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Not By Chance

Linked June 9, 2024

Do the New Testament Writers Support
the Historicity of Genesis 1-11?

Posted May 18, 2024

'A Step Back in Time': America's Catholic Church sees an immense shift toward the old ways

Linked May 1, 2024

The Sacrifice of the Messiah, the Servant of the LORD

Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Posted April 6, 2024

"Yet as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last, He will take His stand on the earth." (Job 19:25)

Posted Easter Sunday Morning, March 31, 2024

All of us, like sheep, have gone astray; each of us has has turned to his own way; but the LORD has caused the wrongdoing of us all to fall on Him.... And His grave was assigned with wicked men, yet he was with a rich man in His death, because He had done no violence, neither was was there any deceit in his mouth.

Isaiah 53:6, 9

March 30, 2024

Do Stars Still Form Today?

Article Linked on February 25, 2024

Mammals Eating Dinosaurs ... How Could This Be? 

Posted February 4, 2024. Updated February 22, 2024

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Posted December 24, 2023

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Posted on December 22, 2023

The Flood Chaser

A chat with fluvial morphologist Dr. Ron Neller

Linked on December 13, 2023

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This article posted on October 28, 2023

By Tim Clarey, PH. D.

This article was originally published in Institute for Creation Research: Acts & Facts, September 29, 2023

Posted on WordExplain October 26, 2023

Recent New Zealand lava flows yield 'ages' of millions of years

by Andrew Snelling

This article was originally published in Creation magazine, December, 1999

Aerial view, looking south at sunrise, of volcanoes Mt Ngauruhoe (foreground) and Mt Ruapehu (background).

Photo by Craig Potton

Does theistic evolution take away the need for God?

by Philip Bell

Published by Creation.com 26 September, 2023

Messier 80 Globular Cluster

Central Rotation in Globular Clusters: An Indicator of Relative Youth?
By Jake Hiebert

Creation Kingdoms
Creation Kings
Day 1: Light
Day 4: Luminaries
Day 2: Sky / Water
Day 5: Birds / Fish
Day 3: Land / Vegetation
Day 6: Land Animals / Man

Abstract posted on WordExplain.com on September 2, 2023

Cambrian Explosion Alive and Well

By Tim Clarey, Ph.D.

January  14, 2021

Institute for Creation Research

This entry published on WordExplain on April 15, 2023

Four Essays on Christian Nationalism

by Gary Gilley

Christian Nationalism and the Great Hibernation

by Gary Gilley, September 22, 2022

An introductory essay attempting to define Christian Nationalism. There is a particular orientation of Christian Nationalism, best represented in the Redoubt movement, which advocates that Christians separate from mainstream society and cloister in the safer environment of the Pacific Northwest

This link posted on WordExplain February 26, 2023

Christian Nationalism and Eschatology

by Gary Gilley, October 28, 2022

An essay attempting to identify the Eschatology of Christian Nationalism. The Eschatology of the Redout movement holds to Postmillennial and Preterist views. Christian Nationalists want to take back the culture for Christ and establish Christian dominion over it.

This link posted on WordExplain February 26, 2023

Christian Nationalism = Christendom

by Gary Gilley, December 23, 2022

An essay demonstrating that Christian Nationalists believe their task is to convert the world and its governments to Christendom to prepare for the return of Christ. The establishment of "Christendom", or all nations under the umbrella of the Christian faith before the return of Christ is their goal.

This link posted on WordExplain February 27, 2023

Christian Nationalism – Strategy

by Gary Gilley, February 21, 2023

This essay on Christian Nationalism details how the movement defines a Christian, takes a careful look at the movement's philosophy, details its strategy, and evaluates it as a movement, generally.

This link posted on WordExplain February 28, 2023

How Old Is the Earth?

Published February 11, 2023

Published January 11, 2023

A Word Study on Peiradzo Tempt / Test / Attempt

Published December 26, 2022

A Word Study on Peirasmos
Temptation / Trial

Published December 24, 2022

Who are the "Sons of God" in Genesis 6:1-4?

Image of Michael the Archangel by Oliver Denker. Used with Permission.         

Published December 19, 2022; updated December 20, 2022

A Review of

Breaking History:

A White House Memoir

by Jared Kushner

Copyright 1922 by Jared Kushner

Broadside Books - A trademark of HarperCollins Publishers. 493 pages

Posted on Word Explain November 19, 2022

Does the Cosmic Microwave Background Confirm the Big Bang?

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Figure 2. A sky map showing the very subtle temperature differences in the CMB. Yellow spots are slightly warmer than average, and blue spots are slightly cooler than average. The Planck satellite was used to obtain the data.
Image credit: Copyright © 2015. D. Ducros, ESA, and the Planck Collaboration. Used in accordance with federal copyright (fair use doctrine) law. Usage by ICR does not imply endorsement of copyright holder.

