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|

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 […]

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|

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|

Explain 5 important factors when translating the Bible.

Five main factors in good Bible Translation are:

1.  Objective.  Integrity requires the translator preserve what the original language says, even when it apparently contradicts his own theological understanding, or that of groups with which he associates or which are funding him.

2.  Ancient Manuscripts.  A translation can be no better than the Hebrew or Greek manuscripts/text […]

April 24th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

What is 1 Corinthians about?

The Apostle Paul lived a year and a half in Corinth. This letter was written 3 ½ years after he left the city. Corinth was at the center of trade cross-roads and was known for its manufacturing, architecture, painting, and the location of the Greek Olympic games. It was morally degenerate, less refined and less given to […]

April 14th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters|

Who spoke to Job, Moses, and Abraham directly? Was it God, Himself?

In general, God used messengers to speak to humans. Examples would be when Gabriel spoke to Mary, “During Elizabeth’s sixth month of pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin” (Luke 1:26, 27), and also spoke to Zecharias, “While he was in the temple of the Lord, Zacharias was […]

April 7th, 2018|Angels, Spirit Beings, Bible and Bible Characters, God, Faith|