Apparently, many people believe that Satan (aka the Devil) tempts them to sin. This belief may result from a lack of understanding about what the Bible indicates about Satan’s abilities. However, a lot of people may be looking for someone other than themselves to blame for their sinful actions, because they are reluctant to […]
Some people believe that God will eventually allow every person who has ever lived on the earth (except, perhaps, some really wicked people) to enjoy the benefits of eternal salvation, but does the Bible provide any support for this belief? To answer this question, we will consider the scriptures that we think are the […]
The Bible teaches that, sometime in the future, God will bring a close to history and there will be a new heaven and a new Earth, as stated in Revelation 21:1. Matthew 24:6-8 and Mark 13:7-8 indicate that before this occurs, there will be wars, famines, and earthquakes during the so-called “end times” or […]
Those who are looking forward to Jesus Christ’s return to earth (i.e., His second advent) should be aware of how people will be conducting themselves during the so-called “End Times” that immediately precede His return. This matter is addressed in several scripture passages in the Bible that seem to be straightforward rather than conjectural […]
Based primarily on their perception of the meaning of what the Bible states in the last of The Ten Commandments, many people regard all types of coveting as sinful, but is this perception correct?
First, we will see what this Commandment specifically says. [Note: When we quote Scripture in this article, we use the wording […]
In answering the basic question posed by this article, we will first attempt to determine what guidelines the Bible provides regarding the types of offenses that are to be punished by some kind of capital punishment (i.e., an execution). Then, we consider information from secular sources that should be helpful in assessing the propriety […]
In attempting to answer the basic question posed by this article, we will focus on several prophetic scripture passages that mention an eagle or a creature with eagle’s wings, which some people think alludes to the USA, probably because the bald eagle is the national emblem of the United States.
[Note: When we quote Scripture in […]
A great white throne judgment is mentioned in Revelation 20:11-15, which is a biblical passage that pertains to the final judgment that will occur during the culmination of the so-called “End Times.” With regard to this judgment, we will attempt to answer the following questions:
When will this judgment take place?
Who will be doing the […]
There certainly are a number of ancient Christian sources that indicate that Jesus Christ was a real person, but there are also several ancient non-Christian sources that do so. The sources that we subsequently discuss are among the ancient non-Christian sources that are most often cited in this regard.
The Jewish Babylonian Talmud
Although these writings […]
Because He is omnipotent, God certainly knew before He created humans that every person would have a sinful nature and that many – perhaps, most – of us would not even acknowledge Him as our Creator. So, what reason(s) did God have for creating humans?
The Christianitytoday.com website emphasizes that God created mankind because of […]