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Top 5: Jesus and OSAS?

2022-05-10T07:36:49-04:00

When it comes to Jesus and OSAS (the doctrine of “once saved, always saved”), we gathered our top four passages. Once saved, always saved teaches that once a person becomes in a “saved relationship” with God/Christ, there is nothing that can “unsave” them. It is vehemently upheld [more]

Top 5: Jesus and OSAS?2022-05-10T07:36:49-04:00

Is instrumental music in worship authorized?

2022-04-25T20:20:01-04:00

The use of instrumental music in worship has become a staple in much of modern religious life. Not offering it is an automatic turn-off for many when choosing their church affiliation. In fact, instrumental music in worship is arguably the top one or two worship components that most worship [more]

Is instrumental music in worship authorized?2022-04-25T20:20:01-04:00

Are health and wealth a sign of God’s blessing?

2022-05-05T08:31:50-04:00

God’s physical blessing of health and wealth in this life is often coined as the “prosperity gospel.” This ‘health and wealth’ doctrine claims that God wants what’s best for you…in this life. Good health and wealth beyond your imagination! It sounds good and it’s certainly alive and well today [more]

Are health and wealth a sign of God’s blessing?2022-05-05T08:31:50-04:00

What is Godly love?

2022-04-21T20:23:42-04:00

Godly love is a lot like Godly fear or Godly joy; there’s definitely more than meets the eye when measuring “love”, and the Christian’s demonstration of Godly love, according to Scripture. There may not be a more important human emotion to consider under the lens of Paul’s [more]

What is Godly love?2022-04-21T20:23:42-04:00

What is the gift of tongues?

2022-04-02T20:54:08-04:00

The Holy Spirit’s gift of tongues is often espoused in today’s evangelical world as a “stamp” of God’s approval on the individual. In some cases, as with Kenneth Copeland, the gift of tongues is their proof of anointing as a prophet of God. In other cases, it’s a [more]

What is the gift of tongues?2022-04-02T20:54:08-04:00

Can one fall from grace?

2022-03-25T17:05:49-04:00

A Christian’s potential to fall from grace is a concept that runs contrary to many in the religious world today. Challenging certain pre-conceived doctrines (e.g Reformed/Calvinism), a fall from grace suggests that a person who had at one time believed and accepted the gospel of Christ, could ‘fall [more]

Can one fall from grace?2022-03-25T17:05:49-04:00

How are works defined in the Bible?

2022-05-15T14:05:09-04:00

Working through how “works” are defined in Scripture isn’t for the faint of heart. Where one comes down on works defined has led some to question the very inspiration of the Bible. After all, Paul said, “one is justified by faith apart from works” (Romans 3:28). James said, “faith [more]

How are works defined in the Bible?2022-05-15T14:05:09-04:00

Who is the Root of David?

2022-04-21T20:24:17-04:00

The “Root of David” is a proper name used in Scripture, in particular in the book of Revelation1. As is typical in Bible books of prophecy, a highly figurative and visual term is used to describe something…but what? Many times, we are not able to absolutely assert the [more]

Who is the Root of David?2022-04-21T20:24:17-04:00

Top 4: Results of baptism?

2022-03-27T18:18:11-04:00

What are the results of baptism? We’ve assembled a list of the top four results of baptism found in Scripture. Where does “it’s an outward showing of an inward commitment” rank? Check out our top four results of baptism…and comment below.

The top four results of baptism [more]

Top 4: Results of baptism?2022-03-27T18:18:11-04:00

Should a Christian use profanity?

2022-03-27T18:19:41-04:00

Profanity, cursing, swearing….four-letter words! It’s language that is generally not acceptable in “proper” or professional settings. But can’t a Christian use profanity in certain situations? Like when you stub your toe at night? Or when you slice it left into the woods?

A Christian should not use [more]

Should a Christian use profanity?2022-03-27T18:19:41-04:00

Are God’s word and the Holy Spirit the same thing?

2022-03-27T18:00:00-04:00

It is believed by some that God’s word and the Holy Spirit are the same thing.  Proponents of this idea are often rejecting the idea of a literal indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

God’s word and the Holy Spirit are closely related but are not the same [more]

Are God’s word and the Holy Spirit the same thing?2022-03-27T18:00:00-04:00

What does it mean to pray in the Spirit?

