“He is Not God of the Dead, but of the Living.” How Should we Understand Jesus’ Saying?

“He is Not God of the Dead, but of the Living.” How Should we Understand Jesus’ Saying?

Jesus’ saying, extending from Mark 12:24 to 12:27, relates to the resurrection of the dead. For our study, only verses 26–27 are relevant: Jesus’ saying, extending from Mark 12:24 to 12:27, relates to the resurrection of the dead.

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Lessons from Matthew 13

Matthew 13 constitutes Jesus’ third major teaching block in this Gospel and lies at the center of the Gospel’s five discourses (the others are Matthew 5–7, 10, 18, and 24–25).

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The Fourth One in the Furnace

The context of this verse is the story of Daniel’s three friends who did not bow down before the statue set up by King Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 3:1-15), and who consequently were cast into the furnace of fire. As the king watched the incident, he saw inside the furnace four persons and stated, “The fourth looks…

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Lessons from Matthew 12

Matthew 12, through miraculous healings and several scenes of conflict, brings to the forefront the issue of Jesus’ identity as the messianic “son of David.”

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Revelation: Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament

Sigve K. Tonstad, a prolific Adventist scholar of Norwegian origin, has published a number of books and scholarly articles in different areas. His published dissertation has positioned him well to write a commentary on the book of Revelation. Tonstad’s major interest lies in theological interpretation of biblical texts, which features prominently in all of his…

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Prophets in Conflict: Issues in Authority

George Knight’s latest book is Prophets in Conflict: Issues in Authority. In “A Word to the Reader” at the start of the book, he says, “In 2017, I published Adventist Authority Wars, Ordination, and the Ro- man Catholic Temptation.

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Lessons from Matthew 11

Matthew 11 opens with one of the set phrases used to conclude each of the five major blocks of teaching (cf. Matt 7:28; 13:53; 19:1; 26:1). Jesus has just finished instructing the twelve disciples and sending them out to preach.

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Apocalyptic Fiction in Times of COVID-19

Times of global upheaval, like the current COVID-19 pandemic, provide a fertile ground for apocalyptic speculation. Before we draw eschatological implications from COVID-19, we should remember that many other epidemics and pandemics have afflicted the human race throughout history.

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Is COVID-19 a Sign of the End?

In several places the gospels record Jesus’ Olivet discourse in which He describes events leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem and the signs that will precede His coming (Matt 24; Mark 13; Luke 21; cf. Matt 17:20–37).

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COVID-19 in the Light of Truth and the Lie in Revelation

We have arrived in the age of “fake news.” Fake news is a kind of journalism, propaganda, and maybe even approach to life that consists of deliberate misinformation.

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