Articles tagged with: History

Learning from the suffering of Job

UCGia Bible Insights April 11 2024

Learning from the suffering of Job

By permitting Job to suffer trials, God caused him to learn a very important lesson, which helps us all cope with discouraging and traumatic experiences.

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Three reasons Christ clashed with the Pharisees

UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2024

Three reasons Christ clashed with the Pharisees

The Pharisees were a group of religious leaders whose attitudes and actions were strongly condemned by Jesus Christ.

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Changes in Christian scholars perspective on God’s Law

UCGia Bible Insights January 11 2024

Changes in Christian scholars perspective on God’s Law

Regard for God's law in mainstream Christianity has been remarkably inconsistent since the Protestant Reformation.
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Timothy: Paul's son in the faith

UCGia Bible Insights October 26 2023

Timothy: Paul's son in the faith

The young Timothy was mentored by the Apostle Paul and became his constant companion and aid in ministering to the churches.

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What happened to the beliefs of the early church?

UCGia Bible Insights October 5 2023

What happened to the beliefs of the early church?

Some scholars and serious students of the Bible have acknowledged that the practices of the early Church varied greatly from those of main stream Christianity today.

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What does it mean to be justified?

UCGia Bible Insights August 17 2023

What does it mean to be justified?

Why is justification important to God, and how can we become justified?

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The sabbath in history and prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights July 20 2023

The sabbath in history and prophecy

In the 1500-1600s a group of believers in Transylvania learned from reading their Bibles they should be observing the seventh-day Sabbath.
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What was nailed to the cross?

UCGia Bible Insights April 4 2024

What was nailed to the cross?

Does Colossians 2:14 indicate the cancellation of God's law when it refers to "ordinances" being "nailed to the cross"?

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What are the real origins of Easter?

UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2024

What are the real origins of Easter?

Millions of well meaning Christian observe Easter, but when Easter's origins and customs are compared with the Bible serious questions arise.

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Miriam - a lifetime of faith

UCGia Bible Insights December 14 2023

Miriam - a lifetime of faith

Moses identified his older sister, Miriam, as a prophetess, the first recorded in the Bible.
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Balaam - A brief commentary

UCGia Bible Insights October 19 2023

Balaam - A brief commentary

In the Old Testament and New Testaments God warns to avoid the way and doctrine of Balaam. But, who was this man, and what did he do?

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Ancient Near East Concepts Of Creation

UCGia Bible Insights September 28 2023

Ancient Near East Concepts Of Creation

Many think the Genesis account of creation is only a myth, similar to the beliefs of other ancient civilisations.

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The Apostles, the Old Testament and God’s law

UCGia Bible Insights August 17 2023

The Apostles, the Old Testament and God’s law

Many Christians believe that through the New Covenant Jesus Christ abolished the requirement to obey the laws of the Old Testament.

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Lessons from Pergamos and Thyatira: Don't compromise!

UCGia Bible Insights November 4 2021

Lessons from Pergamos and Thyatira: Don't compromise!

Christ's warning about compromise remains an important lesson for Christians today.
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Faithful Thomas

UCGia Bible Insights February 29 2024

Faithful Thomas

Because of a comment taken out of context the Apostle Thomas is often referred to as 'Doubting Thomas'.

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Hezekiah - A faithful king

UCGia Bible Insights November 30 2023

Hezekiah - A faithful king

King Hezekiah's life is an example of humility and obedience to God that continues to inspire us today.
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Examples of living faith

UCGia Bible Insights October 5 2023

Examples of living faith

Studying the biblical examples of men and women who obeyed God, placing their lives in His hands, helps us develop faith.

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Did Paul write most of the New Testament?

UCGia Bible Insights September 7 2023

Did Paul write most of the New Testament?

The Apostle Paul is often viewed as the primary contributor to New Testament writings. but this is not the case when measured by the number of words written, rather than the number of books.

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He got on the boat anyway

UCGia Bible Insights August 3 2023

He got on the boat anyway

Life is about choices. Perhaps none is so great as whom we will ultimately serve—God or ourselves. Let's take a look at the example of the Apostle Paul.
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What became of Enoch and Elijah?

UCGia Bible Insights March 14 2024

What became of Enoch and Elijah?

The Bible tells us Enoch was "translated" and Elijah was taken up in a chariot of fire. What do these passages mean?

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Laodicea: truth under fire

UCGia Bible Insights February 15 2024

Laodicea: truth under fire

The admonition to the church at Laodicea, which had drifted into spiritual complacency, also has relevance for us today.

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The life of King Asa: vital lessons for you and me

UCGia Bible Insights November 16 2023

The life of King Asa: vital lessons for you and me

There are numerous lessons we can learn from studying individuals written about in the Old Testament and the events that influenced their lives.

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Shocked by The Bible, changed by the truth

UCGia Bible Insights October 5 2023

Shocked by The Bible, changed by the truth

The Bible contains many little known truths which contradict traditional, mainstream Christian beliefs.

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Sardis - complacency kills

UCGia Bible Insights August 24 2023

Sardis - complacency kills

Christ issued a stern warning to the members of the Sardis congregation because they had lost its zeal and had become complacent.

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Lessons from the flood of Noah

UCGia Bible Insights August 3 2023

Lessons from the flood of Noah

The Flood of Noah was a historical event that changed the earth, and there are important lessons we can learn from the story.

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