This 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
Sin is an unfortunate reality in this world. The remedy for sin and evil in this world has been pursued and framed by many different movements. Recently, the “New Age” philosophy has centered around man’s own ability to do better or be better.
This “look inward” approach to the [more]
The pursuit to know God has been mankinds mission for millennia. The reality of man’s pursuit to know God is something the Bible speaks about and is evidence that God exists. The wise writer of Ecclesiastes even made that point9. More broadly this pursuit has been to know about [more]
There are many things that might cause us to want to hide from God. We might be ashamed of some sin or transgression. Or, we might effectively hide from God due to pride and an unwillingness to acknowledge His authority and sovereignty. It is not possible to [more]
There are many in the religious world today that claim to be an apostle. More than simply “a messenger” (Greek meaning of the word “apostle”), a title of “Apostle” is given or assumed by individuals wishing to mimick the authority and power given to the original twelve. For example, [more]
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All kinds of qualifications for a preacher (or, in today’s vernacular an “evangelist”, “minister”, or “pastor”) exist today. Special schools for preaching God’s word are abundant.
“Ordination” is [more]
Events in the world today have many asking, “Are we entering the tribulation?” Do events in the world around us suggest that the tribulation is beginning or about to begin? For the Christian, the “tribulation” is ongoing. New Testament writers consistently spoke about a “then present” tribulation [more]
In today’s religious vernacular, a preacher is a pastor. In fact, the word pastor is used almost exclusively as a title in religious organizations. Most dictionaries would list synonyms for “preacher” to be “pastor” or “minister”. Effectively, in the religious world today, “Preacher”, or preaching, has been relegated to [more]
Dual fulfillment in prophecy is something that Wikipedia defines as a, “mainly Christian idea that some prophecies in the Bible have both a short-term and long-term fulfillment.” That’s an adequate definition, but requires one important qualification. It’s long-term fulfillment is only evident [more]
Before we attempt to understand the purpose for miracles, we should probably be clear about what a miracle actually is…at least according to Scripture. A good definition for Bible miracles would be, “an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.” This is actually the first [more]
The idea of Jesus’ kingdom comes from Jesus Himself, but was Jesus’ kingdom established when He walked on earth in the first century? The question of “When?” regarding Jesus’ kingdom is debated. Some even say that Jesus came to establish His kingdom but he failed. What will Scripture tell [more]