When Will the Events of Ezekiel 38 Occur?
Ezekiel 38 foretells a time when surrounding nations will come against Israel in military battle. When will these events occur? The main options are in the past, in the future before the rapture, or after the rapture.Read More
Who Are the Nations in Ezekiel 38?
The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal.Read More
What Is Apologetics?
In the New Testament, the Greek word apologia is used in various places regarding a defense or answer. For example, 1 Peter 3:15-16 states, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer [a form of the Greek apologia] to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.Read More
Was David Gay and/or Bisexual?
After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.Read More
Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?
What business does a Christian have celebrating Christmas, since the Bible gives no date for Christ’s birth? Isn’t Christmas as we know it only an old pagan holiday? If so, why should we celebrate Christmas?Read More
What Is Advent?
Advent began last Sunday to mark the beginning of the Christmas season. What is Advent? Why do many Christians celebrate this period of time?Read More
When Did the Wise Men Visit Jesus?
The biblical account of the wise men (also called “magi”) is found in Matthew 2. In the account, the wise men arrive in Jerusalem to ask where the “king of the Jews” had been born. It is clear Jesus had already been born by this time.Read More
Was Judas Saved?
Matthew 27:3-4 records, “Judas … was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. ‘I have sinned,’ he said, ‘for I have betrayed innocent blood.’” This verse has caused many to wonder: Does Judas’ remorse and confession of sin indicate that he was saved?Read More
What is Baptism?
Christians practice baptism, a Greek word that means to go into water. When a person believed in Jesus in the New Testament, the person would be baptized in front of other people to show he or she was a follower of Jesus.Read More
What Are Some of the Differences Between Roman Catholic and Protestant Teachings?
In the 1500s, a group of European Christians called Protestant Reformers separated from the Roman Catholic Church over a variety of differences in beliefs. What are some of these differences?Read More
Can I Earn Salvation by Being a Good Person?
Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” which clarifies that no one is exempt from this standing. We all deserve punishment for our sins. In the following verse though, we are given hope through his grace.Read More
Who Was Melchizedek?
In the Bible, Melchizedek is a mysterious figure. He is only mentioned twice in the Old Testament (Genesis 14:18-20 and Psalm 110:4) and in one section of the New Testament (Hebrews 5-7).Read More
What Are Some Ways to Cope with a Job I Don’t Like?
For most of us, we spend more of our waking hours at our job than any other area. Does God care about our actions at work? Scripture offers ample information to encourage us to use our vocation as a mission. These five principles highlight some ideas we can put into practice to serve the Lord and influence the lives of others.Read More
What Does the Bible Teach about Remarriage?
The Bible does not encourage divorce, but does sometimes allow it. Those who have been divorced are often interested in the Bible’s teachings on remarriage. What does the Bible teach about remarriage?Read More
What Does the Bible Say about Divorce?
Divorce is a sensitive and serious topic within our culture. Believers who desire to follow God’s plan for marriage and divorce want to know what the Bible teaches about this topic. What does the Bible teach about divorce?Read More
What Is Zion in the Bible?
With the term “Zion” being popularized today in songs and movies, many wonder what it means. What is the significance of Zion in Scripture?Read More
How Can I Be Sure I am Saved?
Many people have doubts about their faith and wonder if they are truly saved or have truly become a Christian. The Bible offers two clear ways to help determine whether you have received salvation through Jesus Christ.Read More
Who Was the Serpent in the Garden of Eden?
In Genesis 3:1-2 we read, “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say, “You must not eat from any tree in the garden”?’” Who was this serpent or snake in the Garden of Eden?Read More
Why Do So Many Christians Still Sin?
Why do so many Christians still sin? Okay, first of all, I’m going to assume the person who asked this question is primarily concerned about sin in his or her…Read More
What Does the Bible Say about Dinosaurs?
Those who interpret the seven days of creation literally hold that God created dinosaurs along with the other land animals on day six, about 6,000 years ago.Read More
Is It Okay for a Christian to Have a Tattoo?
Is It Okay for a Christian to Have a Tattoo? The origin of the controversy surrounding Christians and tattoos comes from Leviticus 19:28 in the Old Testament: “Do not cut…Read More
What Does the Bible Teach about Female Pastors?
What does the Bible say about female pastors? The desire to see women in leadership is on the rise. The topic of female pastors has become a hotly debated topic.…Read More
Do Infants Who Die Go to Heaven?
People often wonder what happens to young children, infants, aborted children, or children who die in miscarriage when they pass away. What does the Bible teach about the afterlife of children in such situations?Read More
Is Anyone Perfect Besides Jesus?
Is Anyone Perfect Besides Jesus? Many people think that Adam and Mary were perfect, being the first created man and the mother of Jesus. The truth is, Adam was created…Read More
Can Praying For a Dead Loved One Do Any Good?
As we see from Luke 16:26, once the rich man and Lazarus die, their location and eternal destiny is fixed. There is no second chance or opportunity to change locations.Read More
Do We Go Directly to Heaven When We Die?
When We Die in Christ, Do We Go Directly to Heaven? There are several passages in the New Testament which indicate just that.Read More
How Do We Know There Is Only One True God?
The Bible does not teach any form of tritheism or polytheism, as in the Mormon faith, but that there is only one true God from all eternity. As Jesus taught: “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” (John 17:3).Read More
What is the Book of Life?
Philippians 4: 13 says, “Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.” What is this Book of Life and how do we get our names in it?Read More
How Do We Speak the Truth in Love?
Today’s politically correct culture encourages us to accept all views and beliefs as equally valid. However, the Bible clearly teaches there are many areas where right and wrong is not a matter of opinion. We are instead commanded to speak God’s truth. In Ephesians 4:15, the apostle Paul teaches believers are to “speak the truth in love.” Rather than giving in to social pressure, we are to stand firm regarding our Christian convictions. Yet many have questions regarding the best way to proceed in this area. How can we speak God’s truth in love?Read More
Is Abstinence Realistic?
Most people today seem to think that telling young people to wait for sex until marriage is unrealistic. But is it really?Read More