What is the Relationship Between Jesus and the Hebrew Scriptures?

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Some assume Jesus had very little connection to the Hebrew Scriptures and think he intended to start a new religion. When you read the accounts of Jesus’s life, it becomes plain that nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus’s life…

Why Was Jesus a Popular Rabbi?

Jesus (Yeshua) often found himself surrounded by fellow Jewish people who were begging for his attention and hanging on his every word. He drew crowds with his stories, spoke wisely, and was famous throughout the land because of his miracles.…

What Does the Bible Say about Wisdom?

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At a funeral I attended a while ago, the minister was commenting on the deceased and said that his life was “a life well lived.” That idea stuck with me. God has given us life, and that life provides us with an opportunity to live it well,…

Does God Want Me to Be Happy?

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For multiple years in a row, Finland has won the title “World’s Happiest Country.” Journalists across the globe flock to this California-sized country and ask the one-million-dollar question: What makes Finland so happy? The answers given…

How Can I Learn More about Jesus?

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If you have begun to investigate Jesus and you’re curious to know more, what are some next steps for learning more about him? You have come to the right place! There are numerous ways in which you can grow in your knowledge about Jesus. Nothing…

Are Heaven and Hell Real Places?

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In the modern world, we are unaccustomed to talking about Hell as a real place, and if we speak about Heaven, we often assume that it is the default destiny of all human beings. However, if you do any kind of reading or studying of the Bible…

What Is the Relationship Between the Two Testaments?

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A Shabbat dinner in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil may be an odd place to start for this article, but that is where my wife and I recently met a new Israeli friend. Mutual friends connected us since we were both backpacking in South America and happened…

Suffering and the Existence of God

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As Ellis Goldstein watched the police car enter his driveway, he braced himself for the bad news. The officer handed Ellis the driver’s license of his seventeen-year-old daughter, Heather, regrettably informing him that she had just died in…

How Has the Bible Transformed the World?

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How did the world become the way it is today? Any serious answer to this question must acknowledge the tremendous influence the Bible has had on the world. Whatever you believe about the Bible's spiritual claims, the best-selling book in history…

Does Religion Lead to Arrogance?

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Many of us know an arrogant person, whether it is the cousin who boasts about her education at family gatherings, the boss who constantly lists her professional accomplishments, the politician who presents himself as the nation's savior, or…