Articles by Robert L. Odom
The pulse of the world is violently athrob. We are keenly aware that the long-waited crisis is imminent. Humanity's mighty struggle, involving both national and international issues, is fast taking on a religious hue. And the ecclesiastical power coming to the front is the Papacy.
The Sabbath issue reached its crisis hour at Council of Trent
The pagan origin of Sunday observance and the calendar names of the days of the week is unmistakably certain.
A study outline on the final crisis.
We may well expect that the Papacy will play a very prominent part in world affairs in the near future, particularly in seeking a solution to the international and social problems which have turned the world upside down in recent years.
Part six: How his prerogatives were transferred.
V. Head of National Sun Worship
II. The Pontifical Power
I. Pontifical History in Brief
III--Regulator of Holy Days
IV—Controller of the Calendar
A look at religious world trends.
How may one answer this argument that the Sabbath day was not originally a day of public worship?
Why this work is not a credible extra-biblical account of Christ.
Bringing forth both things new and old.
Are any versions of the "Report of Pontius Pilate to Tiberius" that are in circulation genuine, or are they forgeries?
The most perplexing aspect of the Revised Standard Version of the New Testament published in February, 1946, is the fact that the revisers have whittled down the sacred text.
In the time of Christ it was the custom of the Jews to divide the daylight portion of the day into twelve hours.
The matter of mixed marriages has become a burning issue between Protestants and Roman Catholics in recent months.
We should either use only "Thou" and "Thy" and "Thee" in a single prayer, or else employ only "You" and "Your." But never mix them.
For those interested in the history of the Sabbath-Sunday controversy, here is an item from the article "Vespers," by Desmond A. Schmal, S. J., which appeared in The Catholic Mind (Jesuit) of December, 1946.
How ought we to interpret this text?
More evidence that the Church of Rome instituted Sunday worship.
A look at first Corinthians 8.
A look at the evidence.
Is it proper for a professed Christian father to sell his daughter?"
Did Satan's apostasy and expulsion from heaven take place before our world was created?
The Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ at Passover time, on which occasion He ate it with His apostles. Ought we, therefore, to construe this historical fact to be a divinely given law requiring that the Lord's Supper be celebrated thereafter only at Passover time?
The necessity of reaching the Jews.
The Lord's Supper: The First Celebration of the Ordinances of the Lord's House Communion Bread a Complete Symbol (January 1953)
Do you have a clear mental picture of the setting of the first celebration of the ordinance of humility as it is given in John 13? Some seem to imagine it something like this: Jesus and His disciples, with dusty feet, arrived in the evening at the upper chamber where they were to eat the Passover supper.
In meeting the argument that Acts 20:7-11 proves that Christians observed Sunday as a sacred day in apostolic times, a few of our ministers have denied, sometimes even in print, that Paul and the believers at Troas partook of the Communion, or Lord's Supper, on that occasion. However sincere they may have been in using this counter argument, it is a mistaken one in so far as Seventh-day Adventist teaching is concerned. Hence we deem it fitting to caution our workers that such a position is not only untenable, but it may also result in embarrassment both to him who uses it and to the cause that he represents.
The Hurricane winds of social revolution in the twentieth century have hit all the great religious systems of the world with terrific impact.
Meditation in Church Preparation.
From the messenger of the Lord.
How do we arrive at our understanding of this important word in the New Testament?
The conclusion to this series.
Part II of this series.
Herbert W. Armstrong and His Radio Church of God—Part II: Did Christ Stay in the Grave Exactly 72 Hours? (April 1961)
DID Christ die and receive burial on Wednesday afternoon? Did He stay in the grave exactly seventy-two hours? Did His resurrection take place on Saturday afternoon?
The editorial office of The Ministry has received numerous inquiries concerning Herbert W. Armstrong, spokesman of the "Radio Church of God," which broadcasts its teachings by radio and by mail from Pasadena, California.
Making a distinction between clean and unclean animals, insofar as using their flesh for food is concerned, has long been a well-known practice among Jews. It has a place, too, among the beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists.
AT ONE time the Lord's messenger was shown two maps in a vision. The first one pictured the scope of the evangelistic progress the Lord had in mind for His people. She described it this way. . .
THE increasing interest of Jews in Jesus and His teachings has excited considerable enthusiasm in some quarters, and much alarm in others. . .
Was Sunday generally observed as a day of rest by sun worshipers throughout the Roman Empire prior to March 7, A.D. 321, the date when the emperor Constantine issued the first civil law forbidding labor on that day?
A discussion on the interpretation of 2 Cor. 3: 7
WHEN did Christ begin His priestly ministry? Did He enter it before His ascension to heaven?
THE so-called British Chronological and Astronomical Association was originally established as a society in 1879. J. B. Dimbleby was still the head of it as late as as 1897, when its quarters were at Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, London, E. C. Dimbleby was author and editor of the book All Past Time, on the title page of which he designated himself as "Premier Chronologist to the British Chronological and Astronomical Association, London," and as "First Enumerator of all the Eclipses and Transits."
FOR some months several periodicals throughout the United States have published in varied forms a news report saying that astronauts and space scientists at Greenbelt, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., have discovered, by means of IBM computers, the length of the day when "the sun stood still" in the time of Joshua (Joshua 10:13, 14), and also that of the day when the Lord "brought the shadow ten degrees backward" in the reign of King Ahaz (2 Kings 20:11). . .
The Gospels contain no record of any disagreement between Jesus and the Pharisees concerning which day of the week was the Sabbath. The seventh day of the week, which they observed as the Sabbath day, was also the day which He and His disciples observed as God's holy day. . .
Some Bible students have supposed that the expression "the Lord's day" in Revelation 1:10 means the judgment day the great day of the Lord, in which He will judge the world and reward every man according to his works. During the period from the eighth to the fifth centuries before Christ, the prophets Amos, Isaiah, Joel, Obadiah, Zephaniah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, and Malachi spoke of the coming of "the day of the Lord" as a time of judgment and the visitation of His wrath upon the impenitent.
Let us prepare the people of God to the best of our ability for the terrible ordeal of the future, rooting and grounding them in the truths of God's Word.
A look at how the Sabbath was preserved in old Ethiopia.
A historical study.
Part two of our exploration of the first Sunday law.
In the ancient pagan concept of the universe, the fixed center was supposed to be the earth, about which revolved Saturn (farthest), Jupiter, Mars, the sun, Venus, Mercury, and the moon (nearest).
The Pentateuch is the foundation division of the Bible. When read with this thought in mind, the superstructure is better understood.
In working for Catholics many blunders are due to a failure to understand their mental attitude toward religious matters.