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Crossing the Jordan

The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8:31, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (KJV). Let’s see how the truth of this statement is illustrated in a Bible story we all know in the book of Joshua. By looking at the what, who, where, when, why, and how of Israel’s Jordan crossing, […]

Does the Bible command anyone to have a wedding?

Does the Bible command anyone to have a wedding or tell us what to do at such an event? It is true that the Bible contains no specific command requiring persons to participate in a public ceremony like a wedding in order to become husband and wife. It is also true that the Bible contains narratives […]

Rest

Rest (Isaiah 26:3)   Like the waters of a thousand oceans, His love covers me. I may not see Each detail of His care for me, But it is there In every path I take, In people He puts in my life, In each pang of strife I feel today. He leads my way And […]

Support the Bible Advocate!

Support the Bible Advocate! What a year the last twelve months have been! We’ve endured much, but despite all of the challenges, God has been faithful. We’re still here “because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22, 23). And we thank you, our readers, for being faithful as well through your […]

A Tale of Two Prophets

Two prophets – Jonah and Nahum. Both messengers of God prophesied against the great Assyrian capital of Nineveh, the largest city in the world at that time. It was also the very heart of the empire that took ancient Israel captive and threatened the kingdom of Judah. However, the two prophetic books have vastly different […]

On Mission . . . in Chile

Chile is a Spanish-speaking country in South America. It is 4,329 km (2,690 miles) from north to south, which crowns it the longest country in the world. In addition, the narrowest part of the country measures only 90 km (56 miles) in width, making it the narrowest country in the world. In terms of religion, […]

Focus on the Faithful: Peter

We continue our Focus on the Faithful series with one of the New Testament’s most beloved figures, Simon Peter. We know this lowly fisherman-turned-mighty apostle well. After Jesus, his name is mentioned more times than any other, including Paul’s. Few Bible characters are more exposed before us than Peter is. We see all his flaws […]

Godliness in Action

As our church leaders sat discussing whether we should appoint more elders, we were left with the question “What is the principal criterion for a man to be an elder?” Several qualified men hesitated because they did not think they met the criteria, but Paul was not afraid to appoint elders in every church he […]

Defining Moment

Pen in hand and a fresh scroll in front of him, Luke assayed to address his longtime acquaintance, Theophilus, concerning the strange happenings in the last while. Where to begin? Though not an eyewitness, Luke had numerous contacts with those who were, along with an accurate knowledge of historical events that reinforced the veracity of […]

Fireflies

Before His crucifixion and death, Jesus prayed to His Father for His people: “Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are” (John 17:11). Last […]