When the Bible indicates that God decides to take a different course of action than the one He had been taking, it may be construed that He has changed His mind. This may seem to infer that God is not omniscient, because He should know exactly what He will do in regard to each […]
In addressing the basic question posed by this article, we think it is important to also answer a related question: Should there be unity not only within each Christian church, but also among the different Christian denominations?
Before we attempt to answer these questions, we want to provide a general definition of the term unity. […]
There are reasons to believe that many Christians are uncertain as to the extent to which they should disassociate themselves from “sinful” people. However, because every person, including the most righteous Christians, is sinful to some extent, it is important to determine if the Bible provides guidance as to (a) the nature of the […]
One of the major problems in our world is that many people hate other people. This is true between nations, within nations, and even within families. Hatred may be passively expressed in the form of feelings such as dislike or ill will, but at other times hatred is actively demonstrated in the form of […]
Atheists and, perhaps, most agnostics believe that religion in general is based upon superstition and cannot be supported by credible evidence. They tend to think that people who are religious tend to be ignorant, especially with regard to scientific evidence that indicates natural forces created the universe, including all forms of life. As a […]
Many scriptures in the Bible seem to indicate that everyone, including those who are devoted to God, should fear Him. This seems incongruous with the belief that if a person loves someone, that person should not need to be afraid of the one they love, especially if the one they love truly loves them. […]
Dozens of scriptures in the New Testament mention the term gospel, but most of them do not provide an explanation as to the meaning of the term. So, what is the gospel?
Strong’s Concordance explains the term gospel, as follows:
In the NT it denotes the “good tidings” of the kingdom of God and of salvation […]
The Old Testament of the Bible makes it clear that during that period of history, the Israelites – particularly the Jews – were God’s Chosen People. However, there may be uncertainty now as to whether or not the Israelites/Jews are still God’s Chosen People. Perhaps, Christians have replaced the Israelites/Jews in that regard. Another […]
Some people may be uncertain whether or not repentance is necessary if they confess their sins. One of the scriptures that might cause them to have such uncertainty is 1 John 1:9, which declares, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Although this scripture […]
Before we answer the basic question posed by this article, we will determine what it means for Christians to be godly servants.
In Webster’s Dictionary, the applicable definition of a servant is “a person devoted to another or to a cause, creed, etc.” Although the Bible does not specifically define the nature of a godly […]