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 […]

Why could God not forgive Adam and Eve after He chased them from the Garden of Eden?

God acts on the principles which define His very character: justice, love, power, and wisdom. The Psalmist says in Psalm 89:14 “Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face”. The foundation of God’s law is justice. Justice operates with mercy, but justice must also be met.

When […]

December 13th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, God, Faith, Salvation and Ransom|

Why is it that some Bible verses are removed from the Bible? For example, Matthew 18:11, John 5:4 are not in the NIV.

The New Testament was written in the Greek language. In 1604 King James I ordered a more accurate translation of the existing English Bibles. The King James Bible or Authorized version was translated into English by a group of some 50 scholars. At that time, they had less than ten Greek manuscripts to work from, […]

December 6th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

God can't lie. But He instructed Adam that he would surely die in the day he disobeyed. However, Adam lived 930 years before he died!

The Apostle Peter gives us the key to this question when he wrote, "One day with the Lord is as a thousand years," (2 Peter 3:8). Father Adam began to die as soon as he was barred from the garden of Eden. 

In the garden, he could eat from all the trees bearing edible fruit and also […]

November 29th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters|

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|

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|