Keith Keyser

The Hatred of God

In modern colloquial English the word "hate" is commonly used to mean something far weaker than its dictionary definition. People often say "I hate traffic jams," or "I hate the Dallas Cowboys." What they usually mean by such statements is that they dislike such phenomena or people. When God uses the word, however, it carries a far weightier meaning. The Scriptural use of the term in connection with the Almighty indicates absolute loathing and detestation. In light of this,...

Who Killed The Bible Reading?

Believers that seek to meet according to the New Testament pattern for assembly gathering have been blessed with a long succession of gifted teachers over the past one hundred and eighty years. Men like John Nelson Darby, William Kelly, Henry Soltau, Edward Dennett, John Gifford Bellett, Frederick W. Grant, and Charles Henry Mackintosh helped their own generation, as well as subsequent generations through their spiritually sound writings. Many of their works originated in pub...

The Gracious Editorial Ministry of God

When I was a college student, learning the fundamental principles of historical research and writing the need for editing in writing was stronger impressed upon me. One of my professors-who himself had authored several historical books and countless articles-maintained that even the best authors write numerous drafts. Many times I was grateful for conscientious proofreaders who made necessary corrections to my various research papers before the assignments were submitted to the merciless p...

The Royal Family

Recent news headlines have been dominated by facts concerning the sudden death of Princess Diana. This story bears all of the traits of a made-for-television drama. Romance, wealth, fashion, and tragedy have come together to produce a soap opera-like media circus. The sad life and death of this beautiful public figure has focused world attention on the British Royal Family. With this renewed interest in the affairs of the House of Windsor, one is compelled to wonder why no interest is paid ...

The Cult of Intellectualism

The following quote appeared in a recent discussion of dispensationalism by a well-known Bible teacher: "Many of these men [i.e. early proponents of dispensationalism] were self-taught in theology and were professionals in secular occupations. Darby and Scofield, for example, were attorneys, and Larkin was a mechanical draftsman ... Unfortunately some of these early framers of dispensationalism were not as precise or discriminating as they might have been had they had the benefit of a m...

The Peace Offering

The intricate design of the Scriptures bears witness to their divine inspiration Whether studying the Old or New Testaments the unbiased reader must conclude that this is no mere holy book; rather, it is "God-breathed" (literal translation of 2 Tim. 3:16a.) The offerings in the first seven chapters of Leviticus are an excellent example of evidence for the divine authorship of the Scriptures. In each of the five offerings we encounter intricate types that show a different aspect of the glor...

The Age of Elijah and Elisha

The call of the notable prophet Elisha is most instructive for modern day Christians. What is the connection between a prophet who has been dead for almost 2,800 years and modern man? Our contemporary world is not much different from the conditions that prevailed during the lifetime of the aforementioned prophet. Elisha lived in a day when many of his kinsmen had apostatized and turned to idols. Likewise, in our day idolatry (be they literal icons of wood, stone, gold, and silver or more s...

God's Thesaurus

People love a good mystery. Throughout the millennia, man has been captivated by seemingly inexplicable puzzles. Whether it is natural phenomena like gravity or electricity, or strange occurrences such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, it is clear that people are fascinated by the unexplained. Interest in uncanny happenings is not limited, however, to the rank and file of humanity. Rather, thoughtful sages and scholars have always pondered the deep issues of life and the u...

Christ As The Burnt Offering

The work of Christ is so unfathomable to the human mind that God has given us numerous pictures of it in the Old Testament in order to help us appreciate the multifaceted glory of the Messiah. Due to past abuses of typology, in recent days the typological significance of many of the great events of the Bible has been either ignored or reviled by many Bible teachers; nevertheless, the New Testament itself bears witness to the presence of types and shadows in its ancient counterpart. The Lor...
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