March/April 2012

Aspects of Isaiah

A look at the prince of prophets and his important message


Isaiah prophesied to the kingdom of Judah between 739 and 681 BC. This issue explores his ministry, the gospel message found in Isaiah, the book’s future prophecies concerning Israel, and evidence for Isaiah’s authenticity. Plus it includes an article on why the resurrection of Jesus provides us hope.

Features

Ignorant or Indifferent?

Christianity is nothing like other reli- gions. In a dangerous world, people need the whole counsel of God. If you don’t think so, you’ll want to read this article.

Isaiah: The Royal Prophet

He moved with grace through the culture of his day. That was Isaiah, a prince of prophets, whom you’ll get to know better through this excellent article.

The Gospel According to Isaiah

Many people think the gospel is strictly a New Testament phenomenon. However, the elements of sin, repen- tance, and faith in God alone are con- tained in the book of Isaiah.

Isaiah Sees Israel’s Future

Is God finished with Israel? By no means. Israel’s return, redemption, and restora- tion to its land are key themes through- out the book of Isaiah. See for yourself!

Answering the Higher Critics

Some say more than one man wrote the book of Isaiah because no one can fore- see the future. Really? Here’s evidence to the contrary.


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The Facts and Flaws of Covenant Theology Part Four

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A Faith That Endures Hebrews 12:1–4

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