Is there anybody in the Bible (except Jesus) or in the world now who thanks God for being god? The highest gratitude anybody can show is to forget self to honor JEHOVAH GOD.

Absolutely! All the righteous from Abel through the Apostles were grateful for God being the God that He is.    

The Scriptures abound with descriptions of the greatness of God’s character. Whenever anyone acknowledges the characteristic attributes of our Lord Jehovah, we are praising and thanking Him for being Who He is!

The Psalms are a litany of […]

February 28th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, God, Faith|

Tell me about Stephen in the Bible.

The story of Stephen is found in Acts 6 and 7. He was a faithful and mature Christian. He was also chosen as one of the first deacons. Acts 6:2-8, " 'the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of […]

February 26th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Christian Character and Conduct|

1 Samuel 16:14. Why did the Lord send an evil spirit to trouble Saul? If God is good, why is there evil in Him?

There is no evil in God. 1 John 1:5, “God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” Additionally, “God is love,” and “God…cannot lie,” (1 John 4:16, Titus 1:2).

1 Samuel 16:14 reads, “But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.”

The word […]

Why is the Bible the holy, inspired word of God? Why not others books? 2Timothy 3:16 says all scripture is inspired by God. What does it mean by "all"? Why include the book of Revelation when it was written after the book of 2 Timothy? Who decided to name certain books as the Old Testament and the New Testaments?

In 2Timothy 3:16, “all scripture is inspired by God”, the verb “is” does not appear in the text but is understood (as is common in the case of the verb “to be” in classical languages).  Hence this scripture should properly be read as “all scripture inspired by God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, […]

February 3rd, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Past and Present Prophesies|

Please explain John 1:1.

John 1:1-2 is both mistranslated and misunderstood. “With God” is incorrect and the correct reading word-for-word is “towards the God.” This is the same Greek word “towards” (“pros”) used in John 1:29 “The next day, John sees Jesus coming towards him.” Of the 99 uses of “pros” in John’s Gospel, it […]

February 3rd, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death|

What is the meaning of Jehovah-nissi?

Jehovah-Nissi is a compound of Strong’s words H3068 and H5251. It is defined as “Jehovah (is) my banner.”

The word only occurs once in the Bible in the story of Israel winning in battle over the Amalekites.

Exodus 17:8-16 (NASB), “Then Amalek came and fought against Israel at Rephidim. So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose men for […]

Who is the father of Virgin Mary and where can I find it in the Bible?

Summary: Heli was Mary’s father.

Explanation: The lineage of Matthew 1 traces Jesus’ ancestry through Joseph. Matthew 1:16, “And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.” Notice that Jacob is clearly identified as Joseph’s father.

Whereas Jesus’ lineage through Mary is recorded in Luke chapter 3. “Jesus was […]

January 2nd, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters|

Act 2 :42 – 45 says believers sold their possessions and had all things in common. Is this a model for local churches?

Short answer:  Communistic living is not a model for churches. The early church practiced generous sharing not communal living.

Explanation:  Acts 2:42-46 (NIV) reads, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer…All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions […]

Did Jesus still claim Judas as His disciples after he betrayed Him?

When Judas came to betray Jesus, our Lord called him a friend or comrade (not disciple). Matthew 26:50, "But Jesus said to him, 'Friend, why have you come?' Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him." 

The Greek word for "friend" has the thought of someone associating with you, but not the thought of a follower or disciple. If Judas had been […]

December 25th, 2017|Bible and Bible Characters, Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death|

When a government is against Christians, how should we react according to Bible?

First, we must obey God’s will in all matters. Acts 5:28,29, 33 (NIV),“‘We (the Sanhedrin and the high priest) gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,’ he said. ‘Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.’ Peter and the other apostles […]