2022-03-27T18:23:37-04:00

Frequently in the discussion about gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Bible’s command to pray in the Spirit3 will be brought up. The assumption here is that the few times the Bible actually talks about the Christian’s need to “pray in the Spirit” is synonymous to and evidence [more]

What does it mean to pray in the Spirit?2022-03-27T18:23:37-04:00

When did the New Covenant begin?

2022-03-27T18:01:00-04:00

Modern Bibles consist of an Old and New Testament. A “testament” is simply a will (as in “last will and testament”), a legal covenant, or a contract. Therefore, the New Testament in our Bibles represents the New Covenant – or the Law of [more]

When did the New Covenant begin?2022-03-27T18:01:00-04:00

Top 5: Images for baptism?

2022-05-02T18:56:17-04:00

The writers of the New Testament present several images for baptism. Just as with the images of the church, a picture or image can really help to drive a point, and it is really no different with these top five images for baptism. Baptism has always been part [more]

Top 5: Images for baptism?2022-05-02T18:56:17-04:00

What is God’s pattern of salvation?

2022-04-10T20:27:53-04:00

Determining God’s pattern of salvation could be a helpful tool in understanding what God requires of us today. Many talk about God’s plan of salvation, but what about God’s pattern of salvation? Obviously, the system under which man is accountable to God has changed since Creation, but God doesn’t [more]

What is God’s pattern of salvation?2022-04-10T20:27:53-04:00

Top 3: Salvation false doctrines?

2022-01-22T13:00:29-05:00

We have assembled our top three salvation false doctrines.  After tackling dozens of questions related to what the Bible (God) says about salvation and various false doctrines that are promoted by various denominations and [false] teachers, there are three especially that cut to the heart of one’s saved condition [more]

Top 3: Salvation false doctrines?2022-01-22T13:00:29-05:00

What about the thief on the cross?

2022-01-20T12:41:51-05:00

When it comes to the thief on the cross, it’s usually only raised as the “textbook” example of God’s saving grace. Specifically, it’s raised to counter the necessity of baptism. The popular response is something like, “What about the thief on the cross? Jesus declared him saved without having [more]

What about the thief on the cross?2022-01-20T12:41:51-05:00

What happens next in the Bible?

2022-05-21T13:02:45-04:00

Many in this world speculate about what happens next. Religious leaders are busy pondering the “end times”. They have elaborate expectations about what happens next in the Bible. For example, a search on “end times timeline” reveals countless charts, documents, and presentations that have been put together to illustrate [more]

What happens next in the Bible?2022-05-21T13:02:45-04:00

How are we saved by grace alone?

2022-04-08T08:57:14-04:00

“Saved by grace alone” is a catchy phrase that permeates websites and papers discussing salvation. We can’t prove it, but it seems to be “de facto” doctrine among most evangelicals. The grace alone doctrine has its own Latin banner – sola gratia. It is the mantra for whole movements [more]

How are we saved by grace alone?2022-04-08T08:57:14-04:00

When is someone a member of the church?

2022-02-19T13:19:49-05:00

Becoming a member of the church can mean a couple of different things. Depending on where you live, there are probably many different “local” churches. Within the Christian faith, these “churches” meet at a certain place, at certain designated times, and profess a certain belief system (e.g. [more]

When is someone a member of the church?2022-02-19T13:19:49-05:00

Did Jesus sin?

2021-12-31T10:13:47-05:00

Did Jesus sin while He walked the earth? Some might argue the question is mute, believing that He couldn’t sin since He was the Son of God. However, Scripture is clear on that point — while Jesus was the Son of God, He was at the same time [more]

Did Jesus sin?2021-12-31T10:13:47-05:00

Did Abram lie about Sarai?

2022-03-27T16:20:14-04:00

There are a couple of Old Testament stories where we see Abram lie about Sarai, or so it appears. In Genesis 12 and again in chapter 20, we find Abram and Sarai in similar situations that call for a plan. In both instances, Abram (later Abraham) and his wife [more]

Did Abram lie about Sarai?2022-03-27T16:20:14-04:00

Top 5: Images of the church?

2022-05-02T18:58:44-04:00

Our top five images of the church are powerful! In fact, God very often communicates in His word through imagery and metaphors, and why wouldn’t He given their use “takes an abstract, hard to understand idea and compares it to a simple, concrete, well-understood idea” (“Why [more]

Top 5: Images of the church?2022-05-02T18:58:44-04:00

Can we answer every Bible question?

