Scholar in Residence at Bethlehem College & Seminary
Mike Rusten grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. God drew him to himself at a Billy Graham crusade when Mike was a junior high boy, and life was never to be the same. He graduated from Princeton University where he was president of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship.
Mike and his wife Sharon have two children. Their daughter Marta MacDougall is a clinical psychologist at the V.A. Hospital in Philadelphia. Their son Mark is an ear, nose, and throat physician in Paducah, Kentucky. Marta, Mark, and their spouses have presented Mike and Sharon with four delightful grandchildren.
The stories in Genesis of Abraham and Isaac going to Egypt and Abraham going to Gerar contain many parallels. All describe a migration, a deception, a deliverance, a confrontation, and a conclusion. Abraham's two stories
Was It Adam's Responsibility to Keep Talking Snakes Out of the Garden of Eden?1 In Genesis 3:1 a talking snake entered the garden of Eden. What was Adam's responsibility in this situation? In Genesis 1:26
Like many other Old Testament prophecies, Daniel 7 goes back to discuss themes that have been introduced earlier in the prophecy. The following chart demonstrates the flow of events prophesied in the chapter and their interpretation.