This article gives a broad outline of the biblical teaching on the kingdom of God.
The article reflects on preparation for the ministry. It focuses on three aspects: the advantages of studying Classical Greek and Latin, the advantages of a first-hand acquaintance with the works of the authors who wrote in such languages, and the advantages of an understanding of the background of both the events and thoughts they wrote on.
This article is a meditative reflection on Psalm 27.
In what way does the Lord still today use the Jews to witness to the gospel? This article reflects upon the significance of the words of John 4:22 that "salvation is of the Jews." The author argues that even if it is through God's present judgement over the Jews, they still witness to the reality of the truth of the gospel.
This article reflects on the significance of the title Jesus used for himself, "Son of Man."
Bruce gives a short survey of the function of the doctrine of justification by faith in the Gospels, Acts, and the non-Pauline writings.
What is the relationship between the New Testament church and the Old Testament people of God? Can we speak in any way of an Old Testament church? The thesis of this article is that throughout the history of the church there was a strong emphasis on the unity of the church with the Old Testament people of God. These convictions are expressed in most of the confessions produced in the time of the Reformation.
What does it mean to "do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"? These are words of Micah 6:8. This article gives an exposition of these words in their literary context.
This article indicates how modern Luther research emphasized the real significance for Martin Luther for today. He was a gifted teacher that brought the great central truth of the Christian faith back to the life of the church. This article considers what Luther had to say about doctrine, the Bible, and church.
This article surveys the place and function of angels in the Bible.
When the apostle Paul describes the relationship between God and those who belong to him, he uses different concepts, one of which is "adoption" (huoithesia). He uses it five times: Romans 8:15, 23, Romans 9:4, Galatians 4:5, and Ephesians 1:5. The article explores the origin of the metaphor and then the different aspects of the life with God that it entails.
Are problems of racial discrimination, crime, public health, housing, and similar social issuues the concern of Christianity? This article wants to indicate how any authentic teaching of the gospel and Word of God will speak to every situation of human life including social and economic problems of our day.
This article places the life and work of John Calvin within its historical context. Reid believes that to understand the sixteenth-century Reformation, one must always keep in mind the radical and revolutionary character of Calvin's teaching, which made the Reformation such a dynamic movement.
This article offers us some exegetical remarks on 2 Corinthians 11:27.
What is the relation between revelation and history? The article indicates how Lessing responded to the near-veneration of the Bible by the Protestantism of the eighteenth century in Germany time by placing a great emphasis on ethics. Particular attention is given to Lessing's controversy with Goeze.
This article offers some exegetical notes on Micah 1.
This article is part of a series of studies on the author of the book of Jeremiah. The author notes the message and character of Jeremiah the prophet.
This article is a biblical survey of the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
This article focuses on two aspects of the marriage of the prophet Hosea that the Lord used to convey his message to his unfaithful people.
This article offers short exegetical notes on Micah 2.
This article suggests that early Christian teaching consisted largely of a new understanding and interpretation of the message of the Old Testament. The primary means through which the Christian faith was communicated was the Jewish Scriptures. It indicates that early interpretation treated the Old Testament as a historical narrative of God's dealings with his people.
This article makes some exegetical notes on Micah 5.
The article first indicates the centrality of the witness of the New Testament to the resurrection of Christ. Next, it surveys the search for a controlling principle of interpretation to express the continuity between the Old and the New Testament. The article then considers Old Testament persons, events, and passages that point toward the resurrection of Christ. The expectation during the intertestamental period is also considered.
Is there a way to live in reconciliation with God without Jesus Christ? There has always been the question whether Jesus can in one way or the other be co-ordinated with other figures. This article shows the New Testament's testimony to Jesus as the unique Son of God and only mediator between man and God.
Was Robert Rakes the pioneer of the so-called Sunday School movement? This article considers the claim often made that Robert Rakes is the father of Christian education who began the modem Sunday school movement in England in 1780. Other rival claims are mentioned and Rakes' practice of education is described.
This is a biblical meditation on the faith and obedience of Mary of Bethany.
What is the relation between Christ and God? Is he in some way inferior to God? This article must be read against the background of the ecclesiastical history of the author's native Ulster. There were certain "nonsubscribers" who were those Irish Presbyterians who opposed subscription to the Westminster Confession of Faith. Their primary motive was their Arian sympathies.
This article suggests that comparative studies, founded upon archaeology and linguistic evidence, constitute the most fruitful field for biblical research. The purpose in this article is to demonstrate with a particular example—the golden calves and the Egyptian concept of deity—the value of this approach for the understanding of the Bible.
This article treats the significance of the words "filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ" in Colossians 1:24.
The way commentators interpret Revelation 13:18 often reveals their exegetical approach to the whole of the book of Revelation. This article is a brief survey of the interpretation of that chapter in the seventeenth and eighteenth century in England]. Interpretations are often a reflection of the times; the mainstream of Protestant interpreters saw in the [[Beast a picture of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church.
This article addresses trends in the debate surrounding the nature of a Christian theology of missions. The considerations are also done largely against a background dominated by the situation of the church in Asia and Africa. The "missio dei" is considered together with the conviction that the church's existence should be seen as mission.
How should 1 Corinthians 12-1 Corinthians 14 be interpreted? Baker believes that the key to the three chapters is the correct understanding of the first phrase, "Now about the spiritual gifts,” in 12:1. He also discusses in some detail the meaning of "gift of grace" ("charismata"), "to be zealous," and "spiritual" ("pneumatikos").
This article is an interpretation of Jesus' words to Mary in John 20:17.
This article is an exegetical consideration of Genesis 2:6.
The article explores the biblical view of wisdom. To think in Christian terms about any or every aspect of the universe is true wisdom.
In the interpretation of the book of Daniel, how should the stories of Daniel and his three friends be viewed? Are they "traditional tales" originating in the eastern Jewish Diaspora during the Hellenistic period, like it is sometimes assumed? This article discusses the issues of interpretation of Daniel 1–Daniel 6 in relation to authentic history.