The Bible indicates in Revelation 20:11-13 that every person will eventually be held accountable to God for all their deeds. When the Bible and the laws of our society agree as to what is right and what is wrong regarding particular deeds (or behavior), there should be no uncertainty about whether we should or […]
Some people believe that the Ark of the Covenant (also referred to as the Ark of God), which God instructed Moses to build (see Exodus 25), had mystical powers, but is such a belief supported by accounts that are recorded in the Bible? To assess the merit of this belief, we will examine several […]
In the four gospels (i.e., Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), there seem to be discrepancies in the recording of various incidents in the life of Jesus Christ. We will address them under two primary categories: healing incidents and other incidents.
Throughout the New Testament, there are a number of recorded incidents of healings by […]
Does the Bible indicate that a person is not guilty of sin if they do something wrong, but they do not know that it is wrong (i.e., if they sin unintentionally)? Isn’t a person innocent in such circumstances and, therefore, they do not need to be concerned about being punished by God?
Perhaps surprisingly, the […]
To answer the basic question posed by this article, we will first consider several instances reported in the Bible that pertain to God’s protection of His faithful followers in situations that otherwise probably would have resulted in premature death for those followers.
Genesis 6:9 – 8:18 provides an account of God’s protection of a righteous […]
Although all people are endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights that include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as stated in the Declaration of Independence of the United States, all people are not born with equal attributes.
People are born with big differences in their intellects and aptitudes, their physical abilities and features, […]
Some scriptures in the Bible seem to suggest that Jesus Christ is subordinate to God the Father, not equal with Him. We will consider several of them. [Note: When we quote Scripture in this article, we use the wording in the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible, unless noted otherwise.]
1. In John 14:28b, Jesus […]
A number of scriptures in the Bible seem to indicate that various above-average achievers, including some types of religious leaders, wealthy people, and wise people will not be able to enter the kingdom of God or the kingdom of heaven. Although proud people are not necessarily above-average achievers, we will also include them in […]
Christians regularly celebrate the birth and the death of Jesus Christ at Christmas and Easter, respectively, but rarely His life. This raises the question of whether or not the importance of Jesus’ life, as well as His birth and death, is adequately perceived.
In this article we will address two basic considerations regarding the importance […]
It is probable that every normal person who is beyond their early childhood has a sense of what is right versus what is wrong. and is aware that, if they do something they know is wrong, they deserve to be punished by God and/or by human authorities. However, what if a person does something […]