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 incongruent 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.
Webster’s Dictionary defines a servant as person employed to perform services, especially household duties, for another” or “a person devoted to another or to a cause, creed, etc.” Although the Bible does not […]
In this article, we will focus on what the Bible says about plagues that will occur during the last days of the so-called End Times, particularly with regard to how many and what types of plagues there will be and who will suffer from these plagues. Before we attempt to address these matters, we […]
A number of people apparently believe that if they are devout in their relationship with God, He will bless them with prosperity (i.e., wealth, success, etc.). But, does the Bible support this belief?
During Old Testament times, God blessed with prosperity certain men, including Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who were among the earliest ancestors of […]
Does the Bible support the belief that the people who hold important positions in government are chosen by God to serve in those positions? The verse of scripture that probably is most often cited in this regard is Romans 13:1. So, we will consider the translations of this verse of scripture by various versions […]