This article is a brief summary of and commentary on an Institute for Creation Research article by Jake Hebert bearing the same title.

Published in WordExplain on October 8, 2022. Updated on October 11, 2022

Day One. Genesis 1:1-5

Posted July 17, 2022

Joshua - Devoted Servant of the LORD

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Posted July 6, 2022

The Trial Trajectory

Posted June 14, 2022

Scriptures Describing the Resurrection of Christ
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Posted May 29, 2022

Is Jesus Currently on David's Throne?: Peter's Use of Psalm 132:11 in Acts 2:30.

by Michael J. Vlach.

Posted in his blog on Feb. 22, 2018

Posted on March 8, 2022

Top Scientific Problems with Evolution: Fossils
by Jonathan Wells. February 12, 2022

By Frank Sherwin, January 31, 2022

By Tim Clarey, Ph.D.

Posted on WordExplain January 26, 2022

Posted January 24, 2022

UN Photo / Manuel Elias
Posted December 15, 2021

Posted December 12, 2021

Posted December 3, 2021

The 144,000 Israelis

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Posted November 20, 2021

Martyrs of the Fifth Seal

Posted November 5, 2021

What Happens if One is Filled with the Spirit?

Posted November 3, 2021

What Does It Mean to Be "In Christ"?

Posted October 19, 2021

Will Anyone Get Saved During the Tribulation Period?

Posted October 15, 2021

Science has proven evolution.

Or has it?

Posted September 23, 2021

Will Church-Age Christians Have to Endure the Tribulation?

Posted September 18, 2021

What is the Second Death?

Posted July 10, 2021

Has Christ's Kingdom Begun?

Posted July 8, 2021

When Political Differences Exist Between Christians

Posted June 26, 2021


The Amazing Exception to Death!

1 Corinthians 15:50-52

Posted May 27, 2021

The Apostle Paul's Explanation

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Posted May 17, 2021

Jesus' Promise

John 14:1-6

Posted April 28, 2021

Prophecies of the Second-Coming of the Messiah

Posted April 27, 2021

The Belief of Israel

Posted March 19, 2021

Posted February 18, 2021

Day One of Creation: "Heavens and Earth"

An Exegesis of Genesis 1:1

(Day One of Creation. 1.1)

By James T. Bartsch, WordExplain

Posted January 11, 2021

The Third Day of Creation

God's Formation of Land and Vegetation

Genesis 1:9-13

By James T. Bartsch, WordExplain

Posted December 31, 2020

The Fifth Day of Creation

God's Creation of Fish and Fowl

Genesis 1:20-23

By James T. Bartsch


Posted November 30, 2020

Posted October 29, 2020

The Second Day of Creation:

God's Creation of an Expanse
between the Upper and Lower Waters

Genesis 1:6-8

By James T. Bartsch, WordExplain

Posted September 22, 2020

The Fourth Day of Creation:
Sun, Moon, and Stars

Genesis 1:14-19

Posted August 22, 2020

Posted July 3, 2020

A Plea for Justice

Posted June 13, 2020

Posted May 29, 2020

A Review of

The Great Divorce
by C. S. Lewis

Copyright 1946 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. Renewed 1973

HarperCollins Edition 2001

Posted May 28, 2020

Tracking Coronavirus and What Lies Ahead

Posted May 23, 2020

The Destiny of Earth

Posted April 23, 2020

"...and a little boy will lead them." (Isaiah 11:6)

Israel's Messianic Kingdom
A Study of Isaiah 11:1-16

Posted April 10, 2020

Posted January 1, 2020. Updated January 30, 2020


Posted November 9, 2019

 The Creation Week

Posted November 4, 2019

Posted October 29, 2019

Posted October 1, 2019

Posted July 31, 2019

Prayers Recorded in the New Testament

Posted July 26, 2019

Posted July 14, 2019

America's Three Great Awakenings

Let us pray for a Fourth!

July 4, 2019

(A downloadable PowerPoint)

Posted July 4, 2019

The Meeting in the Air

Posted June 30, 2019

The Lord's Prayer

Posted June 22, 2019

Periodical Review

"Can an Ecclesiology be Biblical, and Not Apostolic?"

Article written by Michael J. Svigel

Reviewed by James T. Bartsch, WordExplain.com

Posted June 9, 2019

The New Covenant in Jeremiah 31:31-37

Posted May 29, 2019

Posted April 22, 2019

Thank God for Christ's Resurrection!

