“Why do the four Gospels seem to present a different message of salvation than the rest of the New Testament?”……Answer: We must keep in mind that the Bible is intended to be taken as a whole. The books preceding the Four Gospels are anticipatory, and the books which follow are explanatory. Throughout the whole Bible, […]

“Why should I read the Old Testament?”……The Bible is a progressive revelation. If you skip the first half of any good book and try to finish it; you will have a hard time understanding the characters, the plot, and the ending. In the same way, the New Testament is only completely understood when it is […]

“Do Christians have to obey the Old Testament law?”……The key to understanding this issue is knowing that the Old Testament law was given to the nation of Israel, not to Christians. Some of the laws were to reveal to the Israelites how to obey and please God (the Ten Commandments, for example). Some of the […]

“Is Micah 5:2 a Messianic prophecy?”……Micah 5:2 predicts, A Ruler from Bethlehem…"2 (Verses 5:2-15 are numbered 5:1-14 in Hebrew text)But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah.Yet a ruler of Israel will come from you, one whose origins are from the distant past.…3 The people of Israel […]

Is The Old Testament Bible Accurate?…… What is the evidence that the books of the Old Testament, in the Bible, are accurate? The Old Testament section of the Bible consists of 39 books written from approximately 1400 B.C. to 400 B.C. From the earliest times, trained scribes copied the sacred Jewish writings with the more […]

“Why did God require animal sacrifices in the Old Testament?”……God required animal sacrifices to provide temporary forgiveness of sins and to foreshadow the perfect and complete sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Leviticus 4:35, 5:10). Animal sacrifice is an important theme found throughout Scripture because "without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness" (Hebrews 9:22). When […]

Who Wrote the Gospels?……By Jonathan McLatchie……One often hears the claim, made frequently by skeptical scholars and laypeople alike, that we have no grounds on which to think the four canonical gospels were actually written by the people to whom they are ascribed. The original documents, we are told, were written in anonymity, the attributions being […]