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|

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|

Out of the 3 friends of Job , which one had the better or more accurate expression of God's Truth?

The book of Job addresses the deep philosophical question of the human suffering and presents different perspectives on the issue of the permission of evil and vindication of God’s justice.​

A series of tragedies befall Job, and his three friends Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar come to comfort him. Although they show compassion for Job’s pain and remain […]

October 10th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Judgment|

What is the tree of knowledge?

The Bible does not give us a description of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. However, we do believe it was a literal tree with literal fruit which looked appealing. Genesis 3:6 (NIV), "the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom…" […]

September 7th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters|

How and when did the seed of the serpent strike the heel of the seed of the woman?

This question comes from Genesis 3, verse 15.  Satan, the ‘anointed cherub that covereth’ was the guardian angel appointed to watch over our first parents (Ezekiel 28:13-17). We know that he lured Eve into eating the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.  As a punishment, God pronounced that He would “put enmity (hostility) between you […]

August 30th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Past and Present Prophesies|

Why didn't God send Jesus to other places?

Q) Why didn't God send Jesus to other places?

A) The purpose of Jesus ministry was to gather true worshippers of Jehovah from Israel. In Matthew 15:24 (NIV) Jesus said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” Jesus’ purpose was not to convert the world.

Q) Why were the Jews so special?

A) God only […]

June 11th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Israel, Middle East|

What changed in Job's life after he had encounters with God?

In Job chapters 1-2, we read Job was a righteous man and enjoyed a blessed life. However, Satan believed Job was loyal to God only because of the rewards of faithfulness. God then allowed Satan to afflict Job with severe trials…to prove (or disprove) Job’s loyalty. ​

During Job’s extended suffering, three of his friends believed Job […]

Which spirit did Absalom have when he rebelled against his father, David?

This is a very sad story. Absalom's half-brother, Amnon raped the beautiful Tamar, Absalom's sister. 2 Samuel 13:14-22 (NIV), “he (Amnon) was stronger than she, he raped her. Then Amnon hated her with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he had loved her. Amnon said to her, 'Get up and get out!’ […]

May 11th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Judgment|

I'm a man. What does the Bible say if I want to marry a second wife?

If you are a Christian man, you may only have one wife. The New Testament teaches that marriage is between one man and one woman and is a picture of the relationship between Jesus and His Bride. In Ephesians 5:22-33, we learn a man and a woman unite into one flesh at marriage. This pictures […]

May 5th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Marriage|

What are some of the good things King Saul did during his reign in Israel?

The life of Saul is narrated in 1 Samuel chapters 9-15.  Saul was a member of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the smallest tribes and one which settled the hill country east of Jerusalem. Saul was a very tall man and especially handsome. (1 Samuel 9:2, 21) 

Respecting his character, he was not self-promoting. When […]

May 3rd, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Israel, Middle East|