Posted April 20, 2019

Good Friday

The Untriumphal Entry

Posted April 10, 2019

Catholicism and Interpreting the Bible

Posted March 23, 2019

The Bible and the One True Church

St. Peter's Basilica, Image Credit

Published February 21, 2019. Updated March 4, 2019

Blessed Beginnings

Annotated Outline of the Book of Genesis

Posted February  10, 2019

Book Review
* * * *
A History of Christianity

Author: Kenneth Scott Latourette
Copyright 1953. First Edition

Harper & Row, Publishers, Incorporated
49 East 33rd Street, New York 16, N. Y.

  Hard Back. 1516 pages

Library of Congress catalogue card number: 53-5004

Posted February 1, 2019

Posted January 29, 2019

The Sovereignty
of God

Posted January 12, 2019

The Visitors of the Messiah

Posted December 31, 2018

The Birth of the Messiah

December 25, 2018


An Annotated Outline of the First Epistle of John the Apostle

by James T. Bartsch,

Andrey Mironov,
Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Published November 2, 2018

A Word Study of the Greek Noun Oikonomía, "Household Management"
Biblical Joseph. An excellent "Household Manager" for the prison warden in Egypt.

Posted August 21, 2018

What is Sin?

Posted June 30, 2018

The ceremony marking  the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem

Posted May 16, 2018. Updated may 17, 2018

Eternal Life

Hubble Ultra Deep Field

Posted April 9, 2018

What is Heaven? Reflections by Pope Francis

Posted March 23, 2018

A Biblical Theology of Repentance

metanoe'w  metanoeo (3340)

Posted March 3, 2018

My Story

Posted February 26, 2018

In What Way is Jesus
the Son of God?

Posted February 17, 2018

The Significance of Speaking in Tongues

Posted February 6, 2018

When Did the Man Jesus Become "The Christ"?

Posted January 22, 2018

Gabriel Appears to the Priest Zacharias

Posted December 15, 2017

President Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel
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Published December 6, 2017

The Bible and the Pope

Is the Office of Pope Found in the New Testament?

Posted November 27, 2017

Reformation Day. 500th Anniversary

October 31, 1517 / October 31, 2017

Posted November 2, 2017

What is behind the English word "Know"
ginō´skō, 1097?

Posted July 28, 2017

Has the Church Replaced Israel?

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Part 4
Part 5

Videos of addresses given by Michael Vlach at Founders Baptist Church

Spring, Texas. September of 2015

Linked on WordExplain February 3, 2017; Updated September 3, 2020

Jimmy Carter's War Against
the Jews

Posted January 30, 2017

Jesus Christ as Prophet

Posted January 13, 2017

World (kósmos)

Published May 23, 2016

Unclean Spirits

Published May 20, 2016

The Author's Doctrinal Statement

.html format, with pop-up Scripture references

The Author's Doctrinal Statement

.pdf format; easily printable

Posted March 21, 2016

A Case for the Circulation of New Testament Papyri

Rylands Library Papyrus 1: P52 (AD 117-138 ). This is the earliest known fragment of the NT. It is a papyrus, labeled P52. On the left is the front side (recto), containing parts of John 18:31-33. On the right is the reverse side (verso), containing parts of John 18:37-38. Information and graphics derived from Thoughtful Faith.

Published August 19, 2015

God and Homosexuality

                                                                                            Image Credit: Getty - Mark Wilson                                     

Published July 20, 2015

The REAL Global Warming

7  But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
8  But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.
9  The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
10  But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
11  Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
12  looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!
13  But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
14  Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,

2 Peter 3:7-14

Posted May 21, 2015

Nine Reasons Why a Post-Tribulation Rapture Is Not Credible

  Posted January 21, 2015. Updated April 12, 2015

The Proposed Sites of Sodom and Gomorrah

Published November 20, 2014

Pope Francis alienates conservative Catholics

Published November 8, 2014

What is the Identity of Babylon, the Great Prostitute
in Revelation 17:1-19:6?

Published October 6, 2014

President Obama and Islam

Is the President sympathetic toward Islam?

Published September 22, 2014

The Rider on the White Horse

Published August 4, 2014

A Birthday Celebration, or a Funeral Wake?

    Published July 4, 2014

End-Time Judgments

Significant Judgments of the Bible

Published June 19, 2014


An Annotated, Analytical Outline of the Book of Ruth

Published May 3, 2014

Do Prophets Exist Today?

Published March 19, 2014

Do Apostles Exist Today?

Published March 4, 2014

Evaluating the New Perspective on Paul

Published August 12, 2013

The Big God

Reflections on Isaiah 40:12-31

Updated April 2, 2013

God's Communication through Nature

The Natural Word of God

Posted February 12, 2013

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