preached. This is not at…

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Americans Are Widely Pessimistic About Democracy

Only about 1 in 10 U.S. adults give high ratings to the way democracy is working in the United States or how well it represents the interests of most Americans, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Majorities of adults say U.S. laws and…

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Christian Author Behind Top Devotional Series Dies at 77

Sarah Young, the author of the Christian devotional book “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence,” passed away Friday — less than a week after various reports highlighted her “rapidly” declining health. Young was 77 years old. “We received the hard news that Sarah’s health is rapidly failing,” Thomas Nelson…

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