The Sword of The King of Babylon is Against You

Would God Be Fair? As part of God’s judgment on his people, King Nebuchadnezzar brought Jewish exiles to Babylon in two separate deportations in 605 and 597 B.C.  In August 586 B.C. King Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem.  The exiles learned of this in January 585 B.C. Realizing that God really did exist and that Jerusalem had … Continue reading

The Great Persecution

It Was The Worst Persecution To Date When Diocletian became emperor of the Roman Empire in 284 A.D. Christians were encouraged because of rumors that his wife, Prisca, and daughter Valeria were believers.  And, in fact, during the first nineteen years of his reign Christians lived in relative peace and prosperity, some even holding high … Continue reading

Disastrous Marriages

What Would Become of the Next Generation? In 458 B.C. Ezra arrived in Jerusalem from Persia with a large group of exiles, joining those who had returned earlier from the Babylonian captivity.   Ezra, a Jewish Priest, likely held an office in the Persian government equivalent to the commissioner for Jewish Affairs.  He was responsible … Continue reading

Saul – The Persecutor of Christians

Saul’s most notable personal quality was his zeal.  His most notable personal accomplishment was that he was a church planter and writer of 13 books of the New Testament. This great man of God lived on earth from A.D. 1 to A.D. 67. His name, Saul, means “asked,” and his life is thoroughly discussed in … Continue reading