2022-05-06T09:22:27-04:00

Answer every Bible questionThis site is dedicated to answering Bible questions, but can we really answer every Bible question? This is potentially an important baseline or boundary for our faith. For example, if something is unanswerable, does that mean it [more]

Can we answer every Bible question?2022-05-06T09:22:27-04:00

Was Saul saved on the road to Damascus?

2022-03-27T18:12:43-04:00

There is a common belief among Christian’s today that Saul was saved on the road to Damascus. The conversion account of Saul, later known as Paul the apostle, is well documented in Scripture. In fact, there are three accounts of his conversion that are candidates to consider if Saul [more]

Was Saul saved on the road to Damascus?2022-03-27T18:12:43-04:00

Where do we see the personality of the Godhead?

2022-04-20T05:47:16-04:00

The concept of a Godhead is a Biblical one. In fact, the word “Godhead” appears a few times in Scripture (in the KJV) including Acts 17:29, Romans 1:20, and Colossians 2:9. Sometimes referred to as the Trinity, the personality of the Godhead represents the three [more]

Where do we see the personality of the Godhead?2022-04-20T05:47:16-04:00

What happens after death?

2022-05-21T13:04:08-04:00

Is our existence on this earth all there is? Many today live as if what happens after death is inconsequential. Popular phrases such as, ‘Success at all costs’ or ‘Live life to the fullest’ capture that attitude. And then there is the downside to thinking about our own mortality. [more]

What happens after death?2022-05-21T13:04:08-04:00

Is a homosexual lifestyle sinful?

2022-05-07T15:18:15-04:00

A major debate regarding homosexuality has traditionally revolved around the “nature vs. nurture” discussion. Whether or not someone may be born with a “gay gene” popular in the early 2000’s (never proven) or other genetically-induced tendencies is still unsettled science to say the least. Additionally, [more]

Is a homosexual lifestyle sinful?2022-05-07T15:18:15-04:00

What is Biblical marriage?

2022-04-21T20:25:09-04:00

Many of the cultural norms regarding marriage are under assault today. As a result, it’s important to reflect on how Biblical marriage is defined and described. United States marriage trends published from Pew Research (February, 2019) found that individuals are staying single longer (median ages [more]

What is Biblical marriage?2022-04-21T20:25:09-04:00

Does the Bible condone slavery?

2022-05-08T14:03:54-04:00

Slavery is a very negative and racially charged word in today’s culture. The idea that anyone would condone slavery, or even tolerate its practice, is almost appalling on its face. This context may be alarming for someone that knows little about the Bible, yet hearing of its very mention [more]

Does the Bible condone slavery?2022-05-08T14:03:54-04:00

Are there things God cannot do?

2022-04-07T09:09:38-04:00

The sovereignty of God is a fundamental tenant of Christianity. Merriam-Webster defines sovereignty as “supreme power especially over a body politic, freedom from external control, autonomy, controlling influence”. Within this concept, we might think of the ultimate authority of God’s word, His omniscience, and His omnipotence.

The [more]

Are there things God cannot do?2022-04-07T09:09:38-04:00

What was the time of Christ?

2022-04-07T09:11:29-04:00

Scripture doesn’t comment about the time of Christ in typical human terms.  The exact dates of his birth or death are not mentioned. But that’s not to say that Scripture is silent about the time of Christ. In fact, the Bible has a lot to say about the time [more]

What was the time of Christ?2022-04-07T09:11:29-04:00

What is a Christian’s joy?

2022-04-21T20:25:22-04:00

Joy is a readily understood word, so a Christian’s joy may seem to be self-evident. As a word, “joy” means pretty much the same in the English as it does in the Greek – the language in which the New Testament was originally written.

Webster defines the [more]

What is a Christian’s joy?2022-04-21T20:25:22-04:00

Did Jesus accomplish all that He came to do?

2022-04-07T09:13:22-04:00

There is a belief among some that Jesus did not accomplish all that He came to earth to do. On the surface, the suggestion that God could fail and that Jesus did not accomplish His mission seems absurd.  Yet, this seems to come primarily from some premillennial thought and [more]

Did Jesus accomplish all that He came to do?2022-04-07T09:13:22-04:00
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