Who are some heroes in the Bible and what makes them become a hero?

To become a hero, God first requires a person to have faith. Hebrews 11:6 (NIV), “without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” The entire chapter of Hebrews 11 lists biblical heroes, which include: Abel, […]

November 17th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters|

How old is God?

Age refers to a beginning. But God has no beginning and no end. Psalm 106:48 (NASB), “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting even to everlasting.” Psalm 90:2, “Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.”​

God […]

November 17th, 2018|God, Faith|

When did Mary reveal the secret birth of Jesus to His relatives, outsiders, her children's neighbors…even to Jesus, Himself, that He was the Child of GOD?

The Scriptures do not tell us that Mary and Joseph told anyone that Jesus was the Son of God. When Mary was pregnant, she visited her cousin, Elizabeth, and Elizabeth recognized the unborn child as God's Son without being told. The holy spirit revealed this truth to her.  Luke 1:39-45 (NKJV), “Now Mary arose in […]

November 13th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death|

Is marriage in the church biblical?

Jesus taught, "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’…What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate,” Matthew 19:4-6 […]

November 12th, 2018|Life Decisions and Doing the will of God, Marriage|

After Saul was converted, why was his name changed to Paul?

The first mention of Saul’s name change to Paul is in Acts 13:9, “Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him.” He is always called Paul thereafter. The Scriptures do not explain how or why Saul’s name was changed, only that he became known as Paul.

Saul’s parents […]

November 12th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Can we elect deaconesses in the church?

Yes, deaconesses may be elected in the church (ecclesia). In fact, the Bible mentions one sister who served in that capacity, although it doesn’t say whether or not she was elected. Romans 16:1 (NIV), “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon (servant) of the church in Cenchreae.”​

The word “deacon” is from the Greek […]

November 10th, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

How do we get rid of the negative traits in our lives that bring the wrath of God (Colossians 3:5-6)?

We start this cleansing process by keeping our minds focused on God. Romans 12:1,2 (Phillips translation), “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold, but let God remold your minds from within…meet all his demands and move toward the goal of true maturity.”

Philippians 4:4-9 (Phillips translation), “Delight yourselves in God…never forget […]

November 10th, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct|

How am I crucified with Christ as in Galatians 2:20?

During the three-and-a-half years of our Jesus’s ministry, our Lord was crucified in a figurative sense; that is, he was daily delivered up to death – his will, his talents, his all were sacrificed – to follow his Father’s will. Every deed of his by which “virtue went out of him” (Luke 6:19) […]

In Psalm 43:1, David asks God to judge, defend, and deliver him from the unjust and ungodly. Can Christians pray this?

It is always proper for Christians to pray for divine protection or deliverance from ungodliness. Jesus, himself, taught us to pray, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:13) 

But our “faith” is tested when it seems that God doesn't hear our petitions. Our Lord was similarly tested in the garden […]

How can I understand the Bible when I read it?

There is a free booklet offered on the Bible FAQ App. A download of that booklet, "How to Study the Bible and Have It Make Sense," is available at the following link:  http://bibleresources.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/HOW-TO-STUDY-THE-BIBLE.pdf  It encourages “topical” Bible study as the most effective way to investigate and understand an entire topic.  Studying topically by looking at Scriptures […]

October 16th, 2018|Miscellaneous Bible Questions|