Matthew 6:33, "but seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” What does this mean?

Beginning with the first verse of Matthew 6, Jesus discusses five areas of important Christian development.  

Give to the needy. This is a way to ‘practice righteousness’ in verses 1-4.  
Pray, which allows us to communicate with our heavenly father and develop the proper attitude of submission to God’s will.  The template for simple, effective […]

Did Satan create mosquitoes, flies, and scorpions? Was he so jealous of the relationship between man and the Lord, that he did this to hurt mankind?

Man now is exploring the technology of genetic modification to alter the inheritable characteristics of living creatures (even human babies). People involved with ethics in research are concerned about these developments.  

Man has never been good at predicting all the unintended consequences of his actions. Satan knows far, far more about genetics than any person […]

January 17th, 2019|Creation, Evolution, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Is last minute repentance at death acceptable to God?

God does not deny what is true. So, if someone at death is truly repentant, God will accept the fact that he or she has repented. But, does a deathbed repentance earn a heavenly reward?

Galatians 6:7,8 reads, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. […]

What is Jesus’ baptism and how does it relate to salvation?

After Jesus received water baptism and after He received the Holy Spirit, He said, "But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!" Luke 12:50 (NKJV). What baptism was this? It was the complete death of His will and His body. Hebrews 10:7, "Then I said, […]

Good day, can you please tell me about lobola? Does a Christian have to pay lobola (bride price)?

The New Testament does not instruct Christians to pay a bride price (lobola). However, Romans 12:18 teaches, "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." If the bride's family requests a lobola, and it is a custom in your country to do so, then it would be […]

What do I do before I try to understand the Bible?

James 4:8 (NIV), "Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded." When we approach God, we should come with pure, sincere, humble hearts. If we are sinning, we need to "wash," – stop sinning and ask for forgiveness through Jesus.

We are also not to come with a […]

If Father, Son and Holy Spirit and all equally one God, does this mean God died when Christ was crucified? Surely this contradicts the triune Godhead.

Yes, it does contradict the trinity. The man, Jesus, died on the cross. Our Father God is everlasting (Isaiah 40:28) and eternal (Deuteronomy 33:27). He cannot die. God and Jesus are two distinct beings.​

Jesus shows He is one in purpose and spirit with God by His prayer in John 17:2. “That they all may be […]

January 8th, 2019|God, Faith, Trinity|

Matthew 18:17. What Church (ekklesia) was Jesus referring to at the time when He was preaching and was gathering His followers?

Conflicts between brethren are very personal matters to be handled as quietly as possible. The broad principle stated in Titus 3:2 should be honored, “Speak evil of no man”. If we are to “love our brother as ourselves,” Matthew 12:31, we surely want to be extremely careful in resolving any problems that should arise among us.

Thus, […]

Explain the feast of the first fruits commanded in Leviticus 23 as it affects the New Testament believers.

In the New Testament, we find no mention of “collecting firstfruits” from believers. “Firstfruits” is a picture of Christ or His church (I Corinthians 15:20,23 and II Thessalonians 2:13).

In Old Testament times, the Israelites were instructed to "bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God."  (Exodus […]

What does God word say about people who they think they are transgender? Verses?

The ability to “change” genders is recent and is not addressed in the Bible. However, in the past, people would cross-dress and try to behave like a person of the opposite sex. This practice is condemned.

“A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these […]