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Letters to Kathryn (1)

Dr. H. Arnold presents the first of two letters— written to a Jehovah’s Witness—pointing to Jesus as the eternal Son of God. LETTER TO KATHRYN Dear Friend, I well remember our “chance” meeting each other for the first time. I was out for an evening walk along the beach at Deerfield Beach, Florida. You handed […]

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Letters to Kathryn (2)

Dr. Harry G. Arnold presents the second of two letters— written to a Jehovah’s Witness—pointing to Jesus as the eternal Son of God. LETTERS TO KATHRYN (2) Dear Friend, In my first letter I encouraged you to read the gospel of John and take note of how the disciple points to the deity of Jesus, […]

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Destination of Believers at Death

The question, “What happens to our souls when we die?” is one which often has concerned believers when their loved ones have died. Where are our souls after death? This subject has also received the attention of theologians for centuries. The upshot of their cogitations may be summed up into several main views as follows. […]

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The Angel of the Lord (1)

While reading in Alfred Edersheim’s Bible History—Old Testament, I came across this statement about the angel of Jehovah: The more carefully we follow His steps, the more fully shall we be convinced that He was not an ordinary Angel, but that Jehovah was pleased to reveal Himself in this manner under the Old Testament. . […]

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The Angel of the Lord (2)

As we have discovered from the book of Genesis, the angel of the Lord is more than a mere angel; he is one with God Himself. Let us now take a look at the book of Exodus to see if our findings are confirmed, contradicted, or even made questionable. In Exodus 3 our attention is […]

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The Angel of the Lord (3)

There is no direct reference to the angel of the Lord by that name or title in the book of Joshua. However, there is a record of “a man . . . with a drawn sword in his hand” who confronts Joshua as he contemplates his attack on the city of Jericho. The man identifies […]

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The Angel of the Lord (4)

When we search our subject in the book of First Chronicles, we come to the account of David ordering Joab to go through Israel and count “the number of fighting men,” that is, those capable of warfare (21:2, 5). David’s command was repulsive to Joab, who was in charge of this census. Of greater concern […]

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The Angel of the Lord (5)

Turning, finally, to the book of Zechariah we find the angel of the Lord mentioned in several instances. In Zechariah 1, the prophet had a vision in which an angel explained the meaning of what he had seen. An interesting detail is added, however, for the text says, “and they [riders on the horses] reported […]

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The “In Christ” Relationship

When I was a first-year student at Calvin Theological Seminary one of the required courses was New Testament Introduction. In that course, taught by Dr. William Hendriksen, we were introduced to the Book of Ephesians. One of the first things that Dr. Hendriksen said was that the “in Christ” relationship was central in Paul’s epistles. […]

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A Matter of the Heart

A Matter of the Heart In Leviticus 11, God sets forth various regulations governing clean and unclean foods. Certain animals, for example, could be eaten as food and others were forbidden to be eaten. God’s rule for determining whether an animal is clean or unclean is stated in Leviticus 11:2: “You may eat any animal